Absolutely. Card's storytelling is compelling. The cast was great. I couldn't wait to get back into my car so that I could start listening again.
Intriguing storyline. Great characters. Imaginative settings
This was right on par with the other Rudnicki performances I have enjoyed. I looked specifically for a performance by Rudnicki. I really pleased when I found Rudnicki and Card together again. They are a winning combination. Emily Janice Card is also a joy to listen to.
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When reading the publishers summery it said that it was a modern day sleeping beauty which I really had no intrest in. However I was pleasantly surprised when I listened to it. Other than a couple points it is a very different and interesting story.
This audiobook is road trip tested and approved. It's a wonderful, modern fantasy that has something in it for everyone. I listened to it on a trip with three friends who have very diverse interests and we all thoroughly enjoyed this one. I don't know why other reviewers are so bent out of shape about some of the more 'deus ex machina' parts of the story. It's a fairy tale, guys. Such plot devices are part and parcel for the genre.
An additional note, Orson Scott Card describes the mindset of a graduate student brilliantly in this work. If you want to know what life as a grad student is like, this book is a great place to start.
Tell us about yourself! I like clean romances and fantasy. The happily ever after is for me
Yes-great story full of adventure
Yes-he put such action and inflection in the reading
Sleeping the modern folktale
I loved the conversations that the characters had within their own minds.
I love the narrator. I plan on listening to many more of the books he narrates.
A true masterpiece!!!
I like the way a 20th century boy overcame 9th century problems, problems he was ill prepared to face, but he never gave up no matter the odds against him
I love Stefan Rudnicki, I don't believe I have ever been dissapointed with any of his performances.
Yes, some things made me laugh, the widows tricks were pretty funny
I would to see more stories like this one
The way Owen Scott Card was able to weave the past into the present.
it is well written and the reader is amazing. the story is engaging and a great lisent
He is a master reader
I laughed, I cried, it became a part of me.
I enjoy, epic and modern fantasy, science fiction, business, historical mystery, and technology books. Fav. series: Game of Thrones, Vampire Earth, Dresden, Iron Druid, Falco mysteries, Chris Anderson titles, Peaceful Warrior, and the Way of Kings (and more, of course;)
A interesting fairy tale type of story with the always-great Rudnicki narrating. Worth a listen.
Such an imaginative book by Orson Scott Card...not a typical fantasy; closer to what I would consider magical realism. Sure, half the story takes place in medieval Europe (Ukraine), but the other half is in upstate New York. Sure, there's time travel, a witch, and spells, but those are just story elements--this is more about 2nd generation immigrant identity, history, family, cross-cultural relationships. I would recommend this even to those who normally don't read fantasy or sci fi. Well-crafted by the author and well-narrated.