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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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!
Fantastic book, and great narrator, you'll be driving around long after you should have been home just to listen to a bit more.
He does a good job narrating it in an entertaining and engaging way. He brings different voices to all the characters.
I definitely laughed out loud at times, and it definitely got me really excited.
I want to see a tv show set in this universe - maybe following another Reckoner team.
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
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.;)
Storytelling is good, but the story itself could have been a little stronger. There are so many things just hanging, unexplained, just left out. That makes the story hollow rather than solid. It's not a "bad" book, but not something I will recommend.
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