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.
©2012 Dragonsteel Entertainment, LLC (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
This is my first audio book.
I liked thinking about how various people would want to use this special object for their own goals and what that would mean for others, what effect it could have on history.
I thought the tone was a bit flat, always more or less the same. Also a bit slow, but that makes it easy to follow the story. I have not got recent experience with audio books.
That is a silly question. Are only extreme reactions interesting? Is laughing or crying extreme?
No, I did not cry and I don't think I laughed, though I certainly smiled at some points and several times thought about the interesting ways that opened up in the story.
I got this audio book when it was free. I don't think I will become a customer, as it costs too much per month for the number of hours I would use it for. I've got lots of paper books to read still. But if I ever become a customer, this was certainly a nice introduction.
I don't know.
No. However for the most part I prefer reading.
I find that some AMAZON free stuff isn'tthat great. I guess that is why it is free. I am becomming more selective on "free" and ".99" stuff. No offense, I am still a fan of my KINDLE and Amazon.
Why not, I do not rule out any option.
Yes, if the subject seems attractive to me.
I dare say, yes.
Yes, provided the job is well done.
Yes, but only based upon other reviews I have read. Otherwise Sanderson would be on my Do Not Read list. Oliver Wyman did the best with what he had to work with.
Nothing. I did not embrace the premise of the main character arguing with hallucinated entities.
No one. Oliver's mistake was to narrate this boring book. This question implies the narrator was the problem which is not fair to Oliver Wyman.
My wife and I listened to 45 minutes of the book and decided to stop wasting our time.
The premise of the book's characters being hallucinations is beyond me. The whole reality of the story fell into question and I could not relate it. Since the character building at the beginning dragged out we became bored with the book after 20 minutes. I still gave the author more time to redeem the story but just could not take any more at 45 minutes.
I am glad so many other reviewers enjoyed the book. Perhaps I will give it another try in a few years.
Never listened to before. His voice is plesant enough.
No. Too short for a movie
It was okay and entertaining enough. Length was about right.
The same type of idiot that voted for O
Found it intolerable..even for free had to eject it
I didn't buy the premise just felt it was self indulgent. With the multiple personalities each an expert in some field. How does that work where did his various personas get their training. Clever idea but taken to an it's extreme it just didn't seem plausible.
The idea of multiple personalities being better at something because of personality traits is worthy,,,but that doesn't mean they should suddenly be an expert in some specific field like linguistics or biology.
This story was obviously written quickly. It felt like a fluff piece contract job that Sanderson took to make some quick cash (MUCH LIKE THE CHARACTER IN THE STORY). Do you think you're a genius too Brandon?
He could have spent more than a few hours writing it, so that it didn't come across like a teenager's first attempt at a NaNoWriMo novel.
The trip to Israel.
Thanks. It was free. I got what I paid for it.
The story was a confusing mess. I gave up after an hour.
Nothing from this author.
Disappointment and boredom.
This book should be on your free list. Charginig for it would be unreasonable.
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