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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is that it isn't long enough. It is an excellent concept, and I hope that Brandon decided to make a full length novel with it. The potential is great!
A MUST listen!
Funny. Unconventional. Excellent.
A latter day Sherlock Holmes.
Laughed a lot!
I hope Sanderson writes more Legion novels.
Legion is an excellent story, well written and very well told. The only issue I had with the story was that it was too short. (that's what you get for free, right?)
I finished listening, and immediately searched audible for other stories written by Brandon Sanderson. I Especially enjoyed the premise of multiple personalities each with their own skill set. The story is engrossing, and even funny at times.
I eagerly await another in what I hope is a long run of these Legion stories
I prefer longer books but I did listen to this in one sitting.
Very interesting story, but being a big fan of Sanderson, I can't help wanting more! A short story is a short story though and while this plot was pretty interesting, it was not the amazing fantasy world I had come to expect from Brandon. That being said, it is still a very fun plot and made me begin to question what insanity really is.
Would highly recommend it none-the-less, the narrator's performance is awesome.
Sci-Fi & Fantasy Reader
Legion is simply yet another example of Brandon Sanderson's immense talent. The guy is clearly one of the best fantasy writers today and Legion just shows how far that talent extends. I have no idea how Sanderson can publish so many works so quickly.
Legion is a short novella set in the modern day about a guy who sees and interacts with a host of imaginary individuals. These individuals each possess unique skills or knowledge, which they ultimately pass onto Steve, the protagonist.
I was immediately drawn in by this concept. I mean, Steve is basically a genius, but his genius requires him to interact with hallucinations. What an awesome concept. I was totally sucked in right from the start.
The story itself is pretty neat, involving a camera that can take pictures of the past, but the best parts are the interactions between Steve and his hallucinations.
The only real complaint that I have is that it was too short! I really hope that Sanderson intends to revisit this world, because I am eager to read more. I found Legion to be a very creative and entertaining story and I would recommend it highly to any fantasy reader.
Good writing has ... a balance and a rhythm. You can feel that much better when it's read aloud. --Laura Hillenbrand, author of "Unbroken"
Great listen! Humor, suspense, action, and an intriguing premise (actually several intriguing premises). Had never heard an Oliver Wyman narration before, but he's very good in this one.
Hope Brandon Sanderson gives us more of this(ese) fascinating character(s)!
I loved the wry humor observing/listening to the aspects interacting with one another and their host person/mind. Good pace, good twists and turns, great fantasy... A ton of fun.
Don't want to be a spoiler, but when two of the aspects become romantically interested in each other, I literally laughed out loud!!! Loved this story!
Definitely. I looked forward to the times I was able to listen to more and hear the story advance... Great reading.
I really recommend this to fun loving people who enjoy science, science fiction, psychology, fantasy, and a great paced story!
the premise, the framework of the story
all were distinct & interesting
The macguffin was a little silly, but other wise an interesting and enjoyable story, being free certainty didn't hurt either.
Amazing Short Story
The book wasn't very long, so it was easy to listen to it all at once
I Highly recommend this book.
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