Brandon Sanderson is one of the most significant fantasists to enter the field in a good many years. His ambitious, multi-volume epics (Mistborn, The Stormlight Archive) and his stellar continuation of Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series have earned both critical acclaim and a substantial popular following. In Legion, a distinctly contemporary novella filled with suspense, humor, and an endless flow of invention, Sanderson reveals a startling new facet of his singular narrative talent, read by Audie Award-winning narrator Oliver Wyman.
Stephen Leeds, AKA 'Legion,' is a man whose unique mental condition allows him to generate a multitude of personae: hallucinatory entities with a wide variety of personal characteristics and a vast array of highly specialized skills. As the story begins, Leeds and his 'aspects' are drawn into the search for the missing Balubal Razon, inventor of a camera whose astonishing properties could alter our understanding of human history and change the very structure of society. The action ranges from the familiar environs of America to the ancient, divided city of Jerusalem. Along the way, Sanderson touches on a formidable assortment of complex questions: the nature of time, the mysteries of the human mind, the potential uses of technology, and the volatile connection between politics and faith. Resonant, intelligent, and thoroughly absorbing, Legion is a provocative entertainment from a writer of great originality and seemingly limitless gifts.
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Funny. Unconventional. Excellent.
A latter day Sherlock Holmes.
Laughed a lot!
I hope Sanderson writes more Legion novels.
is that it isn't long enough. It is an excellent concept, and I hope that Brandon decided to make a full length novel with it. The potential is great!
A MUST listen!
Legion is an excellent story, well written and very well told. The only issue I had with the story was that it was too short. (that's what you get for free, right?)
I finished listening, and immediately searched audible for other stories written by Brandon Sanderson. I Especially enjoyed the premise of multiple personalities each with their own skill set. The story is engrossing, and even funny at times.
I eagerly await another in what I hope is a long run of these Legion stories
I prefer longer books but I did listen to this in one sitting.
Amazing Short Story
The book wasn't very long, so it was easy to listen to it all at once
I Highly recommend this book.
An inside view into mental illness!
No, you have to listen to this book very carefully, or else you could have a hard time
Following the story.
This book is worth the money. I would suggest it.
The story line was great.
Discovering the pictures content at the end
reviewing the pictures and the one of Elvis
Would love more of this
I loved the wry humor observing/listening to the aspects interacting with one another and their host person/mind. Good pace, good twists and turns, great fantasy... A ton of fun.
Don't want to be a spoiler, but when two of the aspects become romantically interested in each other, I literally laughed out loud!!! Loved this story!
Definitely. I looked forward to the times I was able to listen to more and hear the story advance... Great reading.
I really recommend this to fun loving people who enjoy science, science fiction, psychology, fantasy, and a great paced story!
the premise, the framework of the story
all were distinct & interesting
The macguffin was a little silly, but other wise an interesting and enjoyable story, being free certainty didn't hurt either.
This is a great little story about an individual with multiple personalities that jointly interact to help him solve a particularly-interesting mystery. It is a great, imaginative premise! I enjoyed Brandon Sanderson's writing and the always-excellent narration by Oliver Wyman. Yes, this book was free, but it would be a worthy read in any case.
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