I almost didn't finish this book when I started. It was hard for me to get into. I was driving when I started and I couldn't down load another book so I kept listening. I am so glad I did! I ended up loving the book and couldn't stop listening to it.
Awesome voice acting (..and I can be picky). Story pacing is great. Enough twists on old narratives to make it engaging. Not too dense with the cannon so you can listen casually, maybe miss a thing or two and be fine.
Great performance. The author kept me trying to unravel the mysteries until the very end.
Great story that was entertaining and had twists and turns, romance without sex and hardly any swearing.
make ernie cline blush. this book is awful. it has a tone that does not match the grim setting. every plot twist can be seen miles away. whenever there is danger it is dispatched with a coincidence.
a welcome inversion of the classic comic book hero. Unsatisfied by the last Superman movie? Consider Steelheart a chance to explore those themes in a fun and different way.
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.
I wanted to like this book; in fact twice I tried to listen to this book, the first time I got about 2 hours in and gave up, but I soldiered on the second time and made it almost all the way through until I gave up. I like many of Sanderson's books, but this one is so stupid in parts that it destroys the balance of what should have been a great series opener, with an excellent series concept. My biggest problem was the lead protagonist is sexually obsessed with another member of the secret organization. So obsessed, that in the midst of tension filled scenes, where a normal person is focused on getting the mission done, we get these random and poorly written scenes where the young male protagonist starts thinking how beautiful the girl's hair is, how how her eyes shine at him through a mask of dirt and grime, and anger. "Oh, I can't seem to figure out why she hates me, I better blow up this shaft." It's just juvenile. I love YA hero fiction where super villains have to be defeated, but please save me from the teenage boy angst. The narration was just ok. Some voices done perfectly, but the Scottish guy with the Brooklyn American accent just didn't cut it. The dialogue is written at 15 year old male level. If you are ok with that, then the book will be enjoyable, but if you want some semblence of logic and reality in your plot lines and dialogue, then look elsewhere, there are far too many great YA titles out there. Don't waste a credit on this one.