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Steelheart Audiobook

Steelheart: The Reckoners, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

From the number-one New York Times best-selling author of the Mistborn Trilogy, Brandon Sanderson, comes the first book in a new, action-packed thrill ride of a series - Steelheart. Ten years ago, Calamity came. It was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary men and women extraordinary powers. The awed public started calling them Epics.

But Epics are no friend of man. With incredible gifts came the desire to rule. And to rule man you must crush his wills.

Nobody fights the Epics...nobody but the Reckoners. A shadowy group of ordinary humans, they spend their lives studying Epics, finding their weaknesses, and then assassinating them.

And David wants in. He wants Steelheart - the Epic who is said to be invincible. The Epic who killed David's father. For years, like the Reckoners, David's been studying, and planning - and he has something they need. Not an object, but an experience.

He's seen Steelheart bleed.

And he wants revenge.

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    "Disappointing"

    Meh. I bought this book because the reviews were so high. I was very disappointed and couldn't even finish the book. The characters were not developed well and the story had potential but in the end it was just boring.

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    Samantha Knight 08-30-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Character development a little weak, but enjoyable"

    I liked the concept of this book, and the universe that was developed for it, but the characters and the teenage love story felt ham-handed. The main character is bad at puns and metaphors, which the author plays off as an endearing character trait, but it comes across as weak writing. Still, the book was enjoyable, in the way that a movie by Michael Bay is enjoyable when you want to put your brain on autopilot and watch something shiny.

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    Daniel porter 08-30-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Mediocre"

    I'm not sure if it was the writing or the way it was read but this seemed to read like a children's book. Other Sanderson series that I have read have been engaging. I found this one wanting. The constant metaphors were just annoying. When comparing this to the other two series I have listened to it was a disappointment

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    Teodor Mikov 08-14-16 Member Since 2016
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    "childish"

    the story was okay. no major changes that were long lasting. all the twists seemed forced just so that all the "good guys" lived. would not recommend. very childish "swears" such as sparks or calamity. probably a good book for 10-13 year olds

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    Cory Welch Lombard, IL 08-13-16
    Cory Welch Lombard, IL 08-13-16
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    "I gave it a chance..."

    I'm sorry to say after being an avid fan of the Mistborn series and being excited to listen to Steelheart, I was incredibly disappointed. Maybe comic book fans can more readily overlook the plot holes and stupid assumptions, but unfortunately I couldn't really stomach a lot of this book. The "powers" and "weaknesses" were equally ridiculous at times, and overall it was caddy and silly. It did have it's moments, but aside from giving Mr. Sanderson a chance to prove this book's worth, I certainly would have passed. :( I guess when I get to the Alloy of Law series, I'll have to check some reviews first - unfortunate.

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    Amazon Customer 07-26-16 Member Since 2016
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    "comicbook based wasn't my taste but narrator great"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    if you like comic book super heros its great just not my taste.


    What was most disappointing about Brandon Sanderson’s story?

    not well advertised as comicbook style


    Which character – as performed by MacLeod Andrews – was your favorite?

    I really like this mans ability to run the gambit of voices. I so far like them all. The deep male Russian style accent is my favorite so far.


    Could you see Steelheart being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    With the love for comicon, avengers batman etc sure


    Any additional comments?

    Good book just not for me. Keep up the good work there are plenty out there that love this type of thing.

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    Ldw 06-29-16
    Ldw 06-29-16 Member Since 2015
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    "good. mistborn better"

    Good, but the mistborn series is better. Never got "hooked on this one. worth a try

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    mike 06-12-16
    mike 06-12-16 Member Since 2001
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    "do not waste your money"
    What disappointed you about Steelheart?

    The story is confusing, the performance poor do I need to say anything more. I only could HANDLE AND HOUR of this dribble


    What was most disappointing about Brandon Sanderson’s story?

    What story?


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

    Nothing


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Are you kidding


    Any additional comments?

    I want my money back

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    happy_with_it 06-10-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Boring and predictable"

    I don't know how this book got such good reviews! It's boring and predictable. The characters are barely discussed enough to care for any of them

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    Kristen HUDSON, WI, United States 06-04-16
    Kristen HUDSON, WI, United States 06-04-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Couldn't Get Into The Story"

    Based on the concept and description of the book, I was intrigued. It sounded like nothing I had ever read before. I do admit the story has potential and I like the concept behind the story. I just really couldn't get into the book or the story line. I made it half way through the book and found myself so annoyed and bored, that I couldn't bring myself to finish it. The narrator was great, but there was just something about this book that didn't pull me in and keep me interested.

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