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Ender's Game


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Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards

In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race's next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. A brilliant young boy, Andrew "Ender" Wiggin lives with his kind but distant parents, his sadistic brother Peter, and the person he loves more than anyone else, his sister Valentine. Peter and Valentine were candidates for the soldier-training program but didn't make the cut—young Ender is the Wiggin drafted to the orbiting Battle School for rigorous military training.

Ender's skills make him a leader in school and respected in the Battle Room, where children play at mock battles in zero gravity. Yet growing up in an artificial community of young soldiers Ender suffers greatly from isolation, rivalry from his peers, pressure from the adult teachers, and an unsettling fear of the alien invaders. His psychological battles include loneliness, fear that he is becoming like the cruel brother he remembers, and fanning the flames of devotion to his beloved sister.

Is Ender the general Earth needs? But Ender is not the only result of the genetic experiments. The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Ender's two older siblings are every bit as unusual as he is, but in very different ways. Between the three of them lie the abilities to remake a world. If, that is, the world survives.


A full-cast production of the science fiction classic featuring original recordings of Orson Scott Card

About the Author

Born in Richland, Washington in 1951, Orson Scott Card grew up in California, Arizona, and Utah. He lived in Brazil for two years as an unpaid missionary for the Mormon Church and received degrees from Brigham Young University (1975) and the University of Utah (1981). The author of numerous books, Card was the first writer to receive both the Hugo and Nebula awards for best novel two years in a row, first for Ender's Game and then for the sequel Speaker for the Dead. He lives in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Product Details

Card, Orson Scott
MacMillan Audio
Read by:
Rudnicki, Stefan
Read by:
Ellison, Harlan
Rudnicki, Stefan
Ellison, Harlan
Ellison, Harlan
Rudnicki, Stefan
Ellison, Harlan
Rudnicki, Stefan
Science / General
Science Fiction - Series
Science Fiction - General
Brothers and sisters
Wiggin, Ender (Fictitious character)
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Science / Space Opera
Edition Description:
The Ender Quintet
Series Volume:
No. 1
Publication Date:
Grade Level:
from 5 up to 12
9 CDs/10.5 hrs
5.8 x 5.4 x 1.565 in
Media Run Time:
Age Level:
from 10 up to 15

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