That was a really good different view on superheroes. What would really happen if humans suddenly got godlike powers?
MacLeod Andrews did a superb job of making the characters come to life! Even the female voices were done fantastically!
Fantastic book, and great narrator, you'll be driving around long after you should have been home just to listen to a bit more.
He does a good job narrating it in an entertaining and engaging way. He brings different voices to all the characters.
I definitely laughed out loud at times, and it definitely got me really excited.
I want to see a tv show set in this universe - maybe following another Reckoner team.
The Characters and the surprise of the story. I was guessing till the very end how things would end. This is not something I am used to from Teen books. Amazing book Mr. Sanderson.
MacLeod Andrew does a great job of giving each character their own voice, literally. You can tell just by the tone or accent who is the character talking. There was a lot of care and planning going into the performance of this book. The quality shows throughout the book.
The book was thrilling. I couldn't wait find out what was going to happen next and there were many times throughout the book where the emotion of the situations the characters find themselves in carried through to myself and family as we listened to the book on a trip.
I mostly enjoy listening to non-fiction so this was a rare deviation from my routine. I bought the book based on positive reviews and a plot that sounded interesting. The book lived up to my expectations and then some. It's a well conceived story with strong character development. The writing sometimes feels a bit overly casual but that may just be the author really trying to get into the voice of the character. On the whole this is a wild roller coaster ride and a terrific listen. I was looking forward to each new chapter throughout. Now it's on to book 2!
Audiobooks are great tool in dealing with my ADHD. They limit distractions while listening and I don't have to sit still. PS. I can't spell
A great story and an powerful step in an interesting but dark alternate reality. Well written characters sprinkled with plenty of surprises.
In this new world, human civilization has been severely damaged by the in-fighting between individuals granted "super" powers when compared to the rest of the population and the population is degraded to serf-like status. Basically their "super" powers allowed these being to be the "King" of their own worlds. Maybe there's someone out there who has never thought -blank- would be better if they were "in charge" but I've never met them. This excellent novel got me thinking and as I reflected I was lead to the following disturbing idea.
Considering the increasing global concentration of wealth and power into fewer and fewer individuals: how far are we from a point in time when these ultra-powerful individuals decide that governments, democratic or not, are a hindrance to the operation of their multinational corporations, to hire the Blackwaters of the world, and start carving up the world into their own economic kingdoms.
A cautionary tale...probably not. I'm just being paranoid...probably.
Steelheart is definitely in my top 10; maybe even the top 5 audiobooks I have "read". It's not really my genre (I prefer Fantasy to SciFi) but it makes it high on the list despite that.
He did a good job consistently switching to the voices of many different characters. I never got lost due to that consistency.
When David and Mehgan (spelling?) were on their way to the Hit on Comflux (spelling?) and when they were escaping after it went wrong.
All of Sanderson's books have been excellent. This one is no different.