This series has gotten me to cry, laugh, bite my nails and keep me listening. Brandon really made the characters feel alive, none of their stories too empty nor too full.
Michael Kramer, as always, put on a great performance, giving each character their own voice and pacing the reading to the action of the scene.
All in all, a great series and a worthy resolution to the story.
I totally didn't see these books ending like this! I was expecting them to go in one direction and right at the last moment the story went in a really amazing direction. The more I looked back at the first two books the more I realized tiny and giant clues had been left in all three books that culminated with a really satisfying ending. Everything is tied in nice and neat little bows but left open ended enough for the second series to pick up after this book ends. This is one of my favorite books that I've read in a long time, nice job Brandon!
Pros- he has a very unique and gravely voice. Overall his voice quality is very nice.
Cons- Loses his character's voices often mixing character voices together. At one point he used Breeze's voice for Elend for a short time... Extremely frustrating. He doesn't have much dynamic range, his general narrations sound dismissive and rushed like he's bored of reading the book and would rather be doing something else. If I didn't love the story so much the narration would've killed the story for me.
(Spoiler Free): The whole trilogy makes a perfect story. The whole building up makes alot of sense, alot of beautiful mixed with sad moments. It was very emotional and changes alot within couple of chapters. Something I never felt before in reading a book... I felt I was growing? with the story. The more I go on, the more my mind keep expanding about the universe the writer has built, it keeps connecting more and more. Very well balanced and interesting characters. The world is very weird and filled with mystery. It was epic.
Brandon Sanderson, Thank you for this great story. I am still amazed how you were able to tell such story in an organized thoughts without jump-cutting around random ideas. Can't wait to tap on your other books now.
The narrator: Oh boy that was amazing. Where can I start... Some moments are still engraved in my mind because of the great voice acting. I was able to feel that moment and it was magnificent! Each character was very distinctive and momerable that at one point you'll know who's talking without actually hearing the name. Excellent performance that added alot of depth to the Epic journey.
Kramers performance was captivating. I couldn't stop listening. Brandon Sanderson is my favorite author. I will definitely listen again.
I tend to listen to or read a series all at once so the story is fresh in my mind. Recap of previous books really annoys me, especially when it is a verbatim description of basic mechanics of the story universe. It really takes me out of the flow of the story and feels like the author is just padding his word count. This book could have lost hours of content and not missed a thing.
I think that he is trying to depict the musings of the characters but most of it is delivered in the omniscient narrator voice and not the voice of the character and delivers no fresh insight.
It's the sort of content that I can skim while reading but is really annoying when listening to the audio.