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The Way of Kings Audiobook

The Way of Kings: Book One of The Stormlight Archive

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Publisher's Summary

Widely acclaimed for his work completing Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time saga, Brandon Sanderson now begins a grand cycle of his own, one every bit as ambitious and immersive.

Roshar is a world of stone and storms. Uncanny tempests of incredible power sweep across the rocky terrain so frequently that they have shaped ecology and civilization alike. Animals hide in shells, trees pull in branches, and grass retracts into the soilless ground. Cities are built only where the topography offers shelter.

It has been centuries since the fall of the 10 consecrated orders known as the Knights Radiant, but their Shardblades and Shardplate remain: mystical swords and suits of armor that transform ordinary men into near-invincible warriors. Wars were fought for them, and won by them. One such war rages on the Shattered Plains. There, Kaladin has been reduced to slavery. In a war that makes no sense, where 10 armies fight separately against a single foe, he struggles to save his men and to fathom the leaders who consider them expendable.

Brightlord Dalinar Kholin commands one of those other armies. Like his brother, the late king, he is fascinated by an ancient text called The Way of Kings. Troubled by visions of ancient times and the Knights Radiant, he has begun to doubt his own sanity.

Across the ocean, an untried young woman named Shallan seeks to train under an eminent scholar and notorious heretic, Dalinar’s niece, Jasnah. Though she genuinely loves learning, Shallan’s motives are less than pure. As she plans a daring theft, her research for Jasnah hints at secrets of the Knights Radiant and the true cause of the war.

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©2010 Dragonsteel Entertaiment, LLC (P)2010 Macmillan Audio

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    one of the top fantasy adventure books I've read. it keeps you interested all the way throughout.

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    Amazing story, really looking forward to downloading and listening to the second book. The only complaint I have is some inconsistencies in name pronunciation between the two readers. I would strongly recommend this as either an audiobook or if you prefer to read it yourself.

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    Where does The Way of Kings rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Very good, great male/ female voice actors, instead of one or the other. Accent variations for characters from different regions.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Kaladin, derr.


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    He knew the words...


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

    Last 8 hours are worth the wait! Redemption chills.


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    A little dry and confusing at the start, but the story grows and grows until you are keeping track of a dozen details and speculating over things that will happen later in the series.

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    Caim Union City, NJ USA 12-02-16 Member Since 2017
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    "wow! a must read/listen."

    a complete world is here.. an epic tale ..great character development. . new styles of magic and full lore!

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    "Excellent book! I was hooked..."

    Finished it in less than a week, including one all nighter Bc I couldn't put it down. Glad Book Two is already out.

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    was quite draggy in the beginning but ended it very well leaving me to need the next book.

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    "Fantastic"

    This is a wonderful book. I can't wait to hear more that Brandon Sanderson has written.

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    Started very slowly, finished very strongly. The female narrator changes pronunciation of words from the male narrator which is offthrowing, but a nice touch for reading female characters.

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    A little hard to start, but once a few chapters in, it sucks you into the story. had a hard time putting it down.

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    "worth your 42 hours"

    I really was not a fan of micheal kramer until I made it to about 2 hours in... he won me over... loved the book and narration, time for book 2, not really my genre either... suppose that says something

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