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Stephen Leeds: Death & Faxes

By: Brandon Sanderson,Max Epstein,David Pace,Michael Harkins
Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
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Publisher's Summary

From #1 New York Times Bestselling, Hugo Award-winning author, Brandon Sanderson, and co-authors Max Epstein, David Pace, and Michael Harkins, comes an audio-first techno-thriller addition to the universe of Stephen (Legion) Leeds.   

Stephen Leeds is perfectly sane. It’s his hallucinations who are all quite mad.  

A one-man team of experts, Stephen Leeds is a genius of unparalleled mental capabilities who can learn new skills or master entire scholarly disciplines in mere hours. However, these skills come at a price. Stephen must compartmentalize his brain, with each of his new skill sets being held by an “aspect”—a hallucination his mind creates with their own fully-developed personality, life, and limitations. Without these aspects, and the delicate construct of reality they provide for him, Stephen is unable to control his mind and engage with the real world.  

So when an unprecedented Internal Revenue Service data breach stumps the FBI, Stephen is brought in to investigate. With the help of his aspects, he must uncover the connection between millions of stolen tax returns, a mysterious hacker named Enoch, a strange, cutting-edge technology that uses soundwaves to transfer data, and a nearly extinct Mesopotamian religion which once rivaled Christianity. What Leeds discovers along the way will reveal the devastating consequences of this new technology, test the limits of his aspects, and lead him face to face with a man hell-bent on vengeance, for which no cost is too high.   

Stephen Leeds: Death and Faxes is a new entry in Brandon Sanderson’s Stephen Leeds saga and chronologically takes place between the novellas Legion and Legion: Lies of the Beholder.

©2022 Brandon Sanderson (P)2022 Mainframe, Inc.

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If this is what being crazy means…

I love how we could just ascribe a label like “crazy” but to get a glimpse into the mind of Stephen Leeds and see how real it is to him truly helps me to navigate my own issues and be more of support to people around me, whether I understand their perspectives or not.
It can be a difficult thing to be alive. Let’s love each other along the way.

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Another Fantastic Leeds!!!

Loved it! didn't seem to pickup where the last one left off, so I'm not 100% sure where it is in the timeline. But great twists and turns! Keep making them and I'll keep reading them!

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a great story

knocked off a star from performance simply because of the mispronounciation of Louisville. Besides that the story was well executed and a fun addition to the Stephen leeds saga!

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nothing earth shattering yet an okay short break

I liked this story better than the first one.
It played out rather predictably, yet resolved fine.
I'm sure the book relies on your emotional attachment to the different aspects and I find it hard to feel anything about them since they are imaginary. I think I would like these stories better if they were ghosts only Steven could see or something.

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another great story

finally another Stephen Leeds story!
as always, wonderfully told, entertaining and thought provoking. do read.

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Sanderson does amazing things. BEST CHARACTER!

Sanderson really needs to write more about Stephen Leeds. I understand that the concept has been done and the more it is explored, the more it may lose its unique and amazing concept, but man do I like this series of books!

This is a standard Stephen Leeds book, where Stephen is his biggest enemy, even if there is an Antagonist for him to struggle against. The technology is crazy and beyond what you can have in real life, just like Stephen, but doesn't make it to super hero or Sci-Fi level. The character development of Stephen, his aspects, and his driver all make for a great listen.

I love this series. I want more.

Highly recommended

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This was great

I have loved all of Brandon Sanderson's books, and this was no outlier. Great job to the reader as well, his performance was phenomenal

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I want to see a movie based on this

I'm serious, if any producers are reading reviews I really want to see a movie or TV show based on Stephen Leeds.

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not really brando sando, but still great!

not really brando sando, but still great! enjoyed it a lot, just a little different than a true Brandon Sanderson book.

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A fantastic addition to the story of Stephen Leeds

This book satisfied the want of more Stephen Leeds that I had gained after reading the original story! The story is authentic to the the established characters, and provides a good balance of interesting science fiction, mystery, and thrill. Oliver Wyman does a fantastic job of narrating each character in a way that exemplifies each personality. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoyed the original story, Legion: The Many Lives of Stephen Leeds.

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An Excellent Return to Leeds

It was lovely to return to the world of Stephen Leeds. especially considering the previous book in the series was meant to be the last.

The story whilst still excellent, I feel did not achieve the same highs as the first 3 in the series. But as always the crazy situation stephen leeds gets into is always interesting.

Oliver Wyman does an exemplary job as a narrator. He truly made the characters shine, I would definitely listen to another audiobook he narrates.

Would listen to the next in the series and I am very much looking for to doing so one day.