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.
Read by MacLeod Andrews.
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By Robyn on 29-12-13
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.
26 of 28 people found this review helpful
By Joe on 29-01-15
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.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By jason on 28-10-13
Good book for a first listen
Would you listen to Steelheart again? Why?
yes i would because the story line is gripping
Who was your favorite character and why?
my favorite character was prof
What does MacLeod Andrews bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
He brought life to the characters and his voice was certainly not one dimensional. You got the feeling that you were in a performance rather than listening to the monotone in a narration.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
When Steelheart's weakness was revealed
5 of 6 people found this review helpful
By tyloslinger on 05-04-16
A Piece As Solid As Steel
I was a bit sceptical after reading the summary...thinking that oh this was gonna be just like the myriad of super-human stories or movies we have around...
But mehnn was I wrong..
I loved every inch of it and starting the book 2 right away.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful