Red Prophet

  • by Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by Nana Visitor
  • 6 hrs and 11 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Seventh Son, the first tale of Alvin Maker, introduces us to a pioneer America where magic works, and special talents are utilized in marvelous ways. In Red Prophet, the second installment in the Tales of Alvin Maker, we learn more about those talents, both the minor gifts of white people (starting fires, finding water) or the much grander gifts of the Indians, whose lives are filled with a beautiful green music. Young Alvin Maker, the seventh son of a seventh son, is a Maker. Lolla-Wossiky, an Indian whose fate is closely linked with Alvin's, has heard black noise in his head since he watched white men murder his father. Unable to hear the green music he needs to live well, Lolla-Wossiky lives only for the alcohol that stills the black noise - until he meets Alvin.


What the Critics Say

"[S]uperbly demonstrates Card's...mastery of the art of storytelling." (Booklist)


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Customer Reviews

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What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

The audio sounds like someone took a microphone to a cassette deck and recorded it in their basement.

Has Red Prophet turned you off from other books in this genre?


What didn’t you like about Nana Visitor’s performance?

She has a nice voice - just the recording was AWFUL

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Red Prophet?


Any additional comments?

DONT BUY THIS. Get the more modern version.

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- David "junkonly"

Terrible Audio

What disappointed you about Red Prophet?

Normally love Orson Scott Card, but I can't get through the story because the audio is muddy. It's difficult to understand. . . I can't tell if it's the recording or the narrator.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I've read the first book in the series and loved it. I was expecting to enjoy this one, but really am having a difficult time getting through the bad recording/narrating.

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- agodfrey

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-16-1999
  • Publisher: Phoenix Books