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.
"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)
I wasn't able to stop listening! I caught myself sitting in my car for at least an extra ten min any time I went somewhere. I can't wait to start book 2 tomorrow! The only negative part about this book was that the narrator's switched and it messed with the flow of the book. There was one in particular somewhere in the 40's (audio chapters, not book chapters) that was absolutely terrible. It pissed me off the entire chapter and sounded nothing like the other narrators. If he would have been the main narrator, I would have missed out on this adventurous story, because I never would have made it through more than one chapter. I even paused it, jumped to the next chapter to make sure he didn't read anymore, then went back.... Otherwise the main narrator was great and the story kept me constantly entertained!
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
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.
Yes, may be it will be more reveling next time.
It will be spoiler if I say, so I would rather not say it.
Thank you narrators.
Slowing know the secrete chapter by chapter.
Chapter 10 must be re-recorded without dramatic voice. It kills all the continuity.
Say something about yourself!
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
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!
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.
It's fascinating, mysterious and exciting.
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?
It was a good story.
Please warn me if any other future books have a giant rip off like this toward the end. It is NOT a nice surprise.
Report Inappropriate Content