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The FREE Prologue & 5-Chapter Sampler of Steelheart | [Brandon Sanderson]

The FREE Prologue & 5-Chapter Sampler of 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.
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Publisher's Summary

Listen to the Prologue PLUS the first 5 chapters from Steelheart by Brandson Sanderson, free. Order the entire Steelheart audiobook here.

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.

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

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    William Georgetown, OH, United States 08-28-13
    William Georgetown, OH, United States 08-28-13 Member Since 2005
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    "Misfits / X-Terminated"

    Considering this is just a book preview, I cant really fault the book all together. But as it stands, I get the feeling I'm listening to a cross between the BBC TV show Misfits (without the comedy mind you) and the X-Men Age of Apocalypse spawned X-Terminated. Not saying that is a bad thing, but in the realm of originality, its lacking.

    I will have to reserve judgement until I can listen to the offering in its entirety.

    4 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Brian Apple Valley, CA, United States 08-28-13
    Brian Apple Valley, CA, United States 08-28-13 Member Since 2010

    Long haul commuter. Audiobooks keep me from causing serious physical harm to my fellow commuters. Bless you, Audible!

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    "Great Preview"

    This is an excellent concept, well written with engaging characters. I look forward to the full release.

    4 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Julie Edgewater, MD, United States 09-01-13
    Julie Edgewater, MD, United States 09-01-13 Member Since 2008
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    "I'm hooked..."

    I listened to the prologue and 5-chapter sampler and now I'm ready for the full book. I will definitely be downloading this one when it comes out. Fascinating storyline and premise, with an enticing look at this new world.

    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    K SAINT PETER, MN, United States 09-15-13
    K SAINT PETER, MN, United States 09-15-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Should have written Stormlight 2 instead"

    If there's a plus side to listening to this then at least I didn't lose a credit in the end. Twenty minutes into it and I'm shaking my head as to why Sanderson wrote the first book in the Stormlight series OVER 3 YEARS AGO and then starts something else. If Steelheart would've sounded more original and less tweenish I may have given the full book a chance but c'mon this is pretty disappointing.

    If you want to read a much better series with a similar spin on the magical powers then go with the Grimnoir Chronicles by Larry Correia.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    JARED ALBUQUERQUE, NM, United States 09-03-13
    JARED ALBUQUERQUE, NM, United States 09-03-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Why!"

    I would have been perfectly happy waiting for the official release. But I also didn't have the willpower to not listen to this. Now I have to wait a few weeks for the actual release. Not cool!

    So far, I've enjoyed Sanderson's 3rd YA series thoroughly. The description sounded cliche, but after this sample it is most definitely a unique take on the super-hero genre. I'd prefer to be reading a different, not yet published, Sanderson book, but this will have to do for now.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    For Four "Amber J." 09-07-13
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    "My first Sanderson"
    If you could sum up The FREE Prologue & 5-Chapter Sampler of Steelheart in three words, what would they be?

    Graphic. Well-executed. Mysterious.


    What other book might you compare The FREE Prologue & 5-Chapter Sampler of Steelheart to and why?

    X-Men comic books and graphic novels


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Death Point's entrance and rampage


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It was shocking..but I want more


    Any additional comments?

    I can't wait for the book launch.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    RexS Pagosa Springs, CO, United States 09-07-13
    RexS Pagosa Springs, CO, United States 09-07-13 Member Since 2006
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    "Better series by Brandon Sanderson"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No, I would not recommend this book. Brandon Sanderson should concentrate on his other series. This is too farfetched and starts out like of one of Larry Correla's books although Larry does a much better job.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    No ending, sample only.


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

    Good performance by Macleod Andrews.


    Did The FREE Prologue & 5-Chapter Sampler of Steelheart inspire you to do anything?

    Not purchase the whole book.


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Valerie Salt Lake City, UT, United States 09-06-13
    Valerie Salt Lake City, UT, United States 09-06-13 Member Since 2010

    OD

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    "OMG! You mean I have to wait?"

    Another great story by Brandon Sanderson. It's humourous, adventurous and thoroughly captivating. I can't believe I have to wait a few more weeks for the rest of the story. Get ready to be entertained!

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Bartonville, TX 09-06-13
    Susan Bartonville, TX 09-06-13 Member Since 2012

    Myst/thrillers and ✨fun fantasies✨are my favorites but always open for a good story.  

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    "I wanted to like it more"

    Brandon Sanderson is a favorite on Audible, but I had a hard time getting into the story, not sure if it was the narrator or just the story. I liked the prolog a lot, it just seemed to go down hill from there.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Mama Liz United States 09-05-13
    Mama Liz United States 09-05-13 Member Since 2012

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    "I'm excited"

    I don't usually read science fiction. I was very intrigued by the first chapters. Can't wait for the rest of the book

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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