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.
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"...readers won't want to put it down." (Publishers Weekly)
"Outstanding." (Publisher's Weekly)
Elantris has all the typical epic fantasy excitement, within one volume!
The characters are fleshed out and full of their own personalities and motives. When
the magic system is clever and easy to understand.
My one quibble with yhe storyos that all the religions and then the names of the characters are similar, making it hard to remember who os who when they are only mentioned. But otherwise it was an excellent listen.
I've listen to Brandon lastest books "Steeleheart", "FireFight" and loved them. Thought I'd give this one a chance. This one is just boring!
Jack Garrett's voice is not inviting. Makes it hard to listen to.
Engaging plot and storyline but the telling seemed meandering and too long. Stereotypes reigned hard for the strong female lead and her literally shining prince. As it retold itself over and over it was possible to skip chapters and not miss a beat. Not the author's best work.
Though it appears slow at times, the book presents a world fraught with chaos and religious fervor at a pace that allows the reader to form grand images in her mind. Like a rich tapestry created by the artists hands, each thread/page in this story, when seen as a finished work, builds to a grand panorama. Enjoy the view in your mind's eye and hope the artist creates more works of art this captivating.
I found the story to be very simplistic and predictable. The narration was very slow also... This is the first Audible program I had to turn up to 1.5X speed.
Narrator. Way too many pauses. Felt clipped.
He sounded like a William Shatner parody with over-acting and far too many pauses.
I couldn't even listen to the book because the narration was so bad. I will just buy the book and read it myself.
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