The book Itself is very interesting and the writing is very well done it sucks you in......and then there is the reader. No emotion....no care....he reads the book like the book isn't good enough for him....it is a drone, Microsoft text to speech could read the book better....I think I will read thid one myseld but it means I have to pick a new series for this year's road trip.
Some of the major reveals I found to be a bit too predictable, and fell a little flat.
Excellent and engaging world and magic carried on the shoulders of competent characters made for an overall very enjoyable listen.
The performance by Michael Kramer was excellent.
The world building is excellent and Sanderson does a good job of weaving it in and out of his narrative without too many hefty pauses for exposition and explanation. Vin's character is compelling and bad ass though [SPOILER] her romance is hatefully bad. so bad. wow. [END SPOILER]. The narrative is long but satisfying, at times it strays into cheesy territory but never long enough to be grating. Michael Kramer's voice is excellent, though ill suited for the character of Vin for obvious reasons. His Kelsier and Breeze are top notch and the rest of his characters are smooth and satisfying. Worth the credit I spent on it 100%.
I couldn't stop listening. Such a great narrative! I would listen to it into the wee hours of the night, now that I've finished, however, I'll finally get some sleep at night! (until I start the remaining books). Great read 😃
I feel like the beginning had a lot of information dumping but it was necessary for the world building which is really well developed to setup the series. Great characters and there are plenty of twists and turns in this book. But that should be expected from Brandon Sanderson.
started out slow, but quickly got my attention and kept it throughout almost thirty hours. performance was one of the best I've heard. great storytelling.
Highly imaginative and expertly written, The Final Empire is an adventure worth taking. The way Sanderson creates his magical universe and gets us to invest in his characters is what makes this a masterpiece.
The characters are perfectly contrast to one another to make the book feel whole. The story was great and the narrator (same as in the Stormlight series) was great too! I really didn't know how things were going to turn out, especially knowing that there were more books. Usually things start slow in the first book of a series but this book had intense chapters riddled throughout! There was really never a dull moment in the book which is hard to do, there was always a potential for danger lurking around every corner. I have gone through all the Stormlight Archive books, Killer King Chronicle Books, Dawn of Wonder, Blood Song, Sword of Truth books all of which I loved but this book felt refreshing somehow. I think when editing this book Sanderson must have had perfectly cut all the fat out and left everything great. Great book and highly recommend.