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Elantris Audiobook

Elantris

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Publisher's Summary

Legendary science fiction author Orson Scott Card calls Brandon Sanderson a writer to watch.

Once the godlike rulers of the capital of Arelon, the inhabitans of Elantris have been imprisoned within themselves, unable to die after the city's magic failed years ago. But when a new prince falls victim to the curse, he refuses to accept his fate.

©2005, 2015 Dragonsteel Entertainment, LLC. (P)2008 Recorded Books,LLC

What the Critics Say

"...readers won't want to put it down." (Publishers Weekly)

"Outstanding." (Publisher's Weekly)

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    olandress guthrie, OK, United States 08-06-15
    olandress guthrie, OK, United States 08-06-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Amazing"

    I am so happy I continue reading....this is probably my favorite books audio to date.

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    Chris Rogers Salt Lake City, Ut USA 08-04-15
    Chris Rogers Salt Lake City, Ut USA 08-04-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Great story, Fantastic performance.. Bad Names"
    Would you try another book from Brandon Sanderson and/or Jack Garrett?

    Yes, I have enjoyed several by both


    If you’ve listened to books by Brandon Sanderson before, how does this one compare?

    It is mostly up to his high standards


    Could you see Elantris being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Brandon Sanderson is a great writer. He writes a good solid story. Having said that, this book falls into the trap of Fantasy/SciFi where every proper noun and name is a conglomerate of noises that have never been strung together before in any language. Add to this so many of them are identical except for the first letter.. (phonetically written) A-Ene, C-Ene, D-Ene, I-Ene, C-Own, A-Own.. Those examples of different names for characters or things. It's almost funny when there's a bunch of these in the same passage. I'm assuming when they are printed there are lots of beautiful apostrophes. Nevertheless, as an audio book, it is difficult and sometimes frustrating to try to remember who (or maybe what?) that non-specific, seemingly overused, set of vowels and consonants is.

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    sean 07-31-15
    sean 07-31-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Be patient with the dull narrator, another great Sanderson book"

    As with all the Brandon Sanderson books I have encountered, expect another great story. The narrator was monotone and boring in the beginning, but as the story heated up and became thoroughly intriguing the dull narration wasn't an issue anymore.

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    Andrew 07-29-15
    Andrew 07-29-15 Member Since 2014
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    "I found it too boring to finish"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I liked one of Sanderson's other books. But I couldn't engage with this one. I'm not sure whether it's the environment (Elantris is disturbing, but not really that interesting), the characters (I don't find any of them really that interesting; they're basically archetypes for heroes and villians IMO); the plot (I couldn't really find it, even after listening for about 8 hours) or the generally irritating read in which the dialogue never really gets off the ground.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Brandon Sanderson? Why or why not?

    I think another reader might make a big difference. Yes, of course it's not all hopeless, and some of it is interesting, but much of it reminds me of namby-pamby nitwits running around old castles throwing things at butlers.


    What three words best describe Jack Garrett’s voice?

    I got quite tired of hearing "coulo" pronounced as an interrogative at the end of every sentence when the characters interacted in Elantris. I have no right to take issue with the reader's interpretation of the printed word, but I thought the performance was lackluster.


    Was Elantris worth the listening time?

    I wish I could say it was.


    Any additional comments?

    I'll probably go back in a couple of months to try it again. I've listened to several books that really didn't get off the ground until the 10th hour (e.g., Anathem), so maybe this is one of those that deserves another chance.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    eric tulsa, ok United States 07-28-15
    eric tulsa, ok United States 07-28-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Great book, but who did the audio editing?"

    I loved the story, and the performer was great, but I had a problem with the audio editing. Most of the chapters begin immediately after the final word of the previous chapter, there is no pause to let the dramatic chapter conclusion sink in or a chance to pause at a stopping point it just dives headlong into the next chapter. This small point was annoying in an otherwise awesome book.

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    Vania 07-27-15
    Vania 07-27-15
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    "Good reading"

    Too many differents names wirh similar phonetics to recollect on a listening book.
    It's a good book.

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    Lisa 07-26-15
    Lisa 07-26-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Great book and good read. Keeps you interested!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes, the book was interesting and kept you guessing where the author was leading you.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Elantris?

    How the people of Elantris came together to improve their lot


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Adam S. Walter Nebraska 07-25-15
    Adam S. Walter Nebraska 07-25-15 Member Since 2014

    You dont have to be rich, to enjoy the good life.

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    "Excellent warmup"

    Not as promising as the way of kings but an excellent start to a series!

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    Katharine 07-20-15
    Katharine 07-20-15
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    "A very fun read! Wonderful narrator!"

    Really fun book. The world is fascinating and the characters are driven. Some of the plot twists and turns aren't too hard to guess, but the book is also clever and surprising! WELL worth your time!

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    Bryant 07-17-15
    Bryant 07-17-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Not sanderson's best but Pretty darn good"

    Very good narration but not fantastic.
    Good story, a bit slower in the middle than some Sanderson works, but one of my favorites as I really like the heroes characters in this tale. Enough twists I didn't predict to keep me entertained for the majority of the time.

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