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Ian Minch

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  • The Way of Kings

  • The Stormlight Archive
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer, Kate Reading
  • Length: 45 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,082
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,516
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,499

According to mythology, mankind used to live in 'The Tranquiline Halls': heaven. But then the Voidbringers assaulted and captured heaven, casting out God and men. Men took root on Roshar, the world of storms, but the Voidbringers followed. The Almighty gave men powerful suits of armor and mystical weapons, the Shardblades. Led by 10 angelic Heralds and 10 orders of knights known as Radiants, mankind finally won (or so the legends say).

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Patient Giant of the Fantasy Genre

  • By Simon on 08-01-16

Narration unlistenable to these European ears.

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-02-17

I really tried to give this book a go, but over 4 separate sessions I'm parting ways at chapter 14. The diction and meter of the narrator seems so off and uninvolved that sometimes I had to check that I was listening to the right book. Maybe coming in directly after Rupert Degas' exemplary readings of Patrick Rothfuss's Name of the Wind series set a high bar, but the direction of male and female narrators for this book is just appalling with inflections on the wrong words in nearly every sentence. I wonder to US listeners have the same reaction?

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