Customer Review – “Impressed – I’ll be back for more”
I downloaded this “freebie”, and I LOVED it. I’m not really a sci-fi kind of person, but this wasn’t really a sci-fi kind of book, either. It was a really good mystery/detective novel. The main character just happens to have a whole bunch of personalities, each of which has a different essential skill used to solve the case.
It’s a short story, well narrated, with excellent characterization. I’m sincerely hoping to see more “episodes” with the same characters by Sanderson.
Brandon Sanderson is one of the most significant fantasists to enter the field in a good many years. His ambitious, multi-volume epics (Mistborn, The Stormlight Archive) and his stellar continuation of Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series have earned both critical acclaim and a substantial popular following. In Legion, a distinctly contemporary novella filled with suspense, humor, and an endless flow of invention, Sanderson reveals a startling new facet of his singular narrative talent, read by Audie Award-winning narrator Oliver Wyman.
Stephen Leeds, AKA ‘Legion,’ is a man whose unique mental condition allows him to generate a multitude of personae: hallucinatory entities with a wide variety of personal characteristics and a vast array of highly specialized skills. As the story begins, Leeds and his ‘aspects’ are drawn into the search for the missing Balubal Razon, inventor of a camera whose astonishing properties could alter our understanding of human history and change the very structure of society. The action ranges from the familiar environs of America to the ancient, divided city of Jerusalem. Along the way, Sanderson touches on a formidable assortment of complex questions: the nature of time, the mysteries of the human mind, the potential uses of technology, and the volatile connection between politics and faith. Resonant, intelligent, and thoroughly absorbing, Legion is a provocative entertainment from a writer of great originality and seemingly limitless gifts.
- by Brandon Sanderson
- Narrated by Oliver Wyman
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- LENGTH: 2 hrs and 8 mins
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