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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)

What Members Say

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    Michael New Orleans, LA 07-01-12
    Michael New Orleans, LA 07-01-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Rich, Well-Woven and Addictive..."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    An exceptional audiobook has the ability to draw you in, suspend reality, and place you within the story. This fantasy novel will do exactly that, so recommending it is a pleasure. Magic, science, politics, epic warfare, and world creation come together in a fantastic read/listen.

    It is, in a word, exceptional.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Elantris?

    Without giving anything away, the hero makes makes a simple yet startling game-changing magical discovery towards the climax of the story. Something so close, yet just out of reach. Buy this audiobook, and when it happens, you'll know exactly what I'm telling you.


    Have you listened to any of Jack Garrett’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Not too much, he's done an extremely capable job. I look forward to hearing more of his work in the future.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    "Wake up. Your nightmare awaits..."


    Any additional comments?

    I've read the other reviews, and while I don't agree with some of them, you'll note that almost all of us recommend you acquire it and listen. What's interesting, is the different reasons why to do so. So, there's not much more I can say, other than: "Get this wonderful audiobook. It will NOT let you down."

    13 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    Pie Saint Petersburg, FL, United States 12-06-09
    Pie Saint Petersburg, FL, United States 12-06-09 Listener Since 2007
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    "Interesting :)"

    Interesting premise, nice details... combined with romantic POV as well as some actual romance... Romantic is really not my choice but not terribly overdone either. Reminded me of bujold, mccafrey, zimmer bradley, etc. Not great. Not bad. Interesting.

    18 of 24 people found this review helpful
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    Clark R. Newbold 05-04-14 Member Since 2016

    moon cursed

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    "Excellent Story, Sub-par Narration"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely. It is another interesting world from the mind of Brandon Sanderson. His magic systems are always so well developed and his cultures are intriguing. I would recommend reading it instead of listening to it.


    What other book might you compare Elantris to and why?

    The plot was not my standard fare, so I am not sure I have a good comparison.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Jack Garrett?

    James Marsters, Michael Kramer, and Kate Reading always do phenomenal jobs with their books. I really don't know how they can vary their voices in so many ways for the different characters.


    Any additional comments?

    The narration just about killed the entire book for me. I almost quite listening before I made it through the first few chapters. I stuck it out because it was by Brandon Sanderson and the plot eventually pulled me in more than the narration pushed me away. I felt there were irritatingly long pauses at weird points in the sentences. The book could probably have been read in 3/4 of the time it took him.

    11 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    Richard Moore 08-05-10 Listener Since 2008
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    "Elantris"

    I bought and devoured the Mistborn Trilogy Narrated by Micheal Kramer. I loved the series and Kramer took me there. So I couldn't wait to pick up Elantris. I don't think that I will finish this miserable experience. Who is Jack Garrett? This Narrartor is horrible. The pauses and swings in emotional lilt have me losing the context of what is being told constently. Ugh! I am so dissapointed. I even tried listening to this book under the fast playback setting on my player and it was somewhat more bearable but it just isn't worth it.

    Skip Elantris and check out the Mistborn Trilogy.

    35 of 49 people found this review helpful
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    Shane Wake Forest, NC, USA 03-29-09
    Shane Wake Forest, NC, USA 03-29-09
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    "A great listen if a little slow."

    The story so far is very interesting, pretty original and easy to get caught in. I would recomend it to any fan of the genre.

    My only complaint is that the narator reads as if he's paid by the hour to do so. And he's a bit monotone on top of that. It's honestly a bit distracting. This is a 5/5 story but the audio book got a 4/5 from me because of the narator.

    12 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    Christina Denise Barnett 01-07-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Love Brandon Sanderson's Books"

    Another book by Brandon Sanderson that you can't put down til it's done. The story pulled me in in the first chapter. Mystery, action, romance, Elantris has it all. You can't wait to find out how it ends while at the same time you don't want it to end. I highly recommend this book for fantasy fans.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mark Bettendorf, IA, United States 04-23-15
    Mark Bettendorf, IA, United States 04-23-15 Member Since 2011

    Photographer, nature & water geek, music lover, book fiend.

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    "Cheese fest, a long waste of time"

    I allowed the cover & a few positive reviews to lure me into buying this book. I don't often write negative reviews but this is not a credit happily spent, for me anyway. Stilted language, very one dimensional characters, & names either too alien or ridiculous (Father Omine stands out) just made this feel like wasted time. I stuck it out. The story had just enough juice to make me think it might get better or have a decent payoff, but for me, it was a slog. And the narration was a bit to overdramatic, too. Any story that doesn't use contractions can get caught up in that overly soap operish feel if the narrator isn't careful and/or skilled...but mostly, it was just the writing.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    A. Arrington 04-16-15

    lover of good books

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    "Wonderful World and well written book!!"
    Any additional comments?

    LOVED this book and this author. My only dislike is that he never went back to this world and wrote more about it. As long as Brandon is still living I will have hope that he will revisit this world and tell more of the story!! Excellent first book. I am determined now to read all of his books!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    breckoz 05-30-12
    breckoz 05-30-12 Member Since 2017

    Audiobook Junkie... Love all types of Science Fiction

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    "Good, but long wait until the sequel"

    This is my first Brandon Sanderson novel and I really enjoyed the listen. I think some parts are a little drawn out unnecessarily, however, in the end I still wanted more. There are questions left unanswered at this books conclusion but for the most part things are wrapped up with this set of characters. I wish we didn't have to wait 10 years after this books creation date (2015) for a sequel.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Ron Basehor, KS, United States 05-03-12
    Ron Basehor, KS, United States 05-03-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Pretty Good"

    I found this book to be enjoyable. I don't think this is Brandon Sanderson's best work but by NO means do I think it's below average. I still rated it above average... just not off the charts. Elantris is definitely worth a listen it was well written and has pretty good narration.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful

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