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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, Elizabeth Jernigan, Colleen Delany, James Konicek, Tim Getman, Steven Carpenter, Ren Casey, David Coyne, Richard Rohan, Ken Jackson, Amanda Thickpenny, Lily Beacon, Scott McCormick, Mort Shelby, Christopher Graybill, James Lewis, Thomas Penny, Nanette Savard, Eric Messner, Terence Aselford.

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

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Fantastic story told with a skilled full cast

Another great story from Brandon Sanderson.

This has been my first Graphic Audio and it worked wonderfully well with this story - each voice actor was unique and well done. Really great format for the story.

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  • Goha
  • 18-05-2021

Dramatized audio is the worst

started the books as they are part of the cosmere series. This storyline is weaker than the others and the reading is just horrible

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  • Tatras
  • 10-09-2021

Sound goes more epic in this part

As always in the case of Brandon Sanderson, the magic system is very interesting and well built albeit not that detailed as in Mistborn or Stormlight archive books. Worldbuilding is not that detailed as in other of his books, but fine. Overall it is on the same level as Elantris for me. Mormonism's "material" attitude to religion influences the religion in this book too I think and I liked how Brandon explored other religions here also. I like how the thousands of breaths from childhood made the God-King basically autistic (even in the typical absence of intrinsic social skills, that he doesn't speak is often present in people with autism too). I really like the presence of various mental disorders in Brandon's books, not many authors do that in the case of fantasy. Reading the Stormlight Archive first I was delighted to learn about Sword Nimi history finally!
Some head popups: Ultimate awakening command (for Nightblood for example) would be God's name in Jahvistic traditions meaning "I am". Night blood is kind of artificial intelligence. Will we find that the Returned are something like heralds - spren? We know that Nightblood is manifested like shard blade on Roshar. Breatharians is said to eat color and smells..

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  • Derick
  • 27-05-2021

Awesome

Warbreaker is an amazing story!! I only wish there were more stories in this world!

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  • Alan. Hardman
  • 07-12-2020

the far better version

I have long considered warbreaker to be in the lesser works of the cosmere

but that was via being exposed to the other version done by audible itself

this version improves the quality of the story by wide margin and is a fun listen

while still lacking it now shows a more complex story with better performances

only major gripe is saying Hoid as "hoe eed"

graphic audio needs to get actors knowing the names correctly

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