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Steelheart Audiobook

Steelheart: The Reckoners, Book 1

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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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    MGRL 12-11-15
    MGRL 12-11-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Need an exciting book to listen to while you work?"
    What does MacLeod Andrews bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I'm always looking for an exciting book to entertain me while I work! I was a bit hesitant with picking a Brandon Sanderson book since I tried to listen to Mistborn while I worked but many parts required more of my attention to follow the story. MacLeod Andrews reading made the story really stand out. There I was listening to 6 different book samples then I listened to this one and I just love how the main character 18 year old David sounded. Andrews really gets across his immaturity, his cockiness about all he knows, his excitability. I'm sure I could have imagined it myself but when building websites sometimes you just want to be entertained without having to look at a screen.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a great book if you like stories with good amount of action, a great variety of intriguing characters you want to get to know, a unique world, and a bit of humor!

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    Mark 12-10-15
    Mark 12-10-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Great everything. (No spoilers)"

    I just have to say that this book has it all… Action, adventure, comedy, and good old science fiction. We're still on earth we just had one event that change the course of history. I felt like there was a very good balance between seriousness and comedy. While listening to the book it made me feel as if I was living in an alternative universe version of the X-Men. Wasn't expecting it and completely loving it.

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    C 12-06-15
    C 12-06-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Really enjoyed this book."

    I have read Brandon Sanderson books before but this is my first audiobook. The story is excellent, and full of surprises. I also appreciated how the narrator could capture so many unique character voices. I felt a sense of suspense as the story unfolded.

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    Kristy Peterson 12-06-15
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    "Steel heart"

    We didn't know what to expect, but we enjoyed this book as a family while traveling. Good clean book.

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    Michael McDonnell 12-05-15 Member Since 2015
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    "awesome"

    After the mist born series I wasn't sure what to read. Sanderson is awesome and this book is fantastic! I was enthralled from the first chapter. I can't wait for the next book in this series! I will absolutely get all if the rest of his books as well!

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    Hairy Potter 12-03-15
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    "Highly recommend!"

    I really enjoyed this audiobook! The premise is intriguing and the narrator is fantastic; he was very convincing doing several different voices and accents. I also appreciated that it was kid-friendly. Nothing too suggestive and zero actual curse words, so my kids, 8 and 10, were just as entertained as I was. It was different from other superhero stories out there, which is refreshing. Highly recommend!

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    justus 12-03-15
    justus 12-03-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Epic"

    This book was simply epic few books leave me with the felling that this book does never saw the ending coming just when I thought I had it figured out simply an epic read had me chuckling at parts sad at others and dump struck in the end!

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    mike 12-03-15
    mike 12-03-15
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    "development"

    i really liked how this books story developed.

    i really enjoyed its ending and character development.

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    Karen B. Pike Wisconsin, USA 12-02-15
    Karen B. Pike Wisconsin, USA 12-02-15 Member Since 2014

    Organic and proud of it!

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    "Getting a little bored with distopian fiction"
    What made the experience of listening to Steelheart the most enjoyable?

    The narrator was fantastic, all those different voices, and distinct enough that there was no question which character was speaking. Impressive skill at his craft!


    Would you recommend Steelheart to your friends? Why or why not?

    Probably not, although I enjoy the fantasy style works from Mr. Sanderson on Audible, but this dystopian style just isn't as captivating to me - that may be a personal bias. After The Hunger Games, Divergent series and such, I may just need a break from this genre for a while.


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

    I don't think so, but I'll need to investigate his work further, he is a captivating narrator!


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

    No, but the author is good at getting me to care about the characters. So I wanted to come back to the book.


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    Holton 12-02-15
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    "Worth it!"

    Excellent story and characters, lots of twists, turns, and unexpected surprises, totally worth the read!

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