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Steelheart Audiobook

Steelheart: The Reckoners, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

From the number-one New York Times best-selling author of the Mistborn Trilogy, Brandon Sanderson, comes the first book in a new, action-packed thrill ride of a series - Steelheart. Ten years ago, Calamity came. It was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary men and women extraordinary powers. The awed public started calling them Epics.

But Epics are no friend of man. With incredible gifts came the desire to rule. And to rule man you must crush his wills.

Nobody fights the Epics...nobody but the Reckoners. A shadowy group of ordinary humans, they spend their lives studying Epics, finding their weaknesses, and then assassinating them.

And David wants in. He wants Steelheart - the Epic who is said to be invincible. The Epic who killed David's father. For years, like the Reckoners, David's been studying, and planning - and he has something they need. Not an object, but an experience.

He's seen Steelheart bleed.

And he wants revenge.

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    Ladis 06-26-17
    Ladis 06-26-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Awesome story."

    The only thing I wish was different was the use of the words "Sparks" and "calamity" in place of actual explicit words. The story has no issues illustrating graphic scenes and the premise itself is not exactly kid friendly. I found the use of substitute words distracting as I filled in the blanks myself. All that said, the story and performance are both phenomenal and I look forward to continuing the series.

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    Doug 06-25-17
    Doug 06-25-17 Member Since 2016
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    "One of the best series you will ever experience"

    Take the opportunity to listen. Performance is amazing and content is incredible. I recommend to everyone I meet.

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    Angela Tucson, AZ, United States 06-25-17
    Angela Tucson, AZ, United States 06-25-17 Member Since 2014
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    "MacLeod Andrews is one of the best narrators."

    I chose this book because of the narrator, MacLeod Andrews. I have listened to quite a few of the books that he has narrated. He has a way of bringing the books that he reads not just to life but to another dimension. I get so engrossed in the stories because of the flawless character switching. I forget that it's only 1 person narrating and not a complete cast. Seriously if you've never listened to a MacLeod Andrews narrated book, you need to stop what you are doing and get one.

    I really liked this story and ultimately this series. I liked the idea of "super" people that aren't always heroes. It's more of a realistic take on the whole enhanced human being thinking. It seems to me that if there were more enhanced humans, not all of them would be using their powers for good. Humans are flawed often cruel in their efforts to gain power. The idea of a world where this happens on a much grander scale is not necessarily an unusual way of thinking.

    David is an Epic aficionado to the point of obsession. He knows everything there is to know about the Epics and he's made it his mission in life to kill the Epic in charge of his city. That Epic, Steelheart, killed David's father. David has the element of surprise in that Steelheart doesn't know he's alive. David has been hiding in the shadows learning everything he can about these people and along the way he has started following another group of people: The Reckoners. These people have banded together as a group of Epic killers and David wants to join them.

    There is a lot of action and adventure in this story. It's really well written and there aren't really any slow parts to bog it down in non-action parts. The pace is steady and the characters are complex. I'd definitely recommend this story to pretty much everyone. There really isn't any profanity that I can remember. There may have been a few damns or hells but I don't remember hearing any. The characters have their own special swear words instead of the biggies that we are all used to hearing/saying.

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    Amazon Customer 06-21-17
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    "good"

    good narrator good story good dialogs just didnt pull me in that intensely. happy there's more.

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    Gberdan 06-20-17
    Gberdan 06-20-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Great change of the superpower story. "

    Very well done performance. Really liked the twist to this story of super-powered people. I think this is the start to my new favorite series.

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    jana kerstetter 06-14-17 Member Since 2014
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    Really enjoyed this story. The narrator did an excellent job reading and the story line moved along great.

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    Andrew 06-11-17
    Andrew 06-11-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Couldn't stop listening."

    I have read this book many times and listened to it for the third time now. I love this series and could listen to it many times over. the adventure it brings and the feelings the story produces is remarkable. By far my favorite series.

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    Nicholas 06-05-17
    Nicholas 06-05-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Bad book"
    Any additional comments?

    I didn't like this book because of the narrator and I just didn't like it so this is my review .

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    Daniel 05-30-17
    Daniel 05-30-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Awesome"

    Amazing story, quality reading. overall amazing experience​!! I would totally recommend this book (and actually have😂)

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    Ogre Ray TEXAS 05-27-17
    Ogre Ray TEXAS 05-27-17 Member Since 2014
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    "near future set fantasy story- very engaging"

    this story was engaging, and very well voice acted. The book made me laugh and cry, with very well developed characters. there were some good unpredictable plot twists, too.

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