Took a while to get going, but.. after reading Sanderson's full Mistborn series first, I find that I love the intricate buildup of a larger book. Michael Kramer is a narrator of legendary talent and skill and I thoroughly enjoyed his performance. Kate Reading I had a harder time enjoying as her diction did not flow well and felt unnatural, which really pulled me out of the story. That and she mispronounced a major characters name a whole chapter. Not a fan, but it could just be me.
Please don't freak out because of the length of this book. You won't realize 45 hours have passed until you are waiting on the story to continue and the book ends. I highly recommend this book and hope that you enjoy it as much as I have enjoyed it.
Brandon Sanderson continues to amaze me with his skill in storytelling. He delivers a strong, engaging plot that keeps you on the edge of your seat. Getting to know a character in a Sanderson book is one of the most thrilling things about reading his books. They are interesting, conflicted, and all around feel like genuine characters. After reading Sanderson's Mistborn, I am pleased to see that the connection to the characters and their stories don't have to die with that book.
Also. Michael Kramer once again delivering a fantastic reading. Seriously one of my favorite narrators. This is my first listen to a book narrated by Kate Reading. All I have to say about that is that your last name suits you, Ma'am. Wonderful performance.
This is that good 'n' nasty self indulgent high fantasy. Everything is unnecessarily different and fantastical and you love it. Don't you. Cows are crabs but there are still horses! A guy's name is Dalanar! Say that out loud I dare you.
Usually listening to epic's like Game of Thrones or Gardens of the moon I tend to get lost and have to re-listen. This book did a great job when jumping from story to story. It was a really enjoyable listen.