This book was a random pick based on reading a few reviews and an interesting summary. We listened to it on a long car trip and the child would not lets us stop playing it.
The alternate universe worked quite well and didn't feel forced. You smiled knowingly to yourself when you picked up the historical and scientific divergences that made our earth different from theirs.
Truthfully, by the end of the book I thought to myself: "That's quite a good introduction. If he works off this material for the second book it could be even better." That's not to say this book isn't wonderful, but that it made me excited for even more.
The Bartimaeus Trilogy.
His ability to do voices was much appreciated. His regular talking voice was enjoyable and he read at a good pace. The "formal" chapter heading sections were just diagrams and he even brought those to life.
Very much so. We listened to it 5 hours at a time. Part 1 on the way to our destination and part 2 on the way back.
I read this book first. Then listened to the auto book. I really enjoyed both. Evidently the publishers are in no hurry for this series to be written which is a shame. It's been 5 years and if it's a three book series. I may not be able to finish the series before I die. Brandon Sanderson is a talented writer and I look forward to reading many of his books. I like the creative thought and images of this book.
I absolutely loved this book. The performance was excellent as usual, with Michael Kramer. The story line will keep you on the edge of your seat.Yiu will fall in love with the characters and have your heart toyed with as they are put through the wringer!
I'm left wanting MORE! I hope there will be a follow up book to this series! I went into this book not really expecting to like it all that much because the description just didn't capture me. Oh man was I ever wrong! As usual Brandon S doesn't disappoint. I've now read almost everything he's written and am at the point I hate the most, waiting for sequels. I wait eagerly and have the utmost faith I won't be disappointed.
Sanderson mixes expectations with mystery as he tells his story in his unique way. He expertly guides us through yet another magic system that is original and imaginative.
Sanderson manages the disappointing moments just as well as the exciting moments with a payoff for the reader. He builds graceful heroes who can deal with missing out on some key component of their desires and builds dynamic characters through limitations more than abilities. One of the best moments centers around this idea, though I don't want to put a spoiler in this review.
Something about the marriage of Kramer's voice and Sanderson's words makes magic happen. He pays careful attention to written cues and gives just the right inflection to each character.
I expected this book to be good, as I have liked all of brandon Sandersons books, bit I thought that I would enjoy it kind of idlely as the premise didn't sound very good to me, however this ended up being one of my favorite Brandon Sanderson books.
This was wonderful. I was initially concerned about how original it would be but it was original and the main character and his supporting cast were fun to listen to . the twist at the end was not something that I expected.
Excellent, creative, young adult book - - thoroughly enjoyed by an old adult! Very "Sanderson" in how he invents the science of his worlds.
A review requires at least 20 words? That's insanely stupid. All I wanted to say was that this book is awesome. Give it a high rating so anyone looking knew it was good. No one wants to read a review that is at least 20 words.