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Pathfinder Audiobook

Pathfinder: Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Rigg is well trained at keeping secrets. Only his father knows the truth about Rigg’s strange talent for seeing the paths of people’s pasts. But when his father dies, Rigg is stunned to learn just how many secrets Father had kept from him - secrets about Rigg’s own past, his identity, and his destiny. And when Rigg discovers that he has the power not only to see the past, but also to change it, his future suddenly becomes anything but certain.

Rigg’s birthright sets him on a path that leaves him caught between two factions, one that wants him crowned and one that wants him dead. He will be forced to question everything he thinks he knows, choose who to trust, and push the limits of his talent... or forfeit control of his destiny.

©2010 Orson Scott Card (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"The implications of the boys' power to manipulate the past unfold cleverly…, feeding into the Machiavellian political intrigue for a pulse-pounding climax….Card's many fans will be thrilled by this return to his literary roots.” (Kirkus)

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    Nancy Johnstown, PA, United States 07-13-15
    Nancy Johnstown, PA, United States 07-13-15

    I'm a retired retail exec and have taken up my love of quilting as a retirement vocation. I devour audiobooks as I sew. Love it. Picture is of me and my BFF, Bill. 2013

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    "YAWN!"

    I just can't get into Orson Scott Card's style. I made it through most of the first part, but I find, due to the insane repetition of characters analyzing themselves: forward to go backward, to go forward faster, but slower.... I found I really didn't care about a resolution of the story and I won't be reading any more of the series. Very disappointed; but enjoyed that it was a very special price.

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    Jaygiri 06-14-15
    Jaygiri 06-14-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great story, good narration except..."
    Would you listen to Pathfinder again? Why?

    Yes, may be it will be more reveling next time.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Pathfinder?

    It will be spoiler if I say, so I would rather not say it.


    What three words best describe the narrators’s performance?

    Thank you narrators.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Slowing know the secrete chapter by chapter.


    Any additional comments?

    Chapter 10 must be re-recorded without dramatic voice. It kills all the continuity.

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    Amazon Customer United States 06-14-15
    Amazon Customer United States 06-14-15 Member Since 2011

    Say something about yourself!

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    "unique story"

    I enjoyed OSC development of this story and all the character. the story flows well and you don't want to pauses it at all

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    J. Bowlus 06-12-15
    J. Bowlus 06-12-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Complex and Entertaining"

    Orson Scott Card has a distinct way of simplifying complex philosophy and science and making it entertaining and understandable. Even though the science is mostly of his own creation, it seems plausible and factual.

    Pathfinder is a unique take on aspects of time travel and superhuman abilities. The characters are multi-dimensional and have a breadth of depth. I always enjoy the witty dialogue and the fact the children of most of his novels are smarter and more insightful than any professor I have had in college.

    Loved the story and can't wait to continue the story!

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    bbeaa 06-09-15
    bbeaa 06-09-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Puzzling narration, perturbing"

    Asked teen working for me what was on his summer reading list. Pathfinder! I hadn't read it before.

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    Breanna Groneman 05-15-15
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    "fabulous!!!!"

    great story. a little slow to begin with but it got really interesting and attention gripping!

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    T. Trefan Calgary, Canada 05-06-15
    T. Trefan Calgary, Canada 05-06-15 Member Since 2011

    Compulsively Reading

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    "First half awesome, final 6.5 hrs is a huge WTF!?"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    So I've been enjoying this book and having a blast. Suddenly in chapter 42 the entire narration changes. Different narrators with a juvenile style of telling a story.... It's pretty much ruined the audiobook for me. I'll probably just read it instead. I can't stand how irritating these last part of the book is being told.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It's fascinating, mysterious and exciting.


    What didn’t you like about the narrators’s performance?

    Why in gods name did you switch it up? It was WORKING for me. I was ENJOYING the book. And then you change narrators? Seriously? WHY?


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    It was a good story.


    Any additional comments?

    Please warn me if any other future books have a giant rip off like this toward the end. It is NOT a nice surprise.

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    Victoria Douglasville, GA 04-24-15
    Victoria Douglasville, GA 04-24-15 Member Since 2016
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    "I won't finish this book"
    What disappointed you about Pathfinder?

    the narration is horrendous. it is all over the place and keep me from 'escaping' into the story like I usually do.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    won't make it there


    How could the performance have been better?

    this narrator ruined the book for me.


    What character would you cut from Pathfinder?

    didn't get involved enough to know


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    A. Davis 04-15-15
    A. Davis 04-15-15
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    "Why multiple narrators?"

    I thought it was a wonderful story but I wondered why thy chose to change narrators during the story. I do not feel that it added to the presentation.

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    Lady Pamela New Mexico 04-11-15
    Lady Pamela New Mexico 04-11-15

    And Buffalo George

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    "Good Sci Fi"

    Card combines young adult fantasy and science-fiction. Pathfinder is a complex and sophisticated narrative involving space and time-travel --secrets and intrigues that keep you turning pages/listening. At the end, the author stated that he had achieved his goal and tht soe of the skipping around in time was necessary for the story. The political intrigue is complicated. In production, multiple narrators were used for the same character...very distracting.

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