The length of this book is a deterrent to most, but the story is soooo good, that when it ends, I can't wait to start it again.......Seriously....
I loved Brandon's Mistborn series and his continuation of the Wheel of Time series has impressed me as well. Having said that, I was totally awed by this book. I consider it his best work yet. Very original setting and magic system. Rivetting drama sequences and intense battles. All I can ask for.
It was a little difficult understanding the plot line at first, but after a few chapters I was so curious about how different character lines were going to play out that I couldn't put it down. I find it refreshing to read a fantasy novel that actually makes me think about how things fit together, rather than just spoon feeding me the storyline in a predictable manner.
I compare Brandon's style in this book to be a combination of Robert Jordan's intricate descriptiveness and originality in his Wheel of Time series and Steven Erikson's complexity and unpredictability in the Malazan series. Both of which I love for different reasons.
May you enjoy it as much as I did! I am already anticipating the next installment of this series.
The naration and STORY were fantastic!
I there their both Fantastic narrators both are my favorite to listen to.
Storm Light Archive
Great book great narration!
...occasionally broadens her horizons, but generally just wants to be entertained...
Oh, this is a hard one. How to compact 40+ hours of listening into one brief review? Well, I listened to all of it, and enjoyed it all. Kate and Michael read wonderfully (as always) and the story - although only the beginning of another crazy-long series - is gripping. I want to know what happens next, and after 40+ hours of listening I think that's the best review I can give.
To be more helpful to others:
This is a book for fans of epic fantasy. If you get bored by reading how and why people became who they are, this is not for you. If you don't like open ends this is not for you. If you don't mind waiting for answers to specific questions until later in the book, this is not for you.
I am a fan of epic fantasy. I really liked this book and would listen to all of it again.
Michael Kramer does a great job on his performance. Sanderson does a great job in the describing in detail the battles. Maybe it is a combination of Kramer's performance and Sanderson's writing.
Yes the narration does match the pace
I am very finicky on my narrators. My oddity is that I do not like to hear lips smacking with lipstick or hissing
I am an OTR truck driver. My opinion is if its worth listening to all the way thru once then listen twice. The miles just disappear.
I would say it ranks with in the top 10 favorites
I am sorry but I have forgotten the specific carachters
I love both Kate Reading and Michael Kramer they are both steller preformers I have choosen to listen to books just because one of them was preforming
I would listen to it again to sort out some of the details i missed in the early chapters ,,
I love deep stories with complex characters , , It took me a few chapters to get into it but i was hooked after that, ,
Looking forward to the next book. .
You see all these positive reviews? That's because this book is hands-down amazing! Sanderson has cemented himself into my heart with the start of this series, and I will impatiently await each release!
He starts out by outright throwing you into the middle of his universe, which he literally built from the ground-up! Everything is different here, and you will slowly learn about it as you go along. There's several characters that you get to know, and as you do, you'll start to care deeply about them. From a lowly slave, to a troubled nobleman, and then a scholar with a troubled past, you will grow to appreciate each one!
Sanderson doesn't just give you a story, he takes you on a tour of this vastly different world with people you'll never forget. If you are any fan of fiction and imagination, then this will be a title you'll love.
Also, Michael Kramer and Kate Reading are a couple of beloved voices that I would gladly listen to for hours upon hours. Kramer's velvet-like voice, with the ability to make you feel every emotion, is just pure talent. He has a different voice for each character, if only slightly, but just enough to differentiate each one. He's a master at accents, and I can't really say enough good about him! Reading has an incredible ability to deliver a crisp, clean storytelling. She can turn a noblewoman scholar into a regal genius, and a sarcastic pupil into a loved friend. Also, each reader's ability to portray the opposite sex is superb as well.
Overall, if you pass this title, you pass up a masterpiece.
Say something about yourself!
Kaladin saving Dalinar. Kaladin killing a shardbearer, Kaladin doing anything. Wit/Hoid and the epilogue
two of my favorites.
yup, over and over again.
This book I have informed my friends to look for get and read or get of Audible. I have gone through this 4 time and can not what tell the 2nd is out.
all of them
Kate Reading and Michael Kramer a like gods they can read anything and make the person love the book even if it is a bad book. You get them a good book like this one and have them read it and you just can not push stop.
Laugh yes not much crying got mad some time was all my tose the hole time.
get the 2nd and 100th book out asap please. I am shipping out and need them to get though the log times ahead.