I could get into it, I'm reasonably hard to please and this book moves me and captivates me so thoroughly. Everyone should read it. Three separate people have called me in tears after finishing the trilogy.
Here is the problem I have with fantasy, it is that most of the novels are in series. And it is a problem especially in a novel like this since the first novel is excellent but the second and third ones are not as good.
The reader is very good.
Mr. Sanderson is a good writer and a great story teller. This first novel got me completely hooked.
However the second and third novels are not as good so approach with being aware of that.
And I was warned about that but paid no heed since I had read Elantris and Warbreaker (both decent standalone fantasy novels, Elantris better in my opinion) and also the first two novels of the Stormlight Archive series and wanted to get my fix.
These series actually made me take a break from Mr. Sanderson actually.
I have gone through several Sanderson books and their audio renditions. This opening to a trilogy stands on its own. He wordsmiths with the best of them. The audio narration is excellent. It was a joy to spectate, all around.
An intesting mix of characters in an absolutely fascinating world. Some plot elements were predictable, but enough developments were unexpected to keep me on my toes.
I greatly enjoyed this book. The plot and logic of the magical world create it's own science and limitations as the characters begin to grow to their own potential. The narrator does an excellent job.
The man who read this was amazing. He made it so each characters voice was unique and easily distinguishable. He also makes the protagonists voice extra creepy. The use of magic in this book is extremely unique and I enjoyed it very much. I would recommend this book to anyone who has enjoyed series like Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and Game of Thrones because this book is a fantasy classic along with the rest of them.