I can't wait to read the next book! It's so amazing I wish you didn't have to end. Oh wait there's a second one! Definitely worth listening to. You definitely get your moneys worth!
My favorite Brandon Sanderson series. 45 hours was not enough.
Dalinar Kholin because he is able to recognize his own faults. Though Kaladin has the most riveting action scenes
Please make it a show instead!
Got me hooked on the all the Cosmere stories and no regrets.
Brandon Sanderson has been a favorite of mine since first reading the Mistborn Trilogy, and this one doesn't disappoint. I love his unique uses of magic and the imagination that goes into his writing.
Michael Kramer: 4 Stars
Kate Reading: 2 Stars
Maybe, depends on how the rest of the series fairs.
The amount of indecision, self loathing, spren, and the lack of wonder (due to the writing style that made me feel Sanderson has no faith in his readers to grasp subtle hints so he tells rather than shows*) were too much for me. I was indifferent about the main characters for the majority of the novel if I had never read a novel from Brandon Sanderson before this I would've quit around the 60% mark, but I have had experience with this author so I continued on. Chapter 69 (94% in) was the turning point for me when it made most of the laboring tale almost worth it.
In the end it's a decent introduction to an epic tale and I'll be listening to the second volume in this series with hopes that the ground work from this one will enable it to be a far more engrossing tale.
I'm a sucker for potential.
* It reminded me of how I felt when Sanderson tried to convince me of how much Vin loved Elend by repeating the statement constantly. Okay, I'll admit the ballroom dance was adorable but that was the only time I felt the sincerity of their love for one another.
Game of Thrones meets Eragon. This book and audible performance is fantastic! Mystery, action, suspense. Exciting from beginning to end.
Read this now! So good! The attention to detail is amazing and the characters and story are developed perfectly! Highly recommend this book!
The beginning is specially difficult for non native English speakers, due to the incredible amount of words related to people, places, objects and animals from the book's world. But if you manage to get past the first 6h of the book, the remaining 39h will be really amazing. You will want to listen the last 10h nonstop!! Get it, it's the best credit / benefit ratio will you get in Audible!
Pro: The story was interesting. I enjoyed it a lot.
Con: The narrators. Michael Kramer was so boring to listen to. Just about every sentence was read like it was an instruction manual. Kate Reading was just as bad.
This was the first time I have heard both of them read so maybe this book is a bad example.
It was rough with the narrators so I would say no.