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Extended Audio Sample The Crystal City: The Tales of Alvin Maker, Volume VI, by Orson Scott Card Click for printable size audiobook cover
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,980 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Orson Scott Card Narrator: Willis Willis, Stefan Rudnicki, M. E. Willis, A Full Cast Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged edition Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Tales of Alvin Maker Series Release Date:
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This full-cast production of Orson Scott Card’s newest title is finally available on audio From the end of the eighteenth century, Americans traveled west to find new homes and new lands. They brought with them the magics of plain people. It is from these roots of the American dream that award-winning writer Orson Scott Card has crafted what the Charlotte Observer called “a uniquely American fantasy.” Using the lore and the folk magic of the men and women who settled a continent, and the beliefs of the tribes who were here before them, Card has created an alternate frontier America. Charms, beseechings, hexes, and potions all have a place in the lives of the people of this world. Alvin Miller is the seventh son of a seventh son, born while his six brothers all still lived. Such a birth is a powerful magic; such a boy is destined to perhaps become a Maker. Rejoin the tale of Alvin and his wife Peggy as they work to create the Crystal City of Alvin’s vision, where all people can live together in peace.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Tuulikki Tammi | 2/12/2014

    " I like Orson Scott Card. Not so surprisingly, these are better in English than in Finnish. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ellabella | 2/6/2014

    " I liked it. A lot. Good concepts, good ideas, good questions. Good story too, not least of all by any means. But I strongly feel that the story itself got lost somehow in the telling. Perhaps Card is a bit like Peggy- he ended up knowing too much and eventually got lost in it, not knowing what to tell. Too many stories in him. Not enough time in the world. I know he turned out to be more than a little like Alvin himself. He saw the vision clearly, first of all, and felt the making of it, but somehow it got away from him over time. Too many things happened that he did not expect and he had to search for the natural ending to things. Not what he expected. And not exactly what he seemed to offer when he began the writing of the series. But mighty fine, all the same. As I said, I liked it. A lot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Brock | 2/5/2014

    " Average continuation of the last three books with an above average climax that fades into a typical happy ending. Wish the last book would come out already "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Magila | 2/2/2014

    " you may enjoy the ending more than i did. it's not my type of ending is all. "

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