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I'm impressed. Didn't think overall would keep hooked and entertained. Sanderson is now top of my list.
Took me a couple tries to get through the first hour - not because it's bad, just needed a good solid couple hours of driving to listen and get stuck in.
The story is fantastic and the narrator is brilliant.
Only issue is I spent the last couple hours yelling at the main characters for not seeing what (I thought) was obvious, but it didn't ruin it l.
Such a great book, the story hooks you right from the beginning and you spend the rest of the time eagerly wanting to know what happens next. The only thing that made me give it a 4 star for performance would be the choice of narrator. He is obviously a skilled voice actor and does have a wide range of voices, but the way in which he reads the bulk of the novel is so dry and it affects the atmosphere of the story. In the really action packed sections it's not so noticeable but sometimes the more descriptive parts can be a bit hard to get through just because of tone in which it is read. Compare to the narrator for Brandon Sanderson's other series the Reckoners, who was the perfect fit for that set of novels. Other than that though, this was an amazing book and I am dying to finish this review and go on to the next book in the series!
This was an incredible story. Complex without being obfuscated, and stirring without being melodramatic. As always, Sanderson's command of pace and world-building are without peer.
Great premise and really interesting magic system, but it's hobbled by unimaginative, repetitive prose and a mildly transparent plot. Michael Kramer gets high marks for flowing though it all.
Honestly, I think if Sanderson's editor had just removed every instance of the phrase "(so-and-so), paused", the entire book would be half as long and twice as entertaining.
Still, while I didn't exactly hate it, I'm pausing after this book.