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.
I haven't read the Print Version so I cannot compare.
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.
Telling the story from the various characters' viewpoints was quite excellent. I gave one an understanding of the motives and needs of each one.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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..
well developed characters who do not always do what you expect
the twists and turns and the relationships between character the love hate if you will
good narrators bring the characters to life
the moments of conflict between the characters that showed they wanted to take other directions but could not leave each other
card is always a good read if you do not mind the hint (only a hint though) of religion
I have told my boyfriend he must read! Its great story about time travel.
They were all great!
This book only took me a few days to finish. I wish it was twice as long!
The depth of character development
Embodied the personalities of the characters
How can they save the world, if they can't even save themselves
simply classic Card
The cast reprises their original roles from Pathfinder and continues to give a good performance.
That would be giving spoilers.
If you enjoy Orson Scott Card, you will enjoy this book. It is a good continuation of the story from Pathfinder.
Top notch readers, They breathe life into these characters.
Card's continued exploration of the ethical issues surrounding the interaction of human and non-human lifeforms; particularly, consideration of what it means to be 'human.'
Enhanced emotions and personality for the characters.
Umbo's struggle with his inner voices.
This installment was not as good as the first book . the narration is good though and the story is still interesting. Hopefully things will pickup in the next release.
Yes, overall, l think he is a good story teller
If I wanted to listen to children bickering with each other I could have closed my eyes and remembered my own trying to decide which t.v. programme they wanted to watch or which game to play. I had invested a great deal of time in the two books in the series and wanted to feel it was well spent but ultimately I didn't care what happened to any of the characters and I mean 'any'. Now I'm going to go to see my grandchildren or I'll ask my wife if she would change anything in me if she could....
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