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've got this book for free from Audible, and was quite surprised by the quality of the story.
An intriguing main character, a short, but well constructed plot.
And, not a surprise there, an excellent performance.
Hope that the series grow
Quite an interesting story line can't wait for additions to the series. I really like this particular narrator yes quite a good way of reading books.
Brandon sanderson quite good author and this series has the potential to be as good as others
So, I get this email from Audible telling me that they are offering a free download from one of my favorite authors Brandon Sanderson. The book is Legion: Skin Deep. Liking anything free, I downloaded the book. However, I figured before reading that book, I should listen to the first book in the series Legion, which is not free. Figuring two books for the price of one was still a good deal, I used a credit on this book.
I'm not still sure if I got such a good deal. I'm a huge fan of Sanderson, but unfortunately I really didn't care much for this book. It's only two hours long, but I grew bored of the constant chattering in the lead character's head fairly quickly, and even fell asleep listening once. Not good for such a short book. Also, about three quarters of the way through the book, there is literally a bomb that goes off at a weird point, and the book is rushed to a quick end.
Don't get me wrong. This book isn't horrible. But at 2 hours, I'm not sure it was interesting enough to waste a credit. Not sure if I will ever listen to the book I got for free.
This book is shorted than i thought but very unique and surprising.
It's intelligent and thrilling and got me to buy the next one right after.
This is an amazing story. The interaction of the lead character and his hallucinations is wonderfully done. This books is a genuinely refreshing take on mental illness. Also the ideas presented in the book about time travel are unique. Oliver Wyman gives a great performance, giving each character their own vocal personality. His accents are very well done.
Fan of Fiction, And really really good naratives.
Its a very interesting question of can a person fully utilize there gifts and what are the costs.
The main character is all the characters.he understands who he is. Well at least he think he does. But it gives him purpose. This is more like Sherlock with a problem story.
Be all you can be.
Brandon Sanderson is fantastic. I have yet to read or listen to a story of his and not love it.
It fascinates me to think how one person could have such and incredible imagination. Although... maybe Brandon has a few "aspects" helping him out!
I don't know if this should be considered sci-fi or if, like Diana Gabaldon's
novels, they need a separate category: fiction multiple personality mystery?
Either way, I thoroghly enjoyed this, & wish there were more. As a RN for
more than 30 yrs. I have KNOWN people similar, but not as coherant!
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