Other Orson Scott Card books.
Didn't like how the readers made Loaf's voice sound evil. I read the book a couple years ago, and my interpretation was that his voice shouldn't have an evil, snide streak to it.
If you enjoy science fiction with time travel, you will LOVE this book.
Great Idea, great delivery. I liked how there were different narrators for each of the characters viewpoints. There were 3 or 4 character viewpoints and each had a good narrator. I usually don't get into time travel stories as much, but this book has a very intriguing take on it. I also liked how it was clean, so I can recommend it to any friends and family who like this genre without having to worry about bad language, sexual content, or too much gory violence. There's also enough detail overall to visualize the story, but not so much that it slows down the plot.
The story is as always well written. I liked the unique ideas presented in this story. My fingers are crossed if the series will finish as well as it started.
A fan of Samwise Gamgee & John Calvin
This is the best kind of classic fantasy. I've yet to move to Book 2, but Book 1 was entertaining, intricate (but not so complicated as to be incomprehensible), and surprising. Fantasy readers who expect magic won't be disappointed. But the magic is far from your typical fare, so the reader/listener will be intrigued practically from the beginning.There were some confusing aspects of the story, but interestingly, they were issues that Card had the characters themselves debate, making them far less confusing in the end.
I have to admit I wasn't fond of the performance. It featured multiple voices, and a couple of them were downright unpleasant. All in all, I think I would put it this way: I have grown quite accustomed to audiobooks, and am not bored by a single narrative voice. As long as it's read well, the lack of distraction enables me to paint my own mental picture based on the author's words. I find the attempt at dramatizing the work further than a single narrative voice quite jarring; it interferes with the picture(s) I'm painting in my head.Despite giving it an average performance review, I still gave this book the top 'overall' review because the story itself is deserving of more stars than were available to me.
I would have loved to have listened to it in one sitting. As it was, I found myself listening to it at times other than my normal listening times, and gladly gave up other entertainments on occasion because this book was better than anything I'd have seen on TV or read on the internet.
I am usually impressed with Book 1 in any Orson Scott Card series, but this book is the best he's written since Ender's Game. I am going to start Book 2 with some trepidation, however, because his series end up being a bit bizarre and idiosyncratic. What Card excels at is writing about the origins of worlds and what - beyond the ken of their inhabitants - makes those worlds tick. Once that has been fully explained, his stories can get a bit overwrought, to put it politely.
Yes....couldn't stop listening....fasinating story.
'Rig, and his father.
This reader doesn't try to do female voices, or even change his voice a lot....but wonderful sound to his voice for this kind of story.
Definitely, but one has to make a living!
Highly recommend this book!
Clearly narrated, never boring, I listen to audio books while running and found I that each time I listened I would run a couple of extra kms, so I could hear more of the story!.
I liked this book. The story was unique. The characters were down to earth and entertaining. The sci-fi aspect is subtle at first but more pronounced as the book goes on. I am considering listening to the next book.
all about the same
not extreme. Made me think though
good book. Worth the money
I am wowed. How delightful are the speech modality changes, how refreshing is the intellectual challenge of the time paradoxes, how helpful the moral lessons - not just coined in aphorisms but enacted in life-size characters. In my middle age, I am happy to learn how to respond to stress in a dignified manner and how not to demean to react in whatever burlish way the environment has conditioned me. OSC - I am awed by you all the more, you never cease to gratify all the human needs, from my simple appetite for entertainment, to the need to think new thoughts, and all the way to the need to ever come closer to comprehend the Unlimited One. Thank you!
I'm a big fan of Orson Scott Card's novels. I find them fascinating and catchy. From the first chapter to the last one you restless mind will need more and more until you listen to the last words of the narrator. Stefan Rudnicki is one of my favorite narrators. Five starts to the book, author and Rudnicki!
P.S. I totally disliked Kristoffer Tabori presentation. It was horrible.