Brandon Sanderson is, by far, the best fantasy author of this generation. The Way of Kings is his second best book. The best so far being the next, Words of Radiance. Don't miss his other books, but the Stormlight Archive is beyond compare.
The story seems intriguing, but the narrator has to be one of the most monotone and boring people I've ever heard on audible. I can't listen to the book because I keep falling asleep. There is zero emotion in his voice...he sounds like he is reading a text book.
I love Michael Kramer and Kate Reading as narrators. They're fabulous and they both do an excellent job with this performance as well, except.....
There are multiple words that they pronounce differently. Most obvious are the pronunciation of one names of one of the High Princes and the word "devotaries". The pronunciation is varied enough that if caused significant distraction and confusion for a few minutes. Either pronunciation would be acceptable, but the fact that it's so different is confusing.
Get used to hearing that. After an action packed first act the main character is stuck setting up wooden bridges.....for the entire book. That is not an exagerration. The entirety of action for the whole book is the bridge crew laying down wooden bridges for the army to use. I was a big fan of Sanderson"s first Mistborn novel so I thought I would give this one a try. Now, I don"t know if I want to experience any of his other work. The audio performances were adequate and there is some interesting world building going on in the background. It's completely hamstrung by a "plot" that goes nowhere. At over 45 hours runtime it's a significant investment. Simply not worth your time.
A Warcraft novel
Speed it up, please
The main character!
I got the Audible app specifically to listen to this book. I'm glad I did. The book was a tough read, and I felt lost trying to get through it on my own.
It bothered me when names were pronounced differently by the narrators, but that might just be my OCD showing.
Fantastic beginning to a multi-layer epic story that gets better every time I experience it. Awesome narration with distinct yet believable character voices. If you like Sanderson, ypu will LOVE this series.
The Stormlight Archive is in my top 5 series of all time. I absolutely love everything about this book and Kramer and Redding once again do a phenomenal job reading.