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.
Best. Narrator. Ever. each character has a distinct voice , great expression. My daughter was entranced by this wonderful book and can't wait to read the next book. adults should listen carefully, as there are many in jokes that the kids may not pick up.
Couldn't stand this book long enough to get through the first chapter. The writing is clunky and not good. The narration is not good, either. The tone is a combination of whinging and smirking....Sanderson sucks me in with great ideas, but the writing is mediocre every time. I think it could have been saved with skilled narration (maybe), but we will never know. Skip this one.
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1 part Harry Potter 1 part Draco Malfoy 2 parts Ron Weasley 1 part Luke Skywalker with a side of Albus Dumbledore meets Mr Magorium in Narnia-Hogwarts-Wonderland
I've recently introduced my son to Audible. He picked out some short stories for our drive to and from school. I picked this one out for him hoping we would both like it (mostly him, seeing as how he was picking Minecraft stories). We both LOVED this story and I'm super excited to see that there's more to this series! We will start #2 tomorrow! We can't wait!
I have rarely taken the time to write a full review, mostly to explain why I gave five stars to something I probably won't follow up on. Yes, I found it a really fun listen, which I think deserves 5 stars for its intended audience, but adults are not that audience.
I picked up this book in an audible 2 for 1 credit sale because I have loved all Brandon Sanderson's adult novels, as well as his Reckoners series (because it appealed to the comic book geek inside of me), but I wasn't sure if I'd enjoy this series. I'm glad I got a chance to give it a try. Time and time again, as I listened to the superbly narrated story, I smiled and thought to myself how much I'd have loved this book as a I'd have loved the magical world it created, as well as the fourth-wall shattering narration by the 'author', but as an adult, I didn't feel it was as rewarding as the dozens of adult fiction and nonfiction books I have built up in my wish list, but I still want edge to urge people to share this book, especially in its printed form with budding, young sci-fi and fantasy readers...
... I have dozens of other books to read... But I still want to know what happens with a certain pile of out of date encyclopedias... So I might just have to slip the next entry into the series into my schedule when I need a light hearted adventure to pick me up.. We'll have to wait and see!
A brilliant concept, brilliantly executed. World building is absolutely his thing, so is character development. Alcatraz doesn't disappoint- absolutely delightful and a good read for the kids (and us older kids too).
Had no idea what to expect, made me love Sanderson even more. Typing this review is taking me too long I need to start the next book!
So hilarious I've listened to it twice. Perfect for family road trips, a good listen for both adults and kids without resorting to innuendo or bathroom humor. loved it