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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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    Amazon Customer 04-14-16 Member Since 2016
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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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    Andrew 04-12-16
    Andrew 04-12-16 Member Since 2015
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    "it's Sanderson, what can you say"

    Sanderson is an exceptional writer. This book is no exception.
    As the first of the Reckoners series, I found myself enticed, wondering what world he would set and what rules it would follow.
    if you you are used to comic books, you will find this world breathes new life and depth to the concept of a world with superpowers. enjoy

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    Brycen Guerrero 04-12-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Decent"

    This story was just okay. It feels like a weird X-men fan-fic. My biggest complaint is the cheesy and forced substitutes for cursing. Sparks!

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    Lindsey 04-12-16
    Lindsey 04-12-16
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    "Thought it would flop, ended up loving it!"
    What did you love best about Steelheart?

    The ending was very good. I kinda saw it coming, but there are enough twists to keep me guessing, and by then you've become involved enough with the characters to care.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Maybe made the narrator, Knees, a bit less stupid, but he's just a kid, so who can blame him?


    Which character – as performed by MacLeod Andrews – was your favorite?

    He was a good reader. I wouldn't change anything. Every character had a distinct voice, and he kept them consistent.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No extreme reaction, but the twist on the superhero genre was well thought out, and very interesting.


    Any additional comments?

    It sounds dumb in the beginning, like the new vocab was random, but give it time. I'd definitely go see it if it was a movie, and I've recommended it to anyone who's into comics.

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    Amazon Customer 04-12-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Sparks, This Book is Awesome!"

    I was riveted right from the beginning! I have enjoyed every book that Sanderson has written, and Steelheart definitely did not disappoint. Turn off the TV, close Facebook, and listen or read this book - you'll be glad you did.

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    Melanie 04-11-16
    Melanie 04-11-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Gripping adventure leaves you pining for more..."

    I stumbled upon this book while in a hurry preparing to leave on a car trip. I was craving an audiobook and merely saw Brandon Sanderson's name. Knowing him as the acclaimed fantasy writer who completed the Wheel of Time series after Robert Jordan's death and the writer of many books I've enjoyed, I didn't need to know anything else about this book. I purchased it, told my kiddos they could play their devices because I was going to listen to a book as we travelled, and I began the book. I was hooked almost immediately as the listener was brought into a world where "Calamity" had appeared in the night sky and changed our world by bestowing special powers on select humans...humans who were then warped by that power. The story begins with a flashback from 8 year old David Charleston as he witnesses one of these empowered humans, an "epic", terrorize a bank in Chicago where he and his father were seeking a loan to buy a home. After tragedy, the story is picked up ten years later as David works to join The Reckoners, a group of capable humans who seek to remove the Epics.
    What I didn't realize, though, was that my boys (age 10 and 14) were also hooked as early as the prologue. These hard to entertain children were no longer interested in their iPads and handheld game systems. They were enthralled by this audiobook...to the point where they didn't actually want to arrive at the beach, our destination. We all wanted to continue listening to the book. This audiobook became the highlight of our trip, and we listened to it whenever we were in the car and each evening after the day's activities. It warmed this mother and bibliophile's heart when the boys said this audiobook was their favorite part of our trip. It was only later after researching the book that I realized it was a young adult book. To me, it was just fantastic story telling. Macleod Andrews performs this book in such a way that you truly feel the main character is speaking to you. He captures the humor and personality of the characters, especially David, in such a way that you actually feel you are watching a movie in your mind. I highly recommend this audiobook and the entire series. I have thoroughly enjoyed it. And, if you know any tweens and teens, they would probably love it, too.

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    Philip D. Mann Oklahoma City, OK, United States 04-11-16
    Philip D. Mann Oklahoma City, OK, United States 04-11-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Excellent start to the series"

    I enjoyed this book because of the narration and colorful descriptions, which were as clear as they need to be without burdensome details. The characters are believable, and the villains are as close to alien as can be and still be somehow understandable. I will get the next book.

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    manonthestreet 04-10-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Small story but fun"

    Very human sized in scope. Characters undeveloped but clear and distinct. Plot driven with lots of action. Story felt fresh, creative.

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    William Spaulding 04-08-16 Member Since 2017
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    "light. refreshing. awesome."

    the story moved forward fantastically and the reader did an incredible job. if you're looking for a book to enjoy, this is a fantastic fantasy novel.

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    Roy 04-07-16
    Roy 04-07-16
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    "Pretty good!"

    Pretty enjoyable book if you don't take it too seriously. Lighthearted, adventurous and intriguing are words that fit this book.

    If you like this, be sure to try out the mistborn series and especially the stornlight archive, both also by Sanderson!

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