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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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    Cody Munger Reno, NV 07-31-15
    Cody Munger Reno, NV 07-31-15 Member Since 2015
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    "An entertaining twist on the superhero story"
    What made the experience of listening to Steelheart the most enjoyable?

    Sanderson has written a fast paced romp through the steel city of Newcago and populated it with characters worth caring about. He provides an interesting twist on the Xmen by making all of the superheroes bad guys driven insane by their power. I like that, for once, the heroes are our everyday normals and not some idiot on a power trip.


    What does MacLeod Andrews bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    MacLeod's narration is superb. His voice give additional heft to all the other characters.


    Any additional comments?

    Unfortunately, the story is rather predictable and the author laid out enough foreshadowing that I saw the twists coming from pretty far out. Also, the main character is a bit of a nagging retard. He does get better as the story goes on fortunately. The story itself kept me hooked until the end and I was disappointed that he hasn't finished writing this series.

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    Garrick Paterson 07-30-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Really good!"

    I recommend it. Cool twists at the end, good reader, well written. I may even start it all over to listen to it again.

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    brianlcurtis 07-28-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Compelling read"

    Not sure about the narrator's voices, but that's just a matter of personal preference. The story, characters, and universe created by Sanderson are rich and exciting.

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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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