This is a very satisfying start of a series, but don't listen to it unless you are prepared to commit to the full series. I really enjoyed the universe that was created in this book that took peices of American history and wove in a unique folklore and magic.
I think Seventh Son does a great job introducing the listeners to this world, but does not make a satisfying listen on its own. The story has no real conclusion. It just ends the the obvious foresight that this book, by itself, is not a story, but just an introduction.
I have listened to multiple book narrated by Scott Brick and Gabrielle de Cuir and they always do a great job telling the story. This book is no exception.
I always greatly enjoy author commentary after listening to a story. Card's afterward is enjoyable (if not slightly spoiler-ish) and I think it did an excellent job propelling my desire to listen to the next book.
I usually enjoy reading/listening to anything by Brian Greene, but Prichard's narration did not convey any of Greene's enthusiasm for physics. I felt like I was being lectured to rather than being taught something.
I do think that the book was less fun and interesting the Greene's Elegant Universe, but it was still an interesting topic and written well. It did a really good job expanding on topics in The Elegant Universe. Even being very interested in the subject, I struggled to finish the book. The lack of excitement from the narrator drained my desire to listen to book.
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