Prentice Alvin : Tales of Alvin Maker

  • by Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by Full Cast
  • Series: Tales of Alvin Maker
  • 13 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The saga of Alvin Maker, set in an alternative version of the American frontier country, continues, in a tale full of folklore and magic.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.

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What the Critics Say

"The most important work of American fantasy since Stephen Donaldson's original Thomas covenant trilogy." (Chicago Sun-Times)
"A beguiling book...[a] robust but reflective blend of folktale, history, parable and personal-testimony pioneer narrative. The series promises to be a story of deep delight." (Publishers Weekly)
"Card's epic tale of a magical, alternate America demonstrates his skill in graceful storytelling. Recommended, along with Seventh Son and Red Prophet, for most fantasy collections." (Library Journal)

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Customer Reviews

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Interesting yet...

I know this is fiction and loosely based on some american history. Being an african american, it is kind of hard to listen to the imaginative world where it's ok to slaughter, rape, kill, and sell people to delevope the west. Even though I know those things happened.

It's still clasic Card. You decide.
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- Rubin

Weird but addictive

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This series is super weird, but somehow just leaves me wanting more every time. Excellent reading of this strange tale by a great cast.

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- Emma

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-27-2007
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.