Book was very entertaining, not quite as good as Ender's Game, but depending on how the series progresses could be a great series. Guess have to wait for the next book in a year or so.
Straight to the point - I love that this book is set in the modern world. Characters google, shop in (or shoplift from) Walmart, and use technology in a way that is unique to this millennium. This is not evident at the start of the book as the first 20 minutes or so are set on the North compound, separate from the rest of society. Once Danny leaves the compound, though, we see him discover and develop his magical skills within our world.
As a big fan of Ender's Game, I was not disappointed with The Lost Gate. While I don't feel that it has the depth of Ender's Game (that's the English teacher in me talking), I really enjoyed it and will certainly buy the sequels as they become available.
I heart scifi, and have become addicted to listening instead of reading, or even watching tv.
Good book. What you want and expect from OSC. Now lets have the next book!!
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power." Abraham Lincoln
I love the books Scott Card writes, and this one I have really enjoyed. I found the take of the
The narration was good, just what you would expect from Stefan Rudnicki.
I recommend this book to anyone who wants to be entertained.
Husband & I are looking forward to the continuation of this series. Card hasn't disappointed us yet. However - I would not recommend this book for pre-adolescent readers, nor adolescent readers who can't or shouldn't be exposed to certain adult - read: sexual - themes. This said, it's going to be quite fun to see where Card takes the parallel stories introduced in The Lost Gate.
Husband, Father, Bass Player, General Manager Audible Fan
The title says it all ... one of the best stories you could choose. Entertaining from start to finish.
A must buy !
Both the narration and the story here are amazing. I am an avid fantasy fan and especially love the mixing of the modern contemporary world with hidden supernatural worlds. Card does a masterful job of mixing a unique mythology with our everyday society. The character's that matter are all fully fleshed out, and the wit and humour can't be topped. I love Ender's Game, but I think that this is his best work to date. I can't wait for the rest of the books in the series.
One of the few books I bought this year that I did not finish listening to. I suggest that you listen to the sample before you purchase.
This was a surprisingly good book. Someone wrote a review saying it was copying Harry Potter but it's nothing like Harry Potter! It's a little confusing at first but it all ties together at the end.
His magic system is brilliantly done and well incorporated into his signature coming-of-age epics. He has managed to explain fairytale-fantasy, mythology, religion, space-time continuum, and even the supernatural while somehow managing to seamlessly fold it into the everyday modern life of a 16 year old. Thirty-three years in the making - My hat goes off to one of my very favorite storytellers.