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Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Brandon Sanderson

Narrated By: Jack Garrett

Publisher: Recorded Books

Date: September 2008

Duration: 28 hours 40 minutes


Legendary science fiction author Orson Scott Cardcalls Brandon Sanderson a writer to watch, and Publishers Weekly says his debut is "outstanding." Once the godlike rulers of the capital of Arelon, the inhabitans of Elantris have been imprisoned within themselves, unable to die after the city's magic failed years ago. But when a new prince falls victim to the curse, he refuses to accept his fate.

"... readers won't want to put it down."—Publishers Weekly, starred review


  • Daniel J

    To read a single book that throws you into such a detailed and creative world that it is hard to stop reading!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Kou V.

    Brandon Sanderson created an intriguing setting and, as always, a refreshingly unique magic system in this book. The intro beautifully immerse the reader into this creation, the middle packed an intense drama that leads you from one chapter to the next, but the ending is why I withheld stars from the rating. The end delivery felt rushed and anticlimactic. There was a mystery to be solve throughout the story, but when the shrouds cleared and answer revealed, you are left with a sense of "that's it?" Moving away from the story-line, there was minimal character development. Almost all major characters remained the same throughout the book. Negatives aside, this book is still a good read/listen. It's just not of the same tier as Brandon Sanderson's other masterpiece.

  • Sabra Z

    Brandon Sanderson crafts another incredibly original tale with intriguing characters and a fascinating background and environs, and the narrator does an excellent job. Every character's voice is readily identifiable and consistent.

  • Stephen F

    Brandon Sanderson did an excellent job finishing Jordon's Wheel of Time. I was extremely excited to read his works outside of the Wheel of Time. Mr. Sanderson developed an excellent beginning and middle story with Elantris, but he petered out at the end. I felt like he gave up and just wanted to end the story as quickly as possible to get it published and move on. Yes, it might have taken more time to write and I think it could have even moved into additional books; but he opted for a fast unimaginative ending. It was very anti climatic. I will read more from Mr. Sanderson. He is an awesome talent and I look forward to seeing what world he can invent next.

  • Charles Johns

    Sanderson is quickly becoming my favorite author. When you think the story is moving slowly and question why he's taking you down a certain path all of a sudden you realize he's setting you up for something awesome.

  • Daina Klassen

    Loved this book! It had a completely new world that I could get immersed in. Brandon Sanderson did it again. I was not a huge fan of the narrator, but got used to him as I was listening.

  • vince collins

    Amazing book! Can't believe this was on of Brandon's first book published if not the first. Movies, you need to do justice! Character really came alive with narrators mix voices.

  • Dylan Hoyt

    First read for Brandon Sanderson and Elantris is a wonderful entry into the cosemere. I recommend this book to anyone who loves fantasy and is looking for something new and exciting.

  • Brian Pander

    This is a great stand alone novel. It could have easily been a series but B.S. Creates such a great story and puts everything you could want and need in a fantasy. The book has a one of a kind world with wonderful, strong characters.

  • Steve Dolphin

    Book was great...but that narrating sounded more like a movie trailer, than a book. His cadence simply did not fit.


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