I enjoyed this book overall. It took a while to build my interest, but pays off in the end. And now that I've invested 40+ hours, I'll definite need to see how story ends.
i have bought this book twice. the first time i returned it as i just couldn't get into it. then, months later i forgot i had already gotten it, and because i liked another series of Brandon Sanderson so much, i bought this one... again.
shortly after listening to a few chapters, i realized what i had done. but, since i had bought it twice, i figured i should stick it out and listen to the whole book. very glad i did!
i still have a few hours left to go, but am enjoying it so much i decided to get the second book.
the narration is really good, the characters are well developed, and the plot is excellent. the only thing i don't care for is the catch phrase...'storm it'... i don't think it's gonna catch on as a 'go to' phrase...just doesn't have the right flow in a sentence.
it started a bit slow and hard to understand with so many names of places events and characters but after a while i just could not stop amazing story with all angles covered
If you are looking for fantasy that leaves Tolkien and traditional western fantasy behind this is for you. There are no elves, orcs, or dragons, but there is great creativity instead. I cannot recommend it enough.
I'm a college student in Idaho and I love being able to listen to books on the go. I love most types of fiction.
Brandon Sanderson is going to be a huge name in the years to come even if he is a little unknown still. Finally given the chance to write his Epic Fantasy series he delivers on every page. If you enjoy World Building this guy knows how deliver vibrant and realistic worlds that feel both alien and natural. Narrating this must read book is none other than the fantastic Michael Kramer and his wife Kate Reading. Though their pronunciations sometimes differ, which is my only slight complaint, these narrators breathe life into the characters Sanderson to carefully crafted. Having both read and listened to this book and its sequel a number of times I would say that it is a must have for any admirer of great story telling. I cannot recommend this book more highly. It is easily one of the best books I've ever read and from one of the most active and up and coming novelists of our day. Please stop considering and give this book and author the time they deserve.