Tired of burning through credits, then this is your book. Weighing in at 45 hours, you won't burn through this complex and well thought out storyline. Various plot lines and themes make for an interesting and attention holding listen. Looking forward to Part II of the Stormlight Archive. If you are a Science Fiction / Fantasy fan, this is a can't miss book.
Excellent story. Loved every bit and the narrators were spot on. I wasn't sure how I felt about two different narrators at first but Kate Reading really brought Shallan to life. I found myself really looking forward to a new Shallan section. My only criticism is that both narrators pronounced Sadeus differently which had my a little disoriented when it happened.
Sanderson's work is impressive, the author builds a world that is unique and wonderful. At times the story seems to take a back seat to world building. Early on the story takes a while to find its course. However, the voice talent does a phenomenal job of bringing the story to life. The readers make up for the slow start. All in all this is a wonderful, and very long, audiobook.
If you liked game of thrones this book is its older stronger more attractive big brother. Infused with politics, magic, mystery and action you will not be able to figure out what's going to happen next. I thought Brad Pitt (Achilles) in the movie Troy was awesome but Caledon makes him seem like an inferior Spearman. The characters are so well defined as if I actually met them. The writer has a way of surrounding you with the scenery and making you feel a part of the story. Yes the story is long but it must be, it is no easy task to insert so many details in this story. Yes there are a lot of flash backs but you need them to feel the gaps and the writer does it in such a way you won't get lost. I'm not sure why this has not been been picked up for a movie production. This is the next Stars Wars or Star Trek. This is the next big thing that SyFy nerds and Fans will be dressed as at Comicon. They way of Kings ethics/codes will have children want to become better people. I am currently looking for a hard copy. I would like to have the codes to live by in a separate book with the kings stories, I know they are like fables but I could relate to me like I had never done before. What are you waiting for? Why aren't you reading this by now? Journey before destination.
Never a dull moment. Curve balls along the way to keep you guessing. Great characters!
I don't usually rate books though this one is definitely one to read and I don't want others to miss out!!
Starting a new fantasy world is difficult. I can't count the amount of times I put down Robert Jordan's "Eye of the World" before eventually becoming an avid Wheel of Time fan. Sanderson's incredible ability to finish another author's incredibly detailed story is what led me to try this series, and I wasn't disappointed. The characters remind me of Lan, Rand, Nynaeve, and Elayne from WoT. Each is well developed.
The world isn't fully formed even by the end of the book but you have hints of what it will become throughout the series. I enjoy the flashbacks to aid in character building.
I was downloading the next book the second I realized I was almost finished with this one. The only time I've stopped listening to this book in the last week was to sleep or read my other Liveship Trilogy book on my Kindle. With the death of Jordan, Gemmell, and Pratchett, I'm really happy to have found a young writer that is capable of filling their shoes and producing books at a rapid pace. I can't wait to consume the next book.
My favorite books are the ones that stay in my mind once I turn them off. There were several places in this story where I would be contemplating character's decisions and ideas after stopping for the day. All of the unfamiliar ideas and references were a little confusing at first, but once you get used to the language it was no problem. This book has a lot of action and suspense. Great story and I loved the readers. I cant wait to start the next book in the series.