very good voice acting, minimal slips, good story, very entertaining. I strongly recommend this. anxious for the next book in the series.
I don't know why I like this story. It's full of comic book cliches about supervillians, nerds, and other unlikey heroes. But it's very well done for what it is.
The basic premise is that the world is full of supermutants having various strengths and weaknesses (sound familiar?) An evil mutant group has seized power and enslaved humanity. A resistance tries to take them down. Not quite accurate but I don't want to spoil it for you.
I don't read much scifi and was surprused that I found the book interesting and def. passes the time on the train. I think the intrigue here is the way the evil mutant's weaknesses are identified and exploited by the resistance. The characters don't really have a ton of depth or too interesting of interactions (maybe that develops more later in the series).
Narration is pretty excellent. I think he really nailed the main character and his female voices aren't over the top and distracting.
*I'm not an x-men fanboy (many terriblr movies) and wouldn't be surprised if x-men was itself a ripoff of something else. But it's what most people will compare the book to, I think.
28 years old Ghil is a marvel in procrastination that likes to get away in fantastical escapades in his mind.
The premise us genius, the writing incredible and the worldbuilding is as always with Sanderson spectacular. While the story suffers at times from bland characters, the performande and the world more than makes up for it. Highly recommended if you like superheroes and surprises :-)
The story line was intriguing and kept my interest. I was pleased that everything was NOT predictable.
The narrator did a fantastic job with the voices. Very well done.
I'd recommend this book.
This could have easily been quite a grim story, but it was incredible, told through the eyes of David, an incredibly like-able and well drawn character.
It was a fun listen. Creative and heavily influenced by the greats, just not quite as good. Silly names for the villains as opposed to the fun and/or ridiculous names Marvel comes up with. A creative environment that didn't quite stick to its rules throughout. There were long stretches where I was riveted, and fewer where I thought it could be a little smarter. I love the descriptions of the weaponry and the protagonist is fun to struggle along with. Yeah, the more I think about it and write about it, the more I like it. It's definitely a book worth getting a bunch of friends together to discuss and argue over.
Disclaimer: I come from reading his Stormlight archive series.
His world building and character development is in full swing here. The same plot crafting abilities he displayed in the Stormlight Archive and clearly evident in this book as well. I was immediately drawn into the world, able to connect with the characters, envision the environment, and developed an intense desire to find out what happens next without the ability to accurately predict how the story would play out.
I highly highly recommend this book not just to Stormlight fans but to everyone. Sanderson is simply in the zone and has engineered one hell of a formula. For my fellow Stormlight fans, this book is definitely not as detailed or deep, but there is a great balance between the details, the action, the plot, and the characters.
Don't even hesitate to buy this book.