Steelheart : Reckoners

  • by Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by MacLeod Andrews
  • Series: Reckoners
  • 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The first book in a new, action-packed thrill ride of a series, from the number-one New York Times best-selling author of the Mistborn Trilogy and The Way of Kings.
Ten years ago, Calamity came. It was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary men and women extraordinary powers. The awed public started calling them Epics. But Epics are no friend of man. With incredible gifts came the desire to rule. And to rule man you must crush his wills. Nobody fights the Epics...nobody but the Reckoners. A shadowy group of ordinary humans, they spend their lives studying Epics, finding their weaknesses, and then assassinating them. And David wants in. He wants Steelheart - the Epic who is said to be invincible. The Epic who killed David's father.
For years, like the Reckoners, David's been studying, and planning - and he has something they need. Not an object, but an experience. He's seen Steelheart bleed. And he wants revenge.
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Sanderson never disappoints

Brandon Sanderson never disappoints. Like Rithmatist, or Alloy of Law, this has a lighter touch to it than did Mistborn or Stormlight, but it's equally engaging.
MacLeod Andrews' narration for this was just right - his accent fitting perfectly with the lead character's dialogue and attitude.

I think one other reviewer has written that they are always waiting for the "raspberry" from Sanderson, but it never turns out that way - I agree. Even when his style changes, and the story takes on more of a sci-fi twist, it's still a great bit of entertainment, and his characters and plots never disappoint.

I seldom seek anything excessively "deep and meaningful" when I listen to audiobooks (there's too much reality in real life!) - instead I like escapism and entertainment - and this is what Sanderson delivers in buckets.
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- Robyn

A little childish, but great fun.

Great book. Sanderson has created yet another brilliant world of magic and fantasy. This series is clearly written for a younger reader so if you've read Sanderson before don't expect the depth or intensity of the Stormlight series or Mistborn trilogy (both of which i highly recommend)

That being said, even as a 27 year old i really enjoyed this book. Just great fun, easy listening entertainment. Think - Harry Potter meets The Avengers.
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- joe

Book Details

  • Release Date: 26-09-2013
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Group