Ender's Game: Special 20th Anniversary Edition by Orson Scott Card
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Ender's Game: Special 20th Anniversary Edition Audiobook by Orson Scott Card is a military science fiction novel first published in 1985. The plot is set in the future where mankind endangered due to their battle with the alien species Formics, commonly referred to as buggers. The buggers have attacked twice and a third invasion is inevitable. The military starts a program for promoting military genius to lead in the battle with the buggers. The government recruits and trains children for this purpose.
Six-year-old Ender Wiggin is monitored by the government through a device attached to him to assess if he is an ideal candidate for the battle school. The government removes his device and monitors him to see how he responds without the government’s protection. Ender is bullied by a boy Stillson. Enders fights with him and severely injures him. When summoned by the director of the battle school he reasons that it was the only way to stop Stillson permanently.
The director is impressed by Ender’s response and Ender Wiggin is enrolled and trained in the battle school, located above the earth’s orbit. Ender shows his genius in the battle school and excels in studies and the training. The battle school continuously test Ender with more challenging situations but he passes each test and establishes his military genius. He is promoted to command the dragon army in the battle school’s fighting league. Later on, he is sent to command school located on Eros where Mazer Rackham a former war hero is his instructor. Ender’s battles and how he copes with his stressful life to save the mankind from the bugger’s invasion form the remainder of the novel.
Ender's Game: Special 20th Anniversary Edition Audiobook by Orson Scott Card received positive reviews. It won the Nebula Award for the best novel in 1985 and the Hugo Award for best novel in 1986. The author uses an interesting narrative style where the narrator of each chapter is unknown to the readers.
This develops excitement and thrill for the readers as they gradually only know about the narrator of each chapter. The plot is unpredictable and also fast-paced and action-packed too. This will be thoroughly enjoyed by young readers above the age of 12 years who have an interest in science fiction. Overall, this is a recommended read for its thrilling and unpredictable narrative and plot.