The whole surfer dude take on Lightsong was horrid. The book was pretty good--typical Sanderson. Not as good as so many of his others, but enjoyable.
Seriously. Won't listen to anything by this guy again.
The more I read from Brandon Sanderson the more I love his writing style. I started with steelheart and love the fact that they used the same voice actor in warbreaker. it made it easy to adapt to the new story. my only issue is which book to read next.
Love a good book!
Ryan does a great job in developing a theory for the reader to enjoy. The twist and turns the plot keep you guessing from beginning to end.
The story is classic Sanderson, but I just couldn't shake the Keanu Reeves-esque interpretation of one of the lead characters. Still, very enjoyable, and worth the time.
I got the impression that Sanderson wrote Warbreaker as a bit of a departure from his other novels (I've read MIstborne and Reckoners). He's trying to keep most of the action in politics and in personal relationships rather then in a system of magic (although it certainly has a very detailed and unique one.) He's also trying for gritty story telling, one in which naive characters fail, and it's not enough to try your best without experience.
And for the most part he is very successful, I thoroughly enjoyed it. If I have one complaint it's that other authors do gritty political fantasy better(Joe Abercrombie and George RR Martin come to mind), and Warbreaker falls a little bit flat next to those.
Still, Sanderson manages to pull off a decent political story while intertwining it with a vibrant fantasy setting which is something most other authors can't do.
The narrator is above average. He does voices better than narration, and I found myself wondering if he liked the book he was reading, because he'd often sound bored. But he has a clear voice with a good vocal range.
Definitely worth a listen.