NO. Could have been a good series, I had high hopes after having read most of Brandon Sanderson's other works. I bought all three books together, so I felt compelled to finish them. If I had had books I would have skimmed like mad. The narrative style of the book was so annoying that I'm sure people in other cars were looking at me funny as I made faces at my speakers.
It was a good story, but being told this way left me just happy when each book was over, I don't think I could list something memorable.
The narrator was clear and had a great voice.
No, I can't get that time back. I listen during my 3 hour/daily commute. I was trapped with this one, then felt compelled to listen to the rest as I had already purchased them.
Don't let this put you off any of Brandon Sanderson's other series. It felt like he wrote this one when he was 13.
Say something about yourself!
This book has been on my wish list for years. My goal for the new year is to either delete books on the list or buy them. I found this story entertaining. It does not have anything offensive, and it has that wacky sense of prose that kids would enjoy. Like Harry Potter, this is a series that parents and kids could enjoy together. Also, it plays along the same Potter story line. A young male child is separated from his parents and raised in an environment without love. At his thirteenth birthday, Alcatraz receives his inheritance and discovers his biology family. From there the fun starts and does not stop.
I felt pretty confident in starting a new series because I'm such a huge Sanderson fan. I was pleasantly surprised by the performance of the narrator, DeOcampo was able to give each character a unique voice without sounding repetitive or forced. And of course, Sanderson nailed it. The book was action packed with a unique magic system. The narrative voice was unique and self aware, often engaging with the reader. I'm looking forward to the next book in this series!
good listen, wasn't my favorite brandon sanderson, but I don't really think he aimed this one at middle aged women. Still good enough I am buying the hard copies and sequels for my son!
love this book, love the story, love the implications, find the cut ins somewhat irritating bit mostly amusing. would Def recommend
First off, the performance is outstanding. The premise is wondefully original, but the way it's told was a little too Hitchhiker's Guide meets A Wrinkle in Time for my taste. It's fun and imaginative, but a little too campy and predictable at times for me to be clamoring for the next one.