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 am not much of a reader I enjoy using my imagination audio books help me through long drives and train rides. I enjoy books that have the right person narrating and leave me wanting more.
I like the audio version just fine.
Yes I would
I think his voice fit the character I would imagine he would sound like.
Yes as a matter of fact I did. I use it while I was driving
This was my first fiction audiobook but I loved it. I've now tried other fiction audiobooks and only one, The Golden Notebook, has pleased me more than Lesion.
Maybe one of Winterson's young adult books. Very smart, very accessible. This was, however, way funnier.
This whole book was good. The airplane scene was funny and smart.
I laughed, I immediately searched for more books by the author upon finishing, I was so pleased the author wrote this novella
Say something about yourself!
It had a good pace and I liked the narrator's various voices and tone.
Yes he had a pleasant voice and his word were clear even when doing accents. No words were ambiguous.
From one comes many.
Engrossing story, with a fascinating hook
The way the author weaves characters/aspects into the story to provide different points of view and conflict within the main character.
No, but I would listen to him again.
The climactic scene where the JC character earns his place.
I want to read more. The setup is fascinating.
I feel like I started in the middle because of the main characters oddities I wanted to k ow more about the main character.
This is a first for me but I will keep this author in mind
The narrator was enjoyable and I would listen to him again
Yes it was a quick entertaining listen
I found this short story fascinating. I would really like to see more in about this same character in the future. It was very well written and for as short as it is, it was very well fleshed out. The whole concept behind the story I found very novel. I don't think I've ready anything before that matches it. I thought the narrator did a very good job.
Absolutely. I'm somewhat of a difficult reader to impress in the short term. I usually take at least 1-1.5 books in a series before I start to love a character. I was hooked on this one after an hour of listening. It's a very short read, but it does not suffer from it.
....All of them?
I think it might be during the gun fight.
The different personalities involved, and what they contributed.
The secret romance, eww.
Easy to listen to
The hole story left me wanting more.
Please tell me there's more to come...
Since it's the first contemporary work of Sanderson's that I've tried, I didn't know what to expect. I knew to expect something much shorter than his 500+ page behemoths, but not much beyond that.
And what a pleasant surprise! Legion is a schizophrenic and knows it. Not only that, he uses his "hallucinations" to help him in detective work, which is interesting and fun. He has a dark-ish sort of humor that is fun to listen to in audio format, and each of the characters (hallucinatory or otherwise) has an individual character and voice that makes them easily recognizeable.
There isn't much that I can really say about it other than that it was really great. Sanderson proves once again that he is one of the best writers around now, not just in the Fantasy genre.
This was a great story idea, and I was looking forward to it, but it reads more like a script sent into Hollywood execs to pitch a movie idea rather than a novella. There is no character development, and the different voices in the main character's head just read like different characters speaking to him. This may have worked on film, but is just not conveyed the way it is written.
I would say no after reading this, but his fans are so avid that I may give him another chance hoping that this was just a pitch script or a college writing project he decided to publish at the last minute.
Great reader wasted on lame character and story development.
None, they just all need some development.
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