• by Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by James Yaegashi
  • 24 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Warbreaker is the story of two sisters, Vivienna and Siri, who happen to be princesses. Theirs is a world where those who die in glory return as immortal gods; a world transformed by BioChromatic magic, a power based on an essence known as breath. By using breath and drawing upon the colour in everyday objects, all manner of miracles and mischief can be performed.


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Hmmmm....not my favourite Sanderson.

I'm a little unsure about this one. I am a loyal Sanderson fan, and firmly in the camp of "Sanderson never disappoints"........and although it would be hugely unfair to suggest he'd disappointed me with this one, it definitely has not been one of my favourites. I found the constant description of colour (and their various hues) a little over-worked, but mostly, I think I was put off by the narrator. Narrators are an important part of an audiobook for me; I expect them to add to the story with the expression of their voice. That said, I'm not so picky that I can't ignore certain irritations and after a few hours I usually get used to things and settle into a narrator's style, even when they're not so great - not so with Mr Yaegashi. I really struggled with some of his character portrayals (as other reviewers have mentioned), and his lengthy (and loud) breaths between sentences irritated me to the point of almost giving up on this one (I maybe being hugely unfair, and it's just a poor recording/editing job? Either way, I found it challenging to get into)

In the end, I did enjoy the book. The narrator (eventually) sped up sufficiently to stop me chucking it all out in frustration, and there are enough Sanderson twists towards the latter half of the book to satisfy me. Not a 5 star listen this time, though.
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- Robyn

shocking narrator

What would have made Warbreaker better?

Right, so I'm British, but I grew up around Americans and watch a lot of American TV. I couldn't follow this narrator at all. I kept expecting him to say 'dude' all the time and his garbling of names makes following characters impossible. Please get this re recorded by someone with a neutral accent!

Would you ever listen to anything by Brandon Sanderson again?

Yes, but not by this narrator

How did the narrator detract from the book?

I couldn't listen to him. I gave up. His accent is too thick and intonation all overover the place

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Confused, puzzled grumpiness.

Any additional comments?

Get it rerecorded

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- N Cowan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-10-2012
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks Ltd