The plot follows several main characters, each individual story progressing the plot to a slowly revealed grand scheme, all without repeating redundant events. I believe this fantasy world to have a very rich and colorful history. The culture is vey detailed, making the world truely unique. Narration is well done, easy to understand, and both narrators breathe lofe into the story.
Yes, if they are in the market for a long fantasy book, however, only if they haven't read other better books.
Brandon Sanderson is excellent at creating interesting worlds. The culture, environment, hierarchy are all great, but the characters are always the weakness. Compared to Steelheart, thank goodness the main curse words are "storm" based rather than the utterly stupid sounding CALAMITY!
They are all slow and nothing particularly stands out.
Yes, since its designed to be a long fantasy epic. Due to how it takes for things to progress and compared to what all is hinted at, this could be a very long series. This audiobook and the next are already 40+ hours.
This book is interesting because in my mind it is very similar to a soap opera. There is a lot of dialogue and development of character's thoughts, but it comes at the expense of nothing happening. Once something does happen, you can always count on the story switching to something that is no where near what you want to be reading. There is just so much fluff and filler that at times its a slow read. Brandon Sanderson is truly the master of the long tease and if you want to be tantalized with interesting things almost happening, this is perfect.
The Stormlight Archive had big shoes to fill after reading what I considered a masterpiece by GRRM. I am glad to tell you that this series doesn't disappoint. The story is so engaging that I found myself genuinely excited or enraged at some points, which almost never happens to me. The cast of main characters are incredible. They seem to fit into stereotypical "types" at first but as the story continues each character surprises me with so much depth that leaves me itching for the story to come back to them so I know what they will do next. This allowed me to enjoy ALL of the book unlike many others I have read/listened too. Anyways I am just rambling now, do yourself a favor and buy this series. If you have just come off your ASOIAF high and feel like you have a gaping whole left in your soul trust me this series will fill it and leave you wanting more. New favorite series!!!
I have listened to this 4 times now. I love this series. Art work.
I hope this story is as good as it seemed. The narration was horrific and ruined it for me. I felt the the male narrator was reading a technical, equipment list/manual. The manner was distracting and nauseating. Skip the audiobook and do for the printed word on this one.
Audible is how I read.
ARE YOU KIDDING? or
CANNOT BE DONE!
When Kaladin and Shallan were in the trench...
They are the greatest pair of narrators. Superstars of the Narrating world. Love their voices!
An Adventure to finally match the word EPIC.
The book was slow to start & jumps around a lot in the beginning, but then it captures you completely.