This is one of the best series I have come across in a long time. This is on the lord of the rings, harry potter, and game of thrones level of I want to keep reading and listening to this book. The world he creates is amazing and you really start to feel for the characters.
The story is engaging and interesting.
I don't even know where to start with this one other than to say that Sanderson has truly outdone himself once again. First Steelheart, then he topped that with the Mistborn series & now I find myself absolutely blown away with this performance.
The depth of the characters is truly remarkable and as is true to his form, Sanderson has created a unique and interesting magic system which the reader unexpectedly comes face to face with time and time again. The character development is expertly done and the plot builds to an EPIC crescendo. I actually listened to a single chapter near the end three full times through - moved and inspired after each.
Yes this book is long, but isn't that just getting your monies worth? I burned through this book in less than a week and I loved every second of it...NEXT ONE PLEASE!?!
If I could describe this book in 3 words, they would be: "Incredible. Hooked. Captivating."
I don't have a good comparison. To me it is the first of its kind. Admittedly, I have just started to get into this genre.
Too many of them. The vivid way that Sanderson describes each scene, but not excessive. He strikes a fine balance, and maintains it throughout the (very) long book... which mind you, doesn't feel long at all!
Yes. Not possible based purely on the math, but I definitely wish I could have.
I would simply state, that The Stormlight Archive did not get the rating it has, with that number of reviewers, for nothing. It earned every single bit of status it has garnered. Wonderful, I cannot wait for more.
This story line has such an in-depth but welcoming tone, it's a great introduction to the fantasy genre. Granted, this author is considered one of the living greats of fantasy, it's a little sad starting at the top.
The moment Kal meets Syl, a defining moment in the entire storyline.
Michael Kramer is a master. I loved him since I heard him read Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. While it's hard to pick a favorite, his voice acting when performing Kal's "team mates" are my favorites. "O'right, Goncho!"
In the heart of the storm, the light burns greatest.
The story, the characters, the lore. I loved everything about this book.
Kaladin - He is the main protagonist of this story, and because of that he is incredibly badass.
Micheal Kramer killed it Lopin, a one armed bridgeman. The accent he put made me believe that it was almost another narrator.
Who killed Gavolar?
This is by far the best book I've listened to on audible. The narration is amazing, especially by Michael Kramer. Don't be intimidated by the length, just dive in.
Brandon Sanderson has something different that other authors can't compete with. It's the ability he has to put you right there, first person, in the story. You can almost feel every emotion that his characters display.
Brandon Sanderson has an amazing talent for creating whole new worlds. Everything from how the economy works, to social hierarchy , and black markets. His attention to detail will never leave you wishing something else was explained. His ability to spin stories and create plot twists in unparalleled.
The Stormlight Archive takes awhile to follow all of the characters. Every single character in the book has some important role, and it is a bit daunting to remember them all. Once you do though, it's amazing.
I have not. It did take me awhile to get used to their voices. It was hard to follow. They did have a monotone kind of feel. However I realized how difficult reading such a long book must be. Keeping up with all the characters and never having different voices for them. That is talent. I will look for more by Michael Kramer absolutely.
Oh gosh, I can't do that. I don't have that kind of imagination.
Worth the listen!
This book gets off to a slow start but it builds quickly. The characters are interesting and three dimensional. The plot slowly unveils itself to be ever more and more complex. Can't wait to read book 2.
Kramer as narrator makes the story come alive with great voice work.