Enjoyed it. However the woman reading her parts on this was not very entertaining. She pronounced many words differently than the man. Overall he was much more interesting to listen to, she seemed to be less aware of the words prior to reading them.
The characters and plot are rich and well developed. I loved its discussions about such topics such as love and honor which were weaved into the story. Keeps you on the edge of your seat. But as others have said be prepared to order the next in the series because this is only a grand preparation.
the story was difficult at first to develop. characters and time change.but after about one third of the book I could not put it down. very good and solid performance of telling the story
I find myself yearning for more from Kaladin. The overall story is really good and I enjoyed how the separate characters stories came together and integrated with each other. The different character stories reminded me of Game of Thrones, but with fewer characters to follow it was much easier to get involved in the overall story.
Both Kate and Michael did a good job of telling their parts of the story. Michael was particularly enjoyable because of the different voices and ways he took the characters to a new level when portraying them.
With a different narrator and for reference yes, but not in its entirety. I am not sure what the problem was, but during Kate Reading's readings her voice often seemed robotic, which did not sit well with me. In addition, the inconsistent voices for the characters and pronunciation of Sadeas' name between the two narrators was off-putting. These are little things, but they stood out and irked me.
When Moash pledged his loyalty to Kaladin during the training session in the cavern. It was the final transition from Moash the Bridgeman, Kaladin's most fervent detractor, to Moash the loyal and dedicated soldier. He leaves no illusion that he has ulterior motives, but his unwavering loyalty was both endearing and solidified my belief in Kaladin as a leader.
Inconsistent, robotic, dispassionate
The way of kings is the way of all men.
Kate Reading, and Michael Kramer are just awesome. I love Sanderson, but they take it to a new level. I am working on the first book in the Mistborn series right now, and I just love listening to Kramer.
I do not know if I have enough experience in these types of books to compare this to anything else i have read. I simply love the character development, and the interactions between them. The screens are described beautifully, but not over done. I guess I could compare to the Mistborn series, but they are still different from each other.
It is very hard for me to decide which scene is my favorite, but (Big Spoiler!) the part where Kaladin survives the high storm. I had major goose bumps, and may have cried just a little.
This book made me laugh and cry both. I even cried out of shear joy when Kalidin exhibited his full power, or during conversations with sil.
I can not possibly give a higher recommendation for an author, or a book series. Just take my word for it, or the people who have read/ listened to it before me. Buy it, and enjoy.
This 45 hour 'introduction" to the Stormlight chronicles is AMAZING! It is awe inspiring how Sanderson can completely build a new world in such a way that you can 'see' it as you listen. I highly recommend writing down the characters names and a brief description as you listen since I became a bit confused on who did what as the epic novel progressed.
It is very important to do this since most of these characters are going to be important in the following 8 books of this series. Now, I didn't take my own advice but I know I'll reread the series when the 3rd book comes out and I will make my list then!
I was blessed to not find this book until the 2nd book was almost ready for audible. I loved reading these 2 books almost back to back. As I said in my title the Way of Kings is just the introduction! Just wait until you get to book 2, it is one of the best books I've ever read!!!! I know 45 to 48 hours of listening may turn some people off, but if the books are as well written as the Stormlight series, you actually want MORE hours to listen to not less hours.