I am a Brandon Sanderson Fan. However, this is difficult to stomach. James Yaegashi has the unenviable task of assigning a discerning voice to multiple characters.
Unfortunately each voice is painted in the color of idiocy.
The voices he uses are so moronic, that I feel my intellect dwindle by the paragraph.
The plot of this book is great. The two sisters are placed in extremely difficult circumstances that had me listening nonstop. The narrator did a great job.
His book always are
disappointed by how abrupt it had a good twist, as usual
Puts wonderful feeling into Sanderson's clipped sentence structures
As near as I could
Wonderful storyteller--both writer & narrator!
Sanderson usually creates interesting characters with depth and intelligence. Not here.
Yes, but not with this narrator.
By hiring someone else. The narrator grated on my nerves as he strained to create/differentiate among the characters. He sounded as though he was reading a comic book. Bam.
It is one of the best books, I've ever listened to.
Lightsong- the irony of a God that doesn't believe his own religion is the greatest idea in the history of fiction.
This is his first narration that I have heard. I enjoyed his interpretation of Lightsong as as bit of a surfer bonehead.
My emotional roller-coaster was as frustrating as the twists and turns that Sanderson throws at the reader.
Sanderson's "Warbreaker", like "Elantris" and the Mistborn novels, involves a unique and compelling system of magic, engaging characters, and an intricate plot dealing with themes of trust and religion. Yaegashi's performance of the novel, however, though mostly competent, voices one of the main characters as if he were Keanu Reeves playing a stereotypical surfer-dude. I found myself very much liking the character, but I like him IN SPITE OF Yaegashi's horrid performance of his voice. I would defnitely recommend "Warbreaker" as a novel, and I would even recommend the audiobook, with the caveat that you will need to be thick-skinned (or maybe it's "thick-earred"?) when it comes to Yaegashi's voicing of at least one of the characters.
The narrator is fantastic! He ascribes many different voices to the characters that makes it really enjoyable to listen to.
My favorite character is Siri because of how much her character grows and expands over the course of the book.
He brings interpretation of the characters. He attributes some voices that give the characters depth beyond what is explicitly written in the book.
Yes, but it's way too long!
I would definitely recommend this book for anyone that likes fantasy, and the work of Brandon Sanderson. It's well made and something nice to listen to while we all wait for the last WOT book.
I liked the mystery in the plot. I kept wondering how things were going to go and there are plenty of twists and turns, really nice and suspenseful.
I did want to listen to it all in one sitting, but I have work and other things going on.
You might be turned off by how the magic system works in this book at first, although once you get into the meat of the book it all starts to make a lot more sense and it feels less gimmicky.
don't know, haven't read it.
the ending, or near it, and it needs to not be revealed.
excellent use of voice. remained in character.
power can be unexpected.
This was the first of Brandon Sanderson's books that I didnt LOVE. It was good though, it did have its moments but overall it was just kind of lack luster. This would be a good one to listen to in between titles you are really waiting for if there is nothing else out there you can decide on.