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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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    Jesse Chavez 03-20-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Phenomenal story in a saturated genre"

    very well done tale of a world with superhumans. Worth the read and the preformance was amazing, every character sounds unique and distinctive.

    David is a new favorite character of mine, a wonderful mix of innocence and child like nativity, harash upbringing and cynical outlook on life. His mind is his greatest strength.

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    Joan M. Silvia 03-20-16

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    "Sanderson + read by Andrews = an incredible experience"

    I've been reading and listening to Sanderson's books for a while now, enjoying each one. This first installment of the Reckoners series presents an interesting world of anti-superheroes and those who are willing to stand up to them. Sanderson creates a fantastic world that comes alive with Macleod Andrews' exceptional narration. Andrews has such a variety of voices, switching flawlessly from one to the other. And the emotion with which he reads really pulls you into this world. When a character falls, he grunts; when scared, his voice trembles. I usually purchase both the Kindle e-book and Audible versions of books, reading and/or listening depending on which is convenient. With this whole series, reading alone didn't do it justice unless I had Andrews' narration to accompany the story. If you enjoy fantasy and if you're looking for a fresh new story to immerse yourself, don't hesitate, listen to this book/series. It's worth it all the way to the end.

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    Chris C. 03-18-16
    Chris C. 03-18-16 Member Since 2016
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    "wonderful surprise"

    I had never heard of this series but was looking for something new to listen to, so I checked what was popular at the time (which is unusual for me). I found this series by chance, and so far I am very surprised by how good it is. I don't enjoy superhero movies or stories in general, but this flips the genre on its head and does so in a very enjoyable and satisfying way. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys any kind of science fiction-y sort of books.

    The narrator is also top notch, and adds to the story rather than simply relaying it. Great job on that. You really feel that his voice is the lead character, David's voice.

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    edward boney 03-18-16 Member Since 2017
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    "sssssSSSSPARKS!!!"

    Good listen. Narrator sounded kind of corny but still had a great performance. I will listen to the next book.

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    Amazon Customer 03-18-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Great young adult book, that breaks the young adult mold."

    If you're looking for a cheap sappy copy-cat young adult, this is not it. Steelheart is complex. The storytelling is brilliant. The plot moves quickly, there's no way you could be bored. I can't wait to read the next one.

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    Cynthia Pacifica, CA, United States 03-17-16
    Cynthia Pacifica, CA, United States 03-17-16 Member Since 2017
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    "GOOD STORY"
    Have you listened to any of MacLeod Andrews’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This is the first book I've listened to from this reader... He did a wonderful job.


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed the reader and the story.

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    Justin Hamblen 03-17-16

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    "loved it"

    loved it. intriguing take on supers, good twists, never saw that coming kind of twists.

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    guetacourtenay 03-15-16
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    "great story, great book."

    Great story. enjoyed the setting of steel. would love to see it as a movie.

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    OXW 03-15-16
    OXW 03-15-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Its awesome."

    It is such a nice book with humorous remarks and fascinating details. Try it if possible.

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    keaton 03-14-16
    keaton 03-14-16 Member Since 2014
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    "an epic showing absolute power corrupts absolutely"

    A fantastic novel showing the struggle between good and evil and the effects power has

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