Wow, twists and turns I never saw coming. Gorgeous characterization, it was like the layers of an onion dramatically being peeled away sometimes gently sometimes not. This book should be read by everyone for it touches at a deeper message of what to do with too much power.
This isn't the best audiobook I have ever found by accident on this site, however it was still worth a credit.
The narration can be a little slow. The male voice does most of it and the female does more of a fairytale narration.
I could have easily listened to this book in a very long car ride without turning it off.
This book would be PG-13 if It had a movie rating. There is some foul language and nudity. Not that of an erotica. It is meant for young adults, meaning mature readers. I do recommend listening to it. It was interesting and a compelling story. However if you are looking for a book to read as a family this isn't it.
music nut, history buff
Slow, hard to understand, and filled with obnoxious characters who are impossible to like. Danny in particular is really nasty. If this is the kind of person Orson Card wants the reader to support, then Orson is an idiot too.
Please, don't waste your time and money. Read something else.
Whenever I listen to one of Card's novels I expect to be transported into the story, intrigued, and entertained the entire way through and The Lost Gate doesn't disappoint.
After coming off the Ender's Game series I wasn't sure I was going to like a fantasy novel from the same author however Orson Scott Card it's just that good.
Plus the voice acting was extremely well done and I look forward to listening to the next book in the series!
But it only reads as the first part of a three part novel.
Narration was very good, only comment was that at times it seemed that the switching from Rudnicki to Emily was too stark of a difference. Like coming inside after a bright day in the snow. Rudnicki has such a deep velvet voice that has its established pace, then Emily would enter and have a to large of change in tempo. Alone, I enjoyed each narrator, and I enjoyed that each accounted for their specific side of the story. Just would have liked the double reading to be comparable to a duet in terms of pacing and tempo.