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  • The Way of Kings

  • Book One of The Stormlight Archive
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
  • Length: 45 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 55,880
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 50,695
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 50,695

Roshar is a world of stone and storms. Uncanny tempests of incredible power sweep across the rocky terrain so frequently that they have shaped ecology and civilization alike. Animals hide in shells, trees pull in branches, and grass retracts into the soilless ground. Cities are built only where the topography offers shelter. It has been centuries since the fall of the ten consecrated orders known as the Knights Radiant, but their Shardblades and Shardplate remain: mystical swords and suits of armor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow - 45 hours long and leaves you wanting more!

  • By Lore on 03-31-12

Enjoyable

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-15-19

The story was able to weave through many unseemingly connected characters. Many elements of Brandon Sanderson's world is quite unique to his story and maybe placed at high value for being "novel."

The elements of prophecy and ancient "scripture" (The Way of Kings) felt relatable but didn't always hold the high value of real life conventional wisdom as we see recurring in multiple real world cultures. Some truths are timeless and cross cultural. Gleaning from these kinds of teachings would have had a better draw as words of wisdom--at least for me anyways. I probably couldn't have done better if I tried to write my own book of wise sayings and prophecies, so take my words 'with a grain of salt.'

Good job Brandon. I did enjoy it. You did a good job creating plot twists and cliffhangers to draw me into the story and keep me coming to find out what happens next. I look forward to the next one.

  • The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

  • By: Kate DiCamillo
  • Narrated by: Judith Ivey
  • Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 781
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 613
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 618

Kate DiCamillo takes us on an extraordinary journey, from the depths of the ocean to the net of a fisherman, from the top of a garbage heap to the fireside of a hoboes' camp, from the bedside of an ailing child to the bustling streets of Memphis. And along the way, we are shown a true miracle, that even a heart of the most breakable kind can learn to love, to lose, and to love again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stunning, Healing

  • By Chris on 07-21-06

Edward the rabbit learns to love

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-07-18

My kids (8 and 11) enjoyed this story--all about learning to love from a doll rabbit's perspective.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Bluefishing

  • The Art of Making Things Happen
  • By: Steve Sims
  • Narrated by: Steve Sims
  • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,028
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 931
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 927

The man who created Bluefish, the internationally famous company that makes once-in-a-lifetime events happen for the rich and famous, reveals to the rest of us his trade secrets for making things happen. Steve Sims' day job is to make the impossible possible. With his help and expertise, his clients' fantasies and wildest dreams come true. Getting married by the Pope in the Vatican, being serenaded by Elton John, and connecting with powerful business moguls like Elon Musk are just a few of the many projects he has worked on.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hella good

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-18-18

Why read this book?

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-15-18

Can't say that there was anything Earth shattering in this book, but that isn't what makes it great. unfortunately, common sense isn't so common. Let's say you do have a grasp on the principles mentioned in this book--anything worth doing needs to be reminded especially to yourself. Here is a great reminder of those things and stories to refuel your fire. Good luck blue fishers and thanks for the words of wisdom Steve Sims.