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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.

©2013 Dragonsteel Entertainment, LLC (P)2013 Audible Inc.

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    Krystle Duncan 07-20-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great"

    Fantastic story and written very well. I also love that the author uses invented cursing that applies to the world of the story. Great book!

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    Charles 07-19-15
    Charles 07-19-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great narration of an almost great story"

    I really wanted to like this book. The premise and opening chapters made it sound like exactly what I would want to read, and I've heard good things about Sanderson's other books. Unfortunately I never managed to get into Steelheart. From start to finish it went exactly how these stories are supposed to go. Every interaction, every conflict, every twist felt stale to varying degrees. The ending was satisfying in exactly the way somebody told the author an ending is supposed to be satisfying, and the main character comes of age like a main character coming of age. There is witty banter and moral/philosophical discussion in the right places, but it comes off as clunky.

    There were enough good aspects that I'm certainly going to try some of the author's other work, but I wouldn't recommend Steelheart.

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    Anthony 07-19-15
    Anthony 07-19-15 Member Since 2015
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    "A different spin on superheroes"

    That was a really good different view on superheroes. What would really happen if humans suddenly got godlike powers?

    MacLeod Andrews did a superb job of making the characters come to life! Even the female voices were done fantastically!

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    DixieDelight4542 07-19-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Fantastic"

    Fantastic book, and great narrator, you'll be driving around long after you should have been home just to listen to a bit more.

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    Josh Tucker 07-17-15
    Josh Tucker 07-17-15 Member Since 2015
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    "This got me hooked on Brandon Sanderson"
    What does MacLeod Andrews bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He does a good job narrating it in an entertaining and engaging way. He brings different voices to all the characters.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I definitely laughed out loud at times, and it definitely got me really excited.


    Any additional comments?

    I want to see a tv show set in this universe - maybe following another Reckoner team.

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    Noel Burns 07-15-15
    Noel Burns 07-15-15 Member Since 2013
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    "First Person That Doesn't Drive Me Crazy!"
    What did you love best about Steelheart?

    The Characters and the surprise of the story. I was guessing till the very end how things would end. This is not something I am used to from Teen books. Amazing book Mr. Sanderson.


    What about MacLeod Andrews’s performance did you like?

    MacLeod Andrew does a great job of giving each character their own voice, literally. You can tell just by the tone or accent who is the character talking. There was a lot of care and planning going into the performance of this book. The quality shows throughout the book.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The book was thrilling. I couldn't wait find out what was going to happen next and there were many times throughout the book where the emotion of the situations the characters find themselves in carried through to myself and family as we listened to the book on a trip.


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    P. Liechty Utah 07-15-15
    P. Liechty Utah 07-15-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Great story"

    I loved the characters and how you could not easily predict the outcome. I look forward to the sequel.

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    Jean Lees Summit, MO, United States 07-14-15
    Jean Lees Summit, MO, United States 07-14-15
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    "An Interesting Story!!!"

    It kept my attention. It reminded me of The Terminator movies. The action scenes were the best.

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    kirah 07-10-15
    kirah 07-10-15
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    "Great Listen"

    I really enjoyed this book. Witty, believable, and fun fictional read. Makes you feel like you are in the story. Very descriptive and unique plot. I really loved it and Firefight.

    Looking forward to the third book!!!

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    Jeffery Bel Air, MD, United States 07-10-15
    Jeffery Bel Air, MD, United States 07-10-15 Member Since 2007
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    "Engaging and a fun read"

    I read the free mini-book audible gave away from this series and tagged Steelheart in my wish list, so when it came up on one of the special sales, I grabbed it. I wasn't sure and I was ready to be disappointed, but instead I was riveted to my headset. My odd rating is because I thought it deserved 4.5 stars across the board. Since I can't do that, I rounded up the performance and story and took it out of the overall.

    The characters are very engaging, but I do find the "soap operaesque" way of miraculous recoveries for any key character after the died a bit distasteful. I say that when you kill them, unless they rise up as a zombie, let them die.;)

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