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Seventh Son Audiobook

Seventh Son: Tales of Alvin Maker, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

From the author of the award-winning Ender's Game comes the unforgettable story of young Alvin Maker, the seventh son of a seventh son.

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.

Don't miss the sequel to this book, Red Prophet.

©1987 Orson Scott Card; (P)2007 Blackstone Audio Inc.

What the Critics Say

  • Locus Award, 1988

"A tribute to the art of storytelling, this is highly recommended." (Library Journal)
"Seventh Son begins what may be a significant recasting in fantasy terms of the tall tale of America." (Washington Post Book World)
"A consistently gripping tale featuring solid historical research and a keen understanding of religious experience. Another major effort by a world-class talent. Highly recommended." (Booklist)

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    Joel 05-05-17
    Joel 05-05-17 Member Since 2015
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    "it gets better!"

    I struggled through the start of this book. It took me longer than usual to get hooked. Eventually I came to really enjoy the characters and story. I recommend anyone who feels the same way I did to tough it out at the start, you'll be glad you did!

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    PH 03-27-17
    PH 03-27-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Really enjoyable book."

    I really enjoyed this book and plan on going with the others. I had thought this book was the fantasy novel, but I was mistaken. I'm not upset though. It is very interesting in my opinion. Not to mention the narrators did a fantastic job. I look forward to the next one.

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    Jodi B 03-04-17
    Jodi B 03-04-17 Member Since 2015

    J-man's mommy

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    "Great book!"

    Second time reading. Won't be my last! Why does this review need more words. - jodi

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    sad quilter 12-11-16
    sad quilter 12-11-16 Member Since 2014
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    "couldn't go any slower"
    Would you try another book from Orson Scott Card and/or the narrators?

    No.


    What could Orson Scott Card have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Step up the pace. The characters were wooden, the dialog was hokey...just didn't like this book.


    Would you be willing to try another one of the narrators’s performances?

    no.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    De Kearns, UT United States 12-06-16
    De Kearns, UT United States 12-06-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Still loved this the second time around"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Seventh Son to be better than the print version?

    I enjoyed both the print version and the audio. It was fun to listen to this after having read it several years ago.


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

    Reverend Thrower I felt was performed very well. I was more intrigued by his motives as I listened -- much more so than when I read the book. I may have been that the first time I read it I was more intent on Alvin and Tale Swapper and this time I thought more about this character.


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    Uncle Lou 11-29-16
    Uncle Lou 11-29-16 Member Since 2014

    Uncle Lou

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    "Good story, but 7 books?"

    Not what l expected from Orson Scott Card, but l enjoyed the story. But not enough to follow Alvin through 6 more books.

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    Tamara 11-27-16
    Tamara 11-27-16 Member Since 2015
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    "So unexpectedly good"

    This book is so well written It grabed my attention and kept it can't wait for the next book.

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    Bridget Richmond, MO 11-26-16
    Bridget Richmond, MO 11-26-16 Member Since 2012

    I am a Mystery person all the way. Really enjoy Mystery's with humor.

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    "Interesting"
    Would you listen to Seventh Son again? Why?

    I would not listen to this one again, but I for sure listen to the next one, if there is a Next one.


    What other book might you compare Seventh Son to and why?

    I have to say this book is different than others, most of my experience is that this type of people would not be as excepted as this family was. I am glad, but it was not what I would consider typical.


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

    No specific favorites, all is interesting. I do wish the ending didn't leave me hanging. I hope that means there will be another book.


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

    I enjoyed this book in sections better than all at one sitting. Had to have time to process.


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    Amazon Customer 11-23-16
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    "One of Orson Scott Card's best works."

    One of Orson Scott Card's best works and the voice acting does not disappoint. Enjoy!

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    katharine 11-20-16
    katharine 11-20-16 Member Since 2013
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    "disappointed"

    The beginning of the book was intriguing... however I got bored with all of the ridiculous conversation between alvin and Tale swapper. tried as hard as I could to stay interested in this book but finally stopped listening entirely. wish I could get a refund.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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