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Charming

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-08-2018

I was drawn straight into this world. The performance was great, the writing was beautiful and the story was exciting. Loved the nod to Russian fairytale, loved the layers of detail given to the every day aspects, just really enjoyed it. I was really sad when it ended I enjoyed it so much!

Awful dystopian sex romp

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1 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-08-2016

I was really looking forward to this and enjoyed the first half of the story but it soon disintegrated into a half baked story with poorly sketched characters. The reading and performances were fair but I couldn't finish it, it was just too ridiculous and repetitive.

Epic and engrossing

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-05-2015

I was first introduced to Brandon Sanderson through his contribution to the Wheel of Time series and was keen to see what his unique view of fantasy would be.

I was not disappointed. The writing style is potentially something to get used to if you like things fast paced - there is a tonne of description, character and plot building. Once you get into the rhythm though I loved it.

I'm really into narrator Michael Kramer now, at first his voice irked me a little, but again, once you pushed through a little he is able to put colour and character into the story without it being distracting.

The Final Empire is a really unique, interesting spin on fantasy, yes there are most of the usual tropes, but in all I found it exciting, I loved the story line and most of all I loved the surprises. I couldn't stop listening.

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