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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)

What Members Say

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    Aaron Dobmeier 01-31-15 Member Since 2014
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    "overall good and will listen to the other two"

    I enjoyed this book and will download the other two in the series. I just feel at some points in the book there is some excessive rambling that's not needed.

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    Jaime 01-30-15
    Jaime 01-30-15
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    "Perfect"

    Perfect this book is the best ever or at least that is what I think
    The best book in the world

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    Diana PORT ANGELES, WA, United States 01-27-15
    Diana PORT ANGELES, WA, United States 01-27-15 Member Since 2010

    I'm a retired mental health professional now I make jewelry while listening to audio books. I live in the NW corner of the contenent.

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    "Great story"
    Would you listen to Pathfinder again? Why?

    I probably would not listen to this book a second time because I do not usually read science fiction. If this is scifi then I didn't know how much I like it.


    What other book might you compare Pathfinder to and why?

    This was definitely a parallel universe. I liked the characters and enjoyed the suspense.


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    Christine Redding, CA, United States 01-26-15
    Christine Redding, CA, United States 01-26-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Fantastic Story by Orson Scott Card... Obviously!"
    What made the experience of listening to Pathfinder the most enjoyable?

    Orson loves to get inside your head. He loves to tinker with our thoughts and shares what the characters are thinking and the arguments they have inside their own heads. Sometimes I get annoyed and need a break from these arguments and reasoning's, but they are what make them so awesome.


    What other book might you compare Pathfinder to and why?

    The Ender Series I think is a good match. Different, but very much like Orson's typical "inside your head" thought processes.


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

    They are all stellar narrators. I enjoyed Rigg and Umbow but loved the other characters too. Bravo to the director and whomever selected this cast of narrators. Always hits a winning group with Orson's books.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Extremem? Hm... I don't want to give anything away. There were times where I laughed out loud, sometimes I was annoyed and nervous. Cry... no, that's reserved for books like Little Women.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm on the second in the series, but I have to say I need breaks from Orson's books because he digs so deep into the human psyche and I just need to recoup from all that "thinking" that he does in his books.

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    dianemoos 01-18-15
    dianemoos 01-18-15 Member Since 2014
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    "it kept me listening"

    loved it... Couldn't stop listening... can't wait to see what's next... I'm downloading the next book now!!!!

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    Natalie Fayman 01-17-15

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    "Interesting concept, lackluster execution"

    I like the concept of the storyline, but the frequent and overly detailed dissertations on the mechanics of space time manipulation bogged down the flow of the story. I could not maintain a consistent level of interest

    I also feel cheated after investing so much time and dragging my way through the story only to find an incomplete ending. I did not know this book was part of a series, but even if I had, I still expect the majority of the loose ends to be tied up and major problems to be solved by the end of a book.

    All of this amounts to me being annoyed enough that I will probably not continue with the rest of the series.

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    DayDay 01-07-15
    DayDay 01-07-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Awesome book!"

    This was thee most interesting book I think I've ever purchased. It really got my mental gears going. Definitely buying books 2 and 3 of this series.

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    Kenneth W Bertin 01-05-15
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    "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.

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    Michael J. Graham 01-01-15 Member Since 2013
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    "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.

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    Adam 12-29-14
    Adam 12-29-14 Member Since 2016
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    "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.

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