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  • Oathbringer

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
  • Length: 55 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 30,605
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 28,814
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 28,761

Dalinar Kholin's Alethi armies won a fleeting victory at a terrible cost. The enemy Parshendi summoned the violent Everstorm, which now sweeps the world with destruction and in its passing awakens the once peaceful and subservient parshmen to the horror of their millennia-long enslavement by humans. While on a desperate flight to warn his family of the threat, Kaladin Stormblessed must come to grips with the fact that the newly kindled anger of the parshmen may be wholly justified.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Strong Storytelling, will upset Kaladin fans

  • By Deana on 11-16-17

So Good! Cant wait for the next one!

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

Reviewed: 11-03-18

Im writing this review many months removed from listening to this book. Even saying that Im still pumped about it. At first I thought the way of Kings was a trilogy but at the end of this book I realized different. I also thought the way of Kings had only two main characters but in this book we receive a third being Dalinar. I will say that I wasnt disappointed in the least. This book is far more involved than the other two in that it deals with many minor characters adding depth to the world as a whole more than to the stars Kaladin and Shallon. This of course is important for the books to come and it doesnt leave the reader sighing through it either.

Bridge 4 is given legitmacy and the characters of Kaladins group come to life in more ways than one. My favorite part though being a sucker for great one on one character development is the emergence of Dalinar Kholins character. Of course he is in the first two novels but in this book he comes to the forefront as the lead of all leads. I found his character most riveting because of his epic failings but later on incredible triumphs.

I feel that this book was made greater than the first two for its outright bold faced dealing with human failures and human triumphs. Neither was diminished. When they fail its heartbreaking but when they triumph its that much sweeter because of it. There are great twists in this book that you wont expect. To wrap this up Ill give honourable mentions.

Jasnahs character gets a little more light shed on her in this story and along with Dalinar Adolin and Navani are added to. Adolin is incredibly likeable and a joy to see develop. I could go on and on. This third volume focuses on Dalinar mostly but at the same time zooms in on basically every minor character.

Shout out to wit! Cant wait for the next installment in this series! Buy! Buy! Buy!

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  • Words of Radiance

  • The Stormlight Archive, Book 2
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer, Kate Reading
  • Length: 48 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 46,994
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 43,962
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 43,939

In that first volume, we were introduced to the remarkable world of Roshar, a world both alien and magical, where gigantic hurricane-like storms scour the surface every few days and life has adapted accordingly. Roshar is shared by humans and the enigmatic, humanoid Parshendi, with whom they are at war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Book !!; no let down- "Words of Radiance" shines

  • By Don Gilbert on 03-08-14

Keeps getting better!

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

Reviewed: 11-03-18

There is so much to be said about these books that its hard to write a short review. Not wanting to spoil any of the goodness you will uncover I will simply say this. If you like books with great characters that you can relate to and feel like you know them these are the books for you. Unlike many fantasy writers Brandon sanderson does a great job at keeping his characters especially his heroes very human. This is quite the feat considering the extraordinary powers many of them are able to wield.

This series may be his best work in show casing this talent yet. Although the stormlight magic system is just as intricate and interesting as all the others. Even with Shard swords and shard plate being all a person could desire in fantasy weaponry and armor what makes the story is the characters. Kaladin is great not just because he has super powers and wants to help people but because he has to overcome his depression to do so. Shallon is great not just because shes funny witty and has powers of her own but because all the while shes having this inner battle with insecurity and guilt rooted way back in her childhood trauma.

Alas I over review again. Shallon is my favorite character easily which is weird to say since im a man and Kaladin is totally my kind of heroe. This is just to say that brandon sanderson does a really good job with female leads. As the second in the series words of radiance builds on the foundation laid in the first book and adds another intriguing layer. As the first book focused more on Kaladins character this one focuses more on Shallan Davar. This is probably what makes me like it even more.

Shallan is infinitely interesting and the kind of woman I could see myself with. Lol. Great story and another easy choice to buy.

  • 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 55,914
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 50,725
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 50,726

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

Wow! Not disappointed!

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

Reviewed: 11-03-18

Brandon Sanderson has set a pretty high bar for fantasy novels in my opinion. I personally was more into non fiction for awhile with my first adult exposure back into fantasy being Robert Jordans wheel of time. From there Ive basically only ventured out a little but Brandon Sandersons books always seem to be trustworthy. As a christian its hard to find a good fantasy writer that isnt going to have a lot of sexual references or scenes or one whose characters arent going to swear.

With Brandon Sanderson I never have to worry and there is always a strong moral message underlying everything he writes. With that being said to me the Way of Kings is on par to be Brandon Sandersons own wheel of time type series. The two main characters one male one female are both amazing. Kaladin is awesome but I almost like Shallan the female lead even more. That isnt to say I dont find Kaladin to be a great character. Each of them has so much depth although having read up to oath breaker(the third book)I may be getting too much into detail.lol.

This first book in the series focuses more on Kaladin and we get to see what makes him who he is both for better and for worse. The magic system is different than mistborn or his other books and unique to him Im certain. The Way of Kings as a beginning to a series introduces a lot of ideas and characters that he develops more in the next two volumes. It is awesome to see how meticulously as a master builder Brandon Sanderson creates an entire little world for us to get absorbed in for a little while.

Finally Michael Kramer and Kate Reading do a great job as always with the male and female leads. Buy this book and the next two as well! Youll be glad you did!

  • Warbreaker

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan
  • Length: 24 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,617
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,682
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,665

Warbreaker is the story of two sisters who happen to be princesses, the God King one of them has to marry, the lesser god who doesn't like his job, and the immortal who's still trying to undo the mistakes he made hundreds of years ago. Their world is one in which those who die in glory return as gods to live confined to a pantheon in Hallandren's capital city and where a power known as BioChromatic magic is based on an essence known as breath that can be collected only one unit at a time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Favorite Sanderson Yet

  • By Carol on 09-10-17

Great story and an even cooler concept!

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

Reviewed: 11-03-18

I hesistated at first to download this book. For although I loved all the books ive read by Brandon Sanderson up to this point I figured this one may not be as good. I had nothing to base this on besides the fact that it was one of his earlier titles. Also I suppose I thought it wouldnt be as enjoyable for me as a male reader with the stories main characters being two sisters. Once again Brandon Sanderson proved me wrong!

Im so glad I took a chance on this book. The characters are great and the plot twists that come are epic. He really makes you come along for the ride with the girls so that you are just as floored at the turning of events as they are. More than anything about the book though I love the concept of the magic in warbreaker. The idea of breath and the colors. Its amazing to me how he continues to come up with new ideas that are completely different than ones hes done before. Another cool thing about this title is that if youve read other brandon sanderson books there will be parts that kind of foreshadow future characters.

I will say no more lest I spoil the experience. If your like me and you weigh every book you buy by reading at least 4 or 5 reviews then let my review be the winner. Warbreaker is a great book and has all one could want in a trilogy boiled down into one volume. The sisters are both phenomenal characters that contrast each other beautifully like the colors and black and white.

  • Elantris

  • Tenth Anniversary Special Edition
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Jack Garrett
  • Length: 28 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,696
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,199
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,207

In 2005, Brandon Sanderson debuted with Elantris, an epic fantasy unlike any other then on the market. To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Tor is reissuing Elantris in a special edition, a fresh chance to introduce it to the myriad listeners who have since become Sanderson fans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • For the superfan or new listener

  • By Christopher on 01-28-16

Classic! Overly delivered!

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

Reviewed: 11-03-18

Id like to start this by saying that I am huge fan of Brandon Sanderson. From his finishing touches on the wheel of time series to the Mistborn series and the follow up trilogy and onto the Way of Kings series. From my understanding Elantris is one of the first books that he published. I preface my review with this to say that I kind of expected Elantris to be subpar by comparison since it was one of his earlier works. I was completely wrong!

Elantris was very good and mostly because it was entirely different than what I was expecting it to be. Due to the cover and the brief summary I assumed Elantris was some book about zombies. Although elantrians are kind of like zombies in the book they are not the type we hear and see so much of in television and hollywood. Elantris gives us a great look at what can happen to people who are considered to be outcasts and as a result deteriorate rapidly.

A few things id like to say to the reader. Elantris has a great and very likeable protagonist. What I love about Brandon Sanderson is he always seems to do a great job of creating relatable and loveable heroes. Also there is a female lead in the story who is really a joy to learn more about along the way. The book is full of tragic twists and turns but does not disappoint in the end. Lastly Id like to say that the last part of the book is what he calls the deleted scenes of Elantris.

This I believe is the only differece between the regular version and the special edition. It is sort of interesting to see what didnt make the cut into the final version however I want to give possible buyers a disclaimer. Thats the only difference. Its a great book and another jewel to add to your Brandon Sanderson collection.

  • Legion: The Many Lives of Stephen Leeds

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,395
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,222
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,217

Stephen Leeds is perfectly sane. It's his hallucinations who are mad. A genius of unrivaled aptitude, Stephen can learn any new skill, vocation, or art in a matter of hours. However, to contain all of this, his mind creates hallucinatory people - Stephen calls them aspects - to hold and manifest the information. Wherever he goes, he is joined by a team of imaginary experts to give advice, interpretation, and explanation. He uses them to solve problems...for a price. Then a company hires him to recover stolen property - a camera that can allegedly take pictures of the past....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Audiobook content list

  • By Logan on 11-13-18

Different but good

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

Reviewed: 11-03-18

I as many of you im sure have read almost any Brandon Sanderson book I can get my hands on. The entire reason I downloaded this audio book was because I am such a fan of all his other works. With that being said I would say that Legion is much much different than your typical Brandon Sanderson novella. The main character Stephen Leeds is pretty ordinary aside from his condition and his genius mind. The book is very good as all Brandon Sanderson works are but Id say anyone about to read it should expect it to be different.

Its not a jaw dropping mind blowing fantasy of epic proportions. Its a man with his multiple personalities or “aspects” as he calls them solving tough mystery cases. It wasnt my favorite of Brandons works but it was still worth the buy. Id say Stephen Leeds makes you think differently about all the parts that make up who we are as people. Although it may not be an accurate depiction of mental health it is interesting and fun to see how the aspects interact with Stephen and one another. I especially enjoyed Tobias and JC.

  • 33 Strategies of War

  • By: Robert Greene
  • Narrated by: Donald Coren
  • Length: 27 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,524
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,345
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,334

33 Strategies of War is a comprehensive guide to the subtle social game of everyday life, informed by the most ingenious and effective military principles in war. It's the I-Ching of conflict, the contemporary companion to Sun Tzu's The Art of War, and is abundantly illustrated with examples from history, including the folly and genius of everyone from Napoleon to Margaret Thatcher, Hannibal to Ulysses S. Grant, movie moguls to samurai swordsmen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • terrifyingly good

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-26-17

Great for thinkers

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

Reviewed: 06-17-18

What I like most about this book and its counter part the 48 laws of power is the style in which the author delivers a ton of information. The stories he tells are real and are from the lives of many different well known and influential people from different time periods. Its like having someone piece together twenty or thirty biographies of interesting peoples lives and getting just the good parts. I enjoyed 48 laws of power more but the principles in this book make you think a lot. I found myself looking inward and asking myself how I acted in certain social situations in and outside of the work place.

It is a very interesting and well done work!

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  • Think and Grow Rich

  • By: Napoleon Hill
  • Narrated by: Erik Synnestvedt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,417
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,663
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,594

Think and Grow Rich is the number-one inspirational and motivational classic for individuals who are interested in furthering their lives and reaching their goals by learning from important figures in history. The text read in this audiobook is the original 1937 edition written by Napoleon Hill and inspired by Andrew Carnegie - and while it has often been reproduced, no updated version has ever been able to compete with the original.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Classic Book, 21st Century Version Better

  • By Razvan Rogoz on 12-29-12

I highly recommend this book!

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

Reviewed: 06-17-18

This book if applied fully can bring you instant results in your life and your business. After just a week of listening to and meditating deeply on the principles outlined in this book I saved more money, got a pay raise on my job and received a brand new work opportunity on the side! It really really works if you work it!

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