Pathfinder was enjoyable. It ranks high my list of Orson Scott Card favorites and I am looking forward to the rest of the series. I found the time travel concept interesting if a tad hard to wrap my head around. The characters were likable and I found that though the dialog could be tedious it also served to make the characters more relatable.
I've listened to many of OSC's books on audio and by now, many of the narrators are old friends. However, there was a new narrator that I was NOT pleased with: Kristoffer Tabori. I've listened to some samples of his other work, and they don't seem so bad but this particular reading was unpleasant (to say the least). I found that his over-exaggerated tone was off putting and out of place with the other more level tones of Stefan Rudnicki, Don Leslie, Kirby Heyborne and Scott Brick. At times his 'characterization' made it hard to understand what he was saying. Luckily he only read for one chapter (19).The other Narrators did, as always a wonderful job.
I will absolutly be reading this again for the simple fact that I feel like I missed details that would have allowed me to figure future events out sooner. I say this is Typical Orson Scott Card writing because he has a way to feed you so many useless details that all seem to crash together again at the end of the book and rape your senses. I was lost and confused through much of this book and at the end i felt retarded that I didnt see events coming. As intimidating as I have made this book seem, I will be reading it again and I can not wait for the sequel.
Good read. Not sure I agree with all the time logistics, but the audio was great. Voices were great. Really brought the book to life.
While this book was great and amazing, there was a lot to wrap your head around. Orson Scott Card did an amazing job diving into the world of thoretical physics. Not just the use of physic theories or laws but also the way to think while learning or applying the subject. By the end of the book he has set you up to think differently which makes you expects certain results. I found it amazing that a book could get me to figure and reason the same way the character did. The only draw back is by the end you're expecting and already know whats going to happen.
This book was beautifully written leading me to write my only review of a book i felt deserved a complement. If i had to find fault with this production, it would not be with Orson scott card. I would fault the producers for using multiple narrators. One would have been sufficient and the switch is difficult to handle.
Interested premise, with two interwoven stories/timelines. Looking for the next book in this series. One of my favorite authors.
As for the readers, I believe that any of them could have carried the story on their own, but I hate it when they switch the reader mid-book. It changes the feel of the characters, which is sometimes disconcerting; even the differences in pronunciation of names gets annoying.
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A good story...similar to but not nearly as good as The Lost Gate........or try the Lost Boys- a very different OSC...a beautifully written tale of a family's love, loss and faith. Why are there no films of his books?
I really enjoyed this book, and I can't wait for the next ones to come out. It is an interesting sci-fi/fantasy book, which has an interesting take on time travel. It was such an exciting listen, I couldn't put it down.
I am looking forward to the next rendition of this novel as I think the story line is traveling in an interesting direction.
It is a good yarn so far full of intrigue, politics and drama.
unfortunately I was unable to listen in one sitting but the more i listened the more I wanted.
Look forward to the next edition.
I was grabbed by the story from the begining and couldn't stop listeing. To say that OSC gives new dimension to writing may be cliche but the maze of time jumping gave a very new and original feel. I loved this audio book and can't wait til book 2. Adding this to your library is for certain a great choice!!