Crystal City : Tales of Alvin Maker

  • by Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by Stefan Rudnicki, M.E. Willis, cast
  • Series: Tales of Alvin Maker
  • 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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. 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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What did you love best about Crystal City?

Just love this author and the entire series. I've read and listened to them all. The narration is fantastic, l even got my boyfriend addicted to these books!

What did you like best about this story?

Just the continuation of a great story.

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Any additional comments?

Please, please start at the beginning of the series it makes a huge difference. Seventh Son is the first book. You'll be addicted.

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- Sybil

This can't be the last of this series!

Having read all the books in this series, and loved each one, I have to say that this one, although written and narrated just as well as the others, leaves me with wanting more. There is too much unanswered for this to be the last book in the series. The narrators were exceptional, and I dearly loved the Christian overtones, which made one think about their own moral code. I was so happy to find a series that left out the usual 'hooks' of sex, blood, gut and gore.
I could not put down this series, buying them when I ran out of credits. Bravo Orson Scott Card!!!
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- Cheri

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-14-2004
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio