Brandon Sanderson creates a detailed world with laws and rules and mechanics. He is a facinating story teller and I am looking forward to his future works. Mysterys suck you in and all is slowly reveled. Lots of twists and turns.
I've read the rest of his books, this is probably the worst of his books but still decent.
I would have preferred the narrator for the mistborn books. Some of the intonations were just off and not very good.
I would definitely recommend this audiobook to others. Brandon writes another refreshing world and fills it with life and color.
The new angle on light being the basis of power.
Lightsong, of course.
Heroes come from the most unlikely places.
Very very slow beginning. I was about to give it up, but figured I like the rest of what Sanderson has written. He wrapped the story up nicely, but overall a disappointment.
Worst book by Sanderson i have heard.
Love Science Fiction and some Fantasy books.
No. The narrator made one of the main characters sound like a stereotypical surfer. I thought I was listening to Ted from Bill and Ted. It completely killed the character and I cannot believe I managed to finish listening to the book despite it.
The overall story was underwhelming and I was disappointed to learn the book did not end. This is intended as a series of books. The story was not good enough to justify buying any in the next of the series. At least not if the same narrator is doing the second one.
Yes. He did do a very good job with almost all the characters. I was quite impressed on how well he did with every character. But he made one so bad I wanted to skip parts souly because of it.
No. Not in a million years. It is a poorly written book in comparison to Mystborn and The Way of Kings.
The characters were shallow, and the author displayed the same style of writing that I encountered in his other works. I was hopeful that it was just the story that required a particular attitude. Since this same attitude crops up in each of his stories I can only conclude that the Brandon Sanderson has a disdain for specific characteristics. This leaves only a few colorful characters with similar two dimensional goals and the rest draining the life out of the plot.
I do not want to listen to another of Brandon Sanderson's stories.
James Yaegashi brings a distinction to each character, and I enjoy his reading.
None stand out enough to cut them, but I'd rework all of them to one degree or more.
Clever magic, but a bit overreaching on the explanation of breath. Could drop the life lessons, too.
I always love the way Sanderson puts a new twist on magic. He always seems to come up with new and creative ways in which one, or all of the people in his worlds can gather power or have power bestowed on them. Hands down this is what I love about his writing.
Then ending was what killed it for me. There were some lose ends and questions as to why some of the key characters didn't use what was at their disposal much sooner. This could have been remedied with a bit more explanation i guess but it did leave me frustrated.
One character in particular sounded like a surfer dude who was high all the time. Really kept me from caring what was going on with his character development.
Probably, and only because it would be based on a Sanderson book.
Visit the Mistborne series first. Sanderson really shines in that trilogy and you can see right away how great an author he is! He really is awesome!
I liked the magic system and the characters all brilliantly woven into a complex plot. I really struggled listening to it because the reader's rendition of several of the voices was painful.
He used inflection at odd places and made Lightsong sound like an idiot. There were also several times where he started into a line with one character's voice and finished the sentence with another character's voice--realizing halfway through that the other character was speaking. It made me wonder if he even prepared at all before reading it aloud.
I have been listening to most of Brandon Sanderson's books, and I haven't disliked any yet. In this novel, I was really unhappy with James Yaegashi. I have never read this book, but I still didn't like how James portrayed some of the characters.
I like Brandon Sanderson, but his books tend to take a really long time to get into.
but not sure I can suffer thru the narrator.
Perhaps it's the speakers on my phone? They make the narrator sound like the blue charactor "Alf", from the tv series about 20 years ago.
I listen to most of the books on my phone so that is sort of important, but it might sound better if I plug it into my car?
The story keeps me listening...the voice (or my speakers) make me grit my teeth.