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Wow. I haven't been here in a while. I've been rereading the Ender Series and I missed my old hangout here at Hatrack.

A few years ago I discovered audible.com and the wonderful world of audio books. I can read a book while doing ANYTHING now. It's made long drives enjoyable and exercise bearable. I actually look forward to the gym, because I can catch up on my reading.

I really enjoy Uncle Orson's audio books for a number of reasons. First of all, he usually reads a part and there are different readers for the different parts. The cast also goes through the whole Ender Saga and that includes the Shadow Series. Stefan Rudniki is my fave. I smiled when I realized that Kirby Heyborne was in Ender in Exile. Well, it announces at the beginning who is reading, but I don't always know who is doing which part.

The other thing I really enjoy are his forwards and afterwards. I love the insights that Mr. Card gives his "readers" if they "watch the credits" so to speak.

I wish I would have discovered audio books a long time ago. They take up the bulk of my mp3 player. Don't know if that's sad or something to be proud of...

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Having listened to most of OSC's audio books, I think I could place Stefan Rudnicki's voice anywhere (it also helps that I have listened to a number of Ben Bova's audio books).

Emily Janice Card, Orson Scott and Kristine Card's daughter, has narrated a number of OSC's audio books as well as a number of others (Podkayne of Mars by Robert Heinlein is one I've listened to). She was honored for being the 2010 Best Voice in Fiction for The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott.

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