I love Sanderson's work and this listen was my second time through, though I read it in print the first time. The narrator is alright but a few of the character voices are kind of irritating at first. None are so bad I didn't still love the book though. Definitely worth the listen. :)
Good story and good performance. I am blind and hearing the story read well is important to me. Brandon Sanders on is one of my two favorite authors and the performance by the narrator brought it to life for me.
The premise is interesting but not capita tingly so. It feels as if Sanderson is missing his usual fervor in this title.
Also the narration was lacking. Completely ruined the silver-tongued main character for me.
I'm not entirely sure I can adequately express my disappointment in this book. I thought I would really enjoy it and the reviews were positive. A part of me feels I did not give it the attention it required to fully understand what was happening and because of it I missed important developments. However, I have listened to other books and not been so lost despite being at work and multitasking. I thought some of the characters were well-developed and some parts were entertaining. The sword, with its honest observations, was one of my favorite elements. Overall, though, the story came across as weak and lacking. Something was missing for me to truly appreciate this story.
As for the performance, most of the time it enhanced the story but Lightsong's voice was annoying. It sounded whiny and childish when he was supposed to be charming and rakish.
Another great take told by Sanderson. The intricate dance the players do to come to the conclusion always pays off. I can't wait to read more of his stuff.
I enjoyed the book, but it was a bit simplistic. It made me wish that Sanderson would re-write it with his improved style. The storyline, world concept, and premises of the book are incredible. However, it's a bit too happy for my taste.