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Perfect State Audiobook

Perfect State

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Publisher's Summary

From the author of Legion and the number-one New York Times best-selling Stormlight Archive comes an action-filled novella about privilege, culture clash, and expectations.

God-Emperor Kairominas is lord of all he surveys. He has defeated all foes, has united the entire world beneath his rule, and has mastered the arcane arts. He spends his time sparring with his nemesis, who keeps trying to invade Kai's world.

Except for today. Today Kai has to go on a date. Forces have conspired to require him to meet with his equal - a woman from another world who has achieved just as much as he has. What happens when the most important man in the world is forced to have dinner with the most important woman in the world?

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    Adam 10-14-15
    Adam 10-14-15 Member Since 2012

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Great taste"
    What made the experience of listening to Perfect State the most enjoyable?

    I love these short stories from Brandon, it is a quick listen and reminds me of the first book of his I ever read, Legion. If you are afraid to commit to a saga of 100 hours, start with this book, you will quickly go buy everything he has written.


    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Cheri Waverly Hall, Ga. 10-16-15
    Cheri Waverly Hall, Ga. 10-16-15 Member Since 2012

    Just Another Audiobook Addict! Love listening to all types of romances, but occasionally need a good Sci-Fi, Fantasy, or a book with humor!

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    "A Perfect Five Star!"

    Brandon Sanders is a fantastic author, and one of my favorites. Whether he is writing a short story or full length novel, his stories are always an adventure with a great plot, and characters.

    I really enjoyed this story, and the ending blew my mind.

    I've listened to Christian Rummel narrate other audiobooks and he always does a great job.

    This was a five star story, and I recommend it to any Sci-Fi fan.



    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer San Antonio, TX United States 10-15-15
    Amazon Customer San Antonio, TX United States 10-15-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Amazing mix of Fantasy and Sci-fi!"
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    Perfect State was a really good listen. Characters were amazingly well developed for such a short story. The way it mixed in the various genres was very interesting. My only complaint is really that the ending came too soon.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Aaron 10-15-15
    Aaron 10-15-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Mini matrix novel"

    Lots of fun. I recommend Brandon Sanderson's short works to everyone. His stories accomplish more than some trilogies.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Hassan 10-14-15
    Hassan 10-14-15 Member Since 2015

    5 stars is i love and i will read agani and again. 1 is i hate and i never want to hear about it ever again. YES = :))) - NO= :'(

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    "Where Does He Come Up With These Worlds"

    A quick review, it was a good short read, really interesting world and would have loved to learn more about it... It was a quick look into the Brandon's brain and what kind of worlds he can come up with.. so good...

    I have really enjoyed this short story

    7 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    David 12-01-15
    David 12-01-15
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    "Please write more..."

    Loved it! Reminds me a lot of questions I had when watching Matrix for the first time. The powers that be must be benefitting somehow to go to the trouble of maintaining such elaborate simulated existences. I really hope Sanderson writes more about Kai and his world(s).

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    Eric Stansbury Park, UT, United States 10-19-15
    Eric Stansbury Park, UT, United States 10-19-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Great piece!"

    I am a huge Sanderson fan and this is a good beginning to a new story. Good teaser hope there ends up being more.

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    Carol Massachusetts 10-17-15
    Carol Massachusetts 10-17-15

    Genre fiction, trashy to literary--mystery, action, sci fi, fantasy, and, yes, even romance. Also history. Listener reviews help a lot!

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    "The Matrix and the Mind of Sanderson"

    Brandon Sanderson's mind must be an amazing place. Where does this astonishingly prolific author come up with all these worlds? And how does he juggle all these sci fi/fantasy tropes so elegantly and effortlessly, even in a short novella, while still maintaining the focus on wonderful characters?

    The first scene of Perfect State is set on a flying platform reminiscent of the "floating islands" of the Light Eyes of the "Stormlight Archives" world. It made me think this story was part of what Sanderson terms the Cosmere, the universe that links most of his major works, including Elantris and the Mistborn and Stormlight books. But after finishing it, I think it's a standalone world (with the portal left open for future visits).

    The influence of "The Matrix" is clear in this brief but vivid tale. I'd say the movie influenced Brandon, but then I'm not at all sure he didn't give the core idea of "The Matrix" to the producers back when he was in high school. (I'm kidding--but I'll bet he could have.) Look hard and you could see a touch of "Transformers." And a little of the urban fantasy of Harry Dresden.

    There are light touches and humor that turns bittersweet, just as in Sanderson's "Legion" novellas. Great narration by Christian Rummel. Perhaps a little overpriced for a mere two hours, but Sanderson is so generous with his work on the Web and in general, that I'm happy to pay for this one.

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Runninrick Athens, ga 05-05-16
    Runninrick Athens, ga 05-05-16 Member Since 2016

    Runninrick

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    "not sandersons best but still pretty darn awesome"

    note for parents that there is some discussion of nudity and intention to have sex

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    Zach 04-22-16
    Zach 04-22-16 Member Since 2016
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    Excellent story. Thrilling and fantastical from start to finish. I love how well the writer transitions from magic to science and back again. Short and sweet.

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  • Sithrandil
    10/26/15
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    "Neither story nor narration on a par with other titles"

    I really enjoy most of Brandon Sanderson's works. This particular production left me somewhat cold. The narration was lacklustre after the other stories done by Michael Kramer.

    The plot was mildly interesting, but the characters and worlds were not intriguing.

    Overall, this serves only to highlight the great strength of the other works.

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  • David
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    "Fantastic short story"

    Loved the twists that Sanderson managed to get into the story. Bit short, but still delightful. Would recommend to any Cosmere fan!

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  • George
    10/8/15
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    "An excellent mix of scifi and fantasy!"

    This was an excellent listen. Turns out when audible gives you a book for free it goes into the library not the preorders so I got to listen to this early!

    Mr Sanderson has a way with words I don't think many writers do. He has once again created worlds so vivid it's hard to believe it possible with such a short listen.

    This is a story of a man who thinks he has everything and is truly only missing the one thing he really needs and how it feels for that one thing to slip right out of your grasp.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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