The Lost Gate

The Lost Gate

By Orson Scott Card; Emily Janice Card (Read by); Stefan Rudnicki (Read by)

Blackstone Audiobooks, Compact Disc, 9781441771643, 10pp.

Publication Date: January 2011


Danny North knew from early childhood that his family was different--and that he was different from them. While his cousins were learning how to create the things that commoners called fairies, ghosts, golems, trolls, werewolves, and other such miracles that were the heritage of the North family, Danny worried that he would never show a talent, never form an outself.

He grew up in the rambling old house, filled with dozens of cousins and aunts and uncles, all ruled by his father. Their home was isolated in the mountains of western Virginia, far from town, far from schools, far from other people.

There are many secrets in the House, and many rules that Danny must follow. There is a secret library with only a few dozen books, and none of them in English--but Danny and his cousins are expected to become fluent in the language of the books. While Danny's cousins are free to create magic whenever they like, they must never do it where outsiders might see.

Unfortunately, there are some secrets kept from Danny as well. And that will lead to disaster for the North family.

About the Author
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 and the University of Utah. The author of numerous books in several genres, Card is best known for Ender s Game and his online magazine, Orson Scott Card s InterGalactic Medicine Show ( He teaches writing and literature at Southern Virginia University and lives with his family in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Emily Janice Card has read a number of audiobooks, including Ben Bova's "The Aftermath", Orson Scott Card's "Ender in Exile", Lisa Gardner's "The Neighbor", and several titles by Kimberly Willis Holt. Card is an actor, singer, and writer from North Carolina. On screen, she's appeared in "The Delivery". Her stage work includes "The Importance of Being Earnest, Bye Bye Birdie, The Fantasticks", and "Once Upon a Mattress". She also adapted and starred in the play "A Sepulcher of Songs", based on a short story by her father, Orson Scott Card.

Stefan Rudnicki first became involved with audiobooks in 1994. Now a Grammy-winning audiobook producer, he has worked on more than two 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.