Anoka, MN, United States | Member Since 2005
This is my first review, but I plan on reviewing every book I listen to from here out. I tried listening to Brandon Sandersons first title, Elantris, but had a hard time getting into it. I thought I would give Brandon another shot though since I enjoyed Michael Kramer's narration in The Eye of the World series, by Robert Jordon so much. Mr. Kramer showed his true flare for subtle voice dialects allowing the listener to immediately know who is speaking before hearing who the author told you it was. He is a bit mono tone but never the less is one of my favorite narrators.
This book had me from the beginning. I loved how Brandon Sanderson created a world where good has succumbed to evil forces, and you really cant tell if evil was meant to be the ruling force of the land and good was never meant to prevail. His description of the world made me it easy to picture in my head and his battle scenes had me locked in. I found myself driving around the block several times to finish the battles taking place. The ending also has a shock to it that I did not expect which makes me more intrigued to read the rest of the series. I look forward to trying out his first book again when I am finished with it
It is a great read.
I put off reading this for some reason and i shouldnt have. A great read in classic Brandon Sanderson format and an interesting way to create special powers and fights.
Excellent read I give it a good recommendation. The storyline was very fluid for an extended timeline and a medium size book. I enjoyed how the author brought a new take on technology and alien encounters previously written about. Looking forward to the next book in the series and what the new aliens do.
There is not much to review here. If you have read books 1 and 2, book 3 takes it to the next level. This entire trilogy is my favorite read and I have listened to the entire series multiple times. These books are a must read.
Brandon has done it again in this series. This is an amazing read. The only let down of the book is that it wasn’t as long as his books in the series usually are. Brandon has really made a great transition from the original Mistborn Trilogy to a world hundreds of years after it took place. He did a fantastic job of showing advances in technology and civilization and incorporating allomantic and feruchemical powers into this new advanced world. This is a must read to any scifi enthusiast and can even be read as a stand alone without reading the first Trilogy, but there is no reason you shouldn’t. The original trilogy is amazing and by far my favorite books.
I was not impressed with this book at all and had to almost force myself to finish it. Was definitely a let down after the first 2 books in this series. It starts to focus more on their everyday living and politics, instead of action. I finished it only because I liked the first 2 books so much I wanted to see what happened to the characters. This book would be difficult to get through as a stand alone read and feel that you should read the first 2 before attempting it.
For the second book in this series I was curious on how the author was going to continue it going when she had already set up rules how the contestants for the games were chosen. I felt she made a great transition to a second Hunger Game and it kept me interested in the series. Although I did feel it wasn’t quite as good as the first book it was still entertaining and I would recommend it readers of all ages.
The first book in this series sets up a great story line for the series. It had great flow throughout the book and a few twists to keep you on the edge of your seat. I was a little concerned that it was going to be written for younger readers, but feel that it was an excellent read for older readers as well. I recommended to my wife who also read it on her kindle and couldn’t put it down. Overall performance of this book was excellent reat entertainment
I had to listen to just because of the hype. I was not impressed with the actually writing of this book. Good storyline poorly written. But a good read if you don’t care if its written well and want to feel naughty.
A great read, and great narration, storyline was very detailed sometimes to a fault and gave you a feeling of part of the book. I would recommend it those interested in scifi and those who are not
Good read…With the zombie craze in full swing I found this book entertaining but a little redundant. It was a bit slow to start and then seemed to switch gears and even seemed like a different author had written the last half of the book, but it a good way, both halves were good. The ending took me by surprise it seemed to just end and I feel a little more time could have been taken in it, but it would have had to be considerably longer to continue at the pace he was going. All in all I was satisfied
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