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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,822 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Orson Scott Card Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki, Kirby Heyborne, Emily Janice Card Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2012 ISBN:
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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.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marie | 2/14/2014

    " Pretty good book, I loved how Orson Scott Card had developed the characters and their relationships a lot more in this book, especially the relationship between Loaf and Umbo! I still think that Pathfinder is better than this however, this book made me begging for more and I can't wait until he writes the next book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Annie | 2/12/2014

    " I liked the first one better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michele | 2/10/2014

    " If you can get past Card's endless dialogue of strategy and paradox, it's a great story with memorable characters. Looking forward to #3. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ashley | 2/7/2014

    " Pathfinder was INCREDIBLE. This one, however, fell a bit short. There were parts of the book that I enjoyed, but, ultimately, I felt myself looking forward to the book being over. He bulks it down with far too many conundrums and philosophical escapades. The story itself is a tad silly, and he begins shaping the characters in unpredicted and undesirable ways. Even so, I enjoyed reading it - as I do all of his books - and look forward to the next in the series (in the hopes, of course, that he redeems himself a bit). Ruins is worth a read if you're a true OSC fan. But don't expect to be left with the same longing for the next book that you had upon completing Pathfinder. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jarom Randall | 1/30/2014

    " Not quite as good as pathfinder, the time traveling was all a little too complex and so jumbled, and I am usually a big friend of time traveling plots. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patricia Reding | 1/30/2014

    " This was interesting, but not nearly as fun as the first book in the PATHFINDER series. The logical arguments and give-and-take was mindbendig at times. I think it might have been particularly good for young people (for whom the book is really intended) who can be easily swayed and who all too often are unable to recognize when they are being manipulated. The study of time travel ("when are we?") and its various repercussions is fun. The biggest downside: the characters argued from the first page to the last. It got old and annoying. . . . "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jasmine | 1/29/2014

    " I have slightly mixed feelings about this book. While I still think it's pretty trippy (in a good way), the serious action of the storyline felt like it slowed down quite considerably. There was a lot more dialogue and ethical dilemmas involved this time around. The thing that most irked me was all the "excess" time travel. I felt like it wasn't used nearly as much in the last book, which made it seem more novel. This time around, the characters are time traveling left and right. I'm pretty sure there are lots of inconsistencies in the way the storyline is written, so much so that I just have to choose to ignore it because it gets way too confusing to try and figure it out otherwise. I feel like the cliffhanger ending especially would not work somehow, but what do I know? All in all, it was a good book, although much harder to get through compared to Pathfinder. I would not give up on this series entirely, but I am probably not going to have as much optimism or enthusiasm going into the third book as I did going into this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Abby Heidenreich | 1/3/2014

    " This book was pretty good... Except the mice. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danae Reagan | 12/31/2013

    " Book two in the Pathfinder series. Book one was better overall and had a much better cliff-hanger ending but book two is not bad, so still fun to read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Teddy | 12/29/2013

    " Not much seemed to happen in this book and I felt like I had to really drag myself through it instead of being pulled through it like the first one. Not sure if I will even bother with the next one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 12/23/2013

    " Sluggish reading with a straightforward plot but many twists and turns. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Webfrau | 12/1/2013

    " I struggled to finish this. There was too much introspection from the characters trying to second guess what others were thinking. It was very irritating and not a patch on the first book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angy | 11/28/2013

    " Once I stopped trying to figure out the time shifting/slicing aspect of this book, I enjoyed the audio. (I don't think I could have read this one. TOO COMPLICATED). I'm not sure how our students will like it. Not sure if I will attempt to continue following this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eddie Novak | 11/23/2013

    " ParUmbo weren't the only reasons for this book missing a star, but they were the preeminent reason. This really could be a five star adventure if it didn't collapse into trivialities and non-sequiturs often enough. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nate | 11/7/2013

    " Even better than the first one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tanika Johnson | 5/12/2013

    " This book like the Pathfinder was so different and out of this world literally and figuratively I couldn't put it down. I loved the ride it took me on and I will NEVER look at mice the same way again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eva Mitnick | 4/14/2013

    " Sequel to Pathfinder. As with Pathfinder, I listened to this as an audiobook and enjoyed the 3 narrators; good thing as talking and pondering often get in the way of action in both books. Still, I'm looking forward to book 3 in the Pathfinder series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lynne | 3/29/2013

    " I really enjoyed the first book in the series and looked forward to this one. However, I found it to be very pedantic and only somewhat engaging. I finished it mostly because I'd bought it instead of checking it out from the library. I won't buy the next one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynna | 3/8/2013

    " The first book was awesome. But this one was just plain confusing. It was interesting for sure, but nothing really happened and all this time jumping is making my head spin. "

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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.