Not the very best but it was good and enjoyable
The beginning was a little slow, but it picked up nicely.
Sure. It is an enjoyable listen. It does not require much brain work and you can listen to it while driving, doing mindless tasks or relaxing. It kept my attention (for the most part).
Not a very deep or complicated story. Your basic orphan boy grows up poor, finds great power, is trained by disguised great/famous person, comes into his power, picks the side of good and wins the day.
I will premise this to say I am currently looking for new authors to replace Sanderson in my Audible line up cause I am tired of him starting new series and dusting off his old book ideas now that he is famous enough to make money off them.
I would love for him to finish his better works instead of continuing to write sub-par work that will drive readers/listeners away.
This book I could have sworn he watched a bunch of super hero movies about someone losing his father and then added the slight twist where the superheroes are all bad guys. But wait!!!! It turns out there are some good superheroes after all! Who would have expected that!!!!!
It is still better than some other authors out there trying to be sci-fi writers but still it is sub par for BS.
Unfortunately I would not recommend this book. It came highly recommended which is why I was disappointed. The first quarter of the book was pretty much a story about a guy telling a story about his younger days where many people he met told him stories... so a story about a story about stories.
It gets a little better after that, but not much. Characters randomly appear out of no where, the main characters luck at bumping into people at just the right time gets tiresome. there is no real direction until about half way through you realize this book is just a prologue to the a next book that might hopefully have some more action. But I am not willing to spend the $ to find out if the next is better.
The author appears to be trying very hard to write an award winning book, almost too hard. I am searching for a nice sci-fi fantasy to replace Sanderson because I am tired of him milking his notoriety by bringing poorer and poorer books out of his old work notebooks instead of finishing his decent writings. However, this author will not be the one to replace him.
This is the first. The performance was surprisingly good. I enjoyed the different accents and consistency.
Inspired me not to read the next book.
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