Story is terrific. Loved getting to know the characters.
While character distinction was very good, I just could not get into his style. He over emphasizes descriptive words (and there a lot of them :) ). Basically, he over performs.
Yes, in spite of the reader, I was hooked on the story.
This was a lesser book by Sanderson but it might have been better with a better reader
Perhaps. He just wasn't a good fit for this genre
family of readers
I wouldn't know. I think the voices are different than I would have imagined, especially for vociferous characters like Lightsong. I like listening in the car, so it was fine for me.
The endings are the best part of Brandon Sanderson novels. He can pull together storylines and clues in ways that you won't expect, and don't feel like deus ex machina.
He's a good narrator, but like other reviewers said, there is lots of background noise in between silences and it is poorly edited. I would listen to him as well.
You could actually probably make a film of this, unlike the epic scales of his other books. I'm not sure about a tagline. Lots of "main" characters.
One of the more "theoretical" rather than "practical" of his books. I liked Way of Kings better, and Elantris had a more satisfying ending, but this one has excitement throughout the entire novel, and no annoying characters like in Elantris or Way of Kings (in my opinion).
This is a great, well written fantasy novel from the incredible, creative mind of Brandon Sanderson. If you like Mistborn, then you will probably enjoy this. But there is a huge problem. The Narrator is absolutely terrible! I had to take frequent breaks because I just could not stand his voice! Or more so his character's voices. The main female character sounds like a dumb Ditz and the main male character sounds like a stupid surfer bro. He really butchered this great story. I just could not stand him! Hopefully the narration can be redone because I liked the story, and would only recommend this book if it had a different Narrator.
The story is solid, with good plot twists. The power system is unique and creative.
Never again will I listen to this narrator.... Never. I've listened to plenty of audio books with plenty of Narrators and he is by far the worst. Could not stand him...
No. Brandon Sanderson needs to follow up on the Mistborn trilogy. Maybe with another Alloy of Law book, which was a very different and yet enjoyable fantasy novel.
Terrible Narrator. Don't waist your money. Just read the book on your own, you'll enjoy it much more.
Yes, the story is very good and worth reading or listening to but only with a better narrator.
I did not like the performance at all and feel that it took away from the characters. His interpretations of the characters was not indicative of the intended time period of the story. I love Brandon Sanderson's writing, but struggled through this performance.
I love Brandon Sanderson's writing, he makes a world of vivid black and white turn color, he has a gift for building worlds and situations that pull you in. If you like reading, just buy this one.
I love the intricate way the world is built together, this one isn't his best work (Really enjoyed Steelheart better, and the Stormlight Archive set.)
The voice actor isn't very good. His accent reminds me of "Crush" from "Finding Nemo" everytime he voices an actor (or actress) I want to say "Dude!" afterwards. Had I known his performance would be like this I would have just bought the book and read it myself. I won't again buy a book narrated by James Yaegashi.
Yes, with a different narrator.
It might be on the list, but not very high up on the list. There are so many other Sanderson books I would recommend first (and I love Sanderson, don't get me wrong). The Mistborn series, the Stormlight Archive, even Elantris I would put above this one. I must admit though that part of this was the narrator's (in my opinion) over-the-top surfer dude approach to doing Lightsong's voice. I found it really annoying and thought it came pretty close to ruining a pretty cool character. The story also seemed to wrap up sort of abruptly, but ultimately I was okay with that.
Probably the most interesting aspect for me is the tie-in with the Stormlight Archive (which I am a huge fan of) with the weapon. If you don't know what that means then I guess you'll just have to read the Stormlight Archive and this one. :)
Animated, appropriate, over-eager (Lightsong specifically).
If there was any follow-up it should be a prequel to go back to the days of the Many-War. In many ways I think that would be ultimately more interesting than Warbreaker.
A compelling plot? Good narration? Neither were present. This book is terrible, and I only finished it becaue I hate buying a book and not listening all the way through. Ugh, though.
The narration was so bad that I found myself cringing at times. One of the main characters is voiced like a bad Keanu Reeves impression, and the rest are almost all similarly lame. I couldn't really be sure if the story itself was terrible, or if the narration just made it seem so.
DEEP disappointment. This was a grinding, frustrating and hilariously stupid listen. I feel like I'm a little dumber ;)
Pick another book. Seriously.
The narrator was the only issue I had with this book. For reference, most of the books I've listened to were read by Michael Kramer. James Yaegashi did a decent job, but I found his inflections to be overdone at times. It fit well for a certain character, but for others, it sounded way over the top. It didn't make me want to stop listening, though.I also would listen to another audiobook read by Yaegashi, but I very much prefer the style of Kramer.
Overall, performance aside, I really did like the story. It took a while to get into the "magic system", but I came to accept it and believe it just as I do with all of Sanderson's books.
The intonation of the narrator was very distracting and moreover, made the characters much more irritating than what comes across when simply reading the book. For example, his voice for Lightsong reminds me of a really bad impression of a surfer.
The book itself is not among my favourite Sanderson novels, but it's enjoyable if you can look past the narration. Not as good as Way of Kings or Mistborn, but better than Elantris.