The plot was too simplistic; it sounded like he dashed it off. It would have fared better as a short story.
I listen to all his books. He's a talented writer.
Her voice is soothing. For tension, perhaps she could have changed the pace at times.
No. The special effects would be interesting, but there should be more character development.
Brandon Sanderson is able to bring the reader into his world whether its through more in-depth books such as with the Mistborn trilogy or through his shorter works such as The Emperor's Soul. This was one of my favorites.
Angela Lin was excellent in the narration. Her pacing was spot on. I wasn't inclined to listen at a faster speed as happens with some narrators (the story also helps there too). Her different voices were clear. They weren't too high pitched or annoying.
One of my favorite scenes is when Gaotona begins to understand Shai and her depth of character, especially their last meeting toward the end of the book.
Sure. It was short enough that I do not feel I need to "commit" to it. It was entertaining and had a familiar Sanderson/Jordan feel to it.
I enjoy Sanderson's stories as a form of entertainment. This felt like a "cousin" to his other novels and took little time to get into the story.
Pointless question for a novella. This story was the favorite scene.
I listen to audiobooks to be entertained and help pass time on a regular commute. I enjoyed the book, was entertained, and felt satisfied with the story. It really felt like a cousin to Sanderson's other works.
As I have been accustomed to expect, Brandon Sanderson spins another story that never fails to entertain. My only sigh was that after the end I came to realize that this likely would not be a multibook set.
Yes, I've already listened to it twice. It's a very good story.
Shai of course.
I just want more Shai. Her story needs to be told. I also want to know more about the kingdom now that Shai's work is done.
Brandon Sanderson's writing skill, combined with Angela Lin's narration meant that I couldn't put this down.
One might think the main character, Shai, would be somewhat under-developed in a story this short, and indeed there are some lingering questions, but overall, it's very easy to identify and sympathize with her.
Lin puts emotion into her voice when she reads. She also narrates at just the right speed, neither to fast or to slow.
I don't normally read really short books, but I really like BrandonSanerson's work. I was not disappointed with this. I really loved the story. I really loved how it ended. I am so glad I got it.
Wry and Wonderful performance to an absolute fabulous story. Reminds me of Across the Nightingale Floor by Liam Hearn which is also one of my favorite series.
I have been an Audible Member since 1998 and have listened to over 1000 stories and novels and books. This one absolutely ranks in the top 10.
This was a great short story. Wish there was another book. Very well developed characters.
I normally do not write reviews, but I had to as I like many other reviewers found myself drawn into the story and seeking to know more about the characters. I was really saddened to see how short this story is, yet it was complete. Had I been holding the paper copy I could be seen scarcely waiting to finish a page before turning to the other.