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.
This books as fantastic. I would suggest you read this right after the previous book as it does not include any intro or back story before it starts off. It gets right into the actions.
It took me some time to remember what the original plat was since it had been some time since I read the previous book.
The story is good and moves along very quickly. I did find the ending a little odd and abrupt. There will definately be another in this series.
Naration was fantastic and the performers from the previous book returned.
Great ideas about time travel.
Wasn't crazy about some of the narrators, but Stefan Rudnicki was as good as ever.
This was the first book I've read/listened to by OSC and now I see what all the hype is about! I loved every minute of this book and as soon as I finished it, I immediately listened to its sequel (Ruins), which was also amazing. And now I'm dying for the next one to come out.
The story focuses on Rigg, who although is only a boy, is a very mature and likable main character. OSC walks the reader through much of Rigg's thoughts, but it was never boring. The story itself is also very interesting. It combines elements of fantasy and science fiction. And OSC handles the time travel elements in a new and clever manner. It's not very fast-paced as most of the story deals with the main characters exploring their time abilities, but that in itself was interesting enough to keep me engaged from start to finish.
I have not read the printed version
The expendables with Ram and the image of the creature on the other side of the wall
no but I enjoyed coming back to it
Definitely worth a read, especially if you've read other books by Scott Card.
I would read anthing he writes, and this is the beginning of a series which makes it even better as it means the fun lasts longer..
I enjoyed the Ender series but found that they were standalone novels. This book is not. I realize that this is the first book of a series ( Two so far, I believe) but still I would wish for some sort of conclusion which there is not with 'The Pathfinder'. I also did not enjoy the constant switching of narrators. When I first looked at the list of narrators I thought that it was going to be a cast... it is not. To me, change for change sake. That being said i enjoyed the novel and I enjoyed the concepts utilized in the story, complicated at times but fun! Read this novel knowing that you have to read the next to get fulfillment. If this is too much of a commitment, skip it.