As always, Sanderson comes up with a very interesting world with its own very interesting types of magic and power. The result is engaging and creative and fun.
Mistborn by the same author, because of the well-developed use of unique magic.
The reader grew on me, and now I like him. One of the characters, especially, has kind of a surfer-type speech quality that is difficult, once started, to grow complex and deep as it needs to, but I liked his portrayal of the characters and the narration. He is also just a bit slow in his reading.
GET ANOTHER READER!!!!
I have loved all the books that Sanderson has written so far, so I would give him a shadow of doubt that the story would be good if I had time to read it to myself or if it had a better reader.
I don't want to have to listen to reader that reads to me as if I am learning that the period means stop.The reader was jerky... it was like he had to pause or take a breath after every sentence. He was so distracting from the story that I couldn't even follw it. I tried speeding the voice on my Ipod but it was still bad. My recommendation is re-read with ANOTHER reader that has emotion and more confidence.
The redeeming quality is that it comes from an author that is usually very creative.
Wish I could get a version with a different reader or exchange this one for another story... what a waste of money!
Sanderson introduces yet a new setting with a facinating look at Gods and magic. I just love it!
Great story, too bad there is not a sequel.
If you like Game of Throne, or Robert Jordan you will love this book.
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!