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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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    A little bit much of a cliff hanger at the end, but the rest of the book was too good not to give 5 stars. Great combination of war, science, and magic. Excellent and distinct characters, can't wait to get to the sequel!

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    "This book is "Stormblessed""

    I loved this book. I can normally listen to a book and get other things accomplished while doing so, but from start to finish I couldn't help but give it all my attention.

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    a brilliant story which reminds you of the day to come. huge fan and you can see it now

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    At first I thought it was going to be a bit too much like mistborn (loved those) but I wanted a new world. well give this book a few nights and it will set itself apart in a fun, exciting way. also don't worry about the length, I didn't think "oh come on get back to so and so's chapter" each Pov is fun and engaging.

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    We should call Brandon Sanderson ,"King Midas" because everything he touches turns into gold. I love his books because the stories are great and I care about the characters. WOK is no different.

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    Hands down the best book I've ever read!!!! I'm about to listen to it again. This story is the most original one yet. I say we need a movie!!!

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    "One of the best listens I've ever had."

    This is an amazing peice of writing. Sanderson has crafted a world of possibilities. Brilliant!

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    "another beauty!"

    another great series! Mike and kate are a great team! this one will have an epic finish, I have no doubts!

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    Would you listen to The Way of Kings again? Why?

    I have listen and read many times, it is one of my favorites.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Kaladin, he struggled to hanging on to his soul


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There is no one scene,


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Please, never allow anyone to ever attempt, Hollywood or any other film makers would destroy the story


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    "loved it."

    I didn't like it when the readers would pronounce names differently, took me out of the moment. luckily there were few of those.

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