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I've just finished listening to Ender's Game the audiobook, I'm curious about the style used by the author, it is written in a way that seems a narration, but with no narrator at all.

Said by the author himself in the afterword "the narrator is invisible"... "just disappears", or something like that.

As per comments:

The narrator never talk to us directly, most of the time is omniscient but sometimes is the first person who talk to us. These are some interesting links about the question.

Third Person (Limited Omniscient)

Ender's Game Analysis

I really liked that kind of narration, so I want to find other authors that use that style.

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Third person omniscient? I'm unclear what you're asking. –  Lauren Ipsum Nov 22 '13 at 19:29
@LaurenIpsum The narrator never talk to us directly, most of the time is omniscient but sometimes is the first person who talk to us. I added some interesting links to the question. –  rraallvv Nov 22 '13 at 23:34
I don't recall any first-person part in that book. Maybe it was changed for the audio version. –  Lauren Ipsum Nov 23 '13 at 0:49
Literary questions that are not about applying techniques in one's own writing are off-topic here. Have closed this for now, but please feel free to edit if this is about a writing project, and we'll consider re-opening. –  Neil Fein Nov 23 '13 at 17:39

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Not sure about the audiobook, but the paperback for the first novel in the series (which the recent movie is based on) is in third-person limited. This is when the narrator tells the story only from the perspective of what the main character (in this case, Ender) can observe and think, but unlike first-person, we also observe the main character through the author’s/narrator's eyes.

However, there are two people that the narrator presents the perspective of ...one is Ender (in the main text), and the other is the training commander, whose brief perspective is presented at the opening of each chapter. We're really getting two stories, about the same event, told in parallel to one another.

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