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Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus

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In a not-too-distant future that is not quite ours, there has been a major scientific breakthrough, a way to open windows into the past, permitting historical researchers to view but not participate in the events of the past.



  • I'm a big fan of Mr. Card's other novels, but I found this one to be quite disappointing. The initial 8 hours felt more like a history lesson from high school than an engaging science fiction story. It seemed as if the author forgot about the sci-fi elements and instead focused on narrating Columbus's life story. Personally, this approach didn't resonate with me. It's hard for me to believe that Mr. Card actually wrote this book, as it doesn't match his usual style. At the very least, it feels like he didn't have much input in its creation.
  • The idea behind this book is absolutely fantastic and it really gets you thinking about the various alternative possibilities. I had the chance to read it when it was initially released and recently listened to the audio version, and let me tell you, both formats are absolutely amazing. My only hope is that Mr. Card decides to write more books in the "Pastwatch" series because the concept has so much potential in exploring different aspects of history.
  • Wow, Mr. Card never fails to deliver with his unique and imaginative worlds. It's truly mind-bending and makes you ponder deeply. As a fan of both historical fiction and science fiction, this book perfectly combines the best of both genres. Once again, I am in awe of this author.
  • There were sections of this book that were way to slow and uninteresting for me, but overall I enjoyed the listen. It was not suspenseful enough, too predictable how it would all play out. I liked thinking about the time paradoxes and retro-causality.
  • I loved this book! Very intriguing and in good taste. I commute 50 minutes each way so good books are much appreciated, especially ones with without bad language and sexually expicit scenes. I had no clue how good this book would be when I began. It kept surprising me and making me want to listen every available second. Loved, loved, loved the outcome.