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Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus | [Orson Scott Card]

Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus

In a not-too-distant future that is not quite ours, there has been a major scientific breakthrough. It is a way to open windows into the past, permitting historical researchers to view, but not participate, in the events of the past.

In one of the most powerful and thought-provoking novels of his remarkable career, Orson Scott Card interweaves a compelling portrait of Christopher Columbus with the story of a future scientist who believes she can alter human history from a tragedy of bloodshed and brutality to a world filled with hope and healing.

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Publisher's Summary

In a not-too-distant future that is not quite ours, there has been a major scientific breakthrough. It is a way to open windows into the past, permitting historical researchers to view, but not participate, in the events of the past.

In one of the most powerful and thought-provoking novels of his remarkable career, Orson Scott Card interweaves a compelling portrait of Christopher Columbus with the story of a future scientist who believes she can alter human history from a tragedy of bloodshed and brutality to a world filled with hope and healing.

©1996 Orson Scott Card; (P)2005 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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"A bold and compassionate alternative history filled with believable historical and fictional characters." (Library Journal)

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    Patty Spotsylvania, VA, United States 07-07-08
    Patty Spotsylvania, VA, United States 07-07-08 Member Since 2001
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    I LOVE Orson Scott Card - but this book was the most boring book I have ever listened to. It was background noise at most.

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    Walter 04-04-08
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    "Moving"

    At times I was near tears imagining a world as described.

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    Mark Brewster, NY, United States 01-05-08
    Mark Brewster, NY, United States 01-05-08 Member Since 2007
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    "Yawn"

    I love Mr. Cards other works but this one was horrible. The first 8 hrs is like being in history class in HS. Its like he forgot about the science fiction part and felt like telling us columbus's life story. Just didnt work for me.
    I really dont think he wrote this book. Not his style. Or at the very least he didnt contribute much to it.

    4 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Qatarcutie Qatar 01-09-08
    Qatarcutie Qatar 01-09-08 Member Since 2005

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    boring, tedious and badly narrated. gave up after 3 hours, wast of a credit!

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    David INDIAN LAND, SC, United States 11-20-08
    David INDIAN LAND, SC, United States 11-20-08 Member Since 2003
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    Another winner for Orson Scott Card!!

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