The narrators are perfect for this story. I listened to the entire Wheel of Time series narrated by Kate Reading and Michael Kramer and they never cease to impress me. I've listened to both books 3 times through already and they were just as exciting as the first time.
The world-building Sanderson accomplishes in these two books is incredible. He's done in two books what Robert Jordan did in 14.
The story is phenomenal but Starts slowly. Kate Reading has a very odd way of reading where each sentence sounds the same and ends of almost the same pitch, which can be a little annoying. Also annoying that the two readers didn't consult on pronunciations
The narrator of this book, The Way of Kings, cannot be Kate Reading and Michael Kramer, the award winning audio reader.
This audio reader is the worst I have ever heard. He reads in almost a monotone base. He reads without emotion to the story content. His inflection and focal emphasis is unrelated to the text’s meaning. He has no understanding or connection to the words being read. His rhythm and phrasing are out of sync with the author’s sentence structure and punctuation. His reading style is very tedious to listen to and makes it hard to follow the story. A Kindle electronic reader would be easier to follow.
The basic premise and story seem interesting and I would like to get into it, but I can’t get past the poor reading.
Epic characters, lore, world and plot. This series is headed for greatness. I'm a WoT, Game of Thrones and Kingkiller Chronicles fan and with what I've read so far this one has the potential to outshine them all. Having my favorite narrator team is overloading my happy meter.