Tales of Alvin Maker
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(4.2 based on 154 ratings)
  • 1
    Seventh Son: Tales of Alvin Maker, Book 1 | Orson Scott Card

    Seventh Son: Tales of Alvin Maker, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Gabrielle de Cuir, Stephen Hoye
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (49)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (25)

    Born into an alternative frontier America where life is hard, and folk magic is real, Alvin is gifted with power, but he must learn to use his gift wisely. Dark forces are arrayed against Alvin, and only a young girl with second sight can protect him.

    Almost 4-star.

    I couldn't quite give this a four-star, but it almost made it and I do recommend it. This is the first book of a series of seven (unsurprisingly!), a..Show More »

    Reviewed on 09 April 2009 by Peter (Beulah, United Kingdom)
  • 2
    Red Prophet: Tales of Alvin Maker, Book 2 | Orson Scott Card

    Red Prophet: Tales of Alvin Maker, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Stephen Hoye, Stefan Rudnicki
    Overall
    (32)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (15)

    In this thrilling sequel to Seventh Son, Alvin Maker is awakening to many mysteries: his own strange powers, the magic of the American frontier, and the special virtues of its chosen people, the Native Americans. Alvin has discovered his own unique talent for making things whole again. Now he summons all his powers to prevent the tragic war between Native Americans and the white settlers of North America.

    Better than Seventh Son

    This book is a step up from the first book of the series, "Seventh Son". Whereas the first book seemed to be setting the groundwork for the series an..Show More »

    Reviewed on 02 July 2009 by Sara (Llanwrtyd wells, United Kingdom)
  • 3
    Prentice Alvin: Tales of Alvin Maker, Book 3 | Orson Scott Card

    Prentice Alvin: Tales of Alvin Maker, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Full Cast
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    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.

    A good continuation of the series

    Not quite the action of "Red Prophet", but still a good read if you have read its two predecessors. The story was a bit slower than Red Prophet but i..Show More »

    Reviewed on 10 August 2009 by Sara (Llanwrtyd wells, United Kingdom)
  • 4
    Alvin Journeyman: Tales of Alvin Maker, Book 4 | Orson Scott Card

    Alvin Journeyman: Tales of Alvin Maker, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Blackstone Audio
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Alvin is a Maker, the first to be born in a century. Now a grown man and a journeyman smith, Alvin has returned to his family. He will share in their isolation, work as a blacksmith, and try to teach anyone who wishes to learn the knack of being a Maker. For Alvin has had a vision of the Crystal City he will build, and he knows that he cannot build it alone. But he has left behind true friends as well as enemies. And his ancient foe, the Unmaker, has found new hands to do his work of destruction.

    Bit slow compared to others in series...

    Although I enjoyed this book, it did drag considerably in places. There is no big plot structure in this book and quite a bit of it is a continuation..Show More »

    Reviewed on 15 October 2009 by Sara (Llanwrtyd wells, United Kingdom)
  • 5
    Heartfire: Tales of Alvin Maker, Book 5 | Orson Scott Card

    Heartfire: Tales of Alvin Maker, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By full cast
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    Peggy is a Torch, able to see the fire burning in each person's heart. She can follow the paths of each person's future, and know each person's most intimate secrets. From the moment of Alvin Maker's birth, when the Unmaker first strove to kill him, she has protected him. Now they are married, and Peggy is a part of Alvin's heart as well as his life. But Alvin's destiny has taken them on separate journeys.

    Heartfire and the Alvin series

    This Audible presentation of Card's Alvin series is a triumph. It is centred around the premise that innate skills can manifest as magical 'knacks' th..Show More »

    Reviewed on 24 February 2008 by Ted (Basingstoke, Hants, United Kingdom)
  • 6
    Crystal City: Alvin Maker VI | Orson Scott Card

    Crystal City: Alvin Maker VI

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki, M.E. Willis, cast
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    From the end of the 18th 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.

    shame

    I love this series but a lot lacking in this book... hopefully the next book will make up for it.

    Reviewed on 19 September 2016 by Barbara ()