It was a wonderful listen, one of the best i've had.
I enjoyed the characters and world, both different than what Sanderson has written of in the past
The main character's first interaction with "The Reckoners" was very enjoyable, introducing many of the characters we would eventually latch onto.
A bit long for one sitting, but lucky for me i was on vacation when i listened, so only took 2 sittings. Very engaging and, much like his other works, always keeping you thinking of what could happen around the next corner.
The narrator was very good, every word was clear and the voices were distinct and fit the characters well.
I did have a minor issue with the characters and their interactions, however; I haven't seen the author try his hand so much at humorous character flaws/interactions, and one such characteristic of the protagonist did grate on me after showing up a handful of times.
However, I still enjoyed the novel thoroughly.
the story was great, as usual ( although the metaphor/simile thing grates after awhile). the performance was mostly good, but I think the narrator overdid it a bit. for example, if a character is being choked their internal monolog is not short of breath or raspy, it's their thoughts and thoughts don't breathe. i get the desire to make it exciting, but it became annoying at times.
Due to the length, and my own personal inpatient nature at certain story developments, i did prefer the print, which allowed faster consumption of the material.
I enjoyed the performance of Breeze the best, his characteristics coming through perfectly.
Certain parts made me quick angry, not so much at the writer, but the characters and their choices. There were also some quite emotional moments that struck me, especially surrounding Kelsier and his past.
The narrator was excellent, distinct voices that really captured the characters, and easily understood.
I'm not normally a fan of political/nobility story lines, which factor greatly in this novel (or at least character development), but they didn't dissuade me from continuing at all. I purchased all 3 novels in the series about 40% of the way in, and did not regret it at all.
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