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Seventh Son Audiobook

Seventh Son: Tales of Alvin Maker, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

From the author of the award-winning Ender's Game comes the unforgettable story of young Alvin Maker, the seventh son of a seventh son.

Born into an alternative frontier America, where life is hard and folk magic is real, Alvin is gifted with power, but he must learn to use his gift wisely. Dark forces are arrayed against Alvin, and only a young girl with second sight can protect him.

Don't miss the sequel to this book, Red Prophet.

©1987 Orson Scott Card; (P)2007 Blackstone Audio Inc.

What the Critics Say

  • Locus Award, 1988

"A tribute to the art of storytelling, this is highly recommended." (Library Journal)
"Seventh Son begins what may be a significant recasting in fantasy terms of the tall tale of America." (Washington Post Book World)
"A consistently gripping tale featuring solid historical research and a keen understanding of religious experience. Another major effort by a world-class talent. Highly recommended." (Booklist)

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    Liz 08-14-16
    Liz 08-14-16 Member Since 2007
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    the story is tedious and precious and the narration is slow and annoying


    What was most disappointing about Orson Scott Card’s story?

    he's written a bunch of time wasters, this was certainly one


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    alexander 02-24-15
    alexander 02-24-15 Member Since 2015
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    "loved it! loved it!"

    great story, Orison really has an abilety to right a story with ritch content. I realy recomend this book!

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    D. 02-17-15
    D. 02-17-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Surprising enjoyable"

    One of the narrators read way to fast. It was like he was racing to get his words out the fastest. That took away from the book for me but considering I accidentally purchased this book, I was pleasantly surprised. I was searching for a book with the same name by a different author and chose this book by mistake. I have now added the other titles in this series to my wish list!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    charles LAWTON, OK, United States 02-05-15
    charles LAWTON, OK, United States 02-05-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Great start"

    Great start to an amazing series. I read the books years ago when I heard about the movie remake I figured I had to read the book again.

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    scoraccio3 12-09-14
    scoraccio3 12-09-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Great first book."

    A neat magic system that Card uses, in similar or exact forms, in other books - but it's a good one. And, gotta love the voice work. On to the next! There is a next, right?

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    Niklas København N˜, Denmark 02-17-14
    Niklas København N˜, Denmark 02-17-14

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    "Entertaining though a little too much religion"
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    I definitely enjoyed listening to Seventh Son and as all of Orson Scott Cards books it is very well written. The jargon is perfect for the time and allows you to really get a sense of the time. The subtle but important effects of the magical is extremely well written and the author has done an excellent job at creating an interesting fantastic spin on historical events. However it does have a little too much religion and are at times a little too much like a poem for my taste. The narrators Stephen Hoye, Scott Brick and Gabrielle de Cuir are terrific as always. Overall a good listen and an interesting story.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Gregory Gentle Carlsbad, NM, United States 05-03-12
    Gregory Gentle Carlsbad, NM, United States 05-03-12 Member Since 2014

    Discovered audio books as a way to pass the time at work and now I'm hooked.

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    "An entertaining look at the history of America"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Yes, it does a great job of tying facts into a historical fiction.


    Would you recommend Seventh Son to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes, I think they would enjoy some of the parodies to real history.


    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The different personalities.


    Could you see Seventh Son being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No, I don't think anyone would want to make this into a movie.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Sullivan Merriam, KS, United States 09-06-11
    Sullivan Merriam, KS, United States 09-06-11
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    "Love this story"

    I read this series some years ago and loved it. The story is well told in this audio book and I
    am enjoying listening to it over and over again.

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    RKR Georgia 07-11-09
    RKR Georgia 07-11-09 Member Since 2007

    Drama teacher and Sci-Fi/Fantasy fan

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    "Great story, could have been a better production"

    Orson Scott Card tells great stories. But this recording picked a horrible reader for the character of Reverend Thrower. The semi-dramatized nature of the recording works well for the tale, but the actor who portrays the Thrower chapters can't decide if he wants to use a Scottish burr or not.

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    Rubin 07-24-07
    Rubin 07-24-07 Member Since 2016
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    "The series starts good with this one"

    I liked this one, but after I moved on to the 2nd and 3rd....I don't know.

    I know this is fiction and loosely based on some american history. Being an african american, it is kind of hard to listen to the imaginative world where it's ok to slaughter, rape, kill, and sell people to delevope the west. Even though I know those things happened.

    It's still clasic Card. You decide.

    10 of 21 people found this review helpful

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