Extended Audio Sample

Download Ender’s Shadow Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample Ender’s Shadow, by Orson Scott Card Click for printable size audiobook cover
4.00001715001115 out of 54.00001715001115 out of 54.00001715001115 out of 54.00001715001115 out of 54.00001715001115 out of 5 4.00 (58,309 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Orson Scott Card Narrator: De Cuir Gabrielle, Scott Brick, Gabrielle de Cuir, A Full Cast Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Shadow Saga Release Date:
Regular Price: $23.99 Add to Cart
— or —
FlexPass™ Price: $17.95$5.95$5.95 for new members!
Add to Cart learn more )

Welcome to Battleschool. 

Growing up is never easy. But try living on the mean streets as a child begging for food and fighting like a dog with ruthless gangs of starving kids who wouldn't hesitate to pound your skull into pulp for a scrap of apple. If Bean has learned anything on the streets, it's how to survive. And not with fists. He is way too small for that. But with brains.

Bean is a genius with a magician's ability to zero in on his enemy and exploit his weakness.

What better quality for a future general to lead the Earth in a final climactic battle against a hostile alien race, known as Buggers. At Battleschool Bean meets and befriends another future commander - Ender Wiggins - perhaps his only true rival.

Only one problem: for Bean and Ender, the future is now. Ender's Shadow is the book that launched The Shadow Series, and the parallel novel to Orson Scott Card's science fiction classic, Ender's Game.

Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “You can't step into the same river twice, but Card has gracefully dipped twice into the same inkwell--once for Ender's Game, and again for his stand-alone ‘parallel novel.' As always, everyone will be struck by the power of Card's children, always more and less than human, perfect yet struggling, tragic, yet hopeful, wondrous and strange. Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Ender's Shadow

  • An absorbing, near-flawless performance. Kirkus
  • The wonders of Battleschool and flashsuits and children's armies should keep readers turning pages. Publisher's Weekly (starred review)
  • An exceptional work. School Library Journal
  • I've saved my favorite for last; if you loved Ender's Game, you will go nuts for these fantastic full-cast recordings. Examiner.com on Ender's Game and Ender's Shadow

  • Winner of Hugo Award - Winner, 1986
  • Winner of Nebula Awards - Winner, 1985
  • Winner of ALA Alex Awards Winner (Adult for Young Adults), 2000

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by JKinPA | 2/2/2017

    " Big fan of all the Ender's books. This one related to Bean is on par with all the rest. I go back every so often to the series and it does not disappoint. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Andrey Sverdlichenko | 2/15/2014

    " A little bit simple and author can't decide if character was strangled or stabbed, but still interesting. Reminds me of Niven, giving interpretation of same events from different characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Shelly | 1/28/2014

    " FANTASTIC! I must admit, I'm VERY jealous of the ingeniousness that went into this story. Though of course there is always a flaw somewhere, Ender's Shadow will not be know for any flaw it MAY have, it will be known for its surprising insight into the workings of the world. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Paco Orozco | 1/25/2014

    " I've enjoyed a lot. I've read it after "Ender's Game" and It's a very diferent point of view. "

  • > Show All
Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations