Ender's Game Alive: The Full Cast Audioplay
Audie Award Finalist, Multi-Voiced Performance, 2014
Audie Award Finalist, Original Work, 2014
Experience Ender's Game as you've never heard it before! With an all-new, original script written by Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game Alive is a full cast audio drama that reimagines the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning classic.
Ender’s Game Alive puts you into Battle School with young Andrew "Ender" Wiggin, as he trains to become the general who will lead Earth against the Formics, the alien "buggers". Removed from his family at the age of six, Ender must prove his strength and his leadership, even as he fights his own doubts. The stakes are nothing less than the fate of humankind.
Ender's Game Alive is performed by Kirby Heyborne, Stefan Rudnicki, Theodore Bikel, Scott Brick, Samantha Eggar, Harlan Ellison, Susan Hanfield, Roxanne Hernandez, Janis Ian, Rex Linn, Richard McGonagle, Jim Meskimen, Emily Rankin, John Rubinstein, Christian Rummel, and a full cast.
Directed by Gabrielle de Cuir
Original Score by John Rubinstein
Valentine's Theme by Janis Ian
Additional music and arrangements by Mark Mitchell
This audiobook and the readers do a great job, I posted this because the other reviews made no sense to me. The actors and actresses in my opinion were really good.
The Adults’ Game
If you want an audio version go buy the 20th Anniversary of Ender’s Game audiobook. It is recorded much like an audio play, the actors are better (a few are the same as this play) also it is not abridged like this version.
It gets three stars because it does add new narrative POV then the books Ender’s Game and Ender’s Shadow. Game is Ender’s POV, Shadow is Bean’s POV and Alive is mostly Graft’s POV. If you are a super fan and want something that will add new information then Alive is good. If you want to hear an audio play of Ender’s Game, go buy the audiobook.
This version has many more scenes following the thinking of the adults and has cut all but the most important scenes involving Ender. Orson Card did not include much if any narrative to make up for the scenes he cut. We don’t get to know the kids in the battle school, and the actors sound too old for the age they are suppose to be playing. We don’t get the same feelings as the original book. It is a lot more tell then show when to comes to Ender and the gang.
6 year old man voice
6 year old man. The adults sound good, but the kids and especially Ender sound like they're freaking year olds. The music is annoyingly placed too. The only reason to listen are the Graff scenes.