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The Ender Quintet [Kindle Edition]

Orson Scott Card
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (182 customer reviews)

Kindle Price: $16.99
Sold by: Macmillan

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Book Description

This set contains Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game, Speaker for the Dead, Xenocide, Children of the Mind, and Ender in Exile.

At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.

Product Details

  • File Size: 3919 KB
  • Publisher: Tor Books (September 17, 2013)
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00F8FG6HI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,334 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I read Ender's Game many years ago (at least 10-15). The ending made such an impression on me that when I saw the movie promo, I had to read it again. I am now almost thru the second book (Speaker for the Dead) and still can't put it down. Even if you don't like Sci Fi, I recommend you should read at least the first book in this series. I don't like spoilers, so I have to use cliche's. It is about "man's inhumanity to man" (even to children). What doesn't kill you makes you stronger. It's lonely at the top. How do you save humankind without losing your humanity? There's some shades of the classic "1984"...

I honestly can't imagine how a movie can capture the internal agony of the soul that Ender goes thru when each decision, each success has a terrible price.

PRICE ALERT: Do your research. I got lucky and bought the entire Kindle quintet for $22.49. I would not pay the $35 price listed now (not when you can buy the Kindle books individually for a much lower total)!!! Also, due to carpal tunnel and arthritis, I'm finding it frustrating that makes me stop reading. I now wish I'd bought the books individually, so I could get the discount for the matching Audible versions. Amazon won't recognize the complete Kindle quintet as meeting the criteria to get Audible discount. $12.99 each is terrible enough, $36 EACH is highway robbery,
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WAY BETTER THAN THE MOVIE! November 29, 2013
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My 12 year old daughter found this set after seeing the movie "Ender's Game" and she read them all in 2 weeks! Her pronouncement after reading them was "the movie was great, but the books were WAY BETTER!"
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love the books, make sure this is the best deal though. November 24, 2013
By Sam
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Ender's Game is probably my favorite book period. As I child I did not have the appreciation for the slower, more dramatic sequels. Re-reading these classics now, I realize that I have a new appreciation for the writing of Orson Scott Card.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Why Series may not be worth it April 13, 2014
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Loved Book 1 and 5 of the set. Books 3 and 4 dragged on forever and made me want to quit prior to Book 5.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Really a quartet April 20, 2014
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First and second book are fantastic, but they get a bit slow in three and four. Also book five should be read prior to book two, so just put it into the quintet that way, I don't care what their writing order was.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 4 our of 5 books are good... 4 out of 5 stars December 6, 2013
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First book is great. Second book is different but still good if you can see how the book is still about warfare/conflict... the third and 4th book should be read one after the other, I found them very interesting, I'm sure that some people won't enjoy the sea of moral complication though. The fifth book sucked; even the author says he had no where to put it in the timeline of the story... more like ideas he had to discard and then couldn't let go of.
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14 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Series but not for $30 October 30, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
This is among the finest SF series existant. That said, I'll wait to acquire this set until sanity prevails and it is priced competitively. Gee, I thought they settled with MacMillan in the law suit concerning artificially high prices on ebooks. Well anyway, this is one sale that will have to wait; do you think the folks at MacMillan are capable of learning from folks such as myself who will wait. I'm not holding my breath.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Very drawn out June 1, 2014
By D.J.
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I love epic and long story lines, but I gotta say, not this one. I really had to force myself to push through the whole series with each book getting harder and harder to get through. The first book was pretty good, the second one was ok, the third and fourth books had some great concepts and conversations but seemed to drag on for eternity, and the last book should have been the second book as it continues where the 1st book left off and didn't even discuss Jane in it at all which should have been part of the book. If I had not bought this book as the Quintet I would have stopped reading probably halfway through the second book, but I really hoped it would pick back up. It's too bad, I love epic story lines that carry on for thousands of years, but this one only feels like it takes that long to read.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent series for young adults and adults
Love this series especially the first couple of books. It took me a while to get into the last book and it isn't quite as good as the others but it's still good. Read more
Published 6 hours ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Amazing book!
Published 21 hours ago by K. R. Gonzalez Dewhitt
2.0 out of 5 stars Started Great, but goes downhill rapidly from there!
Quite some time ago I really enjoyed Card's SciFi book "Songmaster" and was looking forward to reading his subsequent books. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Ray L. Bieber
5.0 out of 5 stars loved it!
Loved reading each individual book. Great characters and great sci fi settings
Published 1 day ago by Jack Kramer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great read!
Published 1 day ago by Pen Name
5.0 out of 5 stars I really enjoyed this series
I really enjoyed this series. The first book was quite different than the rest, however. The first book was really fast paced and seemed like a sci-fi adventure book should be. Read more
Published 5 days ago by J. Fenner
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Published 5 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great series
Published 6 days ago by Maya
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent series
Like any good story, one book isn't enough. Each book can be their own story, thou incomplete. OSC is able to keep you interested through all of Ender's adventures through his... Read more
Published 8 days ago by Tinytall
1.0 out of 5 stars The first book Ender's Game was very good in my opinion
The first book Ender's Game was very good in my opinion. However, as it got into the 2nd and 3rd books it got to the point of ridiculous as they constantly fretted over whether or... Read more
Published 10 days ago by Robert E. Anderson
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More About the Author

Orson Scott Card is the bestselling author best known for the classic Ender's Game, Ender's Shadow and other novels in the Ender universe. Most recently, he was awarded the 2008 Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in Young Adult literature, from the American Library Association. Card has written sixty-one books, assorted plays, comics, and essays and newspaper columns. His work has won multiple awards, including back-to-back wins of the Hugo and the Nebula Awards-the only author to have done so in consecutive years. His titles have also landed on 'best of' lists and been adopted by cities, universities and libraries for reading programs. The Ender novels have inspired a Marvel Comics series, a forthcoming video game from Chair Entertainment, and pre-production on a film version. A highly anticipated The Authorized Ender Companion, written by Jake Black, is also forthcoming.Card offers writing workshops from time to time and occasionally teaches writing and literature at universities.Orson Scott Card currently lives with his family in Greensboro, NC.

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