First in the series and seems pretty good. Nice character development and good flow to the story line. Not amazing plot but good.
I love allomancy and feruchemy. It was just a really interesting magic system. The story held my interest and the ending was satisfying. I got what I expected while still being surprised, which is quite the feat.
I liked most of the characters. I of course liked Vin, though it's a bit frustrating she's the only female character in the book pretty much.
He took a few minutes to get used to. His voice sounds boring at first, but it's really not. He does good voices and his female voices weren't terrible. A lot of the time men playing women sounds whiny and awful, but he did a pretty good job on Vin.
Yes, but spoilers.
Some of his fight scenes are overdescribed and hard to follow as audio where rereading is more difficult. I also wish there were a way to isolate the journal entries for an easy second listen, because I didn't really get them until it was revealed what they were. Still, I'd recommend this book to anyone who likes fantasy.
The first 3 books are awesome in this series. I couldn't stop listening. Very cool magic concepts and a solid plot. I listened to the fourth book which is a different story line and was completely underwhelmed. I'm not sure if they forced him to continue writing the series. Different time period feel length and a complete lack of character development. That being said don't miss out on the first 3.
Loved it. Brandon introduces a lot of characters but once you get past that you are immersed in his world. Michael Kramer does justice to Brandon's words.
The first 3 hours of The Final Empire were a bit difficult for me to get through, but my patience and attentiveness were rewarded soon after. The system of magic that Sanderson invents is logical and easy to understand. The enemy is powerful and intimidating, and the Steel Inquisitors are some of the most badass evil characters I've ever come across in a fantasy series. Halfway through the book I knew I was hooked so I went ahead and burned a credit on the second book, The Well of Ascension. I encourage Audible members to get this book, it's a great choice to use one of your credits on.
Brandon Sanderson delivers a complex and addictive world. It is consuming my gold reserves with impunity.
That was a joke you will understand once listening to the novel, shortly before you realize your bank account is being drained by your desire to learn more about the world and the characters within it.
Sanderson tells the classic hero's journey in a captivating world. The narrator does an excellent job of differentiating the characters. I look forward to the sequel.