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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.

Performed by Dylan Lynch, James Konicek, Ken Jackson, Karen Carbone, Elizabeth Jernigan, Colleen Delany, Tim Getman, Steven Carpenter, David Coyne, Scott McCormick, Christopher Graybill, Richard Rohan, Mort Shelby, Terence Aselford, Sunny Lasskey, Eric Messner, Tom Simpson, Nanette Savard, Amanda Thickpenny, Andy Clemence.

©2009 Brandon Sanderson (P)2009 Graphic Audio, LLC

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Graphic Audio adds a new dynamic

A good 1/3 of the book. I enjoyed the different voices and sound affects. Added a new dynamic to an audio book.

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Hmmm

Hmmm, I swear it sounds like the main narrator is Nathan Fillion under a pseudonym.

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  • remoooa
  • 15-11-2020

It’s good

The background music isn’t always necessary please fix it reduce the volume a bit so we can listen to it been said! The story however is so good! Idk why they decided to split it into three parts!

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  • M. Lammers
  • 28-03-2021

do the classic audiobook instead

I've listened to both this version and the original audiobook. This "dramatized adaptation" is overly dramatic (voice acting feels like a soap opera) and the sound effects can be distracting

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  • Tatras
  • 02-09-2021

The Audio is too much "graphic" sometimes

My rating here is only for the audio form - for the book itself I will post it to the last part -> 3/5-5 for the audio. The Audio is too much "graphic" sometimes. The music felt many times quite intrusive for me (maybe a different volume could help). Sometimes the music invokes some perception of the scene which I would not have only with the text and in my case, it didn't match well. Some of the music is even with words (or at least sounds like it), which is very much intrusive accompanying spoken words. The main narrator itself didn't felt great either, but it is probably just my taste. Audiobook in this form is a great idea, but in this case, not ideally executed in my opinion. The music and particularly the narrator make it bad for me - less music would improve it a lot. Yet it gets a bit better deeper in the book (at the beginning I would give it 2 stars, now 3.5). As I listened to other dramatized samples like Emperor's soul or The Hope of Elantris (which I listened to in other forms in the past) it felt much better, the same as a sample from Blue Moon Rising. I suggest downloading the file in high quality on Audible and listening with both headphones for the full "graphic" effect. This form is probably best if you rereading the book a second time (which is not my case).
I am quite angry that I found the full, not 3 part split version of this book on Audible now for one credit (I spent 3 credits for 3 parts...).

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  • Jmatt
  • 12-07-2021

The background noise

The background noise makes it impossible to listen in the car. Also piercing and giving me a headache.

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  • Derick
  • 21-05-2021

Wow

Maybe it's been a while since I read Mistborn, but so far I think Warbreaker is even more captivating, and Mistborn is still one of, if not the favorite of the fantasies I've read. Brandon Sanderson you magnificent bastard!

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  • Dawid Deneka
  • 25-02-2021

good book, too 'noisy' performance

Book is good. Sound effect too loud. Bad choice of accents. Love the idea though.

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