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Steelheart Audiobook

Steelheart: Reckoners, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

The first book in a new, action-packed thrill ride of a series, from the number-one New York Times best-selling author of the Mistborn Trilogy and The Way of Kings.

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.

Read by MacLeod Andrews.

©2013 Dragonsteel Entertainment, LLC (P)2013 Audible, Inc

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    jason Spanish Town, Jamaica 10-28-13
    jason Spanish Town, Jamaica 10-28-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Good book for a first listen"
    Would you listen to Steelheart again? Why?

    yes i would because the story line is gripping


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    my favorite character was prof


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

    He brought life to the characters and his voice was certainly not one dimensional. You got the feeling that you were in a performance rather than listening to the monotone in a narration.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Steelheart's weakness was revealed


    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    tyloslinger 04-05-16
    tyloslinger 04-05-16 Member Since 2017
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    "A Piece As Solid As Steel"

    I was a bit sceptical after reading the summary...thinking that oh this was gonna be just like the myriad of super-human stories or movies we have around...
    But mehnn was I wrong..
    I loved every inch of it and starting the book 2 right away.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Pieter Clubview, South Africa 05-27-15
    Pieter Clubview, South Africa 05-27-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Brilliant! Sanderson is a genius."

    Great book. Loved it. Sanderson seems to know just how to tell a fantastic story using very interesting characters and good twists!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    leo.waimin 05-09-15
    leo.waimin 05-09-15
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    "Great book"

    This book was great. The plot was really interesting... The characters were really something else; definitely a must read if you're into superpower, superhero, action fantasy stuff.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jon Cape Town 02-04-15
    Jon Cape Town 02-04-15 Member Since 2017
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    "New fantasy"

    I was not sure what to expect. But I love this author and the story did not disappoint. The voice actor was awesome. It was a good ride.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    James 01-05-15
    James 01-05-15
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    "An enjoyable listen"

    In a world ruled by epic beings, seemingly invulnerable, one young man stands against them. David who witnessed the murder of his father at the hands of Steelheart wants revenge. He joins a rebel group calling themselves Reckoners, and together they fight against the evil of Steelheart and his Epic minions. Steelheart is an enjoyable listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    EmeraldWise 10-19-14
    EmeraldWise 10-19-14
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    "Andrews & Sanderson – fantastic combination"
    Would you listen to Steelheart again? Why?

    Macleod Andrews and Brandon Sanderson – it just doesn't get any better than these two working together


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Matthew Seager
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    "A surprise find I enjoyed greatly"

    An interesting premise and very well read by the performer. It's great.

    Do yourself a favor and avoid googling it while listening. Spoilers are very easily found by accident

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • sharon winning
    8/20/16
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    "Highly recommend this book"

    I loved the creativity in the powers .Also they put there own science behind which I think shows effort.only thing that annoyed was "Steel heart " had the city under rule so there was no chaos I know it was still bad but there were other city that were in complete chaos

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  • delousional
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    "Worthwhile"

    Different to Sandersons other books, in that it was based in modern times, and I felt it was more so geared towards teenagers than adults.

    Definitely worth reading, I got hooked on it about one third of the way in, and will be starting Firefight now.

    Clear, straightforward, and exciting although definitely different to the authors other books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dark OriginVTX
    6/13/16
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    "Once more Sanderson Delivers"

    One of the most enjoyable and well written novels, by the master of modern fantasy. Sanderson's stories have always been well crafted and created with a style only he brings to the party. But here a quest for vengeance turns into a morally rich rendition of the true test of power. If you like Myke Coles Shadow Ops or even the X-Men series, you will fall in love with Steelheart.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Richard
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    6/6/16
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    "Different but good"
    What made the experience of listening to Steelheart the most enjoyable?

    Actually a really enjoyable story. Different from Sanderson's other novels that I have enjoyed but really drew me in after only listening for a short time.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love the Epics, getting glimpses of powers and trying to understand more of them.


    Have you listened to any of MacLeod Andrews’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    First one.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Probably not, I don't think there is any book I would listen to all in one go though.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Edward
    6/6/16
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    "Excellent listen"

    Really good, engaging book with a thoughtfully crafted world which I just want to know more about.

    Usually it takes me time to get into a book, but not in this case! Opening chapters were very well done. Plot/setting seems somewhat final fantasy esque, which is not a bad thing!

    Can't wait to get stuck in to the second one now.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • P. J. Bell
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    5/15/16
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    "Great anti superhero novel"

    Really great story and funny as well

    Particularly the metaphors sub plot 'brick of porridge' lol.

    I personally found the plot twist a little easy to spot but with that one exception this book was brilliant. The concept of figuring out epics weaknesses to defeat them is interesting and the social structure under a power epic is fascinating. A really great book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Teresa Cooper
    5/13/16
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    "The future???"

    Some good parts, however it didn't really appeal to me. I think the best part was where David started to realise he was working with two epics and how he deals with this fact. The ending has cleverly been left in such a state to enable the author a way into the next book. Not really my cup of tea but, I believe, will appeal to others who enjoy the sci-fi scene.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Guðrún Pétursdóttir
    Iceland
    4/6/16
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    "Great book fo all ages"

    Brandon proofs that he is capeble to write books for younger readers about what matters......

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Iris
    3/4/16
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    "narrator was good."

    narrator was good. unfortunately I don't like super hero stories.. my bad I thought it was like the tadiance

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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