Redo of the original like old time space opera
Emily Rankin needs some work
Boring and trite
Not up to most of Orson Scott Card's Work
I listen to a books while riding my bike, driving, running or working around the house. Keep your mind active.
I liked The Lost Gate. I did not love it, but liked it. It was a solid 3 & ¾ star book. When I read the reviews of The Gate Thief, I was concerned.
Seemed like all the audible reviewers really liked the first book, but disliked the second book, thinking it was a significant departure from book 1. There are lots of discussions on OSC being overly “preachy”. I have read or listened too many of OSCs books, and almost all contain Moral dilemmas and have underlying moral lessons. I wanted to see where Mither Mages was going, so I took a chance.
I really did not find The Gate Thief much of a departure from the Gate Thief. It was a bit slower than book one but I did not find it any more “preachy” than I was accustomed to from OSC. If you liked the Lost Gate, I would recommend listening to the Gate Thief. I intend to purchase book 3 when it comes out.
For people who though they had handle on where this was going after book one your in for a shock. This book takes a complete left turn from where I though we were heading. In the afterwards we learned that this books original outline and story was tossed and completely re done in order to better lay ground work for book 3. The story is good but seems rushed in places and some of the people feel very different then they did in book one.
How long will you make me wait for the last installment Orson Scott Card? I t really has been a long time!
Card develops the world further and weaves historical elements and interpersonal back stories which bring the story to life
two interwoven stories of the two worlds set to be reconnected
it was a great story - love it love it love it... BUT... the author leaves it hanging in the most diabolical place... seriously I was like: Arrrrrgh... and rushed to audible to buy the third part in the series... only to find that it's not published yet!
Three days later and I still cant get my head out of the story nor can I find relief due to the conclusion being un available...
Pretty annoyed with OSC right now.
The plot had potential, but the characters had to become rather stupid to move the story along.
Absolutely hated the ending. If I had known what the ending was going to be I could have saved a few hours of my life to mow my sidewalk.
Narrator was awesome.
The overall story has real potential but the characters just started acting stupider than was established in the first book.
This book offers a unique world and system of magic. On top of that, the story is just plain addictive.
The strength of character and integrity of the main character, who is still just a boy, makes him a fantastic hero that you start rooting for right away.
Danny is by far the best character, though the gate thief is interesting because of his mixture of heroic and base qualities.
This book was hard to put down once I started it!
From OSC probably...Stefan Rudicki and Emily Rankin ruined the book for me.
ANYONE would have been a better choice for the voice of a 14/15/16 yr old Danny North than Stefan Rudnicki. Its hard to picture a kid with a deep baritone voice.
Enough with a nerdy teenager having girls throw themselves at you and consistently being the better person and telling them no.The premise is insulting and ridiculous. Insulting that very girl he seems to know wants to sleep with him and ridiculous that hes so morally superior at 16 that he tells them ALL no. It gets to the point where its boring and even a bit preachy. Maybe with a different narrator it wouldnt have seemed so bad but I wish I had read the rest of the reviews a bit closer and maybe not chosen to get this book in audio.
I am a huge Orson Scott Card Fan and have been waiting eagerly for this book to come out - maybe that is why I was kind of disappointed.... It is still good, but the first one was better.
I would not have used two narrators. The woman (Emily) is incredibly over dramatic. It sounds like she is reading a dramatic play to a 5th grader. She reads with a sense of breathy wonder that is completely ridiculous. This coupled with the fact that the book is about a teenager makes the book feel unnecessarily juvenile.Stephan was better, but also overly dramatic.
No. The performances sort of ruined the books for me. I was interested in the story, but I had to keep convincing myself to keep listening despite the performances.
Maybe. I have been doing a lot of driving, so it was a good enough way to pass the time, but Game of Thrones was much better.