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Stormlight Archive
1 : The Way of Kings (1 of 5)

by Brandon Sanderson
Mar 21, 2016
7 Hours
Ages 13+
GraphicAudio® A Movie in Your Mind® proudly releases THE WAY OF KINGS, the first of ten planned titles in New York Times Bestselling author, Brandon Sanderson’s epic fantasy series, THE STORMLIGHT ARCHIVE.

Roshar is a world of stone and storms. Uncanny tempests of incredible power sweep across the rocky terrain so frequently that they have shaped ecology and civilization alike. Animals hide in shells, trees pull in branches, and grass retracts into the soilless ground. Cities are built only where the topography offers shelter.

It has been centuries since the fall of the 10 consecrated orders known as the Knights Radiant, but their Shardblades and Shardplate remain: mystical swords and suits of armor that transform ordinary men into near-invincible warriors. Wars were fought for them, and won by them. One such war rages on the Shattered Plains. There, Kaladin has been reduced to slavery. In a war that makes no sense, where 10 armies fight separately against a single foe, he struggles to save his men and to fathom the leaders who consider them expendable.

Brightlord Dalinar Kholin commands one of those other armies. Like his brother, the late king, he is fascinated by an ancient text called The Way of Kings. Troubled by visions of ancient times and the Knights Radiant, he has begun to doubt his own sanity.

Across the ocean, an untried young woman named Shallan seeks to train under an eminent scholar and notorious heretic, Dalinar's niece, Jasnah. Though she genuinely loves learning, Shallan's motives are less than pure. As she plans a daring theft, her research for Jasnah hints at secrets of the Knights Radiant and the true cause of the war.

Director Rose Supan says, “Brandon Sanderson is at the top of his game with THE STORMLIGHT ARCHIVES. It's an honor to direct this story. The actors as well as our production team are thrilled to be a part of the process as well. I can proudly proclaim that the listener is in for a truly immersive experience!”

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Director & Cast

Director Rose Elizabeth Supan
Starring Dylan Lynch as narrator, Robbie Gay as Kaladin Stormblessed, Casie Platt as Shallan Davar, Andy Clemence as Dalinar Kholin, Tim Getman as Adolin Kholin, Zoe Badovinac as Jasnah Kholin and Nora Achrati as Syl. With Mort Shelby, Drew Kopas, Evan Casey, Christopher Scheeren, Christopher Walker, Bradley Smith, Maboud Ebrahimzadeh, Michael Glenn, Michael John Casey, Terence Aselford, Thomas Penny, Matthew Keenan, James Konicek, Richard Rohan, Steven Carpenter, Colleen Delany, Thomas Keegan, Scott McCormick, Eric Messner, Shasha Olinick, Bob Payne, Chris Davenport, Christopher Graybill, Andy Brownstein, Tony Nam, David Harris, Ken Jackson, Marni Penning, Jacob Yeh, Jeff Allin, Patrick Bussink, Rose Elizabeth Supan, Yasmin Tuazon, Nick DePinto, Kimberly Gilbert, Dylan Lynch and Tim Pabon.
Book Adapted for GraphicAudio by Johann Dettweiler
Dialogue Editors Johann Dettweiler
Original Theme Music Johann Dettweiler
Producers Richard Rohan and Duane Beeman
Executive Producer Anji Cornette


The Start of Something Great by Tonya (Posted on 3/13/2018)
There is a lot to take in but stick with it because it is worth it.
Excellent by Travis (Posted on 3/4/2018)
From voice acting, to narration, and the music and sound effects, and great listen to, definitely what GA advertises as "a movie in your mind." Sanderson is one of my favorite fantasy authors, and I just love how GA brings his story to life.
Hooked by Norman (Posted on 2/26/2018)
This was a great kick off to the series. I was nearly immediately invested in every character.
the way of kings 1 of 5 by ricky (Posted on 2/15/2018)
Kalidan stormbless is going to be one of those hero you will not be able to get enough of no matter how much you read or hear I have read the first 3 books and have 2.4.5. of the way of kings and 1.2.4. of the words of radiance . I hope to get the rest . I can not get enough of these . thank you graphicaudio and Mr. Sanderson for such great story myself from 1 to 10 these are a 20! again thank you
Dylan Lynch by James Hogg (Posted on 1/16/2018)
I could listen to Dylan narrate the phonebook. He is the main reason I purchased ALL of GOLGOTHA. He is now the reason why I've purchase the 2nd book of this series...and before I have even finished book one?! I don't want there to be a single second between me finishing the first book and then continuing the story with book two! I expect this to be the case with every book in this set. If you get this book and tell me you didn't like it...I will eat my shoe!! The vast amount of characters is just amazing...love them all. So glad I found you GRAPHIC AUDIO. Forever a fan...thank you.
the way of kings by ricky (Posted on 1/15/2018)
can not get enough of the stormlight archive each time I play it. it's like the first time.
the way of kings 1 OF 5 by ricky (Posted on 1/11/2018)
What a way to begin is a great book you wont be able to stop
Can never listen an audio book ever again by Donald (Posted on 1/3/2018)
Graphic Audio has ruined me. I will never be able to listen to a boring audio book ever again. Simply having the sound effects of every little thing happening such as unsheathing a sword or dropping spheres into a pouch really helps the immersion.
Great Beginning to a New World by Armand (Posted on 11/9/2017)
I love this genre and the way it was produced! This is the beginning of a new and wonderfully detailed world of special and unique magics/powers/life that is quick to grab your fancy and entice you to further reading. Plenty of action for this story type and plenty of amazing characters!
Storm light archive the way of Kings book 2 by Joseph (Posted on 11/8/2017)
Good book
The Way of Kings Part 1 by Shaheen (Posted on 8/11/2017)
When I first read the Way of Kings back in 2010 I thought I would never again experience the feeling of awe at the size , scope and depth of that story. Have you ever wished you could go back and relive the experience of reading a favorite book again? Well, this is how you do that. The voice acting, the background sound effects, the music. They all bring a new texture and feeling to this story that brings you in and makes everything feel different and new. An experience worth every penny.
Another Winner for GA by Richard (Posted on 7/1/2017)
The first of several, I trust. Brandon Sanderson writes a truly good story, builds good characters and obviously has fun with them. And the usual suspects at GA (and a host of new ones, too) did their usual superb job. Dylan Lynch narrates up a 'storm' and Robbie Gay is very good as Kaladin. Not enough of Richard Rohan, Terrance Aselford and Mort Shelby but they are here and there in the tale. Can't wait for the next ones.
(Spoiler alert: I have listened to all of Books 1 and 2 and cannot wait for Book 3...)
Great story by Samuel (Posted on 3/9/2017)
Well written and adapted, awesome characters! Can't wait to listen to the next one!
Gets you ready for the flood by paul (Posted on 2/11/2017)
The creating of the characters is amazing, you can picture them painted in your head with ease. bringing the movie in your mind alive and easily keeps you wanting more!!
Excellent by SHELBY (Posted on 1/20/2017)
Enjoyed this book and the second book on the drive home and keeps people in the vehicle from bickering... Can't wait to hear more and will buy the hard copy book as well!!
inner voices by Taylor (Posted on 1/20/2017)
I enjoyed listening to other Brandon Sanderson novels in this format, especially the last two mistborns that have been published, the audio mixing of this one is subpar. Any time a character has an inner thought an echo effect is added to let us know that we are listening to the character thinking, but it's so garbled that you can barely understand it. Also, the sound effects and background music don't mix well with the voicing to the point that it's hard to hear the narrator in many places.
Great listen! by Robert (Posted on 12/12/2016)
This was the first of many Graphic Audio books I have had the pleasure to download. I have loved every single one since then. This is a fantastic book by Brandon Sanderson, brought to life with his excellent writing and excellent parts acted out by the GA staff and sound design etc. A must listen too!
:) by Jordan (Posted on 10/12/2016)
Very good book!!
Little Slow but Worth It by ryan (Posted on 9/2/2016)
This is probably the worst in terms of pacing. It takes forever for the story to really get going but i will admit that it is necessary set up for a great story. The voices fit so well to the characters and music is awesome!
Unexpected and fully enjoyable by kyle (Posted on 8/24/2016)
Slow to get into at first but stick with this series it is my new favorite now
First impression by rippling_Fire (Posted on 8/3/2016)
As with all titles (imho) one most indulge the writer while the basic frame work of the story in presented in the early chapters. It is thoughtfully done however and will keep your attention.
Brilliant start to a fantastic book by Amy (Posted on 7/23/2016)
I've tried reading the paperback version of TWoK twice before. I just wasn't in the right headspace for it. Then I heard about GA's adaptation, and rejoiced! I was so happy to hear about it, because I figured it would be easier for me to digest a book of this magnitude via Graphic Audio. So far, I've not been disappointed. The actors are spot on in my opinion, and the story is fascinating and engrossing. I love Kaladin, Shallan, Dalinar and Aolin. I can't wait to see how all of the puzzle pieces fit together!
Solid story by Steven (Posted on 6/27/2016)
Part one is great. The character development is solid and the storyline gets moving quickly.
Storm Light Archive by Brian (Posted on 6/4/2016)
It took a little bit to get into this book but it grew on and I really enjoyed it. I can't wait to get the next book. U gotta give it a chance is a slow starter.
Book 1 of 5 by justin (Posted on 5/14/2016)
Good book
confusing by rafael (Posted on 5/10/2016)
I'm having a hard time getting into this book. I'm hoping the next book will be more interesting.
A Grand Introduction by Cassiopeia (Posted on 5/5/2016)
I'll begin by saying that, initially, Robbie Gay was not what I imagined for the voice of Kaladin. His portrayal was a bit too hard and not quite broken enough. However, as the story progressed, I began to appreciate the way Gay presented his character. There is a fragility beneath the gruff exterior that I feel broadens Kaladin in a way that my own mental voice couldn't manage. Additionally, Casie Platt is perfect as Shallan and Zoe Badovinac's voice and portrayal of Jasnah is absolutely spot on. The only voices I didn't like are the voices of Navani and Sigzil. Navani's character sounds too old and it doesn't give me the image of a beautiful, refined, yet devious woman. Instead, she sounds more like someone's cranky grandmother. As for Sigzil, he is supposed to be a soft spoken, scholarly man who inspires quiet reflection and fosters respect. Unfortunately, the actor they chose for this role is the same actor that played King Set in the Mistborn Trilogy and I just can't let that go.
Epic Story/Epic Production by Nicholas (Posted on 5/4/2016)
Thank you Graphic Audio for taking up this saga. I love Sanderson and have read everything he has written. Stormlight is, so far, one of his greatest achievements.

The production quality and voice acting is great as always and brings a new dimension to an already great story.
Not too sure yet by Tyler (Posted on 4/28/2016)
I liked all of the rest of Brandon Sanderson's work, especially the Graphic Audio adaptations, and that alone was enough for me to start The Stormlight Archive. Unfortunately, this one just did not grab my attention, it was good, but not too good, that being said I look forward to the continuation in part 2 with hopes of the story improving.
Brilliant! I adore this series! by Allison (Posted on 4/21/2016)
I love love love this series you guys! GA rocks! Whilst I never did read the actual book by Mr. Sanderson, I honestly feel that I do not need to, though at a later date I probably will get the regular audio books. I know they won't be the same though. A movie in your mind indeed! Dylan Lynch's narration is once again stellar, not that I expected anything less of him! ^ He brings depth and pathos to the most simple scenes. He is, hands down, my favourite GraphicAudio narrator, though I do love all of them, with Richard being my second fave. But back to Stormlight: music and sounds were all very awesome! And I love all of the characters' voices! A few here were saying that the voice actor for Kalidan was "off", that he did not portray the requisite emotions for him in this book. Well I, for one, disagree. I loved his portrayal of Kalidan Stormblessed! I truly thought that he did portray Kalidan's brokenness, his apathy, very convincingly. And my other favourite character, Shaelann, was also portrayed brilliantly I thought. She is shy and naive, but far from stupid or lackluster in my opinion. Just one more thing, love the music that you guys used! For some reason the music really stands out here in a great way. Maybe it's that the story itself is so vibrant, the music just emphasizes that. Excellent job, but I want more more more! Want to thank Johann and Rose for doing a stellar job. Such an ambitious undertaking, as has been said above! But you guys couldn't have picked a better story to adapt. I hope that Brandon himself likes it, 'cause I sure do! Cannot wait for part 3 of this epic!

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