Seventh Son

Author:   Orson Scott Card ,  Scott Brick ,  Gabrielle De Cuir ,  Stephen Hoye
Publisher:   Blackstone Audiobooks
Volume:   01
ISBN:  

9781433200953


Pages:   8
Publication Date:   01 January 2006
Format:   Audio  Audio Format
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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; a world where a particular kind of magic really works and where that magic has colored the entire history of the colonies. Charms and beseechings, hexes and potions, all have a place in the lives of the people of this world. Knacks abound: dowsers find water, sparks set fires, blacksmiths speak to their iron, the second sight warns of dangers to come, and a torch can read the heart-fire of anyone within reach. It is into this world, in a roadhouse on the track westward, amid the deep wood where the Red man still holds sway, that a very special child is born. Young Alvin 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 become something great-perhaps even a Maker. But no Maker has been born for many a century, and there is no lore to tell how the Maker's knack works. At the age of six Alvin doesn't seem to have any special talent at all, unless it's the knack he has of working with stone and wood, crafting tools and ornaments; unless it's his ability to paint a hex just right; unless it's the way he has with animals... Yes, Alvin is something special; and even in the loving safety of his home, dark forces reach out to destroy him. Something will do anything to keep Alvin from growing up.

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Author:   Orson Scott Card ,  Scott Brick ,  Gabrielle De Cuir ,  Stephen Hoye
Publisher:   Blackstone Audiobooks
Imprint:   Blackstone Audiobooks
Volume:   01
Dimensions:   Width: 16.80cm , Height: 3.10cm , Length: 16.60cm
Weight:   0.299kg
ISBN:  

9781433200953


ISBN 10:   1433200953
Pages:   8
Publication Date:   01 January 2006
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Audio
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Awaiting stock   Availability explained
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In Seventh Son Card achieves the near-miracle of bringing something new to fantasy. -- Locus Truly marvelous and beautiful. -- Kliatt A consistently gripping tale featuring solid historical research and a keen understanding of religious experience. Another major effort by a world-class talent. Highly recommended. -- Booklist A tribute to the art of storytelling, this is highly recommended. -- Library Journal The book uses a collection of narrative voices to tell this intriguing tale, each of which is presented by a star narrator. They pass the story among themselves seamlessly...the narrators make the characters vivid and move the plot along smoothly. -- AudioFile Seventh Son begins what may be a significant recasting in fantasy terms of the tall tale of America. -- Washington Post Book World We are talking about the most important work of American fantasy since Stephen Donaldson's Thomas Covenant trilogy. -- Chicago Sun-Times


In Seventh Son Card achieves the near-miracle of bringing something new to fantasy. -- Locus Truly marvelous and beautiful. -- Kliatt A consistently gripping tale featuring solid historical research and a keen understanding of religious experience. Another major effort by a world-class talent. Highly recommended. -- Booklist A tribute to the art of storytelling, this is highly recommended. -- Library Journal The book uses a collection of narrative voices to tell this intriguing tale, each of which is presented by a star narrator. They pass the story among themselves seamlessly...the narrators make the characters vivid and move the plot along smoothly. -- AudioFile We are talking about the most important work of American fantasy since Stephen Donaldson's Thomas Covenant trilogy. -- Chicago Sun-Times Seventh Son begins what may be a significant recasting in fantasy terms of the tall tale of America. -- Washington Post Book World


We are talking about the most important work of American fantasy since Stephen Donaldson's Thomas Covenant trilogy. -- Chicago Sun-Times Truly marvelous and beautiful. -- Kliatt The book uses a collection of narrative voices to tell this intriguing tale, each of which is presented by a star narrator. They pass the story among themselves seamlessly...the narrators make the characters vivid and move the plot along smoothly. -- AudioFile In Seventh Son Card achieves the near-miracle of bringing something new to fantasy. -- Locus A tribute to the art of storytelling, this is highly recommended. -- Library Journal A consistently gripping tale featuring solid historical research and a keen understanding of religious experience. Another major effort by a world-class talent. Highly recommended. -- Booklist Seventh Son begins what may be a significant recasting in fantasy terms of the tall tale of America. -- Washington Post Book World


Author Information

Orson Scott Card, a New York Times bestselling author, has won several Hugo and Nebula awards for his works of speculative fiction. Scott Brick, an acclaimed voice artist, screenwriter, and actor, has performed on film, television, and radio. He attended UCLA and spent ten years in a traveling Shakespeare company. Passionate about the spoken word, he has narrated a wide variety of audiobooks. winning won more than fifty AudioFile Earphones Awards and several of the prestigious Audie Awards. He was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine and the Voice of Choice for 2016 by Booklist magazine. Gabrielle de Cuir, award-winning narration, has narrated over two hundred titles and specializes in fantasy, humor, and titles requiring extensive foreign language and accent skills. She was a cowinner of the Audie Award for best narration in 2011 and a three-time finalist for the Audie and has garnered six AudioFile Earphones Awards. Her velvet touch as an actor's director has earned her a special place in the audiobook world as the foremost producer for bestselling authors and celebrities. Stephen Hoye has worked as a professional actor in London and Los Angeles for more than thirty years. Trained at Boston University and the Guildhall in London, he has acted in television series and six feature films and has appeared in London's West End. His audiobook narration has won him fifteen AudioFile Earphones Awards. Stefan Rudnicki first became involved with audiobooks in 1994. Now a Grammy-winning audiobook producer, he has worked on more than three thousand audiobooks as a narrator, writer, producer, or director. He has narrated more than three hundred audiobooks. A recipient of multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards, he was presented the coveted Audie Award for solo narration in 2005, 2007, and 2014, and was named one of AudioFile's Golden Voices in 2012.

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