I had a hard time with the first 6-8 hours then I couldn't put it down. Such a great story and one of my new favorite authors. Michael was very good at narrating and Kate was good.
The Way of Kings
Fantastic writing, the jumping back in time drove me up the wall. Thought at times I was in an advanced philosophy class, which was ok in that Sanderson really had a huge grasp of concepts and ideals. The fantasy was first rate if you can handle one thousand page tombs it should fit like a glove. Plan on reading the next one starting later this week. Listening to the audible at the same time added greatly to the experience the readers were fantastic, there were words substituted at times but not distracting.
Kaladin and Shallan. Plus Rock the Horneater.
No this is the first, and they are A plus all the way!
Spirit of a Spearman!
The storyline is interesting so far, even if it's a little slow for my taste, but I'm not completely done with it. So far they have 2 narrator, the male narrator finally got to my last nerve. His voice is really low and raspy, there's not a lot of inflection in it. It is really hard to listen too. Luckily I purchased this for my Kindle also, I'm just going to have to read the rest of it.
Tired of burning through credits, then this is your book. Weighing in at 45 hours, you won't burn through this complex and well thought out storyline. Various plot lines and themes make for an interesting and attention holding listen. Looking forward to Part II of the Stormlight Archive. If you are a Science Fiction / Fantasy fan, this is a can't miss book.
Excellent story. Loved every bit and the narrators were spot on. I wasn't sure how I felt about two different narrators at first but Kate Reading really brought Shallan to life. I found myself really looking forward to a new Shallan section. My only criticism is that both narrators pronounced Sadeus differently which had my a little disoriented when it happened.
Sanderson's work is impressive, the author builds a world that is unique and wonderful. At times the story seems to take a back seat to world building. Early on the story takes a while to find its course. However, the voice talent does a phenomenal job of bringing the story to life. The readers make up for the slow start. All in all this is a wonderful, and very long, audiobook.
If you liked game of thrones this book is its older stronger more attractive big brother. Infused with politics, magic, mystery and action you will not be able to figure out what's going to happen next. I thought Brad Pitt (Achilles) in the movie Troy was awesome but Caledon makes him seem like an inferior Spearman. The characters are so well defined as if I actually met them. The writer has a way of surrounding you with the scenery and making you feel a part of the story. Yes the story is long but it must be, it is no easy task to insert so many details in this story. Yes there are a lot of flash backs but you need them to feel the gaps and the writer does it in such a way you won't get lost. I'm not sure why this has not been been picked up for a movie production. This is the next Stars Wars or Star Trek. This is the next big thing that SyFy nerds and Fans will be dressed as at Comicon. They way of Kings ethics/codes will have children want to become better people. I am currently looking for a hard copy. I would like to have the codes to live by in a separate book with the kings stories, I know they are like fables but I could relate to me like I had never done before. What are you waiting for? Why aren't you reading this by now? Journey before destination.
Never a dull moment. Curve balls along the way to keep you guessing. Great characters!
I don't usually rate books though this one is definitely one to read and I don't want others to miss out!!