I'm not sure why people listen to audiobooks if not for the incredibly entertaining imagination that lurks behind the story. This is classics Orson Scott Card he went and once again redefined his genre this is Science Fiction at it's best. He went and made a book that looks at what our history could have been had things happened differently. His theory is sound, and I'll admit a little long winded at times but it quickly evolves into an incredibly intriguing narrative.
I listened to all 4 of the books in this series because I got them and figured I'd get my money's worth. I tried to focus on what was happening and I even enjoyed some of the scenes and I think the library style was well done. That said, this series had no point and no clear direction. There were more things left unexplained then explained and the reader was not rewarded with a worth-while journey. The thing is that with so many excellent books out there, why would anyone bother listening to something that could have and has been done better?
People who like to think they're enlightened, but are too afraid to admit that they were just as confused by this book as the rest of us.
Written a plot that made sense.
This is not the worse book I've heard, but it lacks so many elements that make a story good. There's no clear direction of where it's going. It gives these fantastical scenarios without explaining anything about them. The listener is left to try and puzzle things out long after the book is done, and it's not such a happy task. It leaves far too much to interpretation and then it ends abruptly.
No not from this author, but I enjoyed the narrator.
No I still love sci-fi, but this was not a story that was easy to follow, nor one that rewarded the reader for doing so.
This could never be made into a movie.
I know that people are saying things like the prose makes it worth while, but I beg to differ. What makes a story good is just that, the story. In this case the story really doesn't give the listener anything solid to go on. It's incredibly confusing and disconnected and there really isn't a point to the tale.
This is just not Card's best work. In the afterward he [Card] even said that he thought it was preachy and heavy handed and there's no doubt that it's heavy-handed. The story itself is interesting but really it's not worth the massive amount of bickering and speculation that comprises Card's personal opinion. Honestly just avoid this book and sped your money on Card's far better work.
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