I listened to the unabridged audio version of Enchantment by Orson Scott Card, which is a fantasy novel. Listening time for Enchantment by Orson Scott Card is 17 hours, 26 minutes.
Enchantment is the first novel I've read by Orson Scott Card. I usually don't read fantasy or science fiction novels. However, in an effort to expand my reading horizons, I decided to give this novel a go as it sounded really good and also because I heard what a talented writer Orson Scott Card is.
I admit that I really enjoyed listening to Enchantment by Orson Scott Card much more than I thought I would. The story, plot, and characters were all really good and entertaining. The two narrators were also really good as well in keeping me engaged throughout the entire novel.
I loved that Enchantment by Orson Scott Card is a modern take on the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale using the Russian version of this tale. This novel contains other immortal deities too and the use of potions and magic spells, which made for a fun read.
Only a few things were annoying about Enchantment... Like how the character of Katerina treated Ivan the first two-thirds of their relationship. I thought she was a bit difficult and short sighted to begin with. I also found the character of Ruth (minor character) to be annoying as well. I also felt like the last chapter/ending for Enchantment was a tad unsatisfactory. The ending felt too tidy. Otherwise a really lovely novel.
The following is a summary for Enchantment by Orson Scott Card from Audible:
As one of the most consistently exciting writers to emerge in the last 25 years, Orson Scott Card has been honored with numerous awards, while immersing readers in dazzling worlds only he could create. Now, in Enchantment, Card works his magic as never before, transforming the timeless story of Sleeping Beauty into an original fantasy brimming with romance and adventure.I am giving Enchantment by Orson Scott Card a rating of 4 stars out of 5 stars.
Until my next post, happy reading!!
Glad that you gave this author a try and ended up liking Enchantment a great deal. I think I would enjoy this one for the fairy tale angle.ReplyDelete
I liked the fairy tale aspect of this novel. It was really well done and the addition of Russian folktale aspect was also intriguing too.Delete
Interesting! This is one of his I have not read. I am going to make sure it is on my list. Thanks for your review.ReplyDelete
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Wow. Interesting that this is your first OSC novel. I was reading Ender's Game when I was in my teens (that was... a really long time ago). Glad to hear you enjoyed it!ReplyDelete
I heard of Orson Scott Card before... Years ago in fact. But I was never a huge science fiction or fantasy genre fan. I've always been more of a mystery, thriller, historical fiction, classics fan, etc.Delete