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The Emperor's Soul Audiobook

The Emperor's Soul

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New York Times best-selling author Brandon Sanderson is widely celebrated for his Mistborn Trilogy and contribution to the final three books of Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series. In The Emperor's Soul, a Forger named Shai can copy and re-create any item by using magic to rewrite its history. After being condemned to death for attempting to steal the emperor's scepter, Shai is given one final chance. She' ll be allowed to live if she can create a new soul for the emperor, who hovers near death.

©2012 Dragonsteel Entertainment, LLC (P)2012 Recorded Books

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    Lauren 01-25-16
    Lauren 01-25-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Decent"

    Different voices for different characters was a little overdone. A very interesting story but it doesn't feel like a whole lot happened.

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    LadyGray 01-24-16
    LadyGray 01-24-16 Member Since 2015
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    "AWESOME"

    Amazing story only rivaled by the amazing performance of the narrator. If you've ever enjoyed anything by Brandon Sanderson, this is a must read!

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    Victoria 01-23-16
    Victoria 01-23-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved it!!"

    Fascinating, brilliant story. Great narrator. So much thought packed in a short book. Another great Sanderson read!

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    Mb4pax 01-22-16
    Mb4pax 01-22-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Brilliant and creative"

    What an imagination. A story so simple yet so detailed and beautifully narrated. A magical forger/artist re-creates the soul of the emperor in a fantasy full of political machinations. Amazingly wrought.

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    KatieMommy 01-18-16
    KatieMommy 01-18-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Excellent book and reading"

    Brandon Sanderson is an amazing author. He really takes the reader into his world. His charecters are multifaceted and intriguing.

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    jack 01-16-16
    jack 01-16-16
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    "Amazing narrator"
    What did you love best about The Emperor's Soul?

    Absolutely incredible voice actor. Probably the best I've heard so far. She was soothing, the voices were different, and perfectly fit the characters. Will be looking out for more by her.


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    Camille KIRKLAND, WASHINGTON, United States 01-16-16
    Camille KIRKLAND, WASHINGTON, United States 01-16-16 Member Since 2008
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    "loved this world"

    i loved the unique world and magic architecture. a lovely short telling. recommend to others.

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    Eco-Emancipator Seattle, WA USA 01-09-16
    Eco-Emancipator Seattle, WA USA 01-09-16 Member Since 2015
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    "A Tight Story, and Satisfying"

    This is a well done little story that hangs together well. It is spare, but succeeds at adequately framing the forging technology and building characters that I cared about. It had a nice, satisfying ending, and although I'd like to read more about these characters, I feel like The Emperor's Soul stands nicely on its own.

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    Alexis SAN FRANCISCO, CA, United States 01-05-16
    Alexis SAN FRANCISCO, CA, United States 01-05-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Intriguing Storyline In Bite-Size Book"

    I have read several of Sanderson's books and although I have not loved all of them, I thoroughly enjoyed the Emperor's Soul. It is about a 28-year old woman who is caught in an act of theft. However, rather than sentence her to death, the Arbitrators - the group of men and women who advise the emperor - enlist her to forge the soul of the emperor, who had been left mentally comatose after a failed assassination attempt.

    Pros: The storyline, although not action packed, is well-paced. Sanderson expertly develops the personality of the two key characters, although the peripheral characters and the "villains" are less well-developed. The protagonist's craft is intriguing and provides a sense of wonder and thought.

    Cons: The story sometimes feels as if it is part of a greater setting - Sanderson feeds you isolated details about this society or this culture without any foundation about what he is talking about. It is as though you're visiting a country you know nothing about and your host just spurts out trivia as you navigate the country.

    Neutral: The book is short - or maybe I just typically listen to longer books. In any event, I was surprised when the epilogue started and a bit dismayed that I wouldn't hear more about what was next. It was a very bite-sized book that cut out length and, as a matter of necessity, details about the surrounding world and the "next" part of the epic journey. However, maybe that is for the best given that in Sanderson's Mystborn Trilogy, the first book was amazing and then they became progressively worse.

    I would highly recommend this as an easy-going book that will keep you interested and coming back for more. There are no sex scenes, for the parents out there.

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    Amazon Customer 12-31-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Sanderson takes my breath away"

    Nearly five in the morning and I have not slept, because I could not bear to close my eyes before hearing this story in its entirety. I cannot adequately express the level of utter admiration and awe Sanderson evokes in me with his work. It is astounding that such depths of creativity can be generated from a single individual, seemingly without end.

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