This was an amazing story that inspired me to commit myself to better use my own relative power and authority as a middle age man for good in the world instead of bad. John T. Founder of Midlife Magazine
I found the premise of this book interesting and fun to understand. The character development, relationships, and humor were all integrated into the fun of listening to this book.
Superhero, urban fantasy novels are not my cup of tea. I had serious doubts about this book, but I was starving for escape and short on funds. This audiobook was on sale and it had a companion Kindle edition.
The novel is action filled, but not action focused. There is a well-formed story to be told, and nothing gets in the way of its telling. Obviously, this is not Sanderson's first stab at writing. The work flows in a smooth, seemingly effortless fashion.
Andrews's performance is spot on. He nails every character, even giving female characters inflection in their dialog - something rare for male voice talent. I might buy an audio version of the tax code if Andrews were the talent in it.
I really wanted to like this book. The premise and opening chapters made it sound like exactly what I would want to read, and I've heard good things about Sanderson's other books. Unfortunately I never managed to get into Steelheart. From start to finish it went exactly how these stories are supposed to go. Every interaction, every conflict, every twist felt stale to varying degrees. The ending was satisfying in exactly the way somebody told the author an ending is supposed to be satisfying, and the main character comes of age like a main character coming of age. There is witty banter and moral/philosophical discussion in the right places, but it comes off as clunky.
There were enough good aspects that I'm certainly going to try some of the author's other work, but I wouldn't recommend Steelheart.
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.