The main character is in his teens, yet the man narrating is obviously older, so that was sort-of odd, but he does a good job none-the-less. The female narrator does a fantastic job, especially since she's narrating a man half of the time (I also loved her voice in general!).
The first part is a bit slow, especially when he gets into figuring out how to go about using his own gift (not really a spoiler), but it picks up after that. I think that Card started out slowly because he knew he was writing multiples so hopefully the ones after this have more action and heart.
I see a lot of potential later on, because there is a lot of room to move around within the world that Card sets this in, so it's a good starter book for a series.
If you are a Orson Scott Card fan you will like this book. Only problem is I read this book before anymore in the series has come out.
Love Sci Fi and Fantasy books since I was 8, starting reading A Princess of Mars series in Junior High School thanks to my Uncle Lester.
I liked this a lot, and will read more of his work. This was very interesting with a good plot and character development.
Disciple of the written word and Audible fanatic. I am an Urban and Epic Fantasy Fan. I also enjoy some Paranormal Romance.
Percy Jackson series comes closest to this series because he is a young boy in a mythical
The readers added depth and character to the story. I liked two readers because you never got confused about where you were in the story.
The death of the child was very moving and I think will add understanding to the character of Wad later
I am very excited with this series and was pleasantly surprised by the appearance of OSC himself at the afterwards
I wouldn't know, hadn't read the print version.
I liked Danny better.
The male voice was great. The female voice was good. Together, they weren't so good. The woman told the story in a more playful way and that character wasn't so playful and the male voice was a bit more serious and the character was not so serious. That being said, it is worth a buy and a listen. I'm looking forward to the Gate Thief. I would have much preferred one or the other. The change overs actually hurt my ears and jolted me out of the story.
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.