I can see some people might feel the performance is slow/aimed at children. But for me the story is engaging and just what I need for my nightly 30 minute bedtime story.
I get to be a kid again, but still engaged with a great story.
The personalities of each one
Each time Rig has an awaking in his adventure
The expressions each one in the book had
Yes but I paced myself
I am a big fan of OSC. He comes up with lots of interesting ideas. But sometimes his characters talk too much. Listening to the adolescents bicker over and over and over was difficult to get through. I'm going to listen to the next book just because I'm intrigued by the ideas and want to see where he takes them. But I do wish he'd spend more time polishing the dialogue.
How long will you make me wait for the last installment Orson Scott Card? I t really has been a long time!
Not a book to read a second time but interesting the first time around.
Like the other books I have heard from OSC there is adventure, a flavor of the environment, much detail regarding each character. I felt there was too much review as OSC explains the thought process of each character at multiple places in the story.
I guess OSC was in a rush or too busy when he wrote this one. I think I will return it as the ended in midsentence, of course one I return it I cannot review it so I am getting my review in now, save yourself the time and stay away from this one.
I ended up reading this because I had already gotten through the first book and really wanted to find out more about what happened. I have very mixed feelings about this book because I really did enjoy the plot twists and sci-fi elements of it. However, there was so much time wasted on “character development,” a.k.a. the young people are immature and insecure except for Rigg who is unassailably perfect. I was left feeling, “eh… I might read the next one if I have nothing else to read,” but I certainly would not reread it.
To a point. The premise of the story was good - Rigg and his companions cross through different wallfolds trying to learn about them and how to save the world. However, there was so much arguing and endless bickering among the characters as well as endless philosophizing and conjecturing that I found myself yelling at the narrator to just shut up and get on with it!
The author needed to do some serious editing. I felt like a like a lot of the story was simply filler, buying him time to figure out what the characters should do next. Page after page of bickering does not make a good story. Page after page of listing to whining, self-absorbed characters did not inspire me to read further. Nor did I need endless "what ifs" as characters pondered one weighty theory after another.
I would have preferred a single narrator. The woman who read Param's point of view and the man that read Umbo's were more animated and more interesting than the narrator who read Rigg's point of view, who sometimes was dead-pan to the point of being monotone.
Throw my iPod across the room.
The Pathfinder was an interesting book and I truly hoped Ruins would be as good. Unfortunately, it wasn't. There were just enough interesting events to keep me going but more than once I considered giving up. It just got so boring and frustrating at times. If I had been actually reading this, I could have perhaps skipped over all the incredibly tedious parts of this book but with the audio version, that was impossible. I will read the next one in the hopes that it is more like Pathfinder and less like the pedantic Ruins.