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Elantris | [Brandon Sanderson]

Elantris

Legendary science fiction author Orson Scott Card calls Brandon Sanderson a writer to watch, and Publishers Weekly says his debut is "outstanding." 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.
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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.

©2008 Brandon Sanderson; (P)2008 Recorded Books,LLC

What the Critics Say

"... readers won't want to put it down." (Publishers Weekly, starred review)
"Outstanding." (Publisher's Weekly)

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    Dan El Paso, TX, United States 06-04-09
    Dan El Paso, TX, United States 06-04-09 Member Since 2009
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    "The Science of the Fanciful"

    More of a fantasy, with a little string theory thrown in, but very enjoyable. Disney could turn it into another Beauty and the Beast, except the with a very real threat looming at the end that begs to be developed in the sequel.

    I know I'll be buying.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jeffrey Payne Souderton, PA United States 11-23-08
    Jeffrey Payne Souderton, PA United States 11-23-08 Member Since 2014
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    "A breath of fresh air"

    A little slow to start, and the reader was a bit melodramatic. Other than that, this first work by Sanderson is a great new take on fantasy.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Tiffany Ft Worth , TX, USA 08-04-09
    Tiffany Ft Worth , TX, USA 08-04-09 Member Since 2014
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    "Boring!"

    How is this the same author that wrote Mistborn? I LOVED that series, but this one has been painfully slow and pretty much pointless. I only have 4 hours left to listen and I'm seriously considering just stopping.

    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Victoria Taylor Mill, KY, USA 11-01-08
    Victoria Taylor Mill, KY, USA 11-01-08 Member Since 2005
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    "Flat; Predictable; Painful"

    This is one of the most 'juvenile' (here, I am referencing the 'quality' of the writing and the story, NOT the fictional category) fantasy novels I have ever had the misfortune to read. The characters are 2-dimensional; the plot, while promising, is so predictable - so "perfectly, perfect" - that it fails to be the driving force of the story (a Critical Point, here); the dialogue is stilted, and unconvincing (I can feel the PAIN the author suffered while trying to contrive this work) - yet, the DIALOGUE is the driving element of the 'story'. The author uses 'conversations' - mostly internal postulations by one of the 3 main characters- to "TELL" the listener/reader what the story is about. The author never "SHOWS" the alternate reality- that other place, where all great stories take you and and your imagination to - he simply states "Here There Be Fiction".... or at most, an awful lot of writing that amounts to very little.

    26 of 72 people found this review helpful
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    Donald Meeks Arizona 12-30-14
    Donald Meeks Arizona 12-30-14 Member Since 2013
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    "She wears on you"

    I loved the book and story, but I found it hard to care about the girl. By the end of the book I pretty much hated her.

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    Luke Waite Ottawa, Canada 02-28-14
    Luke Waite Ottawa, Canada 02-28-14 Member Since 2014

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Great book, narrator grows on you"
    Any additional comments?

    This book is fantastic but there's one thing Audible needs to fix! The narrator has a great cadence throughout the book, however there's almost no pause between chapters. It in fact sounds like the same thought. Chapters in the book often end with something remarkable or profound, and instead of being able to think on it you're immediately presented with the next chapter as though it was part of the same sentence Chapter 2.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Salt Lake City, UT, United States 11-12-12
    Michael Salt Lake City, UT, United States 11-12-12 Member Since 2010

    I'm an avid science fiction and fantasy reader. I study Chemical Engineering at the UofU and do photography on the side.

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    "Great author! O.K. story."
    Would you try another book from Brandon Sanderson and/or Jack Garrett?

    I think Brandon Sanderson is a fantastic author, I have several of his book; However, this book leave a lot to desire. It's easy to tell that the author has a lot more in mind when he wrote this book, but the story is incomplete and just when it most gets interesting, it ends. The end. No more. He has some interesting material, but it's underdeveloped.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Disappointing


    Have you listened to any of Jack Garrett’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, Jack Garrett did a fine job. I'd rate him about average.


    Did Elantris inspire you to do anything?

    It inspired me to never write half a story.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    James virginia beach, VA, United States 03-27-11
    James virginia beach, VA, United States 03-27-11
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    "Wonderfull read"

    Great book. Great writing and great narration. Must read for a fantasy nut like me hah.

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    Robert Stahl 03-22-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Worth the listen"

    After hearing how the narrator reads this book, i didn't think i would be able to finish this one. With the first part of the book being pretty slow and the reader sounding like the Moviephone guy, it was tough to get into this book.

    If you like the authors other work you will like this book. Just give yourself some time to adjust to the narrator.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Robert Pinole, CA, United States 02-03-11
    Robert Pinole, CA, United States 02-03-11 Member Since 2012
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    "Fantasy at its best"

    This is the kind of original and engaging fantasy that has made Brandon Sanderson one of my favorite authors.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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