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The Ender Quartet Box Set: Ender's Game, Speaker for the Dead, Xenocide, Children of the Mind [Mass Market Paperback] Unknown Binding – 2008


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Product Details

  • Unknown Binding
  • Publisher: Tor Science Fiction (2008)
  • ASIN: B004B9MZ4U
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 6 x 3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (284 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,680,773 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

I've read the first book, my ten year old is on book 3.
diverdude
The box set was in prime condition and the books are of course an amazing read.
Peter Kressin
I've loved ender and Orson Scott Card from the beginning.
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165 of 170 people found the following review helpful By David J. Griffiths on February 10, 2009
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I am a retired sailor. The Ender Quartet should be required reading for all military leaders: nomcoms and officers. Author Card captures the essence of leadership: trust, confidence, and commitment in "Ender's Game"; and the personal consequences of war, the fragility of racial tolerance and compassion, and the ghosts that haunt veterans (many for the balance of their lives) in "Speaker for the Dead", "Xenocide". and "Children of the Mind".

I read each of the eight books that today comprise the Ender's Quartet and the Ender Shadow series, book by book, as they were first published, in the last quarter of the 1900's; many of them in my bunk, braced against rolling seas.

Spurred by Card's most recent "Ender in Exile"--a gift from a friend--I purchased both the Quartet, and the Shadow series, and read each anew, certainly, with different eyes than the first reading. I suggest that Orson Scott Card has taken a seat along side Asimov, Hienlien, and Clark. Be you veteran, neophyte, pacifist, activist, monk, clergy, healer, historian, leader, follower, or dreamer of better worlds there is something in the Quartet for all of us.
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46 of 51 people found the following review helpful By lrg-book lover on January 11, 2009
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We purchased this box set for my 17 year old son- who discovered Ender's Game and permanently borrowed the book from the school library. I tried at most of the big chain stores to find all 4 Ender novels together but no luck. Amazon was the only place to carry the set. For anyone who hasn't discovered this series it is worth a read. As a 40 year old mother I have read it and thoroughly enjoyed the whole series. Can't wait to read "Ender in Exile".
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47 of 53 people found the following review helpful By Aaron S. Bartholomew Esq on February 12, 2009
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Ignore the psychopaths who berate Card for his politics (see other comments below and above). THIS IS AN ABSOLUTELY MAGNIFICENT SERIES in the genre and wholly great reads. The exploration of morality in the books gets the reader questioning your most deeply-held beliefs--not to make you doubt them, but to re-examine what the reader really values and believes. The series has compelling and creative characters, storyline. Excellent in every way.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Trevor W. Denton on June 10, 2013
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Before the movie comes out, which depicts the first book in this set, I'd recommend reading at least the first book before seeing it. I don't think a film is capable of portraying the same themes and levels and insights that exist in the book. I don't think it has to. But I do think that it's worth experiencing the book because I'm sure the movie experience will be enriched by knowing the depths of meaning behind what's happening on the screen.
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20 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Jojo99 on June 4, 2011
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1. Ender's Game
2. Ender in Exile (short story that introduces Jane)
3. Speaker for the Dead
4. Xenocide
5. Children of the Mind

I just completed the 5 stories of Ender Wiggins. Very nicely done! Card's writing style is accessible and not unduly heavy or complex (unlike say Gene Wolfe (Book of the New Sun) or Dan Simmons (Hyperion Cantos)). I enjoyed the expression of deep philosophical ideas through the characters he created, particularly in the concluding book, Children of the Mind. I also liked how Card stole the "Ansible" communication device from Ursula K. Le Guin as a convenient solution for interstellar communication. :)

As I began plowing through the first novel in the series (Ender's Game), I was feeling somewhat bored. I was tired of Battle School, Battle School and more Battle School from the eyes of a 5-11 year old child. It wasn't really working for me and I was wondering why people gave this story such high marks? But as I moved on to the Speaker For The Dead and the remaining books, Ender grew up and the story/character started growing on me as Card developed it. By the time I reached the final book, Children of the Mind, I was thoroughly engrossed and wondering how he would bring all the threads together by the end of the book.

Well, he does bring everything together and satisfyingly so. However, that being said, there is certainly room to expand on the universe and state of affairs that Card left us with at end of Children Of The Mind. I won't go into my ideas here so as not to spoil the ending for others reading these reviews before they have completed the series. But I do hope that Card expands on the Ender Wiggins universe where he left off in 2 to 4 additional novels.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By The Swedish Hunter on November 12, 2011
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The Ender Quarter Box set offers hours of intense reading experience. After each book, one has to stop and reflect on the many insights into human character that these books offer. It is rare to find such excellent and rewarding reading material.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Samantha Riding on May 30, 2013
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the books are amazing and the quality in how they were shipped was great. I take great care of my books and the box set is a great addition to my collection. they also shipped in an amazing time frame and I was able to take one book with me the next day when I met Orson Scott Card and was able to get one of the books signed. I had not been expecting the books to make it on time.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Zach Werginz on November 11, 2013
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Got this book for my girlfriend's birthday because I had listened to these books at work. I fell in love with Orson Scott Card and I thought she would enjoy the philosophy. It's funny because she actually got me turned on to Ender's game then I read these books before her. It's one of the best series I've ever read.
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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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