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Pathfinder Audiobook

Pathfinder: Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Rigg is well trained at keeping secrets. Only his father knows the truth about Rigg’s strange talent for seeing the paths of people’s pasts. But when his father dies, Rigg is stunned to learn just how many secrets Father had kept from him - secrets about Rigg’s own past, his identity, and his destiny. And when Rigg discovers that he has the power not only to see the past, but also to change it, his future suddenly becomes anything but certain.

Rigg’s birthright sets him on a path that leaves him caught between two factions, one that wants him crowned and one that wants him dead. He will be forced to question everything he thinks he knows, choose who to trust, and push the limits of his talent... or forfeit control of his destiny.

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

What the Critics Say

"The implications of the boys' power to manipulate the past unfold cleverly…, feeding into the Machiavellian political intrigue for a pulse-pounding climax….Card's many fans will be thrilled by this return to his literary roots.” (Kirkus)

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    A. Davis 04-15-15
    A. Davis 04-15-15
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    "Why multiple narrators?"

    I thought it was a wonderful story but I wondered why thy chose to change narrators during the story. I do not feel that it added to the presentation.

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    Lady Pamela New Mexico 04-11-15
    Lady Pamela New Mexico 04-11-15

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    "Good Sci Fi"

    Card combines young adult fantasy and science-fiction. Pathfinder is a complex and sophisticated narrative involving space and time-travel --secrets and intrigues that keep you turning pages/listening. At the end, the author stated that he had achieved his goal and tht soe of the skipping around in time was necessary for the story. The political intrigue is complicated. In production, multiple narrators were used for the same character...very distracting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kiel 03-24-15
    Kiel 03-24-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Too many narrators..."

    I liked the story. The main narrator sounded, at times, like he was translating a story into English. It seemed slightly choppy and over-enunciated. I think I'll pass on the audio version of these stories and just read the book.

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    Randy 03-19-15
    Randy 03-19-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Gotta love sci fi for this one."

    Decided to try another from Orson Scott card. This book can be a little confusing simply because of the paradoxes and theory of relativity. If you like sci fi and like time travel and stuff like that it's a great read. Characters are great nice twist at the end and it makes you think.

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    Joshua O. Hess 03-10-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Second read"

    I read everything orson. This one was great to revisit before moving on to the sequel. Very daring. Engaging characters.

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    Pharran United States 03-10-15
    Pharran United States 03-10-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Wonderful!!"

    Kept us very entertained on a 12 hr drive to and from. Thank you. We would highly recommend for all.

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    Brandon R. 02-25-15
    Brandon R. 02-25-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Great story. Masterfully presented."

    Thanks for an intriguing story. Loved the concepts on time travel. I found it refreshing to have a new view that breaks the stereotypical scifi themes.

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    Lise N. Pellerin 02-22-15 Member Since 2006
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    "Love to Time Travel"

    It more than met my expectations! I even liked jumping back and forth in the story. It really kept me interested. Characters were full and complete. I can not wait to read the next in the series.

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    N. and K. P. 02-15-15
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    "Great story, confusing narration choice."

    I loved the story, really enjoyed it from start to finish. I can only assume that this was done on purpose but the chapters from the perspective of different characters were done by different narrators, I can understand why this choice was made however I feel like they didn't collaborate with each other at all during the process. This minor issues does take away from the story, the changes in tones of voice used to narrate Loaf in particular was the most difficult to ignore.

    Would still recommend this to anyone who enjoys a good adventure.

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    D.L. 02-12-15
    D.L. 02-12-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Slow"

    The only thing that kept me listening was my belief in the author. And just when I thought I was wrong, my faith was rewarded. If you are a fan, stick with it, all will be revealed. If you are not a fan, truthfully, I don't think this is the book to start with. That said, looking forward to the next one.

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  • Inga
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    2/6/11
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    "Truly enjoyable"

    A truly enjoyable listen! The plot develops very cleverly, leaving the listener intrigued all the way at what is to come next. The personalities of the main characters are many-faceted and described with much detail. A very enjoyable 'twist' was the subplot at the beginning of each new chapter: in the beginning I kept wondering what it had to do with the whole story. But as the book unfolds the history of the planet Garden as well as the true nature of Rigg's gift and the relationship with his 'father' becomes clear. I can't wait to find out what happens in the next book, and whether Rigg and his friends manage to unite all 'wallfolds'...

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Ben
    Leicester, England, United Kingdom
    3/19/11
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    "Love it"

    one of his many best works. card creates yet another masterpeice

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Tara
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    12/24/12
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    "A typically-OSC series starter - promising"

    This is Orson Scott Card doing what he does best - the first book in a new series. It has a cast of good characters and the story was engaging. It holds plenty of promise for the books to come, although that's not typically what OSC does best (e.g. the Alvin, Ender and Homecoming series all start off excellent or good and trail off). Hoping this series and the Mithermage series change that trend. They both have promise.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sophia
    Stanhope, United Kingdom
    1/27/12
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    "It ended too soon!"

    Please write some more, I want to know what happens next to these fascinating characters!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    "Let down by the narrators."

    The premise is really interesting and the story seems fairly good, but it is let down massively by the narrators.

    I can understand wanting multiple narrators for the different characters but in this case it doesn't work. It can get confusing and a couple of them aren't as good as the others.

    Would have been better to stick with one (or two, like the Stormlight Archive).

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Catriona
    Lincoln, United Kingdom
    7/4/11
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    "please stop discussing it and get on with it!"

    This book has a good story in it if only the author would let it out. Every single possible outcome has to be debated, either with the other protagonists, or if they're not there with oneself. I was ready to scream at times. Further more, although the main character is meant to have been intensively educated by his father I still could not accept that he was a young teenager. His father must have excised every bit of the child from him and left a rather dull young man.

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