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The Lost Gate Audiobook

The Lost Gate: Mithermages, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Danny North knew from early childhood that his family was different - and that he was different from them. While his cousins were learning how to create the things that commoners called fairies, ghosts, golems, trolls, werewolves, and other such miracles that were the heritage of the North family, Danny worried that he would never show a talent, never form an "outself".

He grew up in the rambling old house, filled with dozens of cousins and aunts and uncles, all ruled by his father. Their home was isolated in the mountains of western Virginia, far from town, far from schools, far from other people.

There are many secrets in the House, and many rules that Danny must follow. There is a secret library with only a few dozen books, and none of them in English - but Danny and his cousins are expected to become fluent in the language of the books. While Danny’s cousins are free to create magic whenever they like, they must never do it where outsiders might see.

Unfortunately, there are some secrets kept from Danny as well. And that will lead to disaster for the North family.

Orson Scott Card, a New York Times best-selling author, has won several Hugo and Nebula Awards for his works of speculative fiction. He lives with his family in Greensboro, North Carolina.

©2011 Orson Scott Card (P)2010 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"[T]his ambitious tale is well crafted, highly detailed, and pleasantly accessible." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Ashley MURRAY, UT, United States 03-16-13
    Ashley MURRAY, UT, United States 03-16-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Better than I anticipated"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yeah I already have. I love the concept and I can't wait for the next one!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The way it intertwines the past and the present.


    What about Stefan Rudnicki and Emily Janice Card ’s performance did you like?

    Brilliant, but they always are. They bring the story to life!


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    Joel MILWAUKEE, WI, United States 03-11-13
    Joel MILWAUKEE, WI, United States 03-11-13 Member Since 2008

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    "OSC offers us another great series."

    The book sucked me in. The found myself driving around my office just to hear another 30 seconds.

    The plot is solid, the mythology is believable and the characters are complex enough to make me pre-order the next book.

    Fantasy lovers will enjoy.

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    Jael Minneapolis, MN, United States 03-09-13
    Jael Minneapolis, MN, United States 03-09-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Good but obviously a first book in a series"
    What made the experience of listening to The Lost Gate the most enjoyable?

    I loved the intertwining stories. Guessing how the two halves of the story would meeting it always enjoyable.


    Any additional comments?

    It seems like the new trend is to end a book so that you must read a sequel to finish the story. Although the journey throughout the book is fun, you're left a little disappointed, especially if the next book is not available.

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    Tongela 03-02-13
    Tongela 03-02-13 Member Since 2010

    Ready to enjoy great books!

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    "Enjoyable"

    I debated over this book for some time whether or not to purchase it. Now, after completing the lost gate I've learned to trust my gut, I loved this novel. It was funny more than anything else, and i can honestly say my guess to how things were going to end was wrong. Also, there are two narrators listed but I can only recall hearing a male voice. Once again, loved this book and I have pre-ordered book two. ;-)

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    Eirik Røyse, Norway 02-15-13
    Eirik Røyse, Norway 02-15-13 Member Since 2014
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    "In two words, UBER AMAZING!!!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Lost Gate the most enjoyable?

    The plot is fantastic and the voice of Stefan and Emily is superb! It`s a very good start on the series! I especially liked the explanation of how the gate magic worked! Good, very good!!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Lost Gate?

    When Danny took of his underwear in front of the police! Moment of a life time!!


    What about Stefan Rudnicki and Emily Janice Card ’s performance did you like?

    They where amazing and fantastic! They gave life to all the characters in a very special and good way. Amazing...


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

    Definitely yes! YES YES YES!! I was up all night listening to this!!


    Any additional comments?

    Next one please!! ^^

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    Mark Jane, MO, United States 01-09-13
    Mark Jane, MO, United States 01-09-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Author, Good Book"

    I enjoyed this book from start to finish. If you have read and liked the Alvin Maker series, you will like this one as well.

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    The Wedginator 01-02-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Surprising concept and a fun adventure!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Lost Gate the most enjoyable?

    There was a comfortable familiarity to it because of the voice actors. I've put many enjoyable hours into the Ender audiobooks and these two voices were the same actors (or were very similar - I have not checked the names).


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Lost Gate?

    The scene in the National Library (Is that what it's called?). I really enjoyed the parts where he was discovering new capabilities.


    What does Stefan Rudnicki and Emily Janice Card bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Switching voices makes a very nice way to transition to different characters. The voice actors are good at what they do and the transitions were smooth and because of the different gender/actor much more obvious than would otherwise be.


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

    The boy who wasn't there...


    Any additional comments?

    The "magic system" is quite unique (in my experience). And it was a very nice change. I've read a lot of fantasy and it was nice feeling like I was discovering something new again. I'm not sure I've felt that way about a new fantasy novel in a very long time. I eagerly await the next installment in the series.

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    Kevin Gabbert 01-01-13
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    "As good as the Alvin Maker series"
    What made the experience of listening to The Lost Gate the most enjoyable?

    It moved along well, stayed interesting and had good characters, and was unpredictable.


    What other book might you compare The Lost Gate to and why?

    The early Alvin Maker series felt a lot like this book.


    Which character – as performed by Stefan Rudnicki and Emily Janice Card – was your favorite?

    No one character really stands out for me. They were all good.


    Any additional comments?

    A good listen that I'm sure I'll come back to several more times.

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    Old Soldier Ft.Leavenworth, KS United States 12-24-12
    Old Soldier Ft.Leavenworth, KS United States 12-24-12 Member Since 2012
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    "An easy listen."
    What made the experience of listening to The Lost Gate the most enjoyable?

    Unpredictable.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Lost Gate?

    The realization that he was indeed special.


    What does Stefan Rudnicki and Emily Janice Card bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    An ability to put the listener in the places described.


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

    A boy and his gift.


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    Evonne 12-21-12
    Evonne 12-21-12
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    "Great Story!"
    What did you love best about The Lost Gate?

    The Story kept me on the edge of my earphones! Could not wait to listen


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Lost Gate?

    The whole story. Not just one point.


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