I didn't mean to download this title. I'd finished all of my other audio books and had a long drive ahead of me. Boy, was I surprised by how much I enjoyed it!
The lead character and his "personalities"!
He brought a depth that a good narrator can give.
I laughed a few times out loud.
This is a great piece of speculative fiction. The plot quickly moves to explain Legion's complex psychological attributes and the quirk's associated with it, then dives right into the thick of the story. It's a wonderful listen for when you just need something to listen to on a couple-hour drive.
It's an enjoyable, short read that fans of Brandon Sanderson will greatly appreciate.
The book is short (only about two hours) so it's definitely a book for one sitting. It's delightful how the main character and his highly skilled cast of imaginary friends interact and solve the main conflict.
When I got to the place where you choose stars for "story," my mind immediately asked "What story? It's a just idea." And it's a good idea for a story; too bad Sanderson didn't do anything with it.
I'm just over an hour into the book & absolutely nothing has happened other than the guy, his hallucinations, & 1-2 other real people talking. And talking. And talking some more. And then discussing the conversation. I'm not sure exactly how many other real people there are because I've zoned out a few times & quit going back to try & re-listen a while ago. It's not even interesting enough to put me to sleep; if I'm not a LITTLE interested, my brain just wanders away from the audiobook & goes back to the stresses of life. Usually I'll manage to hold out longer than an hour, but with this shortie, that's half way & I cannot keep even a portion of my mind on it.
If you're into people talking with nothing else going on, maybe you'll like this book. I dunno; I usually have a fairly high tolerance, but this isn't even interesting talking.
Oliver Wyman does a good job reading this transcript but not even a great reader like him can make this gabfest a winner. I think (I HOPE!) it was on sale when I got it, because whatever I paid for it I wasted.
The characters and the idea of the story line.
Not something I expected
I truly wished that the book had lasted longer.
Brandon Sanderson's writings are, of course, all excellent. This one is an interesting conceit that I'd love to see expanded into a full length book. The narration is good, but not great; nothing especially outstanding or bad about it. Worth a listen, though.
The only thing I didn't like about this story is that by the end of chapter 2 you understand the madness of the main character, and it just ends... Leaving you with the feeling that a dozen or so chapters are missing.
I had to come back to audible to make sure I got the entire story, I'm hoping that this was meant to be a sample to a larger story or there's going to be a series.
Although a little short for how clever an idea, It was a really great listen. That's my only complaint, that it ended to quickly, But it was very fun and I'd get the sequel.
This seems like it would be a good idea for a TV series: a detective who solves mysteries with help from his hallucinations ("This fall on NBC..."), but where it lost me was the supernatural element with the camera. There's not enough science in the science fiction to make it important to the reader as anything more a reason to send the character(s) on an adventure. I'm not sure if Sanderson wrote this to be a series, or a TV pilot, or a one-off, but I think with a little extra focus and polish, it could have been better.
Great new book that is NOT the same old thing in context. Very interesting, though short, but I want more but only after he writes more of the Way of Kings series!