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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (7,970 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Orson Scott Card Narrator: Scott Brick, Christopher Cazenove, Gabrielle de Cuir, Arte Johnson, Moira Quirk, Stefan Rudnicki, Orson Scott Card Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In a not-too-distant future that is not quite ours, there has been a major scientific breakthrough. It is a way to open windows into the past, permitting historical researchers to view, but not participate, in the events of the past.

In one of the most powerful and thought-provoking novels of his remarkable career, Orson Scott Card interweaves a compelling portrait of Christopher Columbus with the story of a future scientist who believes she can alter human history from a tragedy of bloodshed and brutality to a world filled with hope and healing. Download and start listening now!


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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Karl Ernst | 2/20/2014

    " never finished. lost interest. I'm not saying it's unreadable, just that it didn't hold my attention, and I got bored. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Martin | 2/14/2014

    " Fantastic... what great science fiction is all about. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Dave | 2/13/2014

    " I found OSC's story of the Pastwatch with his take on alternative history provocative and appealing. The story deals with paradox and the hypothetical ethical dilemma of manipulating the past to affect the present and future. The driving hypothetical questions for the story include 'What if Columbus never returned from his voyage to the Americas?' and 'Might some group from a different future have tried to influence Columbus to undertake his explorations in order to change a different thread of history in which the Americas colonized Europe instead of the other way around?'. Card asks some interesting questions about the role of community and religion in the development of culture and unfolding of history. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Marcus | 2/8/2014

    " Started off a bit slow. It really picked up in the middle and second half and turned into a great read. I enjoyed the historical aspects (not sure about the accuracy). The vote to put the project in place was a bit unbelievable, but not a big distraction from the overall plot. I think it would have been a bit more believable to have a few folks go rogue (and would have resulted in deeper/flawed characters). "

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