the story was okay. no major changes that were long lasting. all the twists seemed forced just so that all the "good guys" lived. would not recommend. very childish "swears" such as sparks or calamity. probably a good book for 10-13 year olds
I'm sorry to say after being an avid fan of the Mistborn series and being excited to listen to Steelheart, I was incredibly disappointed. Maybe comic book fans can more readily overlook the plot holes and stupid assumptions, but unfortunately I couldn't really stomach a lot of this book. The "powers" and "weaknesses" were equally ridiculous at times, and overall it was caddy and silly. It did have it's moments, but aside from giving Mr. Sanderson a chance to prove this book's worth, I certainly would have passed. :( I guess when I get to the Alloy of Law series, I'll have to check some reviews first - unfortunate.
if you like comic book super heros its great just not my taste.
not well advertised as comicbook style
I really like this mans ability to run the gambit of voices. I so far like them all. The deep male Russian style accent is my favorite so far.
With the love for comicon, avengers batman etc sure
Good book just not for me. Keep up the good work there are plenty out there that love this type of thing.
The story is confusing, the performance poor do I need to say anything more. I only could HANDLE AND HOUR of this dribble
Are you kidding
I want my money back
I don't know how this book got such good reviews! It's boring and predictable. The characters are barely discussed enough to care for any of them
Based on the concept and description of the book, I was intrigued. It sounded like nothing I had ever read before. I do admit the story has potential and I like the concept behind the story. I just really couldn't get into the book or the story line. I made it half way through the book and found myself so annoyed and bored, that I couldn't bring myself to finish it. The narrator was great, but there was just something about this book that didn't pull me in and keep me interested.
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.
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.