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After bursting onto the fantasy scene with his acclaimed debut novel, Elantris, and following up with his blockbuster Mistborn trilogy, Brandon Sanderson proves again that he is today’s leading master of what Tolkien called “secondary creation”, the invention of whole worlds, complete with magics and myths all their own.    

Warbreaker is the story of two sisters, who happen to be princesses, the god king one of them has to marry, the lesser god who doesn’t like his job, and the immortal who’s still trying to undo the mistakes he made hundreds of years ago.    

Their world is one in which those who die in glory return as gods to live confined to a pantheon in Hallandren’s capital city and where a power known as BioChromatic magic is based on an essence known as breath that can only be collected one unit at a time from individual people.    

By using breath and drawing upon the color in everyday objects, all manner of miracles and mischief can be accomplished. It will take considerable quantities of each to resolve all the challenges facing Vivenna and Siri, princesses of Idris; Susebron the god king; Lightsong, reluctant god of bravery, and mysterious Vasher, the Warbreaker.

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Overproduced and Amateur at the same time...

I've listened to a great deal of audio books and grew up on dramatized audio when younger, so I was really excited to see one of Brandon Sanderson's novels adapted for dramatization. Even tho I already own the book and knew the story, I jumped to purchase it.

I was met with a poorly executed mess.

The drama decided to play loud background music throughout most of dialogue and narration at the cost of clarity on what the voice actors were saying. In addition, the voice recordings sounded like they were done in a bathroom attempting to amplify acoustics. Audio levels and quality were varying which just dripped of home grown non-studio captured recordings.

I'm pretty sure this was also the reason why music was overlaid on top of so much of voice lines in an attempt to cover up its low quality.

Sound FX that were dropped in were badly paced and actually hurt the pacing of the moment rather than adding more depth to the production.

In short, this was not worth the purchase and does the literary artist injustice as it hurt more than helped convey a compelling story.

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Great book, bad adaptation

I liked the story and characters, and I think the voice actors mostly did a good job.

However, the music and sound effects completely ruins it. Almost every single moment is set to music. Loud music, so it’s hard to hear the dialogue. The sound effects are completely overdone, and also loud.

In my opinion, the sound effects are bad, and the music tastelessly chosen. It’s still way worse that they’re always too loud and almost never stops.

I also had purchased the dramatized version of Elantris, and suffered through that one too. I now k know to avoid these “it’s like a movie in your mind”-productions at all costs in the future.

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Brilliant!

Fantastic performances (and good dialogue) bring together a uniquely interesting, if plot hole filled story.

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background noise awful

I like all of Brandon Sanderson and the story is very good, and the full cast is very good.
But.
But the constant noise in the background is not only distracting and annoying, it makes it impossible to listen to this book. there are times where you cannot understand what the narrators are saying.
I haven't yet decided if I will give up on the book in the middle and just move to a printed version - it is that bad.
if possible - it is worth re-releasing this title either without the background noise or with it's volume turned way way down.
Such a shame.

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enthralling

love this tour of warbreaker I truly enjoy the cast form of reading and performing thank you look forward to more

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he has grown much since writing this

definitely not the compelling story I have come to love. can't be compared to Srormlight Archives or Mostborn

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Masterpiece

The Graphic Audio production of Warbreaker brought the story to life. I could not take a break as the story and production were so good. I found myself walking around with headphones on to finish the story. I recommend for anyone that enjoys an original story like no other.

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Warbreaker

The dramatized adaptation of Warbreaker is very good. Sanders wrote a great story and the group of performers did a wonderful job bringing it to life. I became more invested in the characters as the story unfolded especially from the middle of part 2 through the end of the book. If you like fantasy, action-adventure with some politics thrown in the mix, then I highly recommend checking Warbreaker out. 5 Stars!

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lots of breast wiggling

This book is not one of Sanderson's best. the poor guy is so prude when he tries to write a seductive female character he ends up using nonsense descriptions like ”wiggles her breasts” as an attempt to be seductive. what is that, a shimmy?

There are some interesting parts to this novel. The "Born Sexy Yesterday" trope gets a gender inversion here, with a woman inexplicably falling in love with a hot man child with the emotional maturity of an 8-year-old. I don't believe this subverts the trope's problematic nature, however; we instead get equal opportunity creepiness and predation.

I enjoy Sanderson and mostly liked this book, but this is certainly not his best.

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  • 12-04-21

love this book

the story was amazing, they need to make night blood, love every word of this book xXx