October 17, 2018 by TinyNavajo
Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson
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*Published November 14, 2017*
Finally! I had read this book when it came out in November of last year in about four days. I couldn’t wait to listen to it, so I also bought the Kindle book in order to read it. I finally started to listen to the audiobook in about April of this year. I finished listening to it at the end of September. I can now give you my review about the audio of the book and the book in general.
When it comes to audiobooks, the narrator is the biggest deciding factor for me. The narrator needs to be able to transport me to the setting of the book and be able to differentiate between the characters as well. For this book, for this book series, with its large cast of characters, you would think you need a full cast of narrators. Nope, with this one, there are just two narrators; one male and one female. And they narrate for both male and female characters in their designated point of view characters. I love the narrators, they do their jobs well and transport me to the planet of Roshar.
There is just so much going on in this book, the only thing that I can really talk about is how the characters develop and grow in this book. You truly see the growth of the characters in Dalinar Kholin, Shallan DeVar, and Kaladin Stormblessed. Yes, these are the three main characters of the series so far, but we do still get plenty of story with everyone else as well. But seeing these three grow throughout the book is amazing!
With everything going on in this book though, nothing gets lost. You know what’s going on as it’s going on. You don’t get lost with how much is going on, Brandon Sanderson is able to keep all the story threads deftly woven together in such a way you know where you’re left off when you skip from one point of view to another. That’s not just the narrator’s but its the writing as well. That’s how amazing Brandon Sanderson is as an author and writer. I don’t know of many other authors who can do this. If you know of any, please let me know! I would love to read their books as well!
So, when it comes to audiobooks, why do you listen to them? Comment below and let me know!