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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (9,909 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Orson Scott Card Narrator: Orson Scott Card, Gabrielle de Cuir, Stefan Rudnicki Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Tales of Alvin Maker Series Release Date:
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Orson Scott Card’s Tales of Alvin Maker have created a moving fantasy world from the dream of America and the simple magics of the people who settled her. Here is a world where folk magic is as much a part of life as hard work and religion, and where the red man and the white still have hope for living in peace with the land and each other. It is a fantasy unique to literature, yet as inevitable as breathing. It is a work that will live forever in your heart. 

Alvin’s mortal enemy, the Unmaker, has found hearts and hands willing to do its bidding, while Alvin and the Prophet’s people were making their last stand. Now young Alvin returns to the town of his birth and begins his apprenticeship with Makepeace Smith, committing seven years of his life in exchange for the skills and knowledge of a blacksmith. But Alvin must also learn to control and use his own talent, that of a Maker, or else his destiny will be unfulfilled.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The most important work of American fantasy since Stephen Donaldson’s original Thomas covenant trilogy.”

    Chicago Sun-Times

  • “A beguiling book…robust but reflective blend of folktale, history, parable and personal testimony, pioneer narrative. The series promises to be a story of deep delight.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A tribute to the art of storytelling…highly recommended.”

    Library Journal on The Tales of Alvin Maker

  • “The best fantasy series now in progress.”

    Publishers Weekly on The Tales of Alvin Maker

  • “Card’s epic tale of a magical, alternate America demonstrates his skill in graceful storytelling. Recommended, along with Seventh Son and Red Prophet, for most fantasy collections.”

    Library Journal

  • “With the third installment in his tales of Alvin Maker series, Card’s alternative frontier America epic continues to be a significant event in fantasy publishing.”


  • “Card has uncovered a rich vein of folklore and magic here, to which his assured handling of old time religion and manifest love of children is admirably suited; an appealing and intriguing effort.”

    Kirkus Reviews on The Tales of Alvin Maker

  • Winner of the 1990 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel
  • A 1990 Mythopoeic Award Nominee
  • A 1990 Hugo Award Nominee
  • A 1989 Nebula Award Nominee

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Caithlin | 2/18/2014

    " still like this series and want to know where it goes. The way they talk can make it slow to read, but I feel invested in the characters. And things are starting to heat up! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Patricia Hodge | 2/14/2014

    " I was really unsure about this book at first. It took me a while to get into it and I was a little uncomfortable with it. Like the second book, it seemed very racists, maybe even more so, but if you think about this time in American history, the thoughts and feelings would be right. This was pre civil war. By half way thru, I was totally sucked in. The last quarter of the book, I didn't want to put down. I feel like they all end abruptly and unfinished and don't quite pick up where they left off, although they eventually catch you up after the detour they take you on. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Nicole | 2/7/2014

    " I would give it 3.5 if I could. The ending is what is holding me back from giving it more. I thought for a moment this was the last in the series and it made me mad how it ended. Now that I know there are more in the series I will read and re-evaluate. It just felt like a very abrupt ending to me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Tomi | 2/4/2014

    " Great book, I'm really loving this series. "

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