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4.04 out of 54.04 out of 54.04 out of 54.04 out of 54.04 out of 5 4.04 (26 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Orson Scott Card Narrator: J. Paul Boehmer, Emily Janice Card, Stefan Rudnicki, Mirron Willis, Kirby Heyborne, Marla Deacons, Orson Scott Card Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN:
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Volume Two of Orson Scott Card's Keeper of Dreams contains the best of his short fantasy work. The eight fantastic stories include Vessel, Dust, Homeless in Hell, and Waterboy. Volume Two also includes new introductions and commentaries by the legendary author.

Together, the three volumes of Keeper of Dreams comprise nearly every story Card has written since the publication of Maps in a Mirror. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rick | 2/20/2014

    " This was a really interesting collection of short stories from Card. Some were better than others, but to me, the most interesting of all were the "Mormon" stories at the end of the book. Maybe I liked these as much as I did because I know they have almost no chance of ever being published in the Ensign, depicting some of the flaws in LDS (especially Utah-LDS) culture, and people trying to deal with them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Betsy Dion | 1/30/2014

    " There were some great stories in this anthology. And despite being by the same author, there was enough variety that it did not feel repetitive. I liked the science fiction stories much more than the fanstasy stories, but I am not sure why. The small section of Mormon stories at the end were also quite interesting--there is a whole subculture there that I know almost nothing about. I also really liked the short bit after each story, giving some background on the idea/context/etc. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 1/26/2014

    " Technically, I did not read the WHOLE book. This book is a series of short stories and I read almost all of them. The ones that I left out were stories I had read before, or Christmas ones. Since we're in the middle of June, I wasn't really in the mood to read a couple of Christmas stories. But, since I read the vast majority of the book I feel that I can leave a small review. That being this was a great book, full of stories that can be read in one to two sittings. These stories range from the recently written all the way to the very beginning of Orson Scott Card's career. I'd recommend this book to almost anyone... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 1/22/2014

    " This was an excellent collection of Orsen Scott Card's writing and his skills/range as an author. I loved the Sci-Fi stuff (which should be a shocker for some) and the fantasty was fun. His short stories about LDS culture was interesting and thought-provoking. Great read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debby | 1/12/2014

    " A collection of wonderful short stories by one of my favorite Science Fiction Authors - Orson Scott Card "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Keri-Lynn | 1/1/2014

    " Not bad. All the stores were written by Orson Scott Card, not just edited or complied as some Sci-Fi short story collections I've read lately where his name was figured prominently. The stories were definitely a cut above and what I really appreciated was the author's personal note at the end of each story giving a little background on it and/or what inspired it. Some were excellent, some were good, and there was only one I didn't bother finishing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joy | 12/19/2013

    " I had wanted to read this collection for a while, and I noticed that the Kindle priced had dropped to something reasonable, so I picked it up a few weeks ago. The stories cover a wide range of topics, with only two stories from one of Card's well known settings (the Alvin Maker setting), and with most of them previously unpublished or published in a limited manner. I quite liked all but the Alvin Maker stories, although I was a bit surprised to find that many of the ones in the first section would qualify as horror or close to it, at least in my opinion. They were still very good and I enjoyed them, it just wasn't exactly what I was expecting. The last section of the book covers a few stories Card has written as Mormon stories, and despite his pages of disclaimers I personally enjoyed them significantly even though I am not Mormon at all. The Alvin Maker stories were okay, I guess, but they both centered around Alvin journeying with Arthuer Stuart, who is my least favorite character that Card has ever written, so I slogged through them just to complete them. Overall the stories were very good, covered a wider range than I had previously known of Card's work, and the notes and commentary included at the end of each story were interesting and provided a neat "behind the scenes" look at how writing and publishing can affect what stories are told and how they are disseminated. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley Schaffer | 12/8/2013

    " Not all of them are the best, but quite a few are wonderful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lorene | 12/8/2013

    " I was very emotionally touched by this and all the little stories within it.:) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Scythan | 11/9/2013

    " Interesting mix of Sci Fi, Fantasy and Fiction stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen | 10/7/2013

    " This collection is good, especially "The Elephants of Poznan." I skipped most of the Mormon stories toward the end, though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eremite | 8/21/2013

    " Not only were the stories fun and interesting, but reading the author's thoughts about each one was also fascinating and informative. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alan | 6/15/2013

    " This is a very good short story collection that shows many sides of the author and offers a glimpse into his views of economics, religion, and politics. I enjoyed it thoroughly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gina Durst | 5/6/2013

    " Loved The Elephants Of Poznan, was very beautiful and haunting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Douglas Summers.Stay | 1/20/2013

    " I had already read about half of the stories in this book, but I think they were the better half. My favorites were Homeless in Hell and Missed, I think. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris Tice | 11/30/2012

    " Excellent book. I enjoyed the stories and the dialog he gave afterward. I'd like to see more authors tell what made them think or their ideas of a story at the time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Justine | 7/3/2012

    " Not as thought provoking as the collection of stories in "Maps in a Mirror", but I liked most of the stories well enough. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathleen | 4/22/2012

    " I'm happy to travel with Alvin again; there's some good stuff in here, plenty of it is new to me. I enjoyed reading the author's notes included with most of the stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jess | 11/1/2011

    " I wasn't expecting to like OSC short stories, but I did. I just wish they were longer. I love his explanations that accompany each one, and his last section on Mormon culture is all to true! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Frank | 10/12/2011

    " some interesting short fiction with comments by the author. No ender stuff sadly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 jane | 7/15/2011

    " These were mixed. Some would be four star, some two. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ross | 9/7/2010

    " Many thought provoking stories, not all of them scifi, some historically based fiction, with characters in another series I haven't read before. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nathan Budd | 8/5/2010

    " Fantastic collection of short stories. He's traditionally a sci-fi author, but there's more than sci-fi in here. Every story is captivating. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dj | 3/28/2010

    " This is a collection of short stories. I really enjoyed the earlier ones on fantasy/sciFi/Hatrack river. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jaron | 10/15/2009

    " This book was a great introduction to Orson Scott Card and his writings. I loved his insights and public satire that he includes so fluidly into his writings. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason Murray | 10/11/2009

    " I enjoyed nearly every story in this book. "

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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.