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Ruins: Pathfinder, Book 2 | [Orson Scott Card]

Ruins: Pathfinder, Book 2

When Rigg and his friends crossed the Wall between the only world they knew and a world they could not imagine, he hoped he was leading them to safety. But the dangers in this new wallfold are more difficult to see. Rigg, Umbo, and Param know that they cannot trust the expendable, Vadesh - a machine shaped like a human, created to deceive - but they are no longer certain that they can even trust one another. But they will have little choice. Because although Rigg can decipher the paths of the past, he can’t yet see the horror that lies ahead: A destructive force with deadly intentions is hurtling toward Garden.
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When Rigg and his friends crossed the Wall between the only world they knew and a world they could not imagine, he hoped he was leading them to safety. But the dangers in this new wallfold are more difficult to see. Rigg, Umbo, and Param know that they cannot trust the expendable, Vadesh - a machine shaped like a human, created to deceive - but they are no longer certain that they can even trust one another.

But they will have little choice. Because although Rigg can decipher the paths of the past, he can’t yet see the horror that lies ahead: A destructive force with deadly intentions is hurtling toward Garden. If Rigg, Umbo, and Param can’t work together to alter the past, there will be no future.

©2012 Orson Scott Card (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Amazon Customer 11-06-12
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    "I'd wait for 3 before starting 2"
    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    I knew from the about half way through the book that I wasn't going to be happy with lack of resolution with this book, and considered stopping then to wait for book 3 to come out. I'm certainly going to recommend to my kids that they wait for book 3 to be available before starting the series, as there are just too many annoying open items and it is frustrating to wait a year or two to try to remember them and pick up and continue.


    Any additional comments?

    Read like a Young Adult novel, certainly appropriate for family listening if you don't mind poo jokes.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    kristen 01-09-14
    kristen 01-09-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Only wish there was a 3rd book!!"

    I am most certainly a fan of OSC and this 2 book series is typical OSC. They capture you with his imaginative well defined characters and a storyline filled with extraordinary human powers, time travel and futuristic planetary colonization. Two thumps up!! On to my next OSC adventure....

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Paul Keeseville, NY, United States 04-18-13
    Paul Keeseville, NY, United States 04-18-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Again OSC does not disapoint!!!!"
    What made the experience of listening to Ruins the most enjoyable?

    The pace of the story and the unpredictability of the story


    What other book might you compare Ruins to and why?

    The obvious answer is Pathfinder but the 2 books are in a class of their own.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    Rudnikki Is my favorite reader and having 2 others really pulls the stories together.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kevin Holden Hill, Australia 03-13-13
    Kevin Holden Hill, Australia 03-13-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Time Travel Story to Fool With Your Head"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Ruins to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the Print Version so I cannot compare.


    What other book might you compare Ruins to and why?

    The Time Traveller's Wife. It has the same Time Paradoxes and twists and turns. You really have to keep your mind on the action to stay with the story.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    Telling the story from the various characters' viewpoints was quite excellent. I gave one an understanding of the motives and needs of each one.


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

    I can't say that any particular passage in the book moved me, except maybe the frustration with the end, in that it didn't 'end' and therefore I am assuming there will be a sequel.


    Any additional comments?

    Overall, the intrigue aroused by the time paradoxes really kept the mind on the edge of reality. A truly enjoyable book excepting for the end, which I trust will mean a sequel is in the making.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sam G 02-28-13
    Sam G 02-28-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Incredible"
    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    This series is just fantastic. The second book is a nice sequel to the first, and the story keeps getting more involved and even more unique.

    With most OSC series, things get a bit overwrought in the end, and I can see the seeds for that being planted even now while I'm enjoying practically every word. Only time will tell if the follow-up books get tedious.

    But for now, the magic is unique, the characters continue to develop, and the plot thickens. I would like to do nothing more than sit and listen to this stuff for hours on end.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ryanne wappingers falls, NY, USA 02-11-13
    Ryanne wappingers falls, NY, USA 02-11-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Really Enjoyed this book!"
    What made the experience of listening to Ruins the most enjoyable?

    Ok. So, this book was enjoyable because it picked right back up where book one left off. There was continuity of the story and even though the plot got a little muddied, I still found it immensely enjoyable.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I had a real fondness and connection to Rigg and the other characters too. But, Rigg, brought me to tears on several occasions when I didn't expect it. He was the kid I wanted to pat on the back and say; Go for it! You're doing great.


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

    I have listenend to these narrators (Auditors, as I like to call them) before. I love the way they worked together and made the story pop. It really kept my interest when they do the voices for each character. In Chapter 11 there was a variance from the way the character was supposed to sound which caught me by surprise but it only happened once and so what.. No one is ever perfect. Not even when you have an editing team...


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

    I can see this being made into a movie. I have already addressed this in a previous review but I would like to see "fresh faces". I don't know of any actors / actress's who fit the description for these characters right now. However, my "tag line' would be: The World is bigger than you ever thought..


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    stacey 02-11-13
    stacey 02-11-13 Member Since 2014
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    "intricate plot lines"
    What did you love best about Ruins?

    well developed characters who do not always do what you expect


    What did you like best about this story?

    the twists and turns and the relationships between character the love hate if you will


    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    good narrators bring the characters to life


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

    the moments of conflict between the characters that showed they wanted to take other directions but could not leave each other


    Any additional comments?

    card is always a good read if you do not mind the hint (only a hint though) of religion

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ashley MURRAY, UT, United States 01-30-13
    Ashley MURRAY, UT, United States 01-30-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Didn't want it to end!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I have told my boyfriend he must read! Its great story about time travel.


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

    They were all great!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    This book only took me a few days to finish. I wish it was twice as long!


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kurt Latham, NY, United States 12-14-12
    Kurt Latham, NY, United States 12-14-12 Member Since 2009
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    "A worthy next step in the adventure..."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes


    What did you like best about this story?

    The depth of character development


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    Embodied the personalities of the characters


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

    How can they save the world, if they can't even save themselves


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    J. Schantz 12-12-12
    J. Schantz 12-12-12 Member Since 2011
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    "As good as the first"
    If you could sum up Ruins in three words, what would they be?

    simply classic Card


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

    The cast reprises their original roles from Pathfinder and continues to give a good performance.


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

    That would be giving spoilers.


    Any additional comments?

    If you enjoy Orson Scott Card, you will enjoy this book. It is a good continuation of the story from Pathfinder.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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