The Crystal City

The Tales of Alvin Maker, Volume VI

Alvin Maker (Volume 6)

Orson Scott Card; Read by Stefan Rudnicki, M.E. Willis and cast

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From the end of the 18th century, Americans travelled west to find new homes and new lands. They brought with them the magics of plain people. It is from these roots of the American dream that award-winning writer Orson Scott Card has crafted what the Charlotte Observer called “a uniquely American fantasy.” 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. Charms, beseechings, hexes, and potions all have a place in the lives of the people of this world.
Alvin Miller 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 perhaps become a Maker. Rejoin the tale of Alvin and his wife Peggy as they work to create the Crystal City of Alvin’s vision, where all people can live together in peace.

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THE CRYSTAL CITY (Chapter 1)

It seemed like everybody and his brother was in Nueva Barcelona these days. It was steamboats, mostly, that brought them. Even though the fog on the Mizzippy made it so a white man couldn't cross the river to the west bank, the steamboats could make the trip up and down the channel, carrying goods and passengers--which was the same as saying they carried money and laid it into the laps of whoever happened to be running things at the river's mouth.

These days that meant the Spanish, officially, anyway. They owned Nueva Barcelona and it had their troops all over

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Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Orson Scott Card's fantasy novel The Crystal City, read by Stefan Rudnicki, M.E. Willis and full cast. From the end of the 18th century, Americans travelled west to find new homes and new lands. They brought with them the magics of plain people. It is from these roots of the American dream that award-winning writer Orson Scott Card has crafted what the Charlotte Observer called "a uniquely American fantasy."

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Orson Scott Card; Read by Stefan Rudnicki, M.E. Willis and cast

Born in Richland, Washington in 1951, Orson Scott Card grew up in California, Arizona, and Utah. He lived in Brazil for two years as an unpaid missionary for the Mormon Church and received degrees from Brigham Young University (1975) and the University of Utah (1981). The author of numerous books, Card was the first writer to receive both the Hugo and Nebula awards for best novel two years in a row, first for Ender's Game and then for the sequel Speaker for the Dead. He lives in Greensboro, North Carolina.  Stefan Rudnicki was born in Poland and now resides in Studio City, California. He has narrated more than 100 audiobooks, and has participated in more than a thousand as a narrator, writer, producer, or director. He is a recipient of multiple Audie Awards and AudioFile Earphones Awards as well as a Grammy Award as an audiobook producer. Along with casts of other narrators, Stefan has read a number of Orson Scott Card's best-selling science fiction novels, published by Macmillan Audio. In reviewing the 20th anniversary edition audiobook of Card’s Ender's Game, Publishers Weekly stated, "Card's phenomenal emotional depth comes through in the quiet, carefully paced speech of each performer...In particular, Rudnicki, with his lulling, sonorous voice, does a fine job articulating Ender's inner struggle between the kind, peaceful boy he wants to be and the savage, violent actions he is frequently forced to take. This is a wonderful way to experience Card's best-known and most celebrated work, both for longtime fans and for newcomers." M.E. Willis is a performing member of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. He has read a range of audiobooks, including several Earphones Award winners. His credits include Walter Mosley's Bad Boy Brawly Brown, Terry McMillan's A Day Late and a Dollar Short, Orson Scott Card's The Crystal City, and Ben Bova's The Rock Rats.

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The Crystal City
The Tales of Alvin Maker, Volume VI
Orson Scott Card; Read by Stefan Rudnicki, M.E. Willis and cast

Unabridged Digital Audio

Unabridged  Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
September 2004
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781593974879
ISBN10: 1593974876
Audio Run Time: 11:30
$22.99

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Mass Market Paperbound
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Fantasy
October 2004
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780812564624
ISBN10: 0812564626
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 352 pages
$7.99

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
October 2004
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429964500
ISBN10: 1429964502
384 pages
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