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FAIRHOPE, AL, United States
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Loved it!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-16-19

I'm a Brandon Sanderson fan anyway, but really loved this one!! At times, it vaguely reminded me of other works...The beginning felt slightly reminiscent of Hunger Games, the training reminded me of Enders Game, and if you've ever seen/read the anime/manga Guren Lagan, the setup felt very similar.

However, even with those similarities, this work is, like all of Sanderson's, a completely different world from anything that has ever been created before. I just hopped onto his website and am happy to see the words "epic new series", promising that I can soon return to this world and see what happens next!

As for the performance, it felt like Spensa was telling me the story, which is always a plus.

I've fallen in love with Zachary Quinto's voice

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-29-19

The story was an interesting concept, but Zachary Quinto's performance made it a five star.

I should have listened to the negative reviews

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-26-19

I just can't make it through this book. Wish I could return it. I think it's a combination of mediocre writing mixed with mediocre reading, but the book feels very juvenile to me. Character movements are described in ways that make no sense, and the matter of fact reading style doesn't add any feeling or depth, which the writing is already lacking.

I finished it, but didn't love it

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-16-19

I didn't love this book, though I wanted to. The premise seemed fantastic, and I love Kate Reading (from Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson books).

However, this story dragged in many places, and I didn't like the way the "mystery" was resolved. In fact, I rather hated the last thirty minutes or so of the book. I only kept listening so that I wouldn't feel an urge to come back to it later.

Meh

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2 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-08-19

I don't even know where to start. The synopsis had me prepared for a historically accurate, educational book. When I realized that I'd jumped into something completely different than what I'd expected, I kind of started to enjoy it. But for the most part, I felt like the author assumed we were familiar with the team and the type of story, and therefore didn't bother with any of that pesky character introduction or development of the situation. The only part I actually enjoyed was when they were meeting Cleopatra and Caesar. Otherwise, I found it pretty meh.

Sweet romance, but short on details

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-07-19

This was well written and a great performance, but if you're hoping to learn more about Marie Curie's life, this isn't the book you're looking for.I'm

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Loved it!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-26-19

Brandon Sanderson creates great characters, places them in interesting worlds, and develops fantastically unique systems of magic. I love his writing!

This was a cute story

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-25-19

This was a cute story. I liked the main characters, and their banter was pretty good. I typically prefer longer, more in-depth romances though.

Another interesting world created by Sanderson

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-04-18

In the prologue to Elantris, Brandon Sanderson reveals that as a young author, he was chastised and teased because his stories had no peril. I think this book, like Elantris, is a perfect example of the fact that he has mastered the art of putting his worlds in peril, even though the world building and character building are the more important aspects of the story to him. I love the diversity of his worlds, and the systems of magic that he creates, and am enamored with his ability to describe how the systems of magic operate without sounding tedious. I also love that I continue to think about how the systems of magic work for days, even weeks, after I've finished one of his books.

Enjoyable listen!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-27-18

Brandon Sanderson is a masterful writer and Angela Lin's performance brings it to life wonderfully. This was an enjoyable listen, with my only complaint being that I want more. However, where many novellas often leave me wanting more because they are unfinished or incomplete, that's not the case here. I merely want more because I am greedy to know more stories from this world. (Which, incidentally, is the world of Elantris, though there's only a single reference that I caught to the cities in that book.)