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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Top 10. Its a bit short so I'm sad it didn't get as much bang for my buck but the story was worth it.
Not sure. Its like a comic book gone wrong. I don't read comics and just watch the endless stream of movies out of Hollywood. If anything, I kept visualizing this as a Marvel or DC film.
Cody. I'm an American sucker for other accents.
What if all super heroes were villains?
I have this 4 instead of 5 stars due to the swearing. Just seemed like a bizzare attempt to replace the usual F&S bombs with something more PG-13.
i didn't think i would like the story but a friend told me to try it and i loved listening to it. i did love the voice overs by the reader he kinda uses the same voice for some people but other wise loved the story.
I'm honestly not sure how I stumbled across this book, but the scoring and reviews were so good I had to give it a try. I don't regret it. Set into the future after a completely fantastical change in the planet with a race of super-human villains, the story has enough action to keep it moving, enough character development to interest, enough humor to please, and that bit of hope in a hero prevailing to keep you wanting for more.
Did not read the printed version
The open bank seen instantly grabbed my attention.
The verbal ability to know when charters change because of the distinct voices.
Great book to listen to while commuting. Easy to follow and a lot of fun.
Steelheart was a first for me in many ways. It was my first book on audible and my first exposure to Brandon Sanderson. In many ways it was a good gateway into both of those. Macleod Andrews does an excellent job making "Steelheart" come to life. His performance of David is sincere and the humor within the prose is well delivered. He uses distinct voices for many of the characters. His feminine character voices tend to be flatter however. Many of strengths and weaknesses of Sanderson are apparent. Sanderson crafts a world that is both intriguing and mysterious. The reader is often lead to develop their own conclusions. The work finds a place in the imagination of the reader and stay with them long after they have completed the work. However, predictable plot and weak, flat dialogue often removed me from the reading experience. In conclusion, "Steelheart" is good, simple fun that does need to be analyzed to be enjoyed.
I am a Sanderson fan and have enjoyed most of his books and audiobooks but this was above most of Sanderson's work. The story was just plain fun.
This book leaps right from the start and never let up.
This was up there for narration maybe one of the best really
I loved this book. I can't wait for Mitosis (the novella) and the second book to be released!! Please don't keep us waiting!
Yes, I would.
Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson was unequivocally the best book I've ever read. Excellent use of foreshadowing without being predictable and a wide array of characters with their own identifiable quirks and secrets. Very excited to hear talks about a movie and am looking forward to reading the rest of the series as well as his other works.
The opening scene in the bank is very memorable because it central to the story.
He is one of the best narrators I have heard. He does a great job and shows a wide range of character distinction between characters.
The ending was great and it brought the entire story full circle.
Great read for anyone!
Straightforward, innovative, surprising
Haven't read any recently
Did an adequate job - didn't distract from story.
A couple of surprises at the end. When I say surprise, I mean "I didn't even see them coming," not, "How is he going to make that happen?" An author that does that earns my utmost respect. I'm not easy to take totally off guard.
Great story! Fast-paced enough to keep my attention while listening on the road, but also thoughtful enough to keep my mind engaged.
Top 5 for sure. I love how it's unique, but not so out there that I can't connect with the characters at all.
I found this book to be a refreshing change from the main stream sci-fi/fantasy genre by existing in a completely different world. To me the story feels seamless, and well thought out from the beginning. I have recommended it to all my friends, and haven't had any negative response.
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