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Fiction

ENDER'S GAME

Orson Scott Card, Author, Harlan Ellison, Read by, Stefan Rudnicki, Read by , read by Stefan Rudnicki, Harlan Ellison and cast. Audio Renaissance, $39.95 (0p) ISBN 978-1-59397-474-9

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Fiction ENDER'S GAME Orson Scott Card , read by Stefan Rudnicki, Harlan Ellison and cast. Audio Renaissance, unabridged, nine CDs, 10.5 hrs., $39.95 ISBN 1-59397-474-4

For the 20th anniversary of Card's Hugo and Nebula Award–winning novel, Audio Renaissance brings to life the story of child genius Ender Wiggin, who must save the world from malevolent alien "buggers." In his afterword, Card declares, "The ideal presentation of any book of mine is to have excellent actors perform it in audio-only format," and he gets his wish. Much of the story is internal dialogue, and each narrator reads the sections told from the point of view of a particular character, rather than taking on a part as if it were a play. Card's phenomenal emotional depth comes through in the quiet, carefully paced speech of each performer. No narrator tries overmuch to create separate character voices, though each is clearly discernible, and the understated delivery will draw in listeners. In particular, Rudnicki, with his lulling, sonorous voice, does a fine job articulating Ender's inner struggle between the kind, peaceful boy he wants to be and the savage, violent actions he is frequently forced to take. This is a wonderful way to experience Card's best-known and most celebrated work, both for longtime fans and for newcomers. Based on the Tor hardcover. (Nov.)

Reviewed on: 12/06/2004
Release date: 11/01/2004
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