Brandon Sanderson won instant acclaim with young listeners for the first volume of his humorous and action-packed Alcatraz series, Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians. In his second adventure, Alcatraz has his hands full with a Scrivener’s Bone - a half-human, half-machine assassin - pursuing him. And if that’s not enough, Alcatraz receives word that his father is in mortal danger. Now it’s up to Alcatraz and a quirky band of his relatives to mount a daring rescue.
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I like Sanderson, but I did not think he could be as good in YA as he is in his other works. I was wrong - very wrong. If you are like me and did not think he would be as good, believe me, you, too, might be very wrong. Good job Brandon! Keep 'em coming!
5 stars is i love and i will read agani and again. 1 is i hate and i never want to hear about it ever again. YES = :))) - NO= :'(
This is the most entertaining "biography" I have ever red!
To those in the hush lands: This fiction is soooo funny and good, Brandon Sanderson is a gifted and a great author, and his fantasy books are big and fat. Alcatraz gets used to his powers and to his abilities, and get introduced to new characters, which most of them are really funny.. Just wait until you get introduced to the "List"!!!
To the 3 Kingdoms:
This biography of Alcatraz was an eye opener, you get to know so much about your hero and who he really is, and how he dealt with all those evil librarians..
P.S. You will laugh a lot... so avoid drinks and food while listening to it... :)
Brandon Sanderson has become one of my favorite authors since he took on the daunting task of completing the wheel of time series started by Robert Jordan. I haven't read another author with so many different original ideas on the use or sources of magical type powers and abilities. He is a master craftsman in the ways of imagination.
Ramon de Ocampo does an outstanding job bringing each of the characters to life. The book jumps from drama to commentary and back to drama at every turn, but he handled it expertly.
A zanny story thats lots of fun, the Narration was spot on. I totally enjoyed this book.
I really didn't know how I would feel about this series. I love Brandon Sanderson but I always thought these books were for kids. Audible did a 2 for 1 sale and I decided to give them a shot. I'm really glad I did because they are light hearted, funny, and a good change of pace from the normal fantasy I read. As with all Brandon Sanderson books there is a very unique magic system in the books. The second book was a really good follow up to the first and makes me want to continue reading the series.
Interjections become annoying. Half as many would have been twice as funny. If he is so opposed to literary traditions why have the hero go through obligatory hand-wringing?
It is a very unique style of storytelling, different than I I'm used to but very interesting and worth it.
I plan on listening to the whole series a few times. There are quite a lot of Life and Character lessons to be learned.
One of the best books I have ever read.
Irreverent yet deep and insightful
No, but will from now on
Fantastic, best Sanderson book so far
i love all of sandersons writing. i have finished all his other books that are out to date and was putting off the alcatraz books because of the young adult classification. i wish i hadent put them off, Im two books in and am throughly enjoying them! the storry telling method and writing style are certainly different than his other work but in a very refreshing way.
Ramon De Ocampo is the perfect narrator for this story. he portrayed Alcatraz splendidly.
I may have posted this next part somewhere before so ignore it if you want to. i just love sandersons storys so much!
If the Tardis ever materialized infront of me and The Doctor offered to take me to any point in space time, I would have him take me to a few years after Brandon Sanderson dies (sorry mister Sanderson) and his publishers have had time to release any writing that was in the works. I would then buy all his books to read while I travel.
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