This book about bored me to tears. The author has a great imagination when it comes to magic and the mechanics thereof, but most of the characters are either boring or downright annoying. "Lightsong" being the worst. I dreaded the parts of the story when he was involved, and the narrator made it even worse. I would cringe every time this character spoke. I mean I really can't express how much I hated this character. On the other hand, Vivena was a great character whose evolution from a noble, reserved follower of Auster into a crafty, resourceful, breath-using adventurer made up the better part of the story for me. I was really disappointed in the overall story though, especially after hearing a lot of good things about the author. This is one of Brian Sanderson's first books though, so I'm not going give up on him yet. I've purchased the first book of the "Mystborn" series and plan on listening to it soon.
Stop using the "George Takei" accent and the hipster-beatnik accent, please!
The magic and the mechanics. I was impressed by the author's refreshing take on spellcraft.
Could not take any of the characters seriously. Never got invested enough in the story to care what happened. Seemed more like a comic book than an epic fantasy adventure. And I could not get past the narrator's Keanu Reeves accent when portraying the voice of Light Song. I will admit that the last two hours of the book were a dramatic improvement over the rest of it, but still not worth white knuckling through 22 hours of boredom to get there.
Beautiful and riveting with complex characters and interesting world. I shall have a book hangover possibly for weeks.
I strongly recommend this to everyone even if you are not usually a fan of fantasy.
The Sacrifice was the best part of the story, divinity was shown in that moment. An interesting way of discussing gods and men and how to approach life with wonder. Freedom to move about and choose ones own direction seems a moral of the story, more important than a life of riches.
Sentient objects with child like sensibilities in forms that judge evil seem like a prophetic thought to the future of AI. Very scary image of the future.
Narrator grew on me. I especially liked the voice of the sword. I got a clear sense of who was soeaking
(I wished the recording artist had reduced the sound of the narrator's swallowing between chapters.)
Brandon Sanderson does it again! His creative approach to magic comes at you in this novel from a completely different angle that is both surprising and exciting! What makes a god? Great story!!
Overall liked this. New idea for a story, hooked me in. But voices for some lead characters were annoying. The voice acting for one of the lead characters was like someone doing a caricature of a California dopey surfer dude. I guess it got the point across of what the character's personality was supposed to be like, but it felt super out-of-place.
There were a few plot points that seemed a little contrived to me, but if you are an audiobook addict like I am, you will definitely enjoy it overall.
James Yaegashi ruined this book for me. It was like being read to by Ted Theodore Logan of Bill and Ted. Maybe they will choose Michael Kramer to read the next one. This narrator is "bogus"!