For me; yes.
Sanderson is an extremely prolific writer, Ive read much of his work. This is hands down, in my opinion his best work.
He has so many irons in the fire though, I fear he'll not return to this for a while in favor of what I assume is his cash cow; the Mistborn series. Truely a good series but, it needs to rest.
one of the best novels. fantasy can't get any better than this. the characters are very believable and worth rooting for
If you try this book force yourself to get past the first two chapters. That's when the real meat of the story starts! I throughly enjoyed it. I was glad someone made me promise to keep listening past the first two chapters bcz I would have stopped. I'm so glad I didn't.