Fist of all, I am a huge Orson Scott Card fan, and have almost every book he has written. This is by far his worst effort.
The characters spent 90% of the book bickering with each other. While "teaming" together, the characters were constantly annoyed and upset with each other, whining, complaining, and disgruntled. This constant sniping and bickering was not necessary for the plot, and made for a miserable listening experience.
I'll buy into the idea that the way the characters felt was realistic, but not what I look for in fiction.
Grave disappointment. I kept waiting for the "friends" to stop snarling at each other, and to just move on with the story, but it was not to be.
I loved the first book, Pathfinder, and was so looking forward to the sequel. What a disappointment.
Other Orson Scott Card books.
Didn't like how the readers made Loaf's voice sound evil. I read the book a couple years ago, and my interpretation was that his voice shouldn't have an evil, snide streak to it.
If you enjoy science fiction with time travel, you will LOVE this book.
Yes. Interesting and believable characters, exciting and believable plot.
Vance does great with all characters
The whole book
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