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3.71 out of 53.71 out of 53.71 out of 53.71 out of 53.71 out of 5 3.71 (14 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Orson Scott Card Narrator: Nana Visitor Publisher: Phoenix Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
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Young Alvin was born the seventh son of a seventh son. By his birthright, he possesses magical powers and is destined to become something great, perhaps even a Maker. Indeed, Alvin is special. But the boy remains vulnerable to dark forces who reach out to destroy him and are willing to do anything to keep him from growing up. Carefully weaving the lore and the folk-magic of the men and women who settled a continent, and the beliefs of the tribes who were there before them, Orson Scott Card has created an alternate frontier America. This is the first installment in the Tales of Alvin Maker. Download and start listening now!

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

    " I have a knake.. :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 LS | 4/27/2011

    " Interesting enough to read. Not much excitement yet though, but nice all the same. "

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

    " great series, original story in my opinion "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nachillo | 4/23/2011

    " Interesting and intriguing first chapters. Hadn't read stories by Orson Scott Card of this kind, had read only Ender's, but this is a wonderful narrative. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 4/11/2011

    " This seemed to move very slowly (could have been because I was listening to it). I think there's a good story in there, Card just uses too many pages to tell it! "

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

    " Love Orson Scott Card! A unique twist on what "could be." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brooklin | 4/6/2011

    " I was pleasantly surprised at how into this book I got toward the end. I don't know when I'll get to the rest of the series, but it's definitely on my 'to read' list. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Toni | 3/29/2011

    " Alvin Miller discovers he has incredible powers for creating and shaping things around him.

    A recurring and main theme of the books is the conflict between Creators and Destroyers—namely, Making such as Alvin does, and Unmaking that he confronts. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joy Marie | 3/26/2011

    " I liked this book, but not enough to continue with this series. The fight between church and magic was just too much and gave me knots in my stomach. Alvin Jr.'s character was very lovable, but the pull to know what happens to him next is still not enough to get me to read more of this series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Summer | 3/26/2011

    " Started to read this book but by page 90, I had to take a break from it. Way too slow. But I did come back to finish the book and it finally started to get interesting. Still slow but interesting enough for me to want to keep reading to find out what happens to this boy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chy | 3/23/2011

    " I always kind of figured I might read this. And now I have. And it...wow. Lots of things I disagreed with, but in the most amazing ways, and ways the author made me feel were...accepted. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 3/22/2011

    " Another excellent read by Ordinary Scott Card. His books get in to my head and stay with me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katy | 3/19/2011

    " Interesting start to a series, but not as captivating as some of his other work. I will read the next book and see how it is. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrew | 3/14/2011

    " Another amazing first chapter to an epic series of books by Orson Scott Card. Where Ender's Game dealt with science and technology, Seventh Son is more about spirituality and understanding of creation. It's a beautiful little book, and the follow up novels are just as good. "

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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.