As always, what really blows me away in Card's books is his sarcastic and witty dialog. The rhythm of his words as his characters insult (with great affection) each other is always a highlight to me. That said, I enjoyed the book although I felt that a lot of it was a set-up for the later books. This is the second book from Card within the space of three months and just like Pathfinder.
The Lost Gate is the first book of a new YA fantasy series centered around a young boy trying to learn how to control and utilise his powerful gifts (which is also just like Ender's Game and Seventh Son). While characters may seem very familiar, they have been placed in a world full of wonder and originality, and I have high expectations for future books in this series.
In typical Card fashion there are two stories going on in two different worlds at the same time waiting to converge, sometimes that can make it confusing but in the end it is all worth it! be ready I know you'll enjoy it if you like to think as all of Cards books make you do, think a lot. Great listen!
Regardless of the other reviews, listen to this book. Card doesn't disappoint. Maybe the main character was not the hero one would want, but he was in perfect keeping with the story. I found this book to be interesting and well written. And critics, who can write Enders game with every try? Give the author some leeway!!! I also liked the two voices in narration.
I have become a true Audible geek! After a year of picking up old Sci Fi, I finally broke out to become a true cross genre FANATIC & FAN!!
I love Stefan Rudnicki's reading!! And I really loved OSC's Ender series. Really hankering to hear Mr. Rudnicki reading again I picked up this book.
Starts slow. Hard to get into. Seems written like a fairytail, like the beginning of a modern mythology. And before I knew it, I am trying to put the far apart pieces together - getting confused... but lead along the path for the story.
I don't immediately like the main character, and I don't really like his first few friends, the people in the book. But along the way I started to see the beginnings of the connections, the broader picture. And the story is not just new mythology, or a young adult novel about a "magical" kid growing up. It is both and more: gripping, and intriguing, and adventurous, and mythical, and growing up, and... fun. Surprising fun.
And I can't wait for the next books - and bummed I have to wait ;)
Good job from both Stefan Rudnicki and Emily Janice Card - and wonderful development of the plot and characters from Mr. Card.
Dystopian. I want more!
I really was able to lose myself in this story. So imaginative!
Not sure really I honestly loved them all you couldn't of had the same story without any of them.
yes stone father and if you like this story you'll love stone father
It was but it was too long but i would of been happy to of sat and stare at the wall while listening to it all day
Kinda like Avatar but different
I would recommend this book to anybody who is a fan of good stories. Yes, it has fantasy and sci-fi but don't let that stop you from trying this book!
Rudnicki, was wonderful as always, and Emily Card did a superb job as well
Ok, yes, I confess. I'm another paranormal geek.
I enjoyed The Lost Gate. I thought the story was well thought out and organized. I thought the author did a great job writing it as well. But, I thought the narrators really brought it to life, especially Emily Janice Card. Her voice completely welcomed me into their world, wanting to know and understand the culture and the character's (Wad) personality. Also, despite how much I wanted to hate the queen for her manipulative ways, Emily's voice still made me end up liking her to some extent. To me, that is a sign of a great narrator. Stefan Rudnicki did a great job as well. Although, I must say I did often forget that Danny was supposed to be a 13 year old kid for over half the book. Stefan's husky deep voice does not fit that age to any degree. He still did a great job reading, though. Perfect pace, perfect voice adaptations and overall intriguing story deserves a recommendation. I'm looking for to the sequel.
All the tedious tech jargon, could've just told the story..people catch on easier than author gives us credit. Stargate meets ceiling fan instructions...
Not this series
Narrator was excellent
Decent idea based on type of
A little less tech conversation...a little more action please
OSC is a wonderfully talented writer of science fiction. The reader (listener) feels a close personal relationship with well developed characters. The narration is excellent, and draws you into the story. I just loved it