The story is wonderful. The only thing that bothered me was the weird way the female narrator emphasized her words. It is as if they took her sentences apart and glued them back together piece by piece. She emphasizes every word in every sentence, which made it hard to get through the chapters she read.
Sanderson is a master of creating everything in his world. His magic, creatures, and character development are amazing!
I was thinking of what I wanted to say about this audio book and how to include all the important info that someone who is looking at picking up this book would need to know. It was going to be a very long review. After a while, I came to the conclusion that a boiled down review would get my view across just as well. So here goes:
Out of the hundreds of books I've read or listened to, this series is at or very near the top. I've become an apostle, a pusher, and a dealer for this book. I've had family, friends and co-workers read and or listen.
I have yet to have someone stop reading at book one. Granted, they usually aren't happy with me by the end. Not because they didn't enjoy it, but because the next book (at the time of this writing book 3) isn't out yet. I think that speaks louder than anything else I could say in a more detail review.
As always Brandon Sanderson knocks it out of the park. The Stormlight Chronicles has everything you could wish for in a Fantasy series. It has an excellent and well thought out concept. the characters are well deep and well developed, Sanderson does a phenomenal job at making you connect with them. The world and back story have a level of detail that is refreshing as I usually find those lacking, and of course the writing itself is top notch.
Michael Kramer and Kate Reading also do an excellent job narrating as usual - my favorite audible duo by far.
Now j just have to wait for book three to come out...
The narrators did an excellent job of making each character sound distinctive, and gave the proper emotional tone.
I found the story/world refreshingly new, not the same old elves, dwarves, orcs, etc... I likes how the "magic" in the story is unique, new, and well explained.
Most importantly, I found that each character was one I liked/fit their roll in the story. I had no problem understanding their motives or what drove them. In short, I was not wondering why so and so was "evil" or "good."