I had never read any Sanderson or many fantasy books, and honestly I chose this one simply based on its length. I'm on a four month road trip and listen to audiobooks on the road. This one was so good that I listened to it outside of the car too! I was dubious at first about whether this performer was the ideal voice for this story because he gives so many of the male characters such pretentious voices but it grew on me after a while. I'm hooked. I'll definitely be getting the next audiobooks in the series and probably look for the physical books as well.
I completely enjoyed this book from the narration, character development, to the story itself. There were plenty of twists and turns involved. It wasn't going to have a breakneck speed or anything like that but it was deathly enough to keep me interested for 24 hours! If you're thinking about reading it, just do it.
The story is good, though not as deep as the world Sanderson created for The Stormlight Archive series. The characters were well-developed and the magic system was impressive in its originality and sophisticated complexity.
The concept, of course, is very intriguing.
Michael Kramer delivers another outstanding performance. He truly brings the story to life in a beautiful, unique way that always seems to elude words on paper or screen. In truth, I only chose this book because I so enjoy listening to Kramer read. The interesting story was a nice surprise.
I found this book to be full of imaginative twists and turns. The characters were well-drawn and likable. They had magic and yet are recognizably human. The narrator does a great job with the voices. I found myself unable to stop towards the second half!
Yes. A well written debut novel.
None. As has always been the case, Sanderson's style and prose are all his own.
Yes. Kramer, in my opinion, is the best male narrator in the world today.
I could've easily listened to this book in one sitting.