Tell us about yourself! I am the author of "Over the Moon" and "Falling Off the Planet." They are both YA Sci-fi fantasy romance.
I enjoyed the journey. It was fascinating to follow the deductive reasoning and logical thinking of the "Wandering Man" that Rigg calls "Father" and listen while Orson Scott Card weaves his intricate plot. The time travel paradox that he chose to embrace was sometimes a little too confusing, but he makes us think and most of the time that's a good thing. However, there were a few times I wanted to scream, "Enough, already!" Other than that, I loved it.
I loved this book. The double plot line is skillfully interweaved and the inventiveness of the story line is refreshing. I don't want to comment anymore for fear of giving anything away. There was a slight unevenness in the pace in the beginning but it picked up quickly and then it was easy to get swept along with the story. The narration was excellent overall. The narrator for the character of Loaf was grating to me, and sounded over acted but it was a very small part of the book. I can't wait to listen to book 2
Since discovering audible, my life is richer. I live in a small rural KS community, with higher than average IQ which can be a bad combo at times. Audible allows me to be myself.
This is a good book but not for everyone, its a fun book but it does take a great deal of concentration and patience. This is a warning from the past and I only had enough time to write this limited review. Good luck
Great character development, very descriptive well thought out world. This book had me hooked from the start and didn't let up, can't wait to get stuck into the next one.
Probably would not recommend it to a friend because I am 28 and the book is not mature enough for my accidental peer-group.
On the basis of this first of Card's writing that I have listened, I indeed sought another Card book immediately after.
Solid narrator is a gem, and here there are four. The female narrator gives only chapter titles.
Three young friends find their identity across folds in time.
Young people should listen to this book. The physics, space-time, erudite dialogue between the captain Ram and the Expendable companion, and sci fi elements all satisfying. Characters are well created and given heart. The writing is not challenging, in fact, it's almost challengingly basic when depictions are made and internal thought processes given. Find the right gear and this book reads effortlessly, well-paced.
Interesting story. Dual storylines with lots of twists. Quite interesting to follow both story lines to their conclusion.
Story was die hard Sci Fi Fantasy lovers only! So hard to keep listening with the multi-faceted story line and somewhat monotone narrator. I like to get lost in a book and not have to analyze and think extra hard. Therefore if you enjoy a challenge and like to think intricately then this book is for you.
Yes. More so from the author than the type. I like more simplistic sci-fi fantasy books where I don't have to think so hard.
Yes with different author.
One positive attribute about this book is the language. Often I find authors put in swear words when really unnecessary. This book had no foul language and I found that refreshing.
My primary suggestion would be to have someone else narrate. The primary narrator was impossibly bad.
I've read many of Orson Scott Card's books and am a big fan of his. Listening to this book was torture, however, and I would recommend avoiding books narrated by Stefan Rudnicki.
I'd like to say that the story was good despite the bad narration, but I just couldn't bring myself to enjoy it at all.
Yes, I will not listen to another OSC book narrated by Stefan Rudnicki, which unfortunately seems to be the majority.
Just about anyone would have done better. I don't understand how someone's voice could be so devoid of emotion and yet so irritating. Michael Kramer, for example, could have done a great job.
Please, do not waste your money.