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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (17,205 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Orson Scott Card Narrator: Orson Scott Card, Stefan Rudnicki, Gabrielle de Cuir, David Birney, Cassandra Campbell, Emily Janice Card, Kirby Heyborne, Don Leslie, Mirron Willis, various narrators Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Ender Saga Release Date: November 2008 ISBN: 9781427205131
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Orson Scott Card returns to his best-selling series with a new Ender novel, Ender in Exile.

At the close of Ender's Game, Andrew Wiggin – called Ender by everyone – is told that he can no longer live on Earth, and he realizes that this is the truth. He has become far more than just a boy who won a game: he is the Savior of Earth, a hero, a military genius whose allegiance is sought by every nation of the newly shattered Earth Hegemony. He is offered the choice of living in isolation on Eros, at one of the Hegemony's training facilities, but instead the twelve-year-old chooses to leave his home world and begin the long relativistic journey out to the colonies. With him went his sister Valentine, and the core of the artificial intelligence that would become Jane.

The story of those years has never been told… until now.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Cast members re-create characters and interact with each other smoothly, picking up threads from a number of books in the series. The dialogue moves quickly among them, and the production maintains a strong pace. AudioFile

  • Card's prose is powerful here, as is his consideration of mystical and quasi-religious themes. Though billed as the final Ender novel, this story leaves enough mysteries unexplored to justify another entry; and Card fans should find that possibility, like this novel, very welcome indeed. Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Children of the Mind
  • Orson Scott Card made a strong case for being the best writer science fiction has to offer. The Houston Post on Xenocide
  • There aren't too many recent sf novels we can confidently call truly moral works, but Speaker for the Dead is one. It's a completely gripping story. The Toronto Star
  • This is Card at the height of his very considerable powers--a major SF novel by any reasonable standard. Booklist on Ender's Game

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy Turner | 2/18/2014

    " A new book that got me to reread others in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linnea | 2/18/2014

    " Another great book in the Ender series - don't skip out on the Afterward, either. OSC writes about Ender over the years, and how he reconciles some of the inconsistencies through the different books, well worth the extra five minutes of reading. In any case, a worthy part of the series, delving into the mind of Ender after the destruction of formics. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emma | 2/14/2014

    " Ender in Exile is about Ender's journey beyond Battle School. Orson Scott Card does a wonderful job on telling what Ender goes through during this time. At points the story is pretty confusing because Card jumps around with point of views. At one point it may be from Ender's point of view then from a colonist's point of view then to Valentine's point of view. I recommend Ender in Exile to teens who like Sci-Fi books and an adventure taking you beyond Earth. I recommend reading Ender's Game before Ender in Exile or else you may be confused. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pooja Patel | 1/19/2014

    " Not a big fan of Ender's Game, but this was a lot more interesting. The art is great too! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dustin | 1/5/2014

    " This was not the book I expected. OSC writes an afterword to acknowledge that the story is just in a different place than it was almost 30 years ago, and he asks us to be understanding. I was just so excited to have another Ender book that I feel I may have lost the ability to be objective. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Frances | 12/28/2013

    " Not a bad addition to the Ender story, but not up to Ender's Game, Speaker for the Dead, and some others. Still, it was an engaging read and though it had a bit of a rushed feeling especailly toward the end, I enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 LeAnne | 12/21/2013

    " Love the Ender Books. This fills in the gap between Enders Game and Speaker for the Dead. I always wondered what Ender what up to. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cathrine Bonham | 11/23/2013

    " This story needed to be written and sheds so much light on every other book in this series. I loved it and am sad that it is over. I think that this book proves that a good story never ends because there is always more to tell. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ben Jenkins | 9/10/2013

    " Good, continuation, very clear that it was written much later than the other books, the writer's style has changed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Isk | 4/22/2013

    " Nothing memorable, exactly what you'd expect. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bridget Davis | 4/9/2013

    " Effing amazing. Orson Scott Card never ceases to amaze me. This book was like visiting an old friend. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Neil | 1/5/2013

    " This is an excellent addition to the Ender canon. Though, if you've gotten far enough into the series to make it to this book, you're going to read it anyway - just because it's there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 9/17/2012

    " Spoilers about the Shadow series :( "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ruby | 8/23/2012

    " I loved Ender's Game--nothing else Card has written rises to that standard. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Betsy Dion | 8/7/2012

    " Another interesting piece of the Ender story, but not as moving as some of the others. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Drew | 3/23/2012

    " Interesting, well written, important to the complete Ender saga, not the most exciting part of the story. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rina Mapa | 2/18/2012

    " This series started off so promisingly but it just kept getting worse and more self indulgent. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Conrad | 12/12/2011

    " One of the great Card books about Ender. It fills in the "history" quite nicely. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sean | 7/21/2011

    " wish Orson Scott Card was such an anti gay bigot...good books though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 6/23/2011

    " Love Ender and this one doesn't disappoint! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaui | 6/12/2011

    " only a glimpse of what a veteran would think and feel after returning home from war. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie | 5/17/2011

    " Sure it's no "Ender's Game" but I'll read anything about Ender. Plus, it was nice to "see" some of the old characters from the original book again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jake | 5/6/2011

    " Audio Book. Not a lot happened. Ender flew to his colony Shakespeare and decided to cheat aging by space flight. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margaret | 5/4/2011

    " A really satisfying stopping point to both the Ender books and the Shadow books. How can a book that takes place (chronologically) 3000 years before the book after it be such a good ending? Well- you have to read them in published order to get the effect. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sara | 4/27/2011

    " Card wrapped up the essential plot elements left over from the Ender and Shadow series, but it was rushed and sloppy. Could've been good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Smitty | 4/27/2011

    " Not as fresh as Ender's Game or even Ender's Shadow but it certainly was a worthy read. Given that I have not read any of the follow up books to Ender's Shadow (yet) I was not familiar with all the tie-ins.[return]Reading this book has got me reading some ender stuff again. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa | 4/21/2011

    " More of a collection of Ender stories than a cohesive novel. It's nice to be back in the Enderverse, but I wish there had been more plot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chip | 4/12/2011

    " On an Ender's Game kick lately, and this one was new to me. Pretty decent read, though not as brilliant as the original. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 4/8/2011

    " I wanted to love this like I love "Ender's Game", but unfortunately I didn't. There just wasn't enough happening for me to really get into it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Candice | 4/3/2011

    " Enjoyed reading about Ender's life after the first book. This book filled in some gaps and explained the reasons behind his later journeys. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 3/26/2011

    " As good as Ender's Game. Good character development. "

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About the Author
Author Orson Scott Card

Orson Scott Card, the author of the New York Times bestseller Ender’s Game, has won several Hugo and Nebula awards for his works of speculative fiction. His Ender novels are widely read by adults and younger readers and are increasingly used in schools. Besides these and other science fiction novels, Card writes contemporary fantasy, American-frontier fantasy, biblical novels, poetry, plays, and scripts.

About the Narrators

Stefan Rudnicki first became involved with audiobooks in 1994. Now a Grammy-winning audiobook producer, he has worked on more than three thousand audiobooks as a narrator, writer, producer, or director. He has narrated more than three hundred audiobooks. A recipient of multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards, he was presented the coveted Audie Award for solo narration in 2005, 2007, and 2014, and was named one of AudioFile’s Golden Voices in 2012.

Gabrielle de Cuir, award-winning narration, has narrated over two hundred titles and specializes in fantasy, humor, and titles requiring extensive foreign language and accent skills. She was a cowinner of the Audie Award for best narration in 2011 and a three-time finalist for the Audie and has garnered six AudioFile Earphones Awards. Her “velvet touch” as an actor’s director has earned her a special place in the audiobook world as the foremost producer for bestselling authors and celebrities.

David Birney is an American actor and director whose career performances include both contemporary and classical roles in theater, film and television. He has recorded numerous audiobook bestsellers, including works by Dean Koontz, Paul Theroux, Annie Dillard, Thomas Kenneally, and Orson Scott Card. His reading of Julie Salomon’s The Christmas Tree was honored with the prestigious Audie Award and has also been the recipient of several AudioFile Earphone Awards.

Cassandra Campbell, Audie Award–nominated narrator and winner of several Earphones Awards, has performed in regional theaters across the country and in several off-Broadway shows at the Public Theater and the Mint Theater. In addition to narrating audiobooks, acting, and directing, she is a commercial and documentary voice-over artist.

Emily Janice Card (a.k.a. Emily Rankin) is an actor, writer, and singer from North Carolina, now residing in Los Angeles. In addition to being a narrator, she has directed numerous audiobooks, including the 2007 Audie and Earphones Award winner Hubris, Legacy of Ashes by Pulitzer Prize winner Tim Weiner, and Them by Nathan McCall. Her own audiobook narration has won her four Earphones Awards.

Kirby Heyborne is an American musician, actor, and multiple award–winning audiobook narrator. After graduating from the University of Utah with a degree in economics, he received critical acclaim for his starring role in the award-winning World War II drama Saints and Soldiers. He has starred in many feature films and national commercials and has appeared on Everwood and Free Ride. In addition, he can frequently be found touring the country with his singing and songwriting act.

Rick Adamson is an award-winning voice artist with more than twenty years’ experience in voiceovers, spoken word events, event announcing, and children’s media, as well as commercials for well-known international corporations. He has narrated numerous television and film documentaries, including Croatia, co-narrated with Martin Sheen. His audiobook narration includes more than two dozen major books, as well as dozens of early-reader titles for juveniles. He won the prestigious Audie Award in 2011 for Best Inspirational/Faith-Based Fiction for In a Heartbeat, and he was among the finalists for the 2006 Audie Award for Best Personal Development/Motivational Work for Younger Next Year. He earned an AudioFile Earphones Award for the ensemble narration of Rough Water.

Mirron Willis—actor of film, stage, and television—is the winner of the prestigious Audie Award for best narration in 2012 and a finalist for the Audie in 2015, as well as the winner of four AudioFile Earphones Awards for his audiobook recordings. He has worked extensively in film and television and on stage with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Houston Shakespeare Festival, and the Ensemble Theatre, among others. He has recorded some 150 audiobooks, including the Smokey Dalton series by Kris Nelscott and My Song by Harry Belafonte. He resides and records audiobooks on his family’s historic ranch in East Texas.

Scott Brick, an acclaimed voice artist, screenwriter, and actor, has performed on film, television, and radio. He attended UCLA and spent ten years in a traveling Shakespeare company. Passionate about the spoken word, he has narrated a wide variety of audiobooks and won over fifty AudioFile Earphones Awards and several of the prestigious Audie Awards. He was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine and the Voice of Choice for 2016 by Booklist magazine.