I really wanted to enjoy this book, and Sanderson deserves some credit for his creativity -- but man, this is poorly written. Entirely inauthentic dialogue, basic and repetitive diction, clumsy character construction. I couldn't keep listening and will never know how the story ends -- but I'd rather not know than endure 20 more hours of this.
A note to would-be authors out there: vary your language, and don't keep heavy-handedly whining about "betrayal" every five minutes... subtle as a brick.
Monotone but inoffensive
Find another book.
So after a full 20+hrs of a relatively strong female main character, she gets reduced to a 1 dimensional woman whose only desire in the entirety of her life and truly exceptional set of skills is to be held??? Wtf. Thanks, male author. Way to kill the possibility of an empowered and formidable woman who also has feelings as a satisfying read. Good thing there are so many books about male characters who only objectify woman to help balance out this totally pointless opportunity. Sheesh.
This is not your typical fantasy story, and you'll be grateful for it. After this and the Stormlight series, I've been searching for and reading/listening to anything I can find with Brandon Sanderson's name on it.
Also, the narrator was born for this job. He's great.