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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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    "Exceptional story... ruined by bad narration"

    This is a great story, a long story, and I think 30% of the book could quite easily be left out of the book because it serves absolutely no purpose at all. But I digress.

    The narration is simply terrible. Why producers insist on using more than voice actor in a book is beyond me. And a female voice actor in a book such as this is seriously out of place.

    If toy want an amazing narrator go look at the series by Kevin Hearne instead.

    That said... the book did finally come together and of course leave you hanging at the end herring you ready for the next 48 hour marathon of a book. (which I'm sure 30% could be left out of too...)

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    Andrei 04-08-17
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    "Great story, narrators grow on you"

    Great story, looking forward to book 2. The narrators eventually grow on you, but at first I really disliked them both :)

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    "Sanderson Is A Fantasy God"

    Brandon Sanderson doesn't disappoint with his books, he exceeds expectations. He cafts worlds the way chefs craft food; quickly and of exceptional quality.
    Way of Kings is the beginning of his magnum opus, and it is a STRONG start.

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    "Amazing book, Good reading"

    I love this book. The male narrator is great, though the female is occasionally a bit nasally. Not too bad though. Both only have so many voices, but they read smoothly and it is pleasant to listen to.

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    "Love this book adding it to the favorites list!"

    Cannot wait to read the next book. This book is great if you're a fan of The king killer series. Sanderson doesn't best Rothfuss in my opinion but man he sure comes close!

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    Starts off ultra slow, but once it picks up, it doesn't slow down! Great listen. Can't wait to start the second one.

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    "well written. great characters"

    I loved the characters!! the story was well delivered. I intended to get the entire series

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    reading this book some of it made me want to just throw my phone against the wall out of anger and other times made me so excited I just wanted to run around outside and scream but that's just me I hope other people have the same feelings about it.

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    "the first 2/3rds are very slow but worth it"

    It took me 3 attempts to finish this book. Although the writing and voice acting is good, the story progresses very slowly. Everyone encouraged me to finish it and I'm glad I did. ill be starting the 2nd right away.

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    This is a good story. It took some time to get that "I can't put this down" feeling but it came. I enjoyed this book.

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