I enjoyed the heck out of this book. Sanderson is still doing that stupid thing he does where he makes up a thematic swear word and beats it into the ground. (Like "Storm" In The Way of Kings") If I never hear the word "Sparks" again, i'm ok with that. Anyway--this is a nice re-take on the 'cosmic event gives people powers' paradigm. I love Macleod Andrews and have since I discovered him listening to Kadry's Sandman Slim series. This will be a fun series, thank God that Sanderson writes fast.
Audible Obsessed wishes she had more time for so many audiobooks.
When I saw the raving reviews about this one I thought I might give it a try.
Do I regret it? Maybe because I could have used this credit on a different book.
This is a Sci-fi YA work. This was a good book. Enjoyable, but not great. There is some suspense, and a boy crush along the way, but it all could have been better developed. I think the author intended to add a cliffhanger at the end, but he just let space for a book 2... disappointing because I was waiting for something to make me eager to read the next one, and I kept waiting for something that could open my jaw, but nothing did. I might read a book 2 from this series, but I won't go running anxious toward it. I recommend it, but not highly.
The ending leaves you wanting more.
He's awesome. Part of the reason why I'm looking for another one by him!
All of it. Great listen.
So this was a great book different from Sandersons but was great! lots of twists and exciting moments. The end of the book just shocked me! Macleod Andrews did a great job with the narration I enjoyed all his voices for each character. I would recommend this to all my friends and any one who wants to get into Brandon Sanderson books.
The story was so very difficult to lose myself in. The underlying concept was just so improbable and unbelievable, it was difficult to continue listening.
Mr Andrews is a very good narrator, but not well suited to a Scottish accent. His inability to do that character made the story difficult to follow.
I'm a big fan of Brandon Sanderson, but disappointed with this particular story.
I cannot say enough how much I enjoyed this audiobook. I thought the story was incredibly gripping and creative, and the characters were very appealing. I really was invested in finding out how the book was going to turn out. I like the way the author turned the typical superhero saga on its head. I was completely hooked from the intense opening prologue to the satisfying, although still suspenseful, ending. I am assuming that someone in Hollywood will make a movie from this, because it would be perfect for a movie. In fact, all along as I was listening I kept imagining how the movie version of a scene would appear. Finally, I have to say that the narrator was great. He had distinctive voices for all the characters and not one of them was annoying or grating. I look forward to hearing more from him in the future.
Steelheart was an amazing read. Andrews does a superb job with the voices and pacing that I felt he was the characters. Completely engrossing without getting in the way. Sanderson wrote a great book set in a dystopian future where the people with superpower are pretty much all villains.
It's a great spin on the superhero genre, now superheros are bad and enslave the "common" humans, but can the humans rise up and defeat their overlords? Honestly, I think I'm going to listen to this one again and again.
Up there as one of the worst I've been subjected to. Witless dialogue, Legolike characters, simplistic story.
For me a waste of time.
Fun story can't wait for the next book! Would make a super movie.
I recomend the listen.
As usual, Sanderson creates an internally-consistent world filled with just slightly more than average people - plus a few whoppers. In this case, the story takes the super hero cliche and assumes (perhaps correctly) that when suddenly presented with awesome powers, normal people will abuse that power completely.
Our heroes are the average folk who were left behind when a few selected individuals are granted epic powers. Their point of view is that of an oppressed sub-class and the story is their revolt against the powerful.
Sanderson often flips the assumptions of this type of world and this is no exception. Well told, fun, slightly chilling, and deliciously twisted. His ideas are frequently thrilling but sometimes the story does not quite capture the glory of the concept. This book had a bit of a comic book feel to the story. That was perhaps intentional but I didn't feel as connected to the characters as a result. Still, this is one of the good ones! Fills the time very well while waiting for the next Stormlight Archives volume with baited breath.