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Warbreaker | [Brandon Sanderson]

Warbreaker

An author whose previous, wildly successful novels have earned him a reputation as fantasy's master of magic, Brandon Sanderson continues to dazzle audiences with this tale of princesses and gods. In this extraordinary world, those who attain glory return as gods. And those who can master the essence known as breath can perform the most wondrous miracles - or unleash the most devastating havoc.
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Publisher's Summary

An author whose previous, wildly successful novels have earned him a reputation as fantasy's master of magic, Brandon Sanderson continues to dazzle audiences with this tale of princesses and gods.

In this extraordinary world, those who attain glory return as gods. And those who can master the essence known as breath can perform the most wondrous miracles - or unleash the most devastating havoc.

©2009 Dragonsteel Entertainment, LLC; (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC

What the Critics Say

"Not only has Sanderson drawn a freshly imagined world and its society, he has also given us a plot full of unexpected twists and turns....Anyone looking for a different and refreshing fantasy novel will be delighted by this exceptional tale of magic, mystery and the politics of divinity. Warbreaker might even take your breath away." (Michael Moorcock)
"Sanderson melds complex, believable characters, a marvelous world and thoughtful, ironic humor into an extraordinary and highly entertaining story." (Publishers Weekly)

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    John 01-08-15
    John 01-08-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Good but not his best"

    I'm a huge Brandon Sanderson fan. This was a good book. The plot took awhile to get going but once it did its a roller coaster ride with genuine twists you don't see coming. The reader was good but I kinda wish they had used a female for the woman's parts. Not a fan of his attempts at a woman's voice.

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    irevraven 01-08-15
    irevraven 01-08-15
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    "Good Story Bad Narrator"
    What disappointed you about Warbreaker?

    Bad Narrator


    What was most disappointing about Brandon Sanderson’s story?

    Another vampire story disguised as Sci Fi.


    How could the performance have been better?

    If I could have given this a negative star I would. The actor sounds like he is forcing the story and the voices are sooooo fake its disturbing.


    Any additional comments?

    Can I get a refund?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Erik 01-07-15
    Erik 01-07-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great story! Poor narration"

    I am a big fan of Brandon Sanderson and really enjoyed this book! The narration was not my favorite however... But I found that listening to the book at 1.5x or 2.0x speed helps!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Wendell 01-06-15
    Wendell 01-06-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Typical Sanderson. Awesome"

    I know it's hard to do all types of voices and keep them straight for each character, but the Fast Times at Ridgemont High voice for Lightsong was hard to listen to. Other than that, I hope there is a second book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Stephanie Las Vegas, NV, United States 01-05-15
    Stephanie Las Vegas, NV, United States 01-05-15 Member Since 2008
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    "Enjoyed it!"

    It was very different but very interesting! There are some minor similarities to other books, but if you like Sanderson I'd recommend this one

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    TEDDET Skaneateles, NY USA 01-04-15
    TEDDET Skaneateles, NY USA 01-04-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Solid But not great"

    Good story ideas with a wonderful world created with colors and new ideas of deity. Subplots nicely interwoven into the overall tapestry... But it lacked the pace and suspense that would have made it the page-turner I hoped it would be.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Noah 11-30-14
    Noah 11-30-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Was the story a joke to the Narrator?"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The narrator. He read everything like there was some giant joke.


    Would you be willing to try another one of James Yaegashi’s performances?

    Probably not, this one has pretty much turned me off from listening to another narration by him.


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

    not really, many of Sanderson's books could easily be placed into a movie setting, not this one though.


    Any additional comments?

    the reading was soo bad it almost made me want to stop listening.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    no 11-20-14
    no 11-20-14

    I enjoy reading fantasy, crime and mystery thrillers, as well as historical novels.

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    "Excellent, colourful story"

    Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson is an excellent story, with a colourful magic system, cool characters and a great plot. It is well narrated by James Yaegashi. Brandon Sanderson readers will not be disappointed.

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    sonofsoulreaver 11-17-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Not Sanderson's best work"

    This book feels like it's trying to be Elentris, what with it's political intrigue and nations bracing for war. It even starts in a near identical way, with a princess headed to a foreign land to meet her new husband, the marriage having been arranged by a treaty. But it just doesn't hold to the same standard. It's still a good book, just not a great one. James Yaegashi doesn't help at all. He isn't good at voices. The various characters end up sounding like caricatures. Most notable is Light Song. The entire time, he sounded like a California surfer.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    wes_ben 11-07-14
    wes_ben 11-07-14
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    "Love the story, not the reader"
    What made the experience of listening to Warbreaker the most enjoyable?

    Story is terrific. Loved getting to know the characters.


    What didn’t you like about James Yaegashi’s performance?

    While character distinction was very good, I just could not get into his style. He over emphasizes descriptive words (and there a lot of them :) ). Basically, he over performs.


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

    Yes, in spite of the reader, I was hooked on the story.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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