We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
 >   > 
Pathfinder: Book 1 | [Orson Scott Card]

Pathfinder: Book 1

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.
Regular Price:$24.49
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

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)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.2 (3313 )
5 star
 (1520)
4 star
 (1176)
3 star
 (436)
2 star
 (114)
1 star
 (67)
Overall
4.2 (2595 )
5 star
 (1257)
4 star
 (863)
3 star
 (337)
2 star
 (90)
1 star
 (48)
Story
4.3 (2576 )
5 star
 (1288)
4 star
 (866)
3 star
 (298)
2 star
 (69)
1 star
 (55)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Kenneth W Bertin 01-05-15
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    4
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Wow"

    This mind-bending adventure was very good. I enjoyed it thoroughly. I almost couldn't stop listening other than eating and sleeping and spending time with family.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Michael J. Graham 01-01-15 Member Since 2013
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    5
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Amazing book"

    I loved it. Couldn't stop listening. I didn't want it to end. Incredible story. Card's unique style had me hooked from the very beginning.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Adam 12-29-14
    Adam 12-29-14 Member Since 2014
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    20
    16
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Sorry OSC"

    My over all review is on the final book of the Pathfinder trilogy. Each book I have their own desperate rating and I'm the final book I have my final opinion of the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Matt Ranlett Atlanta Georgia 12-23-14
    Matt Ranlett Atlanta Georgia 12-23-14 Member Since 2014

    Husband, father of 2, and a software developer moving slowly and unsteadily into management. I love reading, especially fiction & history

    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    12
    11
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Awesome story, great narration"

    I love the story and the paradox inducing time travel arguments made me laugh out loud. The narrators are great, really lending a flavor to the characters

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Brian 12-07-14
    Brian 12-07-14
    HELPFUL VOTES
    4
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    125
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Characters to break time travel paradigms"
    Where does Pathfinder rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Card successfully uses his tried-and-true recipe from enders game characters to create another set of youthful characters.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Card takes the subject of time travel merges it with science fiction space travel and uses the fantasy world themes with an excellent mix.


    Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I found the use of multiple narrators not a hindrance but an excellent tool for showing the different characters internal voices.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amazon Customer NORTHLAKE, TX, United States 10-08-14
    Amazon Customer NORTHLAKE, TX, United States 10-08-14 Member Since 2014

    reader of books

    HELPFUL VOTES
    38
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    65
    20
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Good OSC Stuff"

    This was a pretty good book. If you have read OSC before and like how he develops characters and plot then I think you will find this book being a typical Card book. Easy read and I only found a couple of difficult spots which I will touch on below after the spoiler warning. I know this is the first of a trilogy and overall I though the pacing was good but the ending was a little jarring for me. I will be reading the next one soon if not next.

    *** SPOILER ***

    Ok. I found the back story of colonization and the mishap through time pretty cool. I assume it was intended that the reader figure it out pretty quickly but it was still interesting and I looked forward to that part of the story at the beginning of every chapter.
    I did find some of the time jumping difficult to follow once or twice and I am still not sure why the kids had the capabilities they had. I hope to figure it out better in the next book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    crystal 09-16-14
    crystal 09-16-14 Member Since 2010

    Julia

    ratings
    REVIEWS
    11
    4
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great story"
    What did you love best about Pathfinder?

    This story has tons of heart.....great listen


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Rig was the heart of the book and he really is soul searching his way thru


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

    All were done excellent


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Adventures of......


    Any additional comments?

    Perfectly done

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Isaac LADSON, SC, United States 07-22-14
    Isaac LADSON, SC, United States 07-22-14
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    15
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Interesting... But feels rushed."
    What did you like best about Pathfinder? What did you like least?

    I really liked the expendables and how they told the story of Ram.

    The conversations between the characters throughout the book felt forced and not genuine. Most of the time when a story talks about how a character feels I can understand why a character feels that way based on the way they talk and act. In this story I constantly felt confused when the emotions etc of the characters were described and I couldn't understand why they felt that way and so it didn't draw me in as it should. For example, the story would say that a particular character said something and was angry, but as the reader I would wonder why the person is angry and it would never be explained not even through the context of what was happening.


    What other book might you compare Pathfinder to and why?

    Ender's Game. Orson Scott Card does some things really well, and that is make his characters seem really smart. I was reminded of Ender and Bean.


    What three words best describe the narrators’s voice?

    There are 3 narrators in this recording. The first one is brilliant. Honestly I was really enjoying the narration and story until about a 1/3 of the way through the book the narrator changed... The 2nd and 3rd narrator were both terrible compared to the first and had pretty annoying voices. They were trying to do children's voices so I don't blame them that much, but I would have much preferred if this story had just stuck with the first narrator the entire time.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Yes. The story is definitely there.


    Any additional comments?

    The storytelling is lackluster at times... and the narration of the 2nd and 3rd narrator is pretty bad.. BUT The world is interesting. Many of the characters are great.. and I think the story holds together overall. Its worth a look into, I mainly recommend it just because I think the series will turn out much better than this individual book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jason Rome, GA, United States 07-13-14
    Jason Rome, GA, United States 07-13-14 Member Since 2009
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    116
    7
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Least favorite book from Card"

    For those of you who have children or have spent any time around them this will define the book for you.
    This book is reminds me of two children having the same arguments day after day about the same things. You get to the point where you can just zone out and come back to it at any point and still know whats going to happen next. Thank you Audible for the 2.5x speed setting!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Doug Laursen 07-03-14 Member Since 2014

    Tech Guy

    HELPFUL VOTES
    13
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    30
    9
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Another great adventure story."
    If you could sum up Pathfinder in three words, what would they be?

    Huck Finn in the Future


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Pathfinder?

    Finding good caring people like Loaf.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    The performance lost continuity as different performers read different parts. I couldn't see a story based reason for the change in voices.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 61-70 of 176 results PREVIOUS167818NEXT

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.