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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Best audio book I've listened to in some time. Mr. Andrews is my new favorite narrator. It always bothers me when the text says something like "he whispered sadly" and the narrator reads it like he just won the lottery. Mr. Andrews' presentation is totally in sync with the author, and his character delivery is perfect...it's like listening to a play with multiple actors. The story itself was clever, well-paced and had a payoff that did not disappoint. I'm glad I have credits saved up, so I can dive right into the next book!!
Just talk to Tatian to finger double tap when finishedI was impressed it was a very engrossing story and it had an unexpected conclusion I would recommend this book to anyone that might seem interested
This book is awesome! I'm a big Brandon Sanderson fan, This book is no disappointment. It's slightly more genetic superhero then his other worlds, but they're not hero's... It's captivating, intense, and I can't believe I just spent 12 hours of the last 2 days to start... and finish this book. I usually listen to and from work but I couldn't stop. It's very intriguing and I'd recommend it to just about anyone, there is little to no cursing, no sex, very PG. The beginning is a little PG13 slightly disturbing (careless killing), but that's the worst of it. Highly recommended to everyone!
very well done tale of a world with superhumans. Worth the read and the preformance was amazing, every character sounds unique and distinctive.
David is a new favorite character of mine, a wonderful mix of innocence and child like nativity, harash upbringing and cynical outlook on life. His mind is his greatest strength.
I've been reading and listening to Sanderson's books for a while now, enjoying each one. This first installment of the Reckoners series presents an interesting world of anti-superheroes and those who are willing to stand up to them. Sanderson creates a fantastic world that comes alive with Macleod Andrews' exceptional narration. Andrews has such a variety of voices, switching flawlessly from one to the other. And the emotion with which he reads really pulls you into this world. When a character falls, he grunts; when scared, his voice trembles. I usually purchase both the Kindle e-book and Audible versions of books, reading and/or listening depending on which is convenient. With this whole series, reading alone didn't do it justice unless I had Andrews' narration to accompany the story. If you enjoy fantasy and if you're looking for a fresh new story to immerse yourself, don't hesitate, listen to this book/series. It's worth it all the way to the end.
I had never heard of this series but was looking for something new to listen to, so I checked what was popular at the time (which is unusual for me). I found this series by chance, and so far I am very surprised by how good it is. I don't enjoy superhero movies or stories in general, but this flips the genre on its head and does so in a very enjoyable and satisfying way. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys any kind of science fiction-y sort of books.
The narrator is also top notch, and adds to the story rather than simply relaying it. Great job on that. You really feel that his voice is the lead character, David's voice.
I liked the premise of the story, and the ending was pretty satisfying, but I prefer characters with more depth. If you haven't already, just read (or listen to) the Mistborn trilogy. After Steelheart, I didn't have much of a desire to keep going in the series, the book works well as a stand-alone novel.
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