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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.

©2013 Dragonsteel Entertainment, LLC (P)2013 Audible Inc.

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    Britta Jensen 04-25-16
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    "Really fantastic writing"

    This could have easily been quite a grim story, but it was incredible, told through the eyes of David, an incredibly like-able and well drawn character.

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    Catherine Healy 04-23-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Very good for young adult readers"
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    It was a fun listen. Creative and heavily influenced by the greats, just not quite as good. Silly names for the villains as opposed to the fun and/or ridiculous names Marvel comes up with. A creative environment that didn't quite stick to its rules throughout. There were long stretches where I was riveted, and fewer where I thought it could be a little smarter. I love the descriptions of the weaponry and the protagonist is fun to struggle along with. Yeah, the more I think about it and write about it, the more I like it. It's definitely a book worth getting a bunch of friends together to discuss and argue over.

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    William COLD SPRING, NY, US 04-22-16
    William COLD SPRING, NY, US 04-22-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Sanderson in full action mode!"

    Disclaimer: I come from reading his Stormlight archive series.
    His world building and character development is in full swing here. The same plot crafting abilities he displayed in the Stormlight Archive and clearly evident in this book as well. I was immediately drawn into the world, able to connect with the characters, envision the environment, and developed an intense desire to find out what happens next without the ability to accurately predict how the story would play out.

    I highly highly recommend this book not just to Stormlight fans but to everyone. Sanderson is simply in the zone and has engineered one hell of a formula. For my fellow Stormlight fans, this book is definitely not as detailed or deep, but there is a great balance between the details, the action, the plot, and the characters.

    Don't even hesitate to buy this book.

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    M. Smith North Carolina 04-22-16
    M. Smith North Carolina 04-22-16
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    "Unexpectedly Enjoyed"

    I don't usually listen to this type of book, but Steelheart grabbed me right away. l recommend it!

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    Chris D 04-21-16
    Chris D 04-21-16 Member Since 2014
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    Tats so dope and amazballz
    Omg omg omg omg omg omg omg omg omg omg I just have to say wow
    Nice work athor

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    Sandie B. 04-20-16
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    "great book!"

    this was a really great listen! I highly recommend it for anyone that loves sci-fi.

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    Luke A. Pammant 04-16-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Like listening to a comic book"

    This book was great. My fiancée and I really enjoyed it and spent a lot of time together just to listen to it. The reader is awesome and I sometimes forget that we are listening to just one person read. I can't wait to dive into the 2nd book.

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    Eric Calderon 04-15-16 Member Since 2014
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    "High tech SWAT vs Super Villains!"

    the crafting is clever and the emotional impact surprised me. it's a cool world to spend time in. Sefinitely suggest!

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    Wesley Hindman 04-15-16 Member Since 2016
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    "worthwhile"

    I enjoyed this book. it had some peculiar little bits that I hope get addressed in future sequels but this book left me satisfied.

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    "Great Story"

    I love how this turns the super power theme on its head. Regular people need to fight these God like beings as absolute power corrupts absolutely.

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