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3.86 out of 53.86 out of 53.86 out of 53.86 out of 53.86 out of 5 3.86 (37 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Orson Scott Card Narrator: Alyssa Bresnahan Publisher: Phoenix Books Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2009 ISBN:
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The moment Ivan stumbled upon a clearing in the dense Carpathian forest, his life was forever changed: atop a pedestal encircled by fallen leaves, the beautiful princess Katerina lay still as death. But beneath the foliage a malevolent presence stirred, sending the 10-year-old scrambling for the safety of Cousin Marek's farm. Now years later, Ivan is an American graduate students engaged to be married. Yet he cannot forget that day long ago, or convince himself that it was a frightened boy's fantasy.

Compelled to return to his native land, Ivan finds the clearing just as he left it. But this time he does not run-this time he awakens the beauty with a kiss and steps into a world that vanished a thousand years ago. A rich tapestry of clashing worlds and cultures, Enchantment is a powerfully original novel of love and destiny that transcends centuries. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 2/13/2014

    " Fun, interesting twist on the story of Sleeping Beauty. He could have left out a few parts for my taste and what is Orson Scott Card's obsession with "nakedness?" :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heidi | 2/9/2014

    " This is no Ender's Game, but nonetheless a beautiful little retelling of Sleeping Beauty & a wonderful escape of a read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marissa Morrison | 2/9/2014

    " Since he's still working against gay marriage rights, I'm about as willing to give Orson Scott Card money as I am to give it to Chick-fil-a. Thank goodness the public library had this book, because it's so good! The protagonist kisses a sleeping princess and finds himself engaged to her in a rough-and-tumble village nine centuries ago. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mille | 2/3/2014

    " This was a great book to get lost in! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lan Anh Tran | 2/2/2014

    " this book is sooo good, i borrowed from Ryan and never returned it. ;p "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Misty Morgan | 1/29/2014

    " This is a book that Bethany has been suggesting to me for some time because I had never read anything from Orson Scott Card. I have to say it was a fun book :) Action, suspense, romance, myth, and folklore! All of these I love of course! It's putting a bit of a modern twist on the sleeping beauty story, even though the characters travel back and forth between the 9th century and the 90's. It has Jewish and Russian folklore and myth, so obviously we see a lot of Baba Yaga. But I refuse to talk about her, not even the part where she hijacks a 747 (funny as heyell!) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Samantha | 1/27/2014

    " I loved Ender's Game, thought Speaker was boring, and this falls somewhere in between. I thought the whole plot was off-kilter. Modern society with a rift into the fantastical past of Ukraine sounds interesting, and it is a little bit, but not enough to sustain my loyal endorsement. The characters were unique, but I never got a glimpse into any deep underlying motivations other than Maslow's hierarchy of needs and desires. The evil witch antagonist was not terrifying enough for me to ever worry about the protagonists' safety. She was mostly just annoying, and grotesque. Overall, Enchantment was an amusing romp through folklore and the fusing of worlds in the battle between a young royal couple and a witch. Nothing profound or stirring to change literary history here. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Becca | 1/22/2014

    " Couldn't quite get into it. Maybe when I have more time... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mandi kaufmann | 1/20/2014

    " not bad, but didn't blow me away. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mindy Lindsay | 1/14/2014

    " Okay, OSC can not write a romance novel for his life, I'm sorry, but that's the sad truth. He tries to intellectualize it, and it was interesting, but not that great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diana | 1/3/2014

    " A top-notch combination of Russian fairy tales with Slavic history, so well retold that there was no room to mind the handful of moments that didn't jive with what the delightful Caryl Emerson taught me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christopher Murphy | 12/31/2013

    " I am strongly reminded of Robert Heinlein's "Glory Road" for some reason. Kinda a combination of that with Michael Crichton's Timeline. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katrina Hill | 11/12/2013

    " Really fun! I loved this. Classic "regular person enters fairytale land by accident". Through this I was introduced to some of the old Russian fairy tale beasts. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James Tittle | 11/4/2013

    " It was a good story. A little predicatble, but good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate Myers | 11/1/2013

    " I know Card fans will disagree, but for some reason I actually liked this book better than his huge successes. Must be a fairytale girl at heart. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elspeth | 10/30/2013

    " I'm currently a fan of interesting retellings of the fairy tells and this one is one of the more unique and original. A good romance that is fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah Lewis | 6/1/2013

    " An extremely clever and well-done re-telling of the sleeping beauty fairy tale. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Candace Petersen Martineau | 1/30/2013

    " Fun concept, but I had a hard time getting really into it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marjorie Cocjin | 12/19/2012

    " It was interesting and enjoyable. I'd like to see the story as a movie. It had a happy ending. It wasn't particularly enlightening but there are moments of insight and reflection that seems to come directly from the author rather than the characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 9/3/2012

    " We got this to listen to on the way to St. George. I thought it was going to be lame, but I ended up really liking it. I was actually looking forward to the drive home so I could listen to more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matthew Young | 7/31/2012

    " Awesome, as per usual with Card. I love how he blends actual legendary "events" and makes them his own. Very good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike | 7/19/2012

    " i loved the book, it was well written. I really enjoyed this rendition of the tale of sleeping beauty. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jodie | 4/26/2012

    " This one was part of our "book club" that has pretty much become a reason to eat out. But I actually read it. I love fairy tales and this one was pretty neat. It was a bit slow in spots, but overall, I enjoyed it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ang | 4/14/2012

    " Surprisingly meaty for a fairy tale based novel. Well done. Both realistic and fantastic in scope. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica Viehweg | 11/30/2011

    " Fun to read. A modern fairytale with a Russian-like theme. I enjoyed it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gabriel | 11/13/2011

    " Been a while since i read it but loved it. if you like ender's game you owe it to yourself to read another of orson scott card's best books "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elsa Duncan | 6/25/2011

    " Not sure what I was expecting, but this missed the mark for me. First book I've read by Card. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Larita | 5/25/2011

    " I quite liked this book...it was a fun twist and written well. You definately love the heros and love to hate the villan. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 5/16/2011

    " Fun to read. A modern fairytale with a Russian-like theme. I enjoyed it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amber | 5/14/2011

    " Aaaa-mazing. I read this book about 6 years ago, and I still can't stop thinking about it. The way he takes old Russian fairy tales and folklore and makes them even more fantastical yet seamlessly and believably melded into a modern day tale...mind BLOWN. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wendy | 5/12/2011

    " Loved it ~ a fairy tale rework "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 5/11/2011

    " 3.5 stars... This is my 2nd Orson Scott Card and they were so different from each other, but I enjoyed each one. Glad that I took the time to read it, not my favorite, but good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 5/10/2011

    " Orson always makes a great story.
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 5/7/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book. Card wove elements of his normal science fiction style into a fairy tale to create a unique story. Romance, time travel, magic...what more could ya want?
    Also, Russians. There were lots of Russians. I like Russians. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melanie | 5/2/2011

    " This book is one of the best books about family and how you have to take a risk in life every now and again. Enough said! I love this book!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Becca | 4/21/2011

    " Couldn't quite get into it. Maybe when I have more time... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 4/13/2011

    " I loved this version of sleeping beauty! It combined the fairytale aspects of Disney with the other-worldliness of old Russian stories. When I got to the end, I was sad to see the blank pages! "

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About the Author
Author Orson Scott Card

Orson Scott Card, the author of the New York Times bestseller Ender’s Game, has won several Hugo and Nebula awards for his works of speculative fiction. His Ender novels are widely read by adults and younger readers and are increasingly used in schools. Besides these and other science fiction novels, Card writes contemporary fantasy, American-frontier fantasy, biblical novels, poetry, plays, and scripts.

About the Narrator

Alyssa Bresnahan is a dynamic dancer, actor, and audiobook narrator. She has narrated over two hundred audiobooks, has earned sixteen Earphones Awards, and was named one of AudioFile magazine’s Golden Voices. In 2009 she was a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best fiction narration. She has toured Europe in stage productions of several Greek dramas. In the United States, she appeared as Stella in A Streetcar Named Desire and as Nina in The Seagull. At the New York Stage and Film Festival, she had the starring role in The Clearing.