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Stormlight Archive
1 : The Way of Kings (3 of 5)

by Brandon Sanderson
May 4, 2016
8 Hours
978-1-62851-253-3
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, Zoe Badovinac as Jasnah Kholin, Andy Clemence as Dalinar Kholin and Christopher Scheeren as Brother Kabsal. With Mort Shelby, Thomas Penny, Nora Achrati, Terence Aselford, Tim Getman, Bradley Smith, Ken Jackson, Richard Rohan, Christopher Walker, Chris Davenport, Yasmin Tuazon, Lily Beacon, Sasha Olinick, Scott Graham, Gregory Linington, Michael John Casey, Dani Stoller, Thomas Keegan, Evan Casey, Maggie Donnelly, Tim Pabon, Joe Brack, Colleen Delany, Tim Carlin, Rose Elizabeth Supan, Drew Kopas, Nick DePinto, Steven Carpenter, Jonathon Church and Christopher Graybill
Book Adapted for GraphicAudio by Johann Dettweiler
Dialogue Editors Johann Dettweiler
Sound Designers Johann Dettweiler
Original Theme Music Johann Dettweiler
Additional Original Music Johann Dettweiler
Cover Illustrator Alex Allen
Producers Richard Rohan and Duane Beeman
Executive Producer Anji Cornette

Reviews

Again, amazing by drew (Posted on 10/7/2018)
So the story of Shallan. Really interesting character. Pay attention to everything. Then beg for the next part.
Journey Before Destination by Keri (Posted on 9/8/2018)
5 STARS - IT WAS AMAZING

Ok, seriously, this is Brandon Sanderson. Really there isn't anything else to say. Oh, except that listening to a Brandon Sanderson book in graphic audio only makes things even more amazing.

I love Bridge Four and these narrators!
excellent by David (Posted on 8/7/2018)
not much to say other then I could not stop listing to it since it is all the same book I sum it up with my other comments glad I got this From GA instead of audible the sound effects make this story so much better
Good story by Dillon (Posted on 7/4/2018)
every time the story switches between characters I want to skip ahead and continue there story but by the time the story does switch back I find that I almost don't want it to
Fun by Mr Ryan P (Posted on 6/1/2018)
This is really well done. The series draws you in and is fascinating.
Breathtaking by Ryan (Posted on 6/1/2018)
This story moves into high drive and leaves you needing more and more!
Stormlight archives way of kings by Stephen (Posted on 5/9/2018)
Awesome story, hate waiting for next part, but it's well worth the wait.
The way of kings by Roscoe (Posted on 5/7/2018)
Loved it.
These versions are amazing! by Katie (Posted on 4/30/2018)
Once you start listening to graphic audio, you will not be able to go back to audible! The sound effects and seamless dialogue is just amazing.
Awesomeness by Travis (Posted on 3/4/2018)
Really enjoying Robbie Gay as Kaladin and Andy Clemence as Dalinar. They help anchor the story and portray these characters wonderfully. Dylan Lynch is a great narrator, filling in the narration around the dialogue perfectly. The sound effects for the battle scenes and the music really help drive up the tension and action, and passion. It's a pleasure to listen to while I take my morning walks.
The Way of Kings 3 of 5 by Norman (Posted on 2/26/2018)
The story arcs are great in this portion of the story. The excitement level has been slowly rising. I'm looking forward to the next part of the series.
the way of kings 3 OF 5 by ricky (Posted on 1/11/2018)
how can they keep getting better
the way of kings 3 OF 5 by ricky (Posted on 1/11/2018)
how can they keep getting better
Great Narrator by Donald (Posted on 1/3/2018)
Dylan Lynch does a great job at narrating. On the first part, I thought he might be a bit somber and slow, but that was merely because that's how the atmosphere of that part of the story was. Once the battles start, Dylan Lynch brings up his energy to match the scene of the story. You're on pace with him and never lets you down.
A New World of Facinating Powers by Armand (Posted on 11/10/2017)
Things just keep getting better! More character history and great details that all make sense.... love this so far!
Awesome by Robert (Posted on 12/12/2016)
Blown away but the great voice acting.
Excellent by Chase (Posted on 10/21/2016)
Great job as always.
Very captivating by kyle (Posted on 8/24/2016)
Great listen
Invested by rippling_Fire (Posted on 8/3/2016)
I purchased the books back to back as soon as I completed listening to one I bought another which is not my usual habit. The anticipation was great however so I determined to invest the funds to have all five of these first chapters. I rwally like the diction and narration. With one exeption. The pastence of leep is lept not leeped... For reasons I cannot explain that was a big distraction while lostening to the story. That did not detract much from the overall pleasure but it was bothersome.
Keeps getting better by Amy (Posted on 7/27/2016)
I freaking loved this part. So much has happened. So much information learned. So much character development. I loved it. Can't wait to go onto the next part!
Book 1 3 of 5 by justin (Posted on 6/30/2016)
Good book
Solid story by Steven (Posted on 6/27/2016)
And the plot thickens! It all starts to come together and bridge 4 starts to be even more awesome!
Calm before the Storm by Lionel (Posted on 5/13/2016)
Great part to the book! Things really start to happen, and will get really exciting in the next part. Great job again guys!
Getting better and better. by Evelyn (Posted on 5/12/2016)
I enjoyed this part. Robbie Gay has greatly improved since part one. He seems to have finally captured the desperate fragility of Kaladin's character. He is strong, but this time it is clear he is on the edge of giving up and breaking again. I can't wait for parts 4 and 5. I hope they come out in June and July. I loved Lopen's voice. Mostly this was a delight save for a few nitpicks here and there

Shallan and Jasnah were wonderful as well. I hope this all continues to be this good.
Live before You Die by Scott (Posted on 5/8/2016)
This is my favorite line in this book and in part 3. The shows what a gran prize it was to have this down on graphic audio. Because before in the book and narrated version of this book I thought that line was a part of a characters internal monologue and in this sections its is revealed as something more mystical and outside the characters inner mental landscape, though that character doesn't realize it. This part is starting to pick up the pace as we get closer to a lot of revelations for Kaladin, Shallon and Dalinar. Kaladin is coming to accept his awesome potential as well as how hopeless his situation can be. Shallown is learning and expanding her horizons while beginning to remember so very uncomfortable truths and Dalinar struggles with what choice he should make to push forward with the visions or retreat from life and treat them as madness. Really loved some of the music pieces that went with certain scenes. The music really added passion and intensity to sees that before were only read and spoken. Looking forward with baited breath for parts 4 and 5.
The turning point by Alexander (Posted on 5/8/2016)
This is where all the hours of setup truly begin to pay off for the listener. Parts 4 and 5 are going to be the best things that GA has done IMHO.
Wonderfully Done 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.
Addicted by Shawn (Posted on 5/4/2016)
I loved listening to this book on Audible--one of my favorites of all time. And then THIS came out...it's a whole new experience!

I've been stalking this page for a while and I could swear the release date was May 11th, I'm so glad they released it a week early!!! I'm putting off my other listens to continue this story.

I can't wait for part 4! It looks like they're doing one a month--that's a pretty good turnaround rate, so I hope they move straight form this to the sequel in a couple of months!
And the story gets fast paced. by Naga (Posted on 4/16/2016)
The real crux of the story starts from this part and the blackthorn will fight fiercely, Kaladin matures as the bridge leader and Jasnah and Shallan continue to learn new things. Above all this, Graphic Audio's production... Waiting for the rest of the parts.

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