Scott Card is one of my favourite writers, but while i will keep listening to the next book in the series, this does not have the pull that Enders Game or the Maker books.
GREAT READ. NARRATORS DO A MARVELOUS JOB RELATING CHARACTERS. HARD TO PUT DOWN. MUCH, MUCH BETTER THAN ENDERS GAME. STORY FLOWS. PERSONALITIES ARE CRISP. PLOT IS GREAT. MAKES YOU WISH THERE ARE MORE TO READ OF THE STORY!
I have read other books by Card. Have read them going back many years. This would make me tentative of any of his newer works. Nobody can say that Stefan Rudnicki isn't an excellent narrator. However, the female narrator (Card? Coincidence?? Doubt it) is about on a par with the majority of American female readers. For some reason they tend to make me think of the lady who reads to the preschoolers down at the public library. I find it offensive.
I will avoid Emily Janice Card at all costs.
I would start with removing the restroom scene. I would have believed at that point that the book was written for boys of a certain age, not that boys of that age are big readers. The book pretty much went downhill from there. In ten years of listening to Audible, I believe there have been only 3 or 4 books that I simply couldn't be bothered to finish. This makes one more. Perhaps it was written for adolescents. If so, I would love for Audible to indicate in big bold letters
Couldn't tell you about the story because I gave up after an hour. That's how disconcerting the narration was.
Absolutely. i'm a huge Card fan. Just couldn't listen to this book. I'll try reading it.
Never. Both are very poor narrators. And when narration is so very important, like in an audio book, I'd warn all away from wasting a credit.
This was a good book and I would recommend it to anyone who is a fan of fantasy or a fan of Card. The story has a feel to it of a fairy tale of old while combining modern life into the mix. The narration was very well done and the book answered just enough to satisfy while there is enough left open to want the next novel. The only problem i had was that the story was short. In all fairness we as readers are getting spoiled by the super novels that are generated these days... Jordan(Sanderson), Rothfus, Martin(when he finishes his books) so it may be my conditioning more that any wrong done by Card.
I think Ender's Game will always be OSC best..both book, and audible performance. Ender's Shadow was great also, and all the remaining 'Ender' series were very good. This one really hooks you in from the start and keeps your interest. I had read the book before listening and enjoyed it, and was looking forward to reading the rest of this series by OSC, and was surprised to see this available so soon. I think it's his best since the original Ender book. I almost always like multiple performer books better than single narrated ones. That's my take on it ...enjoy!
Great all the way through to the last chapter, then its cut short, like the author forgot to include the last chaper. Infact it could have had a few more chapters. Waist of time, and frankly, it pissed me off.
I ended this book wanting more.....thats the best feeling. As long as the author comes out with another.
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This is part of a great story. It starts slow and leads right up to the very edge of a great chasm. Then, it pushes you in turns out the lights and goes home. Would that Mr. Card finished the story or at least found a better stopping point, the reader would be satisfied. As it is, I felt as if I was waiting for the ending to hit the printer. The performances on all Mr. Cards books are excellent.
Excellent book of urban fantasy. As always, from OSC, a thick and intricate plot with deep characters and an exciting story.