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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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    It takes awhile for this story to come together. There are quite a few different story lines but they converge toward the end of the book in a thrilling conclusion.

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    I've read this book twice and had to get the audio version for car rides. So good

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    a very well put together story. that is unique and enjoyable to read.the characters as well are very enjoyable

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    this is by far the best writing and story told. the readers are perfect for this book

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    "Great fantasy epic with great character developmen"

    I am drawn into wanting to see what each character will do next! Which of the is on the side of good and which is being manipulated by forces of darkness? Great foreshadowing of . possibilities to come! I can wait to get into the next book.

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    "Slow to start, but setup for 2nd book good"

    She story was a little slow in the beginning, but the pace hastened and had many interesting moments throughout. I think Mistborns 1st book was more engaging than this.

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    The strange inflections in the narrators voice were sooooooo distracting for at least a quarter of the book. The story is very slow but once I started I was determined to finish-hang in there and try not to get distracted by the awkward change in pronunciation of an important characters name in the last couple chapters.

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    great story line amazing writing that follows several story lines like game of thrones looking for more stuff by author now

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    I had just finished the mistborn series and I thought that I should Branch out and try a different author. I'm happy that I didn't and went right into this one! The way of Kings was throughly enjoyable and I can't wait to get the second book! If you want to be entertained and listen to a great book, do yourself a favor and give this one a shot. you won't regret it.

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    "another great by Brandon Sanderson."

    Great story draws you in quick and sets in motion many storyline​s that are bound to come together in an amazing way. Don't miss a second or you might miss the key to the whole story. Actors are a bit rough at the very beginning, but fall into stride quickly.

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