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Pathfinder Audiobook

Pathfinder: Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Rigg is well trained at keeping secrets. Only his father knows the truth about Rigg’s strange talent for seeing the paths of people’s pasts. But when his father dies, Rigg is stunned to learn just how many secrets Father had kept from him - secrets about Rigg’s own past, his identity, and his destiny. And when Rigg discovers that he has the power not only to see the past, but also to change it, his future suddenly becomes anything but certain.

Rigg’s birthright sets him on a path that leaves him caught between two factions, one that wants him crowned and one that wants him dead. He will be forced to question everything he thinks he knows, choose who to trust, and push the limits of his talent... or forfeit control of his destiny.

©2010 Orson Scott Card (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"The implications of the boys' power to manipulate the past unfold cleverly…, feeding into the Machiavellian political intrigue for a pulse-pounding climax….Card's many fans will be thrilled by this return to his literary roots.” (Kirkus)

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    Inga LeusdenNetherlands 06/02/2011
    Inga LeusdenNetherlands 06/02/2011
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    "Truly enjoyable"

    A truly enjoyable listen! The plot develops very cleverly, leaving the listener intrigued all the way at what is to come next. The personalities of the main characters are many-faceted and described with much detail. A very enjoyable 'twist' was the subplot at the beginning of each new chapter: in the beginning I kept wondering what it had to do with the whole story. But as the book unfolds the history of the planet Garden as well as the true nature of Rigg's gift and the relationship with his 'father' becomes clear. I can't wait to find out what happens in the next book, and whether Rigg and his friends manage to unite all 'wallfolds'...

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Ben Leicester, England, United Kingdom 19/03/2011
    Ben Leicester, England, United Kingdom 19/03/2011
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    "Love it"

    one of his many best works. card creates yet another masterpeice

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Tara 24/12/2012
    Tara 24/12/2012
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    "A typically-OSC series starter - promising"

    This is Orson Scott Card doing what he does best - the first book in a new series. It has a cast of good characters and the story was engaging. It holds plenty of promise for the books to come, although that's not typically what OSC does best (e.g. the Alvin, Ender and Homecoming series all start off excellent or good and trail off). Hoping this series and the Mithermage series change that trend. They both have promise.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sophia 27/01/2012
    Sophia 27/01/2012
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    "It ended too soon!"

    Please write some more, I want to know what happens next to these fascinating characters!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Traveller. 15/08/2016
    Traveller. 15/08/2016
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    "Let down by the narrators."

    The premise is really interesting and the story seems fairly good, but it is let down massively by the narrators.

    I can understand wanting multiple narrators for the different characters but in this case it doesn't work. It can get confusing and a couple of them aren't as good as the others.

    Would have been better to stick with one (or two, like the Stormlight Archive).

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Catriona 04/07/2011
    Catriona 04/07/2011 Member Since 2013
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    "please stop discussing it and get on with it!"

    This book has a good story in it if only the author would let it out. Every single possible outcome has to be debated, either with the other protagonists, or if they're not there with oneself. I was ready to scream at times. Further more, although the main character is meant to have been intensively educated by his father I still could not accept that he was a young teenager. His father must have excised every bit of the child from him and left a rather dull young man.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    15/09/17
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    "great"

    a few differences in voice in the same charachters from time to time but nothing hard to keep track of.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lanny
    Austin, TX, United States
    22/07/17
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    "i am sick of time travel"

    if you like time travel then you will like this book. he is an excellent writer, I have just become sickening tired of time travel stories.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Vania
    30/06/17
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    "Marvelous"

    Just loved it. Amazing how lets you wonder through reality and fantasy, with really good reflections for life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kitty
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    11/05/17
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    "Suspense & but empty and confusing"

    I came away disappointed and scratching my head. The story didn't make sense and ended poorly. The only thing I liked about the book was the main characters. The plot was stupid. It wasn't for me. I enjoyed the parts about the special abilities the main characters had but the story seemed incomplete which is part of why it left me frustrated. I will not listen to any more books in this series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • John Easterling
    08/05/17
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    "a very fun time travel book"

    the way that time travel is covered in this book makes it fun to think of the possibilities and how characters might solve certain problems

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jevin
    03/05/17
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    "Nice Listening"

    I couldn't wait to listen to this book on my way to & from work (it was a long commute). I enjoyed every moment of it & can't wait to listen to the next one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Marsha l eliason
    29/04/17
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    "Dissatisfied"

    Did not like the reader thought it was a Scott brick book like the detail said but never heard him. Disappointed

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mike
    19/04/17
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    "Hard to beat Ender's Game, but still pretty good"

    Orson Scott Card has a ridiculous imagination. If you like science fiction this is a good one. I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the books in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jane
    27/03/17
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    "This is honestly one of my favorite books."

    Amazing narrator. great scifi books. one of orison Scott cards best books. I've read it alot

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Douglas
    21/03/17
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    "mediocre"

    the use of many narrators was disconcerting and the dialogue among the characters was tedious

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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