I am a novelist and short story writer.
Mr. Sanderson, turn this into a full novel and I will definitely buy it. The novella was excellent, but far too short.
-- david j.
I want more.
I hope this is just a prelude to a new series with this char. Very interesting. Certainly want more of this.
Yes, its short but good
Sanderson has a nack for writing friends(imaginary or not) conversations, or batner between each other. Oliver wymann does a good job with the different voices without going over board. This is a short story or novela, that can become a great series with many possibilities. And considering its free it's worth much more than the cost
I'm a corporate training consultant and adjunct professor who loves to read! I'm always looking for the next big thing.
I downloaded this novella because it sounded somewhat interesting--and it was free. I hadn't read anything by Brandon Sanderson before, so I didn't really know what to expect. I was very pleasantly surprised by the story. The main character, Stephen Leeds, is a schizophrenic who has multiple "aspects" or hallucinations with whom he interacts as if they are real people. Because each aspect has a specialized skill set or knowledge base, many people believe that Leeds is a genius--he knows things because his aspects know them. Because of his condition, scholars seek to study him; others seek him out for help. In this novella, Leeds gets involved in solving a crime in which a camera that has the ability to take picture of the past has been stolen. Leeds needs to rely on his aspects (and create a new one!) to help try to solve the crime. He is enticed to help by seeing photographs of a mysterious person from his past. This novella is very short, so it is fast-paced and incredibly interesting. I am truly looking forward to the next installment in this upcoming series.
Professional Disc Golfer from Maine. Fantasy/Epic/War History are the preferred genres.
I'm a huge fan of Sanderson, but I was a bit Skeptical coming into such a short novella. After a slightly slow start it developed into quite a nice little listen.
I can't say that I could pick a favorite character, but each one of them (aspect) was enjoyable.
With a lot of fantasy/sci-fi the world building and info laying can take hundreds of pages. In this novella, Sanderson takes a complicated idea and boils it down into an enjoyable and crafty experience in a very short period of time.
And how can you beat the price of free? I would have been willing to pay up to $5 for this 2 hour title. Sanderson shines again.
A good way to get through the work day.
It was a very enjoyable listen but wouldn't listen to it again.
The very different story was great. Plot makes for a great listen.
The narrator does a good job with all the character, but at times its hard to tell the difference between people.
No, though it made you think. Very enjoyable and fresh story.
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Mistom, and now Wheel of Time .. and Stormlight were amazing works. This audio book format of the book was time well spent - the characters were very well fleshed out and the narrator strongly molded with the characters personalities.
It is important that any narrator really take hold of the characters, and Wyman did just this.
I thought that Legion was a very uninspired work from Brandon Sanderson. It has the feel of being rushed and not fully fleshed out. Brandon Sanderson posted on his Facebook page that the story was in development for a TV series and it shows. Legion feels very "made-for-TV-sih". I realize that it is just a novella but none of the characters are well developed, and most of them are not even interesting.
I'd have to say that the rush-to-publish feel and the lack of research pr details were the most disappointing parts of this story. With a master masksman and gun expert in his head, you would think the main character could come up with better terms than "hand gun" or "pistol" pr that the author would get more specific when the history expert is reading a "history book", which book? Little things like that just left the sotry feeling hollow and rushed.
The narrator did a fine job. In fact, he was the best part (other than being free) of the whole audionook.
Funny that you should ask that because the story is already planned for a television series.
I was introduced to Sanderson’s work when he took over the Wheel of Time books. Since then, I have read his works in the Mistborn and Stormlight series and enjoyed those titles immensely.
This is a really, really, really, short story compared to the epic works I’m use to from Sanderson, but it was a fun short read. I originally purchased the e-book and when the audio version was marketed as Free I snatched up a copy and listened on my commute home tonight.
Narrator – I don’t believe I’ve heard this narrator before and he did a good job. While not one of my favs, he will certainly not put me off from purchasing other titles he does.
Story – it was fun, there were a couple spots where I was more interested in the aspects as characters rather than the camera plot. The plot (without hopefully any spoilers), I have worked around groups that do reverse engineering, the ‘item’ that was caused the trouble would have been found/caught, something like that would have been considered. Just a pet peeve on my part but it did trip my “WTF were they thinking” meter - Other than that, I enjoyed it. I really enjoyed the commentary by the “Aspects” that imho made the book.
Better author and narrator that wasn't so boring...
Boring monotone and started to fall asleep.
Doesn't deserve any, thank god it was free.