Seventh Son

  • by Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by Nana Visitor
  • 5 hrs and 30 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Young Alvin was born the seventh son of a seventh son. By his birthright, he possesses magical powers and is destined to become something great, perhaps even a Maker. Indeed, Alvin is special. But the boy remains vulnerable to dark forces who reach out to destroy him and are willing to do anything to keep him from growing up. Carefully weaving the lore and the folk-magic of the men and women who settled a continent, and the beliefs of the tribes who were there before them, Orson Scott Card has created an alternate frontier America. This is the first installment in the Tales of Alvin Maker.


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Horrible Quality

It sounds like it was recorded with a pc microphone while the reader sat underwater. I can only rate the book for the first 10 minutes because the audio quality was so bad. I was forced to turn the volume up all the way just so that I could hear here. This also resulted in my ears hurting because of the high notes.
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- Thomas

What did she say?

The first half of the book was narrated so badly that I could barely make out what she was saying. Where was the sound editor?

The story was only mediocre at best. Good versus bad, but you really never figure out whose side anyone is on. The ending was pretty pathetic as well. Can you say "had to stop writing this book because I don't know where it's going?" Maybe the author will figure it out in the sequel.
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- Johnny James

Book Details

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