well executed. very satisfying. a perfect 5. I loved this book. I was happy to discover only minutes ago theft there is a second installment!!
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Yes, I would. The story is entertaining. Unfortunately I did find my mind wandering. But, I will be listening to the 2nd book to find out what happens to the characters.
He has pretty distinctive voices that match the characters. I like that in his performance.
Yes. That's all I am going to say about that.
I started with the Stormlight chronicles and needed more, so I came back to the older books. In a way, I feel proud of Sanderson because I can see the framework of the writer he will grow to be. This was a fun story. It's not overly cerebral and it goes in a predictable direction, but there were enough twists to keep it interesting. My only real complaint were a few word choices that kept catching my attention. I love it when I get so lost in a story I forget it isn't real but then an awkward phrase snatches me out. If it weren't for the repetitive uses of "maladroitly" I would have given this book a full 5 stars, but I couldn't get past those jerks back to reality by cumbersome phrases. Luckily, having started with his later work, I know Sanderson will grow out of those diction debacles as he learns.
No. It is a fantastic book but I have too many other books waiting to invest another 24 hours.
Slow and deliberate character development. The plots were thick with intrigue and left me looking forward to my daily listening time. The character depth was amazing and yet, there were still things that did not become apparent some characters until the very end.
No. With that said, I am already listening to book two.
There is a battle that takes place towards the end that really drew me in. I don't want to reveal any more than that.
I am a huge Star Wars fan. This series reminds me of Star Wars in some ways. I have found my new favorite series of books.
This story sweeps you up! It is a powerfully complete and engaging world of magic, complete with magnetic characters! (No pun intended...) Not only is this a great story, but it is also performed by a fantastic voice actor who really brings it to life!
I bought this because I took guilty pleasure in the final instalments of the Wheel of Time series. I am plodding through to the finish because I've already bought it. This is not a well realised fantasy world and the prose is pedestrian. Do Sanderson's novels get better? I assume the Wheel of Time novels he put his hand were worked over by a team of editors - perhaps the same is true of his later novels?
After several bad experiences with books in this genre I was pleasantly surprised with this book. It is well written and the narrator does a good job with the voices. It is not over the top and definitely feels like it is meant for someone other than 14 yr old girls. I am looking forward to the next book in this series.