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Calamity

By: Brandon Sanderson
Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
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Publisher's Summary

They told David it was impossible - that even the Reckoners had never killed a High Epic. Yet Steelheart - invincible, immortal, unconquerable - is dead. And he died by David's hand. 

Eliminating Steelheart was supposed to make life more simple. Instead it only made David realize he has questions. Big ones. And there's no one in Newcago who can give him the answers he needs. He found some of those answers in Firefight. Now he has to decide what to do with them.... 

Calamity is about what you do to fill your heart once you have vengeance. 

©2016 Dragonsteel Entertainment LLC (P)2016 Audible, Inc

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So so !

Don’t get me wrong, Brandon Sanderson is an excellent writer but this trilogy was a waste of time for me, if I was much younger like fifteen then it would have been perfect but I’m not and this trilogy is way too childish for me.

So yes I do recommend this trilogy for young adults only.

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Genius as always

Sanderson is a Genius. Thank you.

And MacLeod Andrews is utterly brilliant, one of the best narrators I’ve listened to.

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Amazing Book Series

Amazing book series overall. The ending was a bit below expectations but other than that a great book series that I would recommend ANYONE.

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An unexpected but brilliant ending

All four books were amazing. Calamity ended like I never expected. It was a fulfilling ending..a little sad on Prof's side though but....in all..a wonderful ending..

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Epic Story

An awesome conclusion to an epic story! You owe it to yourself to listen to this series.

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Never expected the ending

Superb, won't spoil but really liked it. Keep listening till the end and then maybe re hear it.

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after everything...nothing

If the main character had super powers it would include Deus ex machina and groundless amounts of plot armour. not sure what it is about authors not pulling the trigger when they build insurmountable odds for heroes, but sometimes the best story is where Batman gets his back broken.

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An enjoyable ready

A great series with a spin ona great topic. Makes you think a bit deeper on the heroes genre.

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Surprisingly good!

Not as 'epic' ;) as Sanderson's Mistborn but a great tale, characters with real depth and almost tangible emotions.

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  • 04-19-16

Good conclusion

What can I say..... it's a good wrap up to the trilogy. Nothing hugely "epic", but everything is in keeping with the previous books, and the outcome is satisfying if not unexpected. Some good character development, and all's well that ends well. (naturally, a little twist towards the end that is typical of Sanderson, but it all still hangs together appropriately).

Not sure how much more there was to develop in this series, so probably right that it ends here.

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  • dadaddy
  • 02-21-16

amazing

I love sanderson so I may be biased but this latest novel from the reckoners trilogy is fitting way to end the series. I don't usually leave reviews, especially with a title like this that will doubtless have more then enough feedback to encourage others to dive on in. but having just finished listening I'm moved to comment on the fluidity of writing here and masterful performance from the narrator. in David, sanderson has created a truly unique character. one who stands apart from any leading character I can remember from other books I've read.

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  • Alasdair
  • 02-25-16

Great reader/actor

I love the storey and am never sure on switching from printed to audio, how it can affect the characters you create within your mind me. This actor is fantastic, the genuine emotion he displayed and read... Simply great.

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  • BHinkley
  • 02-22-16

I liked this trilogy a lot

Another great story from BS and very well narrated by MacLeod Andrews.
A satisfying end to the Reckoners series.
I recommend highly if you like Brandon Sanderson's books - very different to Stormlight & Mistborn but great in its own right.

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  • Tomas
  • 02-22-16

Exceptional.

There is nothing more to say other than brilliant. There are few writers who can submerge you in a story like Brandon Sanderson. Loved every minute.

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  • Hani Mohammad Al-Shakks
  • 02-24-16

Really came together at the very end

Wow, did not expect calamity turning out to be ... Well lets just say did not expect that. The story was as no where as engaging as the first two but still it was fun listening to performance bringing the character and events to life. To be honest through out you'd think there is no way the author can explain calamity and all the other story unexplained anomalies. However, the author managed to tie everything neatly and satisfactorily at the end. I still would love another sequel although i doubt there will be.

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  • Texnik
  • 02-22-16

Really good

I need to change the definition of perfection, because this audiobook really deserves all the praise I can give it. The narration is perfect and the ending wasn't what I thought it would be.

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  • andrew wrethman
  • 02-19-16

Consistent good trilogy

Came across this trilogy by accident and have not been disappointed hope there will be follow on stories

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  • Tim Knight
  • 11-02-19

Disappointing end to the trilogy

I really enjoyed the first two in the trilogy (and the Mistborn series). However, I felt Calamity stretched the canon past breaking point, it just didn't feel realistic (which I know may seem an odd comment considering Brandon Sanderson's skill for redefining the laws of physics). Plus some of the threads from the previous two books seemed to be simply overlooked.

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  • Morris
  • 01-15-18

epic

the story was great the characters are epic. It was funny and the twist at the end was quite interesting

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