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Legion Audiobook

Legion

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Jes Hobart, IN, United States 06-10-14
    Jes Hobart, IN, United States 06-10-14 Member Since 2011
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    "An interesting take on Schizophrenia"

    Here we have a man that can see and hear all the spirits around him. He calls them ‘Aspects’ of himself. They can interact with the world through him and even in a time of need share his body. I believe this is meant to be the first in a long running series of books. We see him solve problems and mysteries. We see the complex problems have the most basic solutions. I recommend this book anyone that wants a short read.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Lorena 07-10-13
    Lorena 07-10-13 Member Since 2011

    “Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” ¯ Mark Twain

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    "I hope this is only the beginning"

    What a thought provoking idea! I hesitated to buy this book because it is so short (less than 3 hours), but it was well worth it. In truth this story felt like it should have been the pilot for a new TV show. Although the story is self contained and doesn't leave you hanging, it does leave you wanting more. I feel as though I am just getting to know Legion and his alter-egos. Previously, I've known Sanderson's writing for his epic fantasy (which is excellent), but he does a quality detective story as well.

    The narration was also well done. Oliver Wyman does a good job of giving everyone a unique and consistent voice and he's easy to listen to.

    Overall, I hope Sanderson does more Legion books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Codger Hyannis, MA USA 07-05-13
    Codger Hyannis, MA USA 07-05-13 Member Since 2012
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    "It was interesting..."

    Good concept, but more time needs to be spent on the story telling. Too many shortcuts are taken within the plot. It needs to be fleshed out more

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dustin GREAT FALLS, MT, United States 06-22-13
    Dustin GREAT FALLS, MT, United States 06-22-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Too short no story here"
    Would you try another book from Brandon Sanderson and/or Oliver Wyman?

    Yes i like most of his other books but this one was far to short and there was no story development. This seems like the middle part of one of sanderson's books. He forgot to include the begging and the end.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 06-22-13
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    "Great novellete!"
    Where does Legion rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    4


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Legion?

    Leeds talking to the Hebrew security officer in Jerusalem through one of his hallucinations, Kaiulani, a Hebrew-speaking Indian woman.


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

    No


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    Great performance by Oliver Wyman. Haven't heard any other book narrated by him as I'm new to audiobooks in general. Wyman was great with the different accents of the different characters in the book and does passably female voices that clearly lets you hear that these are different women talking. He does a fair Hebrew accent of the Hebrew character but does poorly with the Filipino accent of the Filipino character. I wouldn't have pointed this out except I'm Filipino-Chinese-American, and I know for a fact the accent he used on the Filipino character was undoubtedly Chinese. The author mentions that the main Filipino character is American born and second generation. If so, he should speak accentless American English, yet the author gave him a slight accent, so Wyman (narrator) had to do that, too. Second gen American-born foreigners always have perfect American English, even if most of them are able to speak their parents' mother tongues. Experience and family have shown that second gen American-born foreigners like me actually speak accented mother tongues rather than accented English.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Todd United States 06-19-13
    Todd United States 06-19-13 Member Since 2015

    A trail running enthusiast, I also enjoy zymurgy, interpretive dance while wearing animal costumes, science fiction and inappropriate humor.

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    "A great surprise for a story I didn't want."
    What made the experience of listening to Legion the most enjoyable?

    I didn't mean to download this title. I'd finished all of my other audio books and had a long drive ahead of me. Boy, was I surprised by how much I enjoyed it!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Legion?

    The lead character and his "personalities"!


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

    He brought a depth that a good narrator can give.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed a few times out loud.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Charles 06-14-13
    Charles 06-14-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Great Novella!"
    Any additional comments?

    This is a great piece of speculative fiction. The plot quickly moves to explain Legion's complex psychological attributes and the quirk's associated with it, then dives right into the thick of the story. It's a wonderful listen for when you just need something to listen to on a couple-hour drive.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Justin 06-12-13
    Justin 06-12-13
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    "Good, short listen for fans of Sanderson"
    What made the experience of listening to Legion the most enjoyable?

    It's an enjoyable, short read that fans of Brandon Sanderson will greatly appreciate.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    The book is short (only about two hours) so it's definitely a book for one sitting. It's delightful how the main character and his highly skilled cast of imaginary friends interact and solve the main conflict.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kelly Howard Oregon 03-25-13
    Kelly Howard Oregon 03-25-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Gr8 premise, nothing was done with it"

    When I got to the place where you choose stars for "story," my mind immediately asked "What story? It's a just idea." And it's a good idea for a story; too bad Sanderson didn't do anything with it.

    I'm just over an hour into the book & absolutely nothing has happened other than the guy, his hallucinations, & 1-2 other real people talking. And talking. And talking some more. And then discussing the conversation. I'm not sure exactly how many other real people there are because I've zoned out a few times & quit going back to try & re-listen a while ago. It's not even interesting enough to put me to sleep; if I'm not a LITTLE interested, my brain just wanders away from the audiobook & goes back to the stresses of life. Usually I'll manage to hold out longer than an hour, but with this shortie, that's half way & I cannot keep even a portion of my mind on it.

    If you're into people talking with nothing else going on, maybe you'll like this book. I dunno; I usually have a fairly high tolerance, but this isn't even interesting talking.
    Oliver Wyman does a good job reading this transcript but not even a great reader like him can make this gabfest a winner. I think (I HOPE!) it was on sale when I got it, because whatever I paid for it I wasted.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth 02-20-13
    Elizabeth 02-20-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Very interesting"
    What did you love best about Legion?

    The characters and the idea of the story line.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Not something I expected


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I truly wished that the book had lasted longer.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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