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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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    katharine 11-20-16
    katharine 11-20-16 Member Since 2013
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    "disappointed"

    The beginning of the book was intriguing... however I got bored with all of the ridiculous conversation between alvin and Tale swapper. tried as hard as I could to stay interested in this book but finally stopped listening entirely. wish I could get a refund.

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    Brian 11-17-16
    Brian 11-17-16 Member Since 2016
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    Hard to get in to at first. Started very slow and didn't know where it was going. And then BAM! It took off. Having the different narrators helped the progression. Strong story and looking forward to more

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    Gregory United States 11-15-16
    Gregory United States 11-15-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Confusing"
    Would you try another book from Orson Scott Card and/or the narrators?

    Sounds like it was written in the 1800's. I could not listen long enough to get interested or catch the main story line.


    What could Orson Scott Card have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Not write it. My first OSC book that I did not like.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    BOREDOM


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    Liz 08-14-16
    Liz 08-14-16 Member Since 2007
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    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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    malcolm 02-12-15
    malcolm 02-12-15
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    "Hooked"

    Story had me from the start. The slight twist on history lets you slip right in to the storyline as if you already know the characters. Excellent listen.

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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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    William Colorado 01-30-15
    William Colorado 01-30-15 Member Since 2012

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    "Very slow going"
    What would have made Seventh Son better?

    I became an OSC fan beginning with the Ender-verse. I've read/listened to all books in that series as well as Mithermages and enjoyed them all. But this book is so slow to gain traction. And the ah shucks way it is written make this very hard to listen to. I won't be going any further in this series


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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?

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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