Steelheart : Reckoners

  • von Brandon Sanderson
  • Sprecher: MacLeod Andrews
  • Serie: Reckoners
  • 12 Std. 14 Min.
  • ungekürztes Hörbuch


The first book in a new, action-packed thrill ride of a series, from the number-one New York Times best-selling author of the Mistborn Trilogy and The Way of Kings.
Ten years ago, Calamity came. It was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary men and women extraordinary powers. The awed public started calling them Epics. But Epics are no friend of man. With incredible gifts came the desire to rule. And to rule man you must crush his wills. Nobody fights the Epics...nobody but the Reckoners. A shadowy group of ordinary humans, they spend their lives studying Epics, finding their weaknesses, and then assassinating them. And David wants in. He wants Steelheart - the Epic who is said to be invincible. The Epic who killed David's father.
For years, like the Reckoners, David's been studying, and planning - and he has something they need. Not an object, but an experience. He's seen Steelheart bleed. And he wants revenge.
Read by MacLeod Andrews.


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I'm a big fan of Brandon Sanderson's work but I was a bit surprised when I noticed that this book was more of a 'superhero' (or supervillain) story. While I am a huge comic fan, it's not something I thought I would enjoy as a book. But it's Sanderson so I gave it a try.

I was very pleasently surprised. I really really enjoyed the book. The main character, though young and a little naive, is really likeable and his quirks, like using nonsensical metaphores (which could have been annoying) actually are sort of endearing. While the story is, at it's core, rather dark, it never feels too heavy or depressing. Sanderson finds a way to write a story of oppression and revenge in a fresh way, giving the reader interesting characters that aren't just limited to the main hero and villain.

I will not spoil the ending and while I did sort of see it coming after a key hint is dropped, I will say I really did enjoy it and the things it potentially means for the next books.

The speaker also does his job really well. He has a great reading voice and it's easy to recognize the different characters. While he does the important accents and in the book, they never become to heavy or too distracting. Job well done!

For fans of Sanderson who might be on the fence because of the subject of the story, fear not, it is worth it. For people who want to give the book a try but are weary of the 'superhero' matter, give it a shot. While superpowers are key to the story it actually isn't something that is distracting or feels forced. It works within the story and in the end leaves you with something that should have you looking forward to the next books.
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- AH

Sehr spannend aber kein SLA oder Mistborn

Spannend, kurz, gut. Aber nicht so überragend wie andere Sanderson Werke. Mag daran liegen dass ich SciFi nicht so gerne mag wie Fantasy aber es ist auf jeden Fall empfehlenswert (vielleicht besser vor Stormlight Archives/Mistborn). Der Leser ist leider auch kein Michael Kramer
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- Michael Schwarz

Weitere Infos zum Hörbuch

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 26.09.2013
  • Verlag: Orion Publishing Group