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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.
interesting, complicated, exciting
none. they didn't quite reach the depth I wished.
it's easier to listen to the book.
a doppelgänger isn't nearly enough
thank you for the free audiobook
The opening sequence where we get to know all the characters is amazing. The characters all have this crazy, normally-frightening relationship to each other based on a psychological condition (I won't say what it is in order not to spoil it), but even still the author makes us fall in love with each character. It's kind of...well...insane!
I enjoyed the story of someone who appears to be schysophrenic, but not really? I enjoy this narrator's performance as well. Enjoy the beginning of a new series.
Adding sanity to the main character would give him credibility and keep the focus on the amazing camera. I don't want to hear about fictional mental illness - there is enough of the real thing where I live.
No I would not. He leans toward sleazy characters and Legion has no didactic qualities.
I had not heard this reader before. He is very capable. Only occasionally did one particular accent stray into the next.
No. The book made me dislike the genre and I would not shed a tear if it disappeared altogether.
This was my first audible book and therefore something of a novelty. I would be anxious to listen to another one - something of substance this time.
This was a great story idea, and I was looking forward to it, but it reads more like a script sent into Hollywood execs to pitch a movie idea rather than a novella. There is no character development, and the different voices in the main character's head just read like different characters speaking to him. This may have worked on film, but is just not conveyed the way it is written.
I would say no after reading this, but his fans are so avid that I may give him another chance hoping that this was just a pitch script or a college writing project he decided to publish at the last minute.
Great reader wasted on lame character and story development.
None, they just all need some development.
Probably a different author. Sanderson falters when describing the modern world and the characters that move about within that world. Together they seemed flat and lifeless, unlike his longer fantasy novels. Cool concept though, sullied by his need to pontificate.
Well, if this was my first Brandon Sanderson read, I would've never looked back. Luckily, I've read Mistborn before, so I'll stick to the genre I think he thrives in. As for next listen, Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman.
He didn't have much to work with, did he? I felt the characters and dialogue were lame. They exist to serve Sandersons' misguided telos. He may have missed some opportunities in voicing the female characters, but again: where's the motivation?
Yes, the "aspects" were fairly interesting.
I think Brandon Sanderson's strength lies in the longer novel format in fantasy realms. That's where his creative heart beats. I wouldn't be interested in reading an expanded treatment or series based on this novella, it might turn out to be another ponderous Randian (or Orson Scott Cardian) slog. Although it is a brief story, I didn't sense in any way the love of the characters or the world he created, that is inherent in some of his other (longer) creations.