this is a great book. it has great lessons for being a leader along with being very entertaining.
it was okay it was worth the read
This book is simply bad, which is hard because I read the whole series through as a kid and thought them great books, right up to the final cliffhanger. I decided, as an adult that I would finish the series and listen to the final book after consuming them anew, maybe a decade and some change later.
Four hours in on the first book and I can't... none of the story makes any sense. What does make sense is cringe, like the repeated unnecessary mention of naked children. There are a lot of those weird offhand quotes, not just vaguely pedo either. Some of them are homophobic, but most I've caught so far are about this weird Christian persicution theme on top of heavy anti semitism buried within off handed dialogue. FROM ADOLESCENT CHILDREN.
Ender, humanity's "Chosen One" is basically a Marty Sue out the gate. No mistakes, all the disadvantages stacked against them, knows virtually everything at 6, and is determined to fight a war from before they where born. Then, at 6 Ender gets groomed by militaristic predators who boast about how they are "using" these children, repeatedly. Why?
I give this 1 star because I legitimately feel dirty after rereading this.
Varied narrators enhance the storytelling of a great book!
good book, well read.
This was my first fictional audiobook and I loved every moment of it.
not to bad but a little slow I wouldn't listen to it again.
This is by far my favorite book. I've listened to it at least 4 times already and I also have a hard copy that I've read. Perfectly written, perfectly narrated.
1000 times better than the movie I’m literally hooked on the series ALL OF EM’
Such a great story that still has relevant themes to this day.
Good book. Narrator was pretty good
My favourite part of this entire reading is the post script by Orson himself. Nothing is better than listening to author himself explaining what went into his creating of the book and discussing his views on the subject matter. A delight to listen to and always a wonderful tale to hear.
I really enjoyed the book
love everything about this book.
One of my favorite books, if you enjoyed this check out Ender's Shadow.
I originally read this book in middle school and feel in love with the book. I wanted to go to Battle School. I was very disappointed in the movie since it was NO WHERE near true to the book. I enjoyed this reading since ight was unabridged and complete. I enjoyed the commentary by the author who help give more understanding to the story. I did not like when the narrator changed to a different person. I liked the ddifferent voices with the conversations at the beginning of the chapters, but not the change in narrators for different sections.
Amazing!!!!!!! Couldn’t stop listening. So captivating.
Great book, excellent narration. The voice narrator for Valentine was a little obnoxious as she laid heavily into the (baby-voice) which I find very annoying. Everything else was well worth the listen!!
Absolutely horrible. This book has a hard setting to understand
The narrators did a great job speaking between different characters.
I loved the narration and the story! It was enthralling and I really enjoyed the authors writing style!
I loved the book and the narrator. I think I shall continue with the rest of the series.
Really good listen. Much better than the movie (obviously) and the plot and narration really keeps you into the story from beginning to end. There were times when it would slow down a bit, and it took a little to get used to the narration, but when after a small adjustment it swept you up into the story
I loved this book and the narration was excellent. It is a must have.
Great book, beautifully narrated.
Loved reading this book, but listening to it was so awesome! Perfect for a road trip. Husband even enjoyed it!
Love the book , love the narration. Speaker for the dead is next in line... thumbs up!
The Orson Scott Card Ender series is a great choice for someone who loves following the progression of a story through many books
While I watched the movie before the book I thought that the movie was good, now having listened to the book, I have now changed my opinion. The movie vastly undersells this masterpiece. I found myself hooked on every word. This is definitely worth listening to.
Great book...have not seen the movie so the story was fresh for me!
Awesome narration (multiple voices) of a great book! Very fast-paced and intense.. I love how descriptive the author was in describing all of the battle sequences.
I'm not into Sci-fi books but this story and series will always be one to dive into and enjoy every moment. This was my first audiobook ever to listen to so I enjoyed it all.
I love this book I think it's one of the best of all time
Love the book and the movie,could do better on framer yhough
I wish I could listen to it again for the first time and feel the emotion all over again.
this is an attention grabing story and a very detailed journey
First listened to book on xm book radio. Glad I was able to get it again and listen at my leisure. Good book.
This is probably my all-time favorite book. I've listened to it three times. We come to truly care for Ender and our emotions are pulled to despair as we see what he's going though. We admire him for his brilliance and goodness. We are blown away by the ending. Amazing book. There is a political sub-plot involving his brother and sister which I don't care for, though. The second and third times I listened, I skipped all of that, which made it perfect.
The narrators were excellent. Only one of them in a minor role was a little flat. Stay tuned afterwards for a talk by the author.
It was absolutely incredible. I put it down for ten minutes and then had to continue until the very end.
Excellent book! Can't say enough good things about it. It became my new favorite. Read it.
This is an excellent sci-fi novel, highly reccomended. Do not watch the movie, its terrible, you will kick yourself and hate what they have done to it. The book is well written and lets you be in Ender's mind.
I chose this book because of the author. I was shocked at how vulgar and crude it was. It was terrible. I will avoid this author in the future. He's been totally corupted. I did not finish the book.
This was an excellent Audio book. A narrator can make or break a story, The narrator in this case complimented the book excellently. Can't wait to start the other books in this series.
I don't get it. I listened to this book because of the overwhelming positive reviews. First of all the book is totally unbelievable. What boy at six can speak that way and I could barely stay awake. Disappointed!!!!
Excellent, gripping story! Just finished this one and already I am hunting down the next one.
Loved this book! I read it in 2 days I couldn't put it down.
Excellent narration and an engrossing story. 5 stars all-around.