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Feb 04, 2008My friend Jared recommended the Ender’s Series to me and I am very grateful. I bought this version which has both Ender’s Game and Speaker for the dead and read it straight through. I fell in love with the characters quickly and the settings became real places. Card does a wonderful job of creating a vastness that seems reachable not only within space but time as well. I am very much looking forward to reading the rest in the series.
Dec 06, 2018I’m glad I decided to randomly pick this book up. It is a dual book including Ender’s Game and Speaker for the Dead. I had read Ender’s Game years ago, but then just recently read Ender in Exile. In this new book, Ender in Exile, Card changes the last few chapters of Ender’s Game to further the new book (written almost 25 years later). So, I was glad to have the original to re-read Ender’s Game and then I immediately read the Speaker for the Dead after that.
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Aug 16, 2012This is two books in one: Ender's Game, & the sequel, Speaker for the Dead. Having already read & reviewed Ender's Game, this review is for, Speaker for the Dead.
Mar 12, 2012So this is actually two books, Ender's Game (1984) and Speaker for the Dead (1986), and the second takes place 3000 years after and many light-years away from the first. Game is the coming-of-age story of Andrew "Ender" Wiggin, a third child in a society that only allows two per family. Sent away to school at age six, he has both a talent for killing and an aversion to causing anyone pain, a combination suited to computer games but not when they become real. He is still grappling with the So this is actually two books, Ender's Game (1984) and Speaker for the Dead (1986), and the second takes place 3000 years after and many light-years away from the first. Game is the coming-of-age story of Andrew "Ender" Wiggin, a third child in a society that only allows two per family. Sent away to school at age six, he has both a talent for killing and an aversion to causing anyone pain, a combination suited to computer games but not when they become real. He is still grappling with the combination in Speaker, having aged only twenty years through interstellar travel even though he has gained thousands of years' worth of knowledge and experience. Game, with its school setting of bullying and competition, could appeal to young adult readers, Speaker, more concerned with the ethics of interspecies contact, probably not as much, making me wonder why the publisher decided to bind the two together. Both are worth reading in a world where conflict often seems unavoidable. ...more
Jun 25, 2014One book - two novels.
May 31, 2013I read the original story version of "Ender's Game" many years ago. This is my first time reading the novel version in this omnibus volume comprising both "Ender's Game" and the sequal, "Speaker of the Dead."
Jan 27, 2016I've previously read Ender's Game, but since I found this two-novel volume in the public library, I decided to reread it before moving on to the sequel, Speaker for the Dead. (Since I'm doing the Challenge this year, it would probably be unethical to include a book I've already read once, so I'm including the volume instead as a single entry.)
Dec 30, 2013This book was on a list of banned science fiction books. I had never read any of Orson Scott Card (probably a deficit in my education!) and I am such a rebel that I wanted to read a banned sci-fi book. So I picked this one as a place to begin.
Nov 06, 2013Ender's Game was a great book for a nerdy middle school/High School boy to read. However, Speaker of the Dead, which is also combined in this edition, will seriously alter your perception of Ender's Game. As an adult the impact of Ender's Game was not the same, as most of the story revolves around Ender dealing with the social problems of his age and emotional maturity, and the adults that surround him.
Oct 13, 2010I love Ender's Game a lot! I've read it at least 15 times, and intend to keep re-reading it in the future! And, the scifi didn't bother me in this book at all.
Dec 04, 2012One the best books that I've read in quite some time. I can't believe that it took me so long to find it! From everyone that I've spoken to about it (even my wife) they remember reading it in high school or at some other point in their lives when they were younger. I just happened to find the title in some random comment section.
Dec 30, 2013This is the book that catapulted OSC's career into orbit. Please don't use the movie as an indication of what this book is about. There is so much internal conflict in the book that I'm surprised they even attempted to translate it to the big screen.
Nov 23, 2010Wasn't sure if I would really like a sci-fi/fantasy book but really enjoyed it and am currently starting the next in the series- "Speaker of the Dead". Orson Scott Card is a very talented writer and I was drawn in pretty quick. I definitely recommend this book, especially if you don't usually read these types of books-its a good "starter".
May 07, 2016Reread Speaker for the Dead. Since I hadn't read it since I was probably 15, it was a very different experience. I could more clearly understand the philosophical positions of the characters this time 'round, which made the novel a bit more interesting. Still, I felt like it was rushed (even though I wouldn't wish it longer) in some indefinable way.
Nov 04, 2014Enders Game, just as good to re-read as the first time (and infinitely better than the movie). Speaker for the Dead, a totally different kind of book, but with shared intensity of perspective... it actually makes me eager to read more sequels.
Oct 05, 2007I've heard hype about this book for years and years and years. I've had a pretty good idea of what it was all about by the time I got to it. I wasn't surprised by anything (by now, anyone who's a part of the sci-fi world knows the story) but it was still a really enjoyable book.
Jun 14, 2011I only read the "Ender's Game" portion of this book. I've read "Speaker for the Dead" and it is good, but the first book is, in my opinion, the best. I'm also the guy who only reads the Felix parts of "Armor" (I did read the whole book the first time).
Dec 01, 2008I couldn't put it down - I'm very much looking forward to reading the rest of the series. I don't know how deep the books really are when you get right down to it, but they have a really great mix of biology, anthropology, philosophy, and theology.
May 16, 2013Ender's Game MTI Boxed Set II: Ender's Game, Ender in Exile, Speak for the Dead
Aug 16, 2011This book contained Ender's Game and Speaker For The Dead. Both were okay but I wasn't blown away by them as I expected to be based on all the hype I've read over the years.
Sep 24, 2008This book contains both Ender's Game and Speaker for the Dead. I love Ender's Game, not so much Speaker.
Jan 24, 2009Gr. 6-Adult. Fascinating bildungsroman story. Highly recommended for lovers of sci fi and adventure. But who hasn't read it and the series!
Apr 28, 2008I'm not usually into science fiction but this was really good and there is supposed to be a movie eventually. I couldn't put it down!
Nov 07, 2012Just as good as Ender's Game. I didn't know if it would be possible to have a hero as likeable as Ender, but Bean is just as wonderful. It was awesome seeing the other side of things.
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