This was a great story and very well narrated. I don't know if this is the first in a series, but it would certainly lend itself to a few more books. This had some very unique takes on magic and a magic school. Really liked the concept and characters. I'm looking forward to more books if this is a series.
Easy to get into the story and easy to understand the plot, but sadly I never found this book really captivating.
The book experiments with an interresting magic system, but it feels very hard to accept and play along with it's nature... at least for me.
The story is narrated by Kramer, one of the best there is, making for a very nice listening experience.
The plot is a bit shallow and filled stock cookiecutterlike characters.
This is, by my reasoning, a story best fit for young teens, not the seasoned adult fantasy reader.
Audiobook Junkie... Love all types of Science Fiction
Brandon Sanderson once again roots out a great story and magic system. This is in my top favorite reads amongst his books. The Rithmatist is an excellent coming of age story about a sixteen year old, in a servant class, who must accomplish through normalcy with his ingenuity and smarts, what others are gifted and given with great powers. He is brought up in a school that provides an education to normals and rithmatists. Rithmatists are segregated in their community which creates a problem for the boy who has a passion for their discipline and must create his own path to learn their secrets. And while you may feel sympathetic towards the servant class at the start you will realize that there is a cost to being a rithmatist by the end. I am hesitant to recommend purchasing this book now, because it really needs a follow up due to some rather large loose ends left behind. However, if your a Brandon Sanderson fan this should definitely be in your wish/watch list.
Narrator was on point.
I love Brandon Sanderson and his "first" teen novel was great. Complex but not to farfetched. Very easily explained. The drawings aren't clear and I would suggest a listener to google the artwork and illustration made for this book. However, if you don't I don't feel like it will distract from the story at all.
I really enjoyed this book. Very interesting.
I have to say that I had started this book and then started a different one. It just didn't catch my attention the same as other Sanderson books. I think it was more my mood than the story. Once a got into it I couldn't stop reading it. When it ended I was so taken up with the characters and story I couldn't believe it was over. Bravo Brandon.
At first I had my doubts about all this line drawing foolishness. The story line, although different, was good and entertaining. I'm actually looking forward to the next one.