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Elantris Audiobook

Elantris

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Publisher's Summary

Legendary science fiction author Orson Scott Card calls Brandon Sanderson a writer to watch.

Once the godlike rulers of the capital of Arelon, the inhabitans of Elantris have been imprisoned within themselves, unable to die after the city's magic failed years ago. But when a new prince falls victim to the curse, he refuses to accept his fate.

©2005, 2015 Dragonsteel Entertainment, LLC. (P)2008 Recorded Books,LLC

What the Critics Say

"...readers won't want to put it down." (Publishers Weekly)

"Outstanding." (Publisher's Weekly)

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    Thomas 05-07-15
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    "fantastic storyline and storytelling. I wish there"

    fantastic storyline and storytelling. I wish there was another story about elantris. I was really impressed

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    Bonnie 05-07-15
    Bonnie 05-07-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Too long"

    Interesting story line but not my cup of tea. well produced, story is too long for me as wel.

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    William 05-06-15
    William 05-06-15
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    "Awesome!"

    Must read/listen! Meaningful characters, events, and epic magic! On par with mistborn and the storm light books. I wouldn't let this one pass you by!

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    Dugan Arvada, CO, United States 05-06-15
    Dugan Arvada, CO, United States 05-06-15

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    "Incredibly slow"

    I listened to this entire book, and mainly because I kept thinking something is going to happen. About 18 hours in, I realized nothing that happened would redeem the very very long wait, but I already had listened so long - so I finished it. Mind numbing is my assessment. I do not recommend.

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    Phyllis 05-06-15
    Phyllis 05-06-15 Member Since 2008
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    "Loved it."

    I really got rapped up in the story. Great story and plot. Looking forward to the next book. Thank you

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    Paul United States 05-04-15
    Paul United States 05-04-15 Member Since 2013

    I listen to a bit of everything. Mostly Fantasy and paranormal romance with my wife. Along with mysteries/thrillers, even some sci-fi.

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    "A Complex Debut"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    There's just a few things that I'd change about the book. The amount of information thrown at the reader in the beginning is tremendous. It's overwhelming to a listener. I know the book wasn't written for audio, but I almost want to go back and listen to the first 2 hours to put everything together, now that I understand the story. The pacing at the end being the second. The last 2 hours of this book feels tremendously rushed. There's a TON of events that happen and while I know it builds to a climax, I think that there's too many stories that conclude all at the same time.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I think I would have paced some of the sub-plots more, so that they wouldn't all conclude right near the end of the book. There was a lot happening at once and it was challenging to figure out who's story happened with who and where and why.


    What does Jack Garrett bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I liked his subtle accents for some of the different regions and characters. It wasn't an award winning performance, but it was solid and got the job done. I would listen to another one of his narrations without hesitation. My biggest criticism of him is he reads very slowly.


    Do you think Elantris needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No, I think Brandon Sanderson told a complete story in this one book. It was a great length and had a beginning, middle and end. I Don't see a need for anything further with these characters.


    Any additional comments?

    For a first novel, Brandon Sanderson did a great job. He really developed a world in one book that some authors take multiple books for a world to take shape. He had some great villains, interesting protagonists and stories to tell. I think Sarene is an interesting character, but not the best attempt at a strong female lead. She's a strong character, but the author didn't really develop her strengths. It was more of a strong female lead 101.

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    Frederick 05-01-15
    Frederick 05-01-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Characters and plot were pretty weak"

    Although it got better, it started off with one dimensional characters and an obvious plot. Reader was great though. Felt like teen fiction.

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    Eric LENOIR, NC, United States 04-30-15
    Eric LENOIR, NC, United States 04-30-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Slow starter."

    Having listened to several of Brandon Sanderson's books , I had certain expectations when starting this one. This book is quite different from, Sanderson's others and I quickly lost interest and moved on to other authors. When I finally went back to this book, I found it to be extremely enjoyable and very unusual. If you are a Brandon Sanderson fan, give it a chance. You may be pleasantly surprised.

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    Stefferspeppers wisconsin 04-30-15
    Stefferspeppers wisconsin 04-30-15 Member Since 2015
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    "great story, a little slow at times. Not as good a"

    not as good as some of his other books. but still a great story. would reccommend

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    Johtoguy 04-30-15
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    "So slow"

    The best part was towards the end. It was slow dragging and painful. Don't buy this crummy stumbling book. Waste

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