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Alcatraz Versus the Shattered Lens

By: Brandon Sanderson
Narrated by: Ramon De Ocampo
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The fourth and final book in the fabulously funny Alcatraz Smedry series! Alcatraz Smedry is on a mission to save the day! In his final adventure in the series by best-selling adult fantasy writer Brandon Sanderson, Alcatraz has a lot to prove and, as always, little time in which to do it!

©2010 Brandon Sanderson (P)2011 Recorded Books

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The Crazy Fun Continues!

My 17 year old son and I have been listening to this series together and we've been really enjoying them! We love the off the wall weirdness, silly humor and narrative biography style. These books can be listened to by any age as long as they have a sense of humor and don't need things to go in a traditional fashion.

The narrator does a fantastic job and really made it even more fun to listen to.

Parents- PG - elementary on up
Language- none
Violence- PG - torture, normal to genre violence and fighting, nothing very descriptive
Sexual Content- none

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Alcatraz Really Hate Those Librarians!!!

Fantastic 4th addition to this series.... I love the new characters that are added here, and i love how damn annoying Alcatraz could be.... He could be really annoying sometimes, when you start the book, don't worry regarding the chapters' numbers.. I had to go back to make sure i didn't skip a chapter by mistake, don't do that... just go ahead!!!

Alcatraz is put in a new place with huge responsibilities, which was a great change, and gets to discover some truths regarding his family.... some are really funny!!!

Get it and enjoy.

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Still interesting, but . . .

This series has been interesting and I will get the final book in the series when it does become available - there is one thing, though - the humor seemed forced to me in this last book. It just appeared Sanderson is running out of ways to make the story funny and he is, well, forcing it. As I said, though, the main story is still quite interesting - I just ignored those parts that seemed force and enjoyed the story itself. If you decide to listen to this book, keep that in mind - also, read what other reviewers have to say; it may just be a case of humor mismatch-his humor in this book not matching my humor.

If you are like me and are constantly looking for an interesting series to read and you have read the greats (Sanderson's Mistborn series, his Elantris Stand alone book, his Stormlight Archives series, Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series, GRR Martin's Song of Ice and Fire series) you might want to try Lois McMaster Bujolds' Miles Vorkosigan Series. I found it interesting - you might too. Please read other reviewers to see what they think. Everything isn't for everyone. It might or mightn't be for you. If you have enjoyed a series, please share it. Thanks.

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Still interesting, but . . .

This series has been interesting and I will get the final book in the series when it does become available - there is one thing, though - the humor seemed forced to me in this last book. It just appeared Sanderson is running out of ways to make the story funny and he is, well, forcing it. As I said, though, the main story is still quite interesting - I just ignored those parts that seemed force and enjoyed the story itself. If you decide to listen to this book, keep that in mind - also, read what other reviewers have to say; it may just be a case of humor mismatch-his humor in this book not matching my humor.

If you are like me and are constantly looking for an interesting series to read and you have read the greats (Sanderson's Mistborn series, his Elantris Stand alone book, his Stormlight Archives series, Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series, GRR Martin's Song of Ice and Fire series) you might want to try Lois McMaster Bujolds' Miles Vorkosigan Series. I found it interesting - you might too. Please read other reviewers to see what they think. Everything isn't for everyone. It might or mightn't be for you. If you have enjoyed a series, please share it. Thanks.

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A great continuation of a great series!

Alcatraz and his eccentric family are back, continuing their struggle against the sinister Librarians in their hilariously weird world. Everything readers have come to associate with the previous entries in this series is here - absurd and occasionally lowbrow humor, made-up words, fourth wall breaks, self-deprecating jokes, bizarre Smedry talents, and references to well-known literary works (including an entire chapter that borrows from Hamlet in an amusingly warped way). This book also provides a pretty big twist in the ongoing story arc regarding Alcatraz's parents and what they're up to, setting up world-changing stakes for the fifth book.

Once again, Ramon De Ocampo is a good fit for Alcatraz, continuing his energetic performance and appropriately comedic delivery.

Highly recommended, though anyone who's read the previous books would already know that.

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This is a awesome 4th book !!! I LOVE IT

This is such a awesome series!! Brandon Sanderson is a really good writer. He is able to keep Bastille funny & sassy. GO BASTILLE!!! SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT I can not believe that Bastille gets knocked out!!!!! Noooo.....
I really enjoy listening to this with my siblings. Even though i have already read this before, i still enjoy listing.

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Ok.

Honestly, I liked the old thumbnails more. Maybe make versions wih the hole thumbnails? Cu idk why not.

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Super good

He is a really good writer and it’s a really fun story book 4 in the series

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Shasta Smedry kills Asmodean! Ha!

These books are really funny and meant more for adults than kids in that there are multiple references that will only be understood by an older person or a very well read young person. I thoroughly enjoyed this novel just like the others and was glad I picked up that little tidbit from WOT that I missed the first listen several years ago. Onto the next book!

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Epic & Gets to the Heart of the Main Storyline

This time we're really going into the center of the action and the fight between the two sides. This time it seemed central to the main storyline & feels epic. I thoroughly enjoyed this story. Narration was excellent as usual. I didn't want the book to end.