The audio books I get tend to be either 1) scifi or 2) things for my husband and me to listen to on long road trips--humor or history
Definitely!! I would recommend this to anyone who likes epic fantasy, but most especially anyone who stopped reading the genre years ago, despairing that if they had to read another Tolkien knockoff their head might explode. Anyone who read Harry Potter and thought "There's GOT to be a better way to write about magic than this!" Anyone who misses that sense of wonder that you got the first time you discovered the incredible world and people of Middle Earth or Pern or Narnia. This is the series you have been waiting for.
Lord of the Rings - Mistborn might be the best epic fantasy I have read since LotR; Harry Potter - Sanderson does magic for adults; Pern - Sanderson's worldbuilding and characters are every bit as imaginative and compelling as McCaffrey's; Narnia - Sanderson adds touches of philosophy and religion without getting overbearing
Yes, I’ve listened to several books read by Mr. Kramer and in fact chose to listen to the Mistborn series based entirely on how much I enjoyed his reading of “Jennifer Government”
YES! But at 27 hours that was impractical. Still, I definitely devoured it as quickly as my schedule would allow-- about one week.
Did you know you can put in a set of Ear-Buds, slap your Hearing Protectors over them, and Mow the lawn, Weed-Eat, etc, without your book being drowned out by engine noise? OR, you can just let the horses in the yard, and THEY'LL mow and weedeat (literally) FOR YOU!
FINALLY, an author that gives you ALL of the clues, without suddenly pulling out some "Hidden Clue" they'd held back to keep you from figuring out everything too early... He laid out EVERYTHING as the story moved along, and when everything comes together, you slap your forehead and say, "It was ALL RIGHT THERE IN FRONT OF ME, and I STILL didn't figure it out!!!"
If ANYONE has a CLUE about "Who/What 'God' or ANY religions are about", I'd lay MY Money on it being "Sanderson"... He weaves everything all together to EXPLAIN "Faith", WITHOUT leaving any "Wiggle Room For Error, In case he's proved to be wrong later" (Which I doubt COULD happen anyway), so that even those of us who have yet to find any "Faith", or have had ours shattered, can at least UNDERSTAND what we're looking for...
Just BRILLIANT! VERY Well Done!!!! Pure Excellence on EVERY LAYER, and EVERY DETAIL, of the tale he's crafted... and on ALL of the MANY different subjects he covered!!!
I've always hated having a book//end of a trilogy ruined
I would not have cut anything, however I would have made sure the chapters were organized correctly.
Saddened. It would've been so simple. The 3rd book of this trilogy was divided into 4 sections. Unfortunately, the chapters of especially the 2nd & 3rd sections of this book were completely out of order. The 2nd section had some repeated chapters of the 1st section, which in its own right was not really that troublesome. I finished the 3rd section of the book and was so upset when I realized I had just finished hearing the last 3 chapters of the book/trilogy. Disturbingly I still had the complete 4th section. I had been anxiously awaiting to hear. I've never been the type of person to peek at the back of the book and thus ruin the story.
" I have my mind... & a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge." -T.L.
I've read almost all the books Brandon Sanderson has contributed as an author & he has truly become a juggernaut in the world of fantasy literature. The ending of this trilogy was an absolute jaw-dropper... there are certain parts of the movie 'The Matrix' that demonstrate pivotal or benchmark moments, such as when NEO is first unplugged and see's all the other human pods built up like stalks of corn being harvested for the bio-energy contained in them, but Sanderson has shown the ability to create a universe, an individual ending, a system of how magic works within a world, & give u a peek into his 'rabbit hole' of a mind while he flexes his creative writing muscles. A good example of this is 'The Stormlight Archives,' its a book that is over 40 hour long that ended with me wishing the next installment was done & I'm still wishing to know when the next book be released because he has truly taken the undisputed championship belt of writing stories that blow ur mind away. I finished this years ago but with a couple releases after 'The SA Archives' I decided to write a review in honor of this authors prowess & hopefully soon to come out book!!!
If u have not read this trilogy, which I did later than sooner, u are missing out on a great piece of fiction literature whether u like magic/sorcery or not, its simply an excellent book. It is about individual hero's, unknown peoples who don't realize they possess an essential piece of history until it reveals itself, growth of the intellect & purpose of every living being within the story, love, humor, revolution, & ultimately an ending that I never would have seen coming if I was given a year to try & figure out... & that's because its from the mind of an author who can take a huge step back & build a reality & populate it with what he needs to entertain the reader. IF U HAVE NOT READ THIS TRILOGY, USE ONE CREDIT & GET 'The Final Empire' BOOK 1 OF THIS SERIES, U WILL NOT REGRET IT!
P.S. Its been well over 2 years Brandon, PLEASE release the 2nd book of the 'Stormlight Archives' Not sure why I didn't give that book 5 stars in review, mistake I made? Its time to pull the trigger on that sequel kemosabee
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AFTER PASSING UP THIS SERIES, I FINALLY DECIDED TO LISTEN TO IT. I AM SO GLAD I DID. GREAT BOOK/SERIES.
I thought this was a great ending to the first series. I can’t say it ended in the way I thought it would, but it was ver y satisfactory and sets up a start for other works in this universe.
Great ending to a great fantasy trilogy. Sanderson maintained his inventiveness till the end. One can see why he was tapped to complete the WOT saga.
Just someone who likes a little bit of everything but mostly Sci-Fi/fantasy & Mystery Thrillers. I love Audiobooks because it makes whatever project I'm working on a little more enjoyable. I only wish I could leave reviews on books that I didn't get from Audible..I need another tb....
I enjoyed every second of this trilogy. I read Elantris and i liked it but it didn't grab me like this did. I could NOT turn it off because i coudn't wait to find out what happened next. After you listen to the first one don't make any assumptions. So often we believe someone or something to be evil/bad and only if we are open minded enough are we lucky enough to find out before it's to late and we make big mistakes. I read all Robert Jordans Wheel of Time series but when he died i couln't get excited about someone else finishing the series. NOW, I can't wait!
PS. There is not one character in this series i got bored with...
Excellent trillogy--and unlike 95% of the books out there, I didn't have a clue that the ending would be like that! Sanderson really threw a curveball, and I loved it!
I enjoy good, long reads while I work. This was not a bad way to end a rather unique series, but it did get a little tiresome. A third of the book could have been cut (during the writing process) without much getting lost. It definitely would have tightened the series!
In the end, I'd certainly recommend the series and this reading.