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Steelheart Audiobook

Steelheart: The Reckoners, Book 1

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

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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    Joshua 03-16-15
    Joshua 03-16-15
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    "surprisingly good"

    one of those rare books, you shouldn't let slip by you. enthralling and amusing, a real balanced book.

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    Aaron R. Larsh 03-14-15 Member Since 2015
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    "great book and reader"

    MacLeod Andrews does an amazing job bring Brandon Sanderson's wonderful story to life. I heartily recommend this audiobook

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    Michael Bergonzi Champaign, IL, United States 03-14-15
    Michael Bergonzi Champaign, IL, United States 03-14-15

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    "Audio Drama Reviews: Steelheart"

    Fantasy author Brandon Sanderson's first venture into the YA market (The Alcatraz series is middle grade, from what I hear) tackles this issue of absolute power corrupts absolutely into a revenge story that is both surprising and inevitable.

    Readers of any age will find the David's bad metaphors a riot. It blends non-sensical humor found in younger children's books with the literary styles of a high school English teacher doing a lesson on poetry and focusing on the differences between metaphors and similes. Set in our world, the government considers super powered beings natural disasters. These Epics (humans with super powers) have taken over the United States and unleashed an era of dystopia upon the country. The main plot the book presents is defeating a villain known as Steelheart, who is the most powerful Epic in the former Chicago area. Much like Mistborn: The Final Empire, the story revolves around a group of rebels known as the Reckoners as they try to kill Epics across the nation. Steelheart is going to be their toughest challenge. Luckily Dave has spent most of his life thinking about revenge and how to defeat the Epic who killed his father.

    When the third act comes, it hits you. Hard. The battle between the reckoners and Steelheart is both epic and at the same time "down to earth." With all the revelations happening by the end of the second and third acts, a sequel was inevitable. Sanderson achieves complexity with both his characters and his resolutions, making Steelheart a hybrid of YA and adult, and excellent read or listen all around.

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    Brek Stoker 03-13-15
    Brek Stoker 03-13-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Exciting story can't wait to read the sequel."

    Exceeded expectations. I recommend it to anyone who likes a story with good twists and turns and suspense. Good plot.

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    Shannon B. 03-13-15
    Shannon B. 03-13-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Pretty good if you're not expecting much"
    What disappointed you about Steelheart?

    This story had a decent plot and plenty of action but something about the writing style of the author just didn't make it engaging to listen to. I just couldn't get caught up in the plot or connect with the characters. Maybe it's because I'm jaded having just finished the Powder Mage trilogy by Brian McClellan, which is wildly incredible. This book just failed to capture by interest.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Brandon Sanderson again?

    Probably not.


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    isaac 03-12-15
    isaac 03-12-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great book great ending even though it's a series"

    I like the narration very distinct characters. The book is classic Sanderson you won't be disappointed
    Can't wait for the next book

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    Dominic 03-12-15
    Dominic 03-12-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Great book"
    Where does Steelheart rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Not the best but up there


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    This was the first book I have read by Sanderson, and if his others are like this it wont be the last

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    love it 03-11-15
    love it 03-11-15
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    "Good plot but not for the mature reader"

    Interesting plot, but narration is cheesy and struck me as geared more for teens. Lots of repetitive words like sparks, calamity are severely overused and become irritating.

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    Trent M. United States 03-10-15
    Trent M. United States 03-10-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great start to a new trilogy."

    I loved this book. it was well written, well narrated, and has great pacing. I'm excited for the next books in the series.

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    Dustin Huntsville, AL, United States 03-10-15
    Dustin Huntsville, AL, United States 03-10-15
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    "Great for young adults"

    I really enjoyed the book and appreciate that it kept the language clean so that my girls can listen to it.

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