OSC is an author I always come back to, and always look for his new releases. I enjoyed this story, and now look forward to The Gate Thief. I most appreciate OSC for the way he intertwines mystical, legend, and physics, science together. He also does an excellent job with characters and characterizations.
if your into thinking outside the box and like a book to calm you done before going to bed. I always listen to my books with lights off and in bed and this was a good one.
him getting stuck in a wall. It was all good and kept me going. It does go back and forth from orsons wife and Stefan and that took some used to but i think the story's came together nice.
I really like both there voices. enders game was kinda the same way. I loved that book to.
when he went from gate to gate. ha
Great book. Orson Scott card is my favorite.
I liked this book. It's the first time I've read Orson Scott Card.
I am not a huge fan of the narrator. I speed it up to 1.5 and it's better, but he's just not my favorite (although I must be in the minority) he's too slow for me.
The main character can sometimes be quite juvenile, but as he is a juvenile it doesn't detract from the story too much. I liked how it was fast paced and incorporated modern day into his fantasy world in a fun fashion.
Very interested to see where this goes next.
I love Powers; whether it be magical or super powers I love these types of story's. What I love most about these story's is when the author takes the time to explore how the individual acquired and discovered his powers and how he is able to use them. Mr. Card is a master of this art and should have super hero authors taking notes.
I felt a lot of connection to Pathfinder during some parts of the story but to readers not used to Orson Scott Card's writings you might find similarity to Harry Potter in some scenes.
My only regret with this book is that it flew by. I enjoy listening to books while I ride my Road Bike all over town and would listen for hours at a time. This book was far to short.
Hey there! I am a Fantasy/Sci-Fi nut. I also enjoy a good zombie novel or thriller now and then. My likes tend towards Young adult novels as I find most of the "adult" Fantasy novels to be uppity for lack of a better word. Follow me if you like the same as I intend to go back and review every book I had listened to on this site and will keep doing so.
The Lost Gate has been in my wishlist for a while now, and i finally decided to download it, and wish I had not waited so long. The book is at times very funny when it decides to be and very dead serious at other times.
The spin given to the Ancient gods (Both Greek and Norse) is really inspired and new, though I would expect nothing less from Orson Scott Card.
The simply review of it is that Danny has a forbidden form of magic, when he thought he had none at all, he is then at the age of 12 thrust from his home on a farm he was never supposed to leave, right into washington D.C.
The only issue I had is the person reading the book did not do a great job of acting out the different voices, many people sounded enough alike that if i was not paying attention I got them mixed up a couple times.
In the end I recommend this book to anyone that enjoys fantasy, even more so to those that enjoy Urban Fantasy such as the Dresden Files, or the Druid Chronicles.
Orson Scott Card does a masterful job of storytelling and blending our world and his magical world of Mithermages. The development of the characters is both full and enticing as we see the different worlds from each perspective. The plot moves at just the irght pace without leaving us gasping for breath (except in anticipation) or bogging down in some moralizing quagmire. The magic system is artfully crafted and consistent without being so complex we can't grasp it or so predictable we can see what will happen before it takes place. It is hard to turn off and I was reluctant for it to end and can't wait for the next volume! The dual narrators helps keep the different settings from being confusing and both bring the story to life in their own way. This is a definte must listen!!
I have read this book and listened to the Audio edition. I truly enjoyed the audio edition more for one reason: Stephan Rudnicki. Stephan Rudnicki is a great narrator who truly brings the story alive. I had been trying to get my sons to read this book for months and then I purchased the audio edition so I could listen to it on the long drive to my son's doctors office. When I started the audio edition it only took 15 minutes before both of my sons had shut off their music, put down their phones and were listening intently. After that, they wanted to go with me anywhere I was going, just to get a few minutes to listen to the book!
My favorite character is Wad, because he's mysterious and complex.
Stephan Rudnicki and Emily Janice Card both understand how to modulate their voice to fit the action in the story. They create a mesmerizing flow that makes it hard to stop listening.
In a few places this book made me laugh and in one particular place it made me incredibly angry. It left me wanting more.
Orson Scott Card has always been a master with Science Fiction, but it's wonderful to see him embrace a little Fantasy.
The story and its themes, which are typical of Orson Scott Card.
The character development... people are not always who you think they are.
It helps the transition between characters and worlds
Stefan Rudnicki's voice is like expensive chocolate. Deep, rich, smooth and I can't get enough! He is able to delve into the characters and bring them to life so easily it's like you're watching the story with all your senses, not just your ears. Emily Janice Card has a wonderful voice that is always enjoyable to listen to. In absolute OSC form, the story concepts are new, refreshing, gripping, nerve-wracking, hilarious and thought provoking. Danny has a gift, a deadly gift. So powerful that even his own family will destroy him. So he runs. He runs away and is left questioning everything about his life, his existence, his gift. Who will explain and teach him about his powers, who will guide and protect him as he ventures out into the world of The Outsiders? Is it really about a coming of age story or an age old story coming out. Coming out to destroy more than just Danny.
OSC has a gift of seeing and writing through a child's eyes. When he writes the thoughts, emotions and words of a child you are taken back to your own memories, insecurities, though processes and fixations of when you were once young. Danny, upon being bothered by security guards when he was trying to be inconspicuous, as a last ditch effort to put the guards off, ends up 'starring' the guards.