Brandon Sanderson is a master at creating unique magical systems with seeming logic and substance then combining them with a well thought out plot and richly developed characters. Storytelling at its best, read masterfully by Mr Kramer.
I've been a huge fan of Sanderson's other work but keep putting this series off. I'm kicking myself for that now.
Brandon's redemption of Robert Jordan's series in its last few books inspired me to see what his own original creative work would be like. While Jordan left me regretting having wasted days of my life, Brandon's originality and quality of writing has me craving more.
Love to read, mostly sci-fi. No spoilers ... ever. Seriously, people.
This book is a great kickoff to a series. It takes a bit to establish setting and character, but once it does that, it follows a consistent and moving pace.
Two things I enjoyed are it's take and spin on magic and the class system that is being struggled against. It's a new take with alomancy.
On the story, not 5 stars because of the slow parts in the story.
On the performance, the low register was hard to hear while commuting when traffic noise was loud.
Recommended! I'm moving on to the next book in the series now.
Brandon Sanderson is more addictive than crack! It's another class based revolutionary world filled with metal based magic. I just couldn't stop listening. Michael Kramer has an awesome voice to pair with the story