It length. Its just way too long and NOTHING HAPPENS. I was like 5-6 hours into the book and nothing really happened to move the plot along. It jumps from part to part and you lose yourself in the story and NOT in a good way.
Shortening and take out any extra material not esential to the plot.
I couldn't bring my self to finish it
A Day of Your Life Gone
Read some of Sanderson's other titles and they were great. He's just too in the the whole Wheel of Time epic story line going on. If youre a big fan this book is for you.
Great storytelling ever Brandon Sanderson outshines all other writers in this series a masterpiece MORE PLEASE.
Thomas Convenant the unbelevier first novel brillant science fantasy but Sanderson. In this series so I far outshines even that.
All of them are perfect
Simply one of the most enjoyable books I have read/listened to
Houston, Kuwait, Oil, listen, be good, get happy!
yes, its fun and have depth
the narration confused me at some point as they use the same tone for more that one person
I would consider it to be better than the print because the voice actors give it an extra layer of nuance that enhances the listener's enjoyment.
I would compare it to Tolkien and The Lord of the Rings in that the feel of the world is so enormous yet so natural. Brandon Sanderson places cultural ticks and countries into his story in such a way that you as the reader accept them as natural. These cultural idioms and such add a depth to the story that give it a feeling of reality.
They are both very talented voice actors and add a level of depth that you as the reader would not receive if you had not been listening to them. Their voices become the voices of the characters you love. (Even so, I am going to be purchasing the print edition of this book because it was thoroughly enjoyable and I would love to lend it to someone else to read.)
While I desired to listen to it in one sitting, there is no way I would be able to do so. The books is a very long (and completely worth while) read/listen.
This really opened my eyes as to the depth a writer can go in creating a world. The cultural idioms and ticks are so much fun to listen/read and you soon find yourself immersed in the world that Brandon Sanderson has created. So much AWESOME!! If you enjoy fantasy, read this book (and the next one too!). FYI: It was a bit slow to start with, but the ground work laid in the beginning is completely worth it.
Very interesting story, but confusing the way it jumps around. It takes you a while to grow accustomed to what is even happening. Additionally, I love action and building tension in what I read. This book did have that, but not near enough considering how long it was. It had way, way, way to much descriptive detail of totally non important issues that did not advance the plot one bit. I found myself listening and wishing for many parts to just "hurry up and be over". The reading by the two readers was "excellent"! If you like lots of trivial descriptive detail (my opinion, I know) in a good story, then you will love this book. I'm just not one of those people.
Started Brandon Sanderson with Steelheart and Firefight and was sold. While waiting on Calamity, began this, ready to be disappointed. 40+ hours is epic long and was sure I could not be captured similarly to Steelheart. Wrong. So many times I found myself shaking my head, smiling and wondering how these characters, all of them, were so captivating. Honestly, I lost track of threads, but there's at least 4 main ones, each leaves you urgently anticipating the next installment. You know its coming together somehow, but its anything but predictable. Awesome.
When Kal finally saves them, so epic and memorable.
they way the Sanderson explains his world never takes away from his charaters or events. Fantasical literature, that gives insight into life worth pondering. his magic system is balanced and interesting; Sanderson explains through event how it works and it's rules.
best fantasy I have read, listened, to in a while. Plenty of magic wielding, not a brutal sword and sorcery tale but a wonderfully magic field world of wonder and history.