I loved the story. It is great for the kind of reader who doesn't mind lots of detail and world building. Keep this in mind if you prefer quicker, straight to the point style story telling.
The world building and magic was fantastic.
Michael Kramer was prefect. Kate Reading has room for improvement. I think other comments put it correctly. I think she will do better in the future if she continues to grow as a narrator and takes constructive criticism to heart. Wishing them both the best.
Gave me goosebumps.
I absolutely loved it. Sanderson built an entire world with many different rich cultures. A must read and I predict that this series that will eventually rival A Song Of Ice and Fire in popularity.
This book by itself is fantastic. Add in the the amazing skills of two of the best narrators in the business and you've got perfection. I've listened to it twice in the past couple years and I can say with complete honesty that I would listen to it again. The story is complex with many facets. The characters are given life through Sanderson's brilliance. I look forward to reading and listening to more from Sanderson, Reading, & Kramer.
Is it too much to ask that the male and female narrators are given the same name pronunciation for the different characters?
Michael Kramer and Kate Reading are among my favorite readers. The book is phenomenal. My only small complaint is that in these fantasy books some of the names are difficult to pronounce and there was a time when a different reader pronounced a name differently and it took me a while to know who this "new" character was.