Could not stop listening to the book. A little confusing but after the first 4 chapters, I was sold. No other book compares.
I love how there was a make and female narrator. It made the story pop out!
No way.... i like to savor it :)
Started out feeling like the Wheel of Time series of books but then, thankfully, found its own course and began crafting a different world. Still has its similarities to the Wheel of Time books but I like the characters much better with personalities that are not over stressed or skewed extremely to one direction. It's overall happy factor is low because all of the war and impending doom approaching leaving very little to lift up your heart but there are triumphs and funny moments to help offset some of that. Had some trouble getting through the beginning of the book as character intoductions and story setup occur but once past that I found myself engrossed in the story. Overall the story was good, but it is going down the road of end of all life, good versus total darkness and death, that tends to get over played I think. Gods at war kind of material that I find disinteresting and puts everyone in the category of insignificant but for only a few who must save them. Just have a hard time finding any interest in a story that goes that direction. This series of books seems to be on that road but I'm interested enough to go ahead and get the second book.
Phenomenal book. The writer is brilliant. His writing, creativity, timing; nearly ever facet of what I find most important in a story was done to a level that exceeded my highest hopes.
The story -- very well told, full of decency and honor and a satisfying ending
Definitely Kalinar, he just kept getting better as the story went on
I am so grateful to Mr. Sanderson for providing this wealth of good fiction for the world ....it's so refreshing! This book. It was odd ....45 hours of listening....but it really didn't feel like it! It was so long, but I don't know how I would have split it up into smaller sections....The first three chapters are kind of hard to get into, I think especially as an audio book. I can see how, in a case like this, a hardcopy of the book would be handy -- to see how the names (other world names) are spelled to give your mind something to grasp, to see the maps of the new world and where things are laid. Some of this is available online here and there.One thing: The male and female readers did not pronounce everything the same. For example the name Sadeus: The male prounounced it "SAD --ee-us"; the woman pronounced it "sad--EE--us." It took me a while to realize they were referring to the same character.