Saturday, February 16, 2008

Audiobook, A War of Gifts: An Ender Story

by Orson Scott Card

Read by Stefan Rudnicki and Scott Brick

Loved this story. I love all the Bean and Ender books that I've read (ie, listened to, because I just love Scott Brick and Stefan Rudnicki, although I can do without Gabrielle de Cuir). This one is a short novella, although I realize now that I must have been listening to an abridged version, because it was only two CDs, and there is an unabridged four-CD version, so I'll have to go back to the library for that one.

It's set at Battle School at Christmas in the time after Ender arrives but before Bean. I love how science fiction is such a fantastic vehicle for social commentary. I thought of Rachel the entire time I was listening to this story and her efforts to reclaim Christmas this past year. I think listening to this book might become one of my Christmas rituals, right up there with watching Emmet Otter's Jugband Christmas. I recommend this book, but of course to get the full enjoyment out of it, I recommend the entire Ender series and the entire Bean/Shadow series be read first. They really are fantastic books. If you commute by car or are going on a long driving trip, take some of these audiobooks along. You won't regret it.

1 comment:

  1. Hi,

    Where did you get the audiobook?

    I like the classic sci-fi 2001: A Space Odyssey audiobook.

    The space exploration is really something that excites me.

    I wouldn't mind trying out something else though.


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