Brandon Sanderson is one of the most significant fantasists to enter the field in a good many years. His ambitious, multi-volume epics (Mistborn, The Stormlight Archive) and his stellar continuation of Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series have earned both critical acclaim and a substantial popular following. In Legion, a distinctly contemporary novella filled with suspense, humor, and an endless flow of invention, Sanderson reveals a startling new facet of his singular narrative talent, read by Audie Award-winning narrator Oliver Wyman.
Stephen Leeds, AKA 'Legion,' is a man whose unique mental condition allows him to generate a multitude of personae: hallucinatory entities with a wide variety of personal characteristics and a vast array of highly specialized skills. As the story begins, Leeds and his 'aspects' are drawn into the search for the missing Balubal Razon, inventor of a camera whose astonishing properties could alter our understanding of human history and change the very structure of society. The action ranges from the familiar environs of America to the ancient, divided city of Jerusalem. Along the way, Sanderson touches on a formidable assortment of complex questions: the nature of time, the mysteries of the human mind, the potential uses of technology, and the volatile connection between politics and faith. Resonant, intelligent, and thoroughly absorbing, Legion is a provocative entertainment from a writer of great originality and seemingly limitless gifts.
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I loved the concept of the story, taking pictures of the past is really a neat idea.
I really liked how the main character would have new aspects show up when he needed new information to help him out.
He did a good job of giving the various characters life and their own voices.
I don't own a copy of the print version, nor do I really plan to get one, so I don't really know.
It's like a cross between Nancy Drew and The Bell Jar. kinda sorta
Yes very much so. I didn't like having to stop half way through and start again later
A wonderful tale, as many of Brandon Sanderson's books are.
Fun and Unique
I don't recall his name but the gun personality guy.
I really liked how he eid the voices.
Laugh several times.
I cannot answer this question, as I did not read the printed version of Legion
Addicted to audible. One the best things that happened to me
I'm not sure if this is a fantasy or flash of thoughts that the writer had and tried to put in words! To help the reader of this review, then if you like to hear couple of new ideas (two to be exact) then I can put them now in two sentences and you may skip on the story!
Say something about yourself!
I would have to say JC b/c he knows his combat weapons and tactics. And also he's kinda the comic relief of the bunch.
Yeah, that's one of the reasons why i gave this book a try. To me I think he always does a good job.
One Camera... One mission... Multiple personae...
Even though the book was free I would have paid to listen to and interesting story like this. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a good short story.
This is one of the most powerful short stories that I have ever read. Brandon Sanderson was already one of my favorite authors, but this story blew even me away.
Some of the things that were interesting to me:
The hints of the main character's back story.
The exploration of multiple personalities in one person.
The interaction between faith and science.
The last one of these is the most fascination to me. As a man of faith myself I have read books that tackle the seeming discrepancy between science and faith, but none which do it so powerfully.
And, since this book is free, You should definitely get it.
It will not be a waste of your time.
Wow! I am very impressed with this work. This is a great concept for a character. I sincerely hope this is a launching platform for more installments. Oliver Wyman give a superb performance as expected.
Fascinating, funny, exploratory
He grabs my wrist and I pull the trigger,
Yes and I did.
Brandon Sanderson seems to get great depth out of his novels weather a 1,000 or a 100 pages.
I got this as frequent listener special and found the story to be unusual and interesting. Similar in many ways to the new USA series "Perception", its a unique look at the sane and insane side of schizophrenia. Both Legion and Perception treat the illness as an asset making the protagonists a type of savant. There are hints to a backstory and future possible episodes that makes me wonder how this came to be. Was the author testing the waters for a possible new book series. It was good enough that I'd take another journey with "Legion"
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