And now for something completely different… By now you’ve probably gotten used to seeing free book giveaways on WWEnd – heck, we just did one earlier today! Well, this time we’re helping Audible give away 5 copies of the brand-spanking-new Ender’s Game Alive: The Full Cast Audioplay. This is not an audio book. This is a full on play with a whole cast! Check out the embedded sample below to get a taste, I’m sure you’ll like it.
Just like our regular contests, all you have to do is re-tweet this tweet or leave a comment here in the blog for your chance to win. Do both and double your chances! Your name will go into the hat and we’ll draw our 5 random winners next Friday. Here are the details from Audible:
ENDER’S GAME ALIVE: THE FULL CAST AUDIOPLAY
Audible Studios is delighted to introduce Orson Scott Card’s groundbreaking new audioplay, Ender’s Game Alive. One of the most ambitious audio productions ever, Ender’s Game Alive is a sweeping, full cast dramatization in the vein of an old-school radio play that features 40 actors reading more than 100 roles, complete with sound effects and an original musical score: a truly immersive listening experience.
The Ender’s Game movie hits theaters 11/1, starring Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley, Abigail Breslin, Hailee Steinfeld, and Asa Butterfield.
Ender’s Game Alive puts you into Battle School with young Andrew “Ender” Wiggin, as he trains to become the general who will lead Earth against the Formics, the alien “buggers”. Removed from his family at the age of six, Ender must prove his strength and his leadership, even as he fights his own doubts. The stakes are nothing less than the fate of humankind.
Ender’s Game Alive is performed by Kirby Heyborne, Stefan Rudnicki, Theodore Bikel, Scott Brick, Samantha Eggar, Harlan Ellison, Susan Hanfield, Roxanne Hernandez, Janis Ian, Rex Linn, Richard McGonagle, Jim Meskimen, Emily Rankin, John Rubinstein, Christian Rummel, and a full cast.
Directed by Gabrielle de Cuir
Original Score by John Rubinstein
Valentine’s Theme by Janis Ian
Additional music and arrangements by Mark Mitchell
Find more information about Ender’s Game Alive: here.
I love this kind of old school radio play presentation – especially if it’s a favorite story! All that’s missing is the hum of radio tubes and a bit of atmospheric static. Well, you can’t have everything, I guess. If you’re like me and can’t wait for the movie this will help you get into an Ender frame of mind for sure. Best of luck in the contest!
Edit: We heard from one of the directors of Ender’s Game Alive, Gabrielle de Cuir, and she wanted to point out that the production house, Skyboat Media, has a wealth of behind the scenes info on their website detailing how it all came together. She also hinted that there could be more to come if this one performs like it should. Thanks, Gabrielle, for the info and good luck to your team!