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.
Just two hours? This is a short story, not a book. For the cost I would expect MUCH more.
30+ IT/Geek Male. Used to read lots, but now the "reading" is best done via audible.
I overall enjoyed this book, it's great for a quick escape, but nothing about this book stands out, either positively or negatively.
I was thinking it should be a lot longer, but then I didn't like it much - so maybe I wouldn't have liked it any longer. The writing was just... It seemed like it was written so that maybe a teenager might like it - somebody younger who is just getting into reading on their own. It came off as a little below my reading level - which really isn't above average. I'm 31, and read (listen) one book a month. I think some interesting things could have been done with all the ingredients, but it ended up turning me off. And then, the book ends without really wrapping up the story. I feel like I got a 1/3rd of a story out of it - bribing me to buy the next one. No thanks.
No - that would be pretty embarrassing if I recommended a book like this.
Yeah I guess
Some of the characters were getting interesting - but even still they were a tad cliche and predictable.
We found the first part of this story a little confusing and had to really pay attention.
After we got into it, the story line was very interesting. The way the Brandon Sanderson wove the characters was very unique.
This story was unusual and it is rather short. I think the idea could be developed into a full length book or potentially a series. It might even make a good TV series.
I would have preferred it was developed into a full length book.
Legion has an interesting plot, an intriguing narrator, and is wonderfully performed. Oliver Wyman artfully breathes life into Sanderson's words and characters. This, perhaps, is why it left me so... frustrated. I was enjoying the challenge of this tale so much when, like an insensitive (inexperienced?) lover, it climaxed without warning and rapidly rushed to resolution. I don't think I would listen to Legion again, but I would listen to another in the same series. Gifted writing is not a substitute for a satisfying ending. Do that again, Mr Sanderson, and you're cut off for good.
Interesting story concept
Yes, he seems to be a great writer with an great twist on the normal story.
The main character was the best, dealing with his condition.
When one person isn't enough, call on the person who's more than one