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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,208 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Orson Scott Card Narrator: De Cuir Gabrielle, Gabrielle de Cuir, Amanda Karr, Stefan Rudnicki Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Ender Saga Release Date:
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Welcome to the Enderverse.

When Orson Scott Card first published "Ender's Game" as a novella in 1977, few would have predicted that it would become one of the most successful ventures in publishing history. Expanded into a novel in 1985, Ender's Game won both the Hugo Award and the Nebula Award for Best Novel. Never out of print and translated into dozens of languages, it is the rare work of fiction that can truly be said to have transcended a genre. Ender's Game and its sequels have won dozens of prestigious awards and are as popular today among teens and young readers as adults.

First Meetings is an audiobook collection of three novellas-plus the original "Ender's Game"-that journey into the origins and the destiny of one Ender Wiggin.

"The Polish Boy" begins in the wake between the first two Bugger Wars when the Hegemony is desperate to recruit brilliant military commanders to repel the alien invasion. In John Paul Wiggin-the future father of Ender -they believe they may have found their man. Or boy.

In "Teacher's Pest"-a novella written especially for this collection-a brilliant but insufferably arrogant John Paul Wiggin, now an American university student, matches wits with an equally brilliant graduate student named Theresa Brown.

It is many years since the end of the Bugger Wars in "The Investment Counselor." Ender's reputation as a hero and savior has suffered a horrible reversal. Banished from Earth and slandered as a mass murderer, twenty-year-old Andrew Wiggin wanders incognito from planet to planet as a fugitive. Until a blackmailing tax inspector compromises his identity and threatens to expose Ender the Xenocide.

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Quotes & Awards

  • His powerful voice and startlingly clear vision will draw many new readers into a lifelong love of science fiction. This accessible collection will impress even non-sci-fi buffs, besides being a must-have for Ender saga devotees. Publishers Weekly
  • Winner of NYPL Books for the Teen Age, 2004

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kenric F | 2/17/2014

    " the four classic novellas including the original enders game. easy to understand if you read the whole thing in order "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Paige Knorr | 2/4/2014

    " This was a quick little read, and an enjoyable one. I like it when authors go back and write something that adds to and deepens a story universe. Plus I had never read the original Ender's Game short story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Libby | 2/3/2014

    " Read this collection of short stories when I was in a huge OSC kick in 2006. Gave me the chance to read the original "Ender's Game" story. Didn't know about Jane yet, so that story was somewhat confusing to me, but I liked the story about Ender's parents meeting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Shelley | 2/3/2014

    " Classic for everyone who enjoys sci-fi! "

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