Extended Audio Sample

Download The Lost Gate Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample The Lost Gate, 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 (7,337 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Orson Scott Card Narrator: Emily Janice Card, Stefan Rudnicki Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Mithermages Series Release Date:
Regular Price: $22.95 Add to Cart
— or —
FlexPass™ Price: $12.95$5.95$5.95 for new members!
Add to Cart learn more )

Danny North knew from early childhood that his family was different—and that he was different from them. While his cousins were learning how to create the things that commoners called fairies, ghosts, golems, trolls, werewolves, and other such miracles that were the heritage of the North family, Danny worried that he would never show a talent, never form an outself.

He grew up in the rambling old house, filled with dozens of cousins and aunts and uncles, all ruled by his father. Their home was isolated in the mountains of western Virginia, far from town, far from schools, far from other people.

There are many secrets in the House, and many rules that Danny must follow. There is a secret library with only a few dozen books, and none of them in English—but Danny and his cousins are expected to become fluent in the language of the books. While Danny’s cousins are free to create magic whenever they like, they must never do it where outsiders might see.

Unfortunately, there are some secrets kept from Danny as well. And that will lead to disaster for the North family.

Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “This ambitious tale is well crafted, highly detailed, and pleasantly accessible.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Stefan Rudnicki and Emily Janice Card balance two parallel narratives in this new series. In his deliciously deep baritone, Rudnicki narrates Danny North’s story as he escapes his family of mages who want to kill him because he has the power to make gates, a forbidden skill. In a gentler voice, Card, the author’s daughter, tells the story of Wad, another gate mage who is finding life in a castle much more complicated than he imagined, especially as he realizes he is an ancient being. Card’s light, lively voice is a good match to tell the darker of the two narratives while Rudnicki keeps listeners engaged with the longer story.”


  • “Card’s latest novel demonstrates his ability to create youthful protagonists whose coming-of-age resonates with depth and meaning even as they become the fulcrum of events on a grand scale…The author of Ender’s Game brings his masterful storytelling to a new series that should find favor among his many fans as well as readers looking for more stories in the Harry Potter vein.”

    Library Journal

  • “Card weaves the twinned narratives seamlessly together with the ease of a master storyteller…Card keeps the action vivid and exciting. In addition, he uses Norse mythology to provide unique explanations for beings as varied as fairies and werewolves…Card’s longtime fans will read The Lost Gate with delight, while new readers will relish this introduction to the prize-winning author’s work, thanks to lively characterization, imaginative world-building, and lucid prose.”


  • “Card’s storytelling skills and devoted audience guarantee success.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A BookPage Book of the Day, January 2011

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Brian Knoll | 2/14/2014

    " Thoroughly enjoyed. If you like Orson Scott Card, you'll probably like this. It's not /science/ fiction -- more magical fiction. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Shawna | 2/11/2014

    " I loved the world Card built for this book. It's so complete I never felt the need to question or puzzle over odds and ends. I was disappointed to realize this wasn't a stand alone. Now I have yet another book to impatiently wait for as all of the details from this one slowly slip away into the great abyss of my non-memory. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Christine | 2/3/2014

    " This book is so unbelievable. I would give it six stars if i could. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Guna | 2/1/2014

    " Orson Scott Card has done it again! If you liked Ender, you will love this. "

  • > Show All
Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations