Tales of Alvin Maker
Books in series6
(4.1 based on 4409 ratings)
  • 1

    Seventh Son: Tales of Alvin Maker, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Gabrielle de Cuir, Stephen Hoye
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Born into an alternative frontier America where life is hard, and folk magic is real, Alvin is gifted with power, but he must learn to use his gift wisely. Dark forces are arrayed against Alvin, and only a young girl with second sight can protect him.

    Melissa says: "Great story, great reading"
    Great story, great reading

    Seventh Son has always been one of my favorite books. I waited for a very long time for an unabridged audio version. I was a little worried that it ..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 01 2007 by Melissa (Seattle, WA, United States)
  • 2

    Red Prophet: Tales of Alvin Maker, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Stephen Hoye, Stefan Rudnicki
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    In this thrilling sequel to Seventh Son, Alvin Maker is awakening to many mysteries: his own strange powers, the magic of the American frontier, and the special virtues of its chosen people, the Native Americans. Alvin has discovered his own unique talent for making things whole again. Now he summons all his powers to prevent the tragic war between Native Americans and the white settlers of North America.

    Katherine says: "Entertaining alternate history"
    Entertaining alternate history

    Originally posted at FanLit.

    Red Prophet is the second book in Orson Scott Card’s THE TALES OF ALVIN MAKER, an alternate history set in a fro..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 29 2012 by Katherine (St. Johns, FL, United States)
  • 3

    Prentice Alvin: Tales of Alvin Maker, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Full Cast
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Young Alvin returns to the town of his birth and begins his apprenticeship with Makepeace Smith, committing seven years of his life in exchange for the skills and knowledge of a blacksmith. But Alvin must also learn to control and use his own talent, that of a Maker, or else his destiny will be unfulfilled.

    Mitchell says: "Fun story with a great cast!"
    Fun story with a great cast!

    Story is a little slower then the first two books but has some big character building moments for Alvin. Card does a good job of letting the reader/li..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 19 2013 by Mitchell (Gobles, MI, United States)
  • 4

    Alvin Journeyman: Tales of Alvin Maker, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Blackstone Audio

    Alvin is a Maker, the first to be born in a century. Now a grown man and a journeyman smith, Alvin has returned to his family. He will share in their isolation, work as a blacksmith, and try to teach anyone who wishes to learn the knack of being a Maker. For Alvin has had a vision of the Crystal City he will build, and he knows that he cannot build it alone. But he has left behind true friends as well as enemies. And his ancient foe, the Unmaker, has found new hands to do his work of destruction.

    Curtis says: "Great Every Time"
    Great Every Time

    I've listened to this book (actually the whole series) multiple times. Card is a great writer and the voices are awesome. The Alvin Maker series is on..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 30 2010 by Curtis (Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada)
  • 5

    Heartfire: Tales of Alvin Maker, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By full cast
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Peggy is a Torch, able to see the fire burning in each person's heart. She can follow the paths of each person's future, and know each person's most intimate secrets. From the moment of Alvin Maker's birth, when the Unmaker first strove to kill him, she has protected him. Now they are married, and Peggy is a part of Alvin's heart as well as his life. But Alvin's destiny has taken them on separate journeys.

    Jeff says: "Trilogies are great. More's a crowd."
    Trilogies are great. More's a crowd.

    Love Orson Scott Card. This series however seems to go on and on and on. And the religious undertones get more and more thick. I can't stop though...Show More »

    Reviewed on September 02 2009 by Jeff (Portland, OR, USA)
  • 6

    Crystal City: Alvin Maker VI

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki, M.E. Willis, cast

    From the end of the 18th century, Americans traveled west to find new homes and new lands. They brought with them the magics of plain people. It is from these roots of the American dream that award-winning writer Orson Scott Card has crafted what the Charlotte Observer called "a uniquely American fantasy." Using the lore and the folk magic of the men and women who settled a continent, and the beliefs of the tribes who were here before them, Card has created an alternate frontier America.

    Cheri says: "This can't be the last of this series!"
    This can't be the last of this series!

    Having read all the books in this series, and loved each one, I have to say that this one, although written and narrated just as well as the others, l..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 26 2010 by Cheri (United States)