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Ruins Audiobook

Ruins: Pathfinder, Book 2

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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.

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    Connor 06-06-13
    Connor 06-06-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Gave Me a Headache"

    Pathfinder: Book 1 was entertaining and Orson Scott Card is rich and famous because he is a good author. Ruins: Pathfinder Book 2 was less interesting because the characters were constantly arguing with each other. I can visit my Brother and Sister if I want to hear screaming, pouting and lying. No need to use a credit when the real thing is free.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Arthur 01-13-15
    Arthur 01-13-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Too much arguing between the characters."

    Too much arguing going on between the characters. It distracted from the storyline.

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    Josh 02-13-14
    Josh 02-13-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Just kind of weird"

    I loved Pathfinder. It was a good mesh of fantasy and sci-fi. Ruins takes a sharp turn to sci-fi. I honestly just found the whole plot kind of bizarre, creative, but disconcertingly weird. The ending was especially a little too much for me.

    A+ to Stefan Rudnicki. I'm weirdly in love with his voice.

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    Eddie D. Moore 02-23-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Much Better!"

    I was a little disappointed in the first book because I felt like the ability to travel through time stoked momentum of the building conflict in the story, but this book gave me the feeling like we are running out of time even though we can travel through it. I look forward to the third book.

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    Debbie 09-30-16
    Debbie 09-30-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Rattling sound"

    This is a great book. The quality of the recording wasn't that great. There was interference behind the narrators voice.

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    zandperl 09-19-16
    zandperl 09-19-16 Member Since 2008
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    "A lot happens but they don't make any progress"

    The party learns much, exploring the next wallfold, developing their powers, meeting more expendables, finding out the differences between the different colonies, learning more about the starship's captain Ram Odin, spending some 2-3 years, and meeting new Big Bads. But despite this the overall plot makes little progress, and at the end we're left without any sense of closure and needing the next sequel. OSC's attempt to show Rig, Umbo, and Param's passage through puberty just shows perry children arguing, and what character development happens just makes them more obviously stand-ins for Ender, Bean, and Petra, respectively. Those were groundbreaking characters in Ender's Game, but by now they're old hat. Read this is you like world building and exploration of their powers, because the characters and plot will leave you unsatisfied.

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    Natalie 09-02-16
    Natalie 09-02-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Great book"

    In the beginning it was a little hard to follow as the story jumped around a little more than I am accustomed to. I also only listen in small increments so that may have had something to do with it. However one the story for rolling and I got into the characters it was fantastic. I love the detail and alternative view of time traveling. Awesome

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    Joni 07-06-16
    Joni 07-06-16
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    "Great story, but..."

    I love Orson Scott card, I really do. But in this book, the juvenile bickering and arguing that goes on forever and ever and ever, drove me absolutely insane. I love the story, the premise, the twists and turns. But, my goodness, if those two boys don't stop their arguing, I'm going to kill one of them myself and, they won't be coming back!

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    Whitney Mattos 06-15-16
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    "worth it"

    Worth suffering through a lot of the dialogue. Some of it was really starting to get to me.

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    Anthony 05-03-16
    Anthony 05-03-16
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    "Surprisingly fun series."

    Having read the first book about 6 years ago as a Sophomore, I wasn't sure if it would stand up 6 years later to a person with a more refined taste. The potty humor can get old quick, but it is what you can expect for a sci Fi/fantasy meant for young adults. What really keeps it rolling is Card's willingness to embrace contradiction and paradox. A thriller that anyone of any age can enjoy, albeit if they can get past some of the crude humor. Can't wait to read the last book.

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