Just a guy that likes a good story.
This is, without a doubt, another wonderful novel by Brandon Sanderson. His ability to weave such realistic worlds into being is simply amazing. This book is no exception. The real story here is the idea of the "Cosmere". It turns this from another glorious fantasy story into the realm of mad genius. The idea that there is something so much larger going on across worlds with an undertone of deity level challenges happening in the background of these grand epics blows my mind. I find myself clamoring for the next tid bit in each novel and looking for the connections between worlds... I ended up having to go by the written novels as well so I could cross reference. I just can't say enough good things about this concept.
Sanderson's imagination is unbelievably impressive. he created a whole new world. I feel like i could relate with the characters (excellent character development)
you just have lots of details and I had to listen again to help me understand some things.
I didn't get the words of the dying at first and I had to refer to storm light Wikipedia for some information that were slightly confusing
This book was amazing. The characters are rich and lovable. The author is great about showing rather than describing a scene. The world is fascinating and left me stoked for the next book (which I've already purchased).
It just got better and better as I listened. No complaints outside of the readers pronouncing one name differently (and thankfully only for one chapter).
The story is full of intrigue, moral ambiguities, and descriptive battles. Assassinations, and endless conflicts abound in this detailed fantasy world. Every triumph in and outside of battle leave the reader wanting more. The same can be said for every failure the characters suffer as well. Yet, the most exciting part of the story is the central ethical question that every character faces at some point in the novel. Just how far should one go to protect those you care about?
The readers bring the words of the characters to life. I truly enjoyed the way the book was read.
The world the book takes place is unlike any I have read. I also love the thought process it guides the listeners and readers though.
It was very engaging.
I love this book, but I have trouble re-reading books when I have so many I haven't read. Finally decided to listen to it while driving and working. The narrators were good, I enjoyed them. This is the first audio book I've ever listened to, so I can't really compare to others.
good narrators made me feel like I was in Sanderson's world. A little slow taking off, but always enough information to keep me intrigued with the world and mythos of Brandon's world.
This is the fourth series of books I've read or listened to from Brandon Sanderson and I believe he's the best author I've had the pleasure of reading in a couple of decades. Awesome!!!
Yes. The Narrators, Michael Kramer and Kate Reading, are two great readers. They expertly mix voices and persona to really get you into the story and helps you keep track.
They are really good at separating the characters.
Yes, but 45 hours is a little much. Went straight to book 2 though!
I regret that I listened to the first book. I know now that I will be anxiously awaiting the follow-on books. But on the flip side, I'll listen to them again when the 3rd book comes out, and the 4th, and the 5th.