Unfortunately the story is riddled with holes and problems. I also found the writing very dry, simple and repetitive. Kramer does a decent job with the narration but it does not redeem this book. I really really enjoyed other Sanderson works, especially the stormlight archives series. I found it very difficult to get through Mistborn. Would not recommend this one.
I love Fiction. Magic, Dragons, Wizards, and Spies!
I feel like this book was VERY well written and performed even BETTER!!
This book hit all my fantasy needs. I look forward to reading the next one!
I really enjoyed Robert Jordan's work, and when Brandon completed The Wheel of Time series I was skeptical that I would like another author's writing as much as Jordan's. With this book and series, I found a new friend. Because of this one Audible download, I have listened to 7 other Brandon Sanderson books (the other two books in this trilogy, the Wax and Wayne Mistborn books, Steelheart).
Can't say enough: great book, excellent author, and Michael Kramer is amazing (I can easily identify speaking characters by their "voice" without cheesy, archetypes or caricatures).
I love audio books and podcasts. I am a nerd but a slow reader so these books are a truly amazing.
I am not much of a fantasy guy, more scifi, but this is really good. I enjoyed all of it, even when it got mushy. I am moving right on to the second book in the series.
I read this upon a recommendation of a friend. I'm usually a mystery/thriller, adventure reader but I'll give anything a fair shake. So glad I did. I was invested in the characters and the new take on magic alone makes this a worthwhile read. Mr. Sanderson is now on my who's who of authors to read. Well worth your time and money. Highly recommended.
Fascinating and extremely well done. AL the characters were fantastic. Way of kings was a stronger pull of a song for me. But this was great too
I loved this story and the world it was set. Sanderson makes such interesting world's. I think the dialogue can feel really cheesey at moments, but honestly the world is so cool and the story so fun that it's not much of an issue
I really like Kramer's performance for the most part, although I feel like his "aristocrat voice" sounds kind of overdone to me. sometimes they sound too much like obvious villains, like you can't help but imaging them tying up damsels and twirling their mustache. also, his female voices can be pretty rough, particularly if it's supposed to be a "dusky voice". fortunately the main female protagonist has no such voice so it isn't much of an issue.
I'm not the usual fantasy reader anymore, so if you devour tomes and tomes of sword and sorcery, ignore me. This is a great story, engaging and with a big cast, worthy of a tv series. The fantasy system is interesting and makes you want to explore it. The mists are cinematic, the action is great. The characters are funny and awesome. But its too long. I slept through four hours in total of the narration and didn't miss anything from the plot. There are huge expanses of talking in-between action. Some if it is interesting, other not so much. Every character is fleshed out nicely though. I might read more of the series. The production and narration is excellent. Summing up, a great read!