Ender has many accomplishments, in particular, having saved the world as a boy at battle school. Here he emerges from exile and travels with his sister to a colony of which he has been designated the new governor. Stefan Rudnicki is the anchor of this production, which draws on a cast familiar to listeners of the Ender series. Cast members re-create characters and interact with each other smoothly, picking up threads from a number of books in the series. The dialogue moves quickly among them, and the production maintains a strong pace. Card himself presents the afterword, which provides context for the development of this episode and justifies various departures from the suggestions he received for the story.
Orson Scott Card returns to his best-selling series with a new Ender novel, Ender in Exile.
At the close of Ender’s Game, Andrew Wiggin – called Ender by everyone – is told that he can no longer live on Earth, and he realizes that this is the truth. He has become far more than just a boy who won a game: he is the Savior of Earth, a hero, a military genius whose allegiance is sought by every nation of the newly shattered Earth Hegemony. He is offered the choice of living in isolation on Eros, at one of the Hegemony’s training facilities, but instead the twelve-year-old chooses to leave his home world and begin the long relativistic journey out to the colonies. With him went his sister Valentine, and the core of the artificial intelligence that would become Jane.
The story of those years has never been told… until now.
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