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.
Overall a solid, entertaining Sanderson book. Not one of his best, but if you enjoy his style of world-building, you'll enjoy this. The only thing that really took away from it was the narration. It wasn't exactly flat, but rather each sentence had the exact same affect, and several of the characters were voiced in an extremely annoying way that made no sense for their characters.
This book begs for a sequel to answer all the questions. Good performance, just not sure why Lightsong needed to sound like a surfer dude.
I loved this book. I saw it got some Luke warm reviews because of the narrator. I thought the narrator was great. I think some people didn't like him because one of the gods talked like a surfer dude. But I thought that was true to what he was supposed to be. I especially like the length. Most writers would have broken it into 3 books we would have had to buy! Don't miss this one it's so fun. It's also great that no real swear words were spoken. He used different words for swear words and man, I really like that! I could have it playing in the kitchen and not worry about kids or anyone hearing swear words!