Thursday, July 9, 2015

Audio Book Review: Visitors by Orson Scott Card - DNF

Visitors by Orson Scott Card book cover and review
I've never not finished an audiobook before. I'm usually much more patient with that version. And even more surprising, this is the third book in the series, and I enjoyed the first two.

Visitors continues the story of Rigg, Ram Odin, Loaf, Umbo, and Param. They are kind of all going their separate ways for different reasons. Oh, and there's a new character, a duplicate of Rigg, who calls himself Noxon.

Their goal is to keep a spaceship from Earth from coming and destroying Garden. They've been into the future, so they know this is going to happen and are trying to figure out how to prevent it.

Rigg is visiting every one of the wallfolds. It's probably the most boring part. Maybe there will end up being a purpose, but it just seems like a bunch of side stories. With each miniscule step forward, we are subjected to every nuance of thought and debate about how this will work, will it change the past, will it create multiple copies of things, and how are they going to learn to do all the things they  need to do time travel-wise. This goes on and on ad nauseam, even more so than in the first two books. Then we get about a paragraph of actual action, and then back to the debate.

I'm to the point (after 5 of 14 discs) that I couldn't care less about the outcome. The narrators are excellent, as they were in the first two books in the series, but I'm moving on to something else.

If you are a time travel fanatic and enjoy thinking about all the complications it would entail, then you would enjoy this book (and the series.)  The first two books are Pathfinder and Ruins and you must read them in order.

Published by Simon Pulse, 2014, Brilliance Audio
Audiobook obtained from the library
5 of 14 discs (36%), 217 of 608 pages

Rating: DNF

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