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So I listened to Ender’s Game Alive: The Full Cast Audioplay…

November 1, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments

Ender's Game Alive: The Full Cast Audioplay by Orson Scott Card

So, I basically spent seven (7!!!) hours of my life listening to Ender’s Game Alive: The Full Cast Audioplay yesterday.

It wasn’t something I planned, I listened to the prologue (where Ender’s parents were pretty much ordered to have him or risk getting their DNA stolen so the government could make him anyway), and I had to find out what happened next. It’s a very addicting piece. I annoyed quite a lot of people since I was like a vegetable yesterday, just listening and listening. Note to self: in-ear headphones are not advisable when used for hours on end! (Ouch!)

I’ve never actually read any of the Ender books, but I’m pretty familiar with the theme (chosen boy who saves the universe via wargames), plus the “game” part of Ender’s Game had been spoiled to me a long time ago. Maybe it would’ve been better to be introduced to the universe via the book, instead of an audioplay dramatic retelling, but I enjoyed myself anyway.

I did find it weird that all the kids were so young, like Ender was six (practically a baby) when he leaves his family to start his training at “Battle School”. It was just something I couldn’t reconcile in my mind (especially with adult actors voicing the kids), so I pretended they were adolescents instead.

I wasn’t planning on watching the movie version (which came out today), but now I’m thinking that it might be cool to see Harrison Ford playing Col. Graff.

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  1. November 4, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    Wow! Thanks so much for the review! We at Skyboat Media worked very hard on this production over the past months, and it’s great to know it held you attention. Have you looked at the backstage videos and blogs about our production? http://bit.ly/1gfgbBD

    • November 5, 2013 at 12:34 am

      No, I didn’t know about the videos, I’ll be sure to check them out!

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