Story and voice acting are superb. This was such an innovative novel. something new entirely. I really enjoyed the fleshed out characters! !
Excellently narrated, even though the two narrators pronounce the names of 2-3 people and places a bit differently. Over all though they do a very good job, including dialects and accents.
The author's world building is impressive ranging from the actual world, geography, climate, distances and so forth, to social structure, culture and magic.
The book is a bit too long, an affliction so many books in this genre tend to suffer from, with the overly-long sequences tending to focus on the least interesting (parts of the) events out in the desert. Thankfully, the author also often utilizes a quite crisp, fast-paced prose that is detailed enough for describing a three-dimensional world yet short enough to get the actual story moving forward.
Over all the book left me satisfied after finishing it, without having introduced too many random irrelevant characters or left too many things not tied together. Readers of Steven Erikson's Malazan tale of the Fallen books will know what I mean with that.
Go read it now!
Book is a little difficult to get your head around through the first few chapters via Audiobook, but soooo worth it once you're hooked. Can't wait roger the next book!
This book started really slow explaining all the stories then it does some surprising things! What a twist!
I did not like the female voice over however it ruined the way I got into it but the male was awesome!
The first 3/4 of the book are semi slow, but still a great read. The last 1/4 of the book...wow. Impossible to put down. It's like I was watching it in my mind. Vivid imagery. Captivating characters. A truly great read. I'll be starting the next book as soon as I submit this review
Checking out Brandon Sanderson's work
Brandon has produced another pretty good starting book for a new series - another long series it seems like. The four main threads do a great job of developing characters for the long run. The story line is interesting, the characters changing with their fortunes (usually for the worse at least at the beginning) make for a fun story and a great audiobook.
The reading is great with the actors providing great voice track for the various entities both human and not. I look forward to the next book.
I'm an artist, I've worked in the game industry for some time now. When I make my art, I listen to stories and take off into other worlds.
I simply love this book! I've ready many a book, many a story has warmed my heart, and this one is very special to me. It is easily one of the very best books I've ever enjoyed.
The world, the characters, the unique ideas, the colors and places and smells it builds in your mind are just awesome!
It is wonderful fantasy!
The performance was marred near the end when the female narrator started pronouncing Sadeas differently that the entire rest of the performance causing a fair amount of confusion. It took a bit to realize who she meant. Surprised this made it past editing, it is a rather glaring flaw!