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Stormlight Archive
1 : The Way of Kings (4 of 5)

by Brandon Sanderson
Jun 20, 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, Andy Clemence as Dalinar Kholin, Casie Platt as Shallan Davar, Tim Getman as Adolin Kholin, Mort Shelby as Sigzil and Christopher Scheeren as Brother Kabsal. With Chris Davenport, Zoe Badovinac, Terence Aselford, Thomas Penny, Gregory Linington, Ken Jackson, Nora Achrati, Jeff Allin, Bradley Smith, Evan Casey, Dani Stoller, Eric Messner, Thomas Keegan, Jessica Lefkow, Tim Pabon, Lily Beacon, Tim Carlin, Matthew Keenan, Michael John Casey, Kimberly Gilbert, Richard Rohan, Joe Brack, Christopher Walker, Andy Brownstein, Jonathan Feuer, Maboud Rbrahimzadeh, Scott McCormick, Drew Kopas, James Konicek, J.W. Rone, Matthew McGee, Amanda Forstrom, David Jourdan, Laura C. Harris and Steve Wannall
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


Journey Before Destination by Keri (Posted on 9/8/2018)

Another great segment of the book. This takes us up to the moment that Wit meets Kaladin and proves that stories can change peoples lives.

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.

Love these narrators! So worth the $$$!
if you are this far get the rest by David (Posted on 8/7/2018)
it has been awhile since I listen to this thought I would right a review kaladin and the bridge crew keep up the training. Casie gets what she want but dose she get caught. and more things for you to find out.
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
Keep listening, meta series in progress by John (Posted on 6/18/2018)
Award-winning author Brandon Sanderson was hugely inspired in 1990 when he picked up book 1 of the Wheel of Time series. A 14 book meta series that Sanderson himself was asked to finish when the original author, Robert Jordan sadly died.

Sanderson knew early he wanted a long meta series of his own, this is it. He is a unique author and he goes out of his way to stay away from the basic and familiar fantasy story tropes that most authors use professionally.

His unique magic systems are carefully designed with specific rules, uses and limitations. Each of his stories use magic in different ways and there are always more than one magic at work. His own creative superpower allows him to design these amazing worlds that are very little like our own world. His superpowers also allow him to write quickly. Several books each year, consistently.

The Stormlight Archive is his ultimate meta story set on a fantastic worldbuilding masterpiece of a planet that is set in a meta worldbuilding juggernaut of a galaxy full of fantastical planets where the majority of his books take place.

Waste no more thought about finding a better story by your other favorite storyteller. Purchase "The Stormlight Archive." It's time to visit the planet Roshar, sit back and let this "Movie in your mind" break all your illusions of conventional storytelling.
Excels... by Mr Ryan P (Posted on 6/1/2018)
This series just gets better and better as it goes. The depth of the story is amazing. The actors do a great job.
Intense by Mr Ryan P (Posted on 6/1/2018)
This is one intense series with treachery, friendship, and more.
Cool by Ryan (Posted on 6/1/2018)
Absolutely amazing series! Master craftsman at work in Sanderson and brought to life in a truly amazing way by characters
Stormlight archives way of kings by Stephen (Posted on 5/9/2018)
Great story, awesome relistening value, always miss something till ya relisten to it.
The way of kings by Roscoe (Posted on 5/7/2018)
It's really picking up by Norman (Posted on 4/20/2018)
Now that we, the listeners, have a real feel for these characters, the action has really picked up. I'm excited to see where this goes.
Great Listening for my morning walks by Travis (Posted on 3/4/2018)
Andy Clemence's voice performance as Dalinar is spot on. The way he emotes with the character really brings out all his doubts, uncertainty, and determination to stay true and honorable. I also like the back and forth between Kaladin and Syl. Casie Platt really won me over with Shallan. I had my doubts about the character, but she's made her one of my favorites. Per usual, GA does a wonderful job with adding music and sound effects to enhance the scenes. Great job!
the way of kings 4 OF 5 by ricky (Posted on 1/11/2018)
I do not know how they do it but it is great
Great Book gets even greater by Donald (Posted on 1/3/2018)
This story is great and once again, the Graphic Audio does great justice. Andy Clemence as Dalinar does a great job with his character. You feel the struggles Dalinar goes through, and Andy helps you feel what Dalinar feels.
A New World of Facinating Powers by Armand (Posted on 11/12/2017)
I am so hooked on this series now.... Excellent production.... outstanding story line. This is just a wonderful Fantasy series.
Fantastic! by Brandon (Posted on 2/26/2017)
Get it now! by Robert (Posted on 12/12/2016)
All the reviews are awesome.. Stop reading them and buy this part now!
Excellent by Chase (Posted on 10/21/2016)
If you listened to the previous parts, you have to get this one. Excellent job as always.
Unexpected and fully enjoyable by kyle (Posted on 8/24/2016)
Great listen
Critique by rippling_Fire (Posted on 8/3/2016)
The story continues to provoke my interest. However I question certain aspects of its presentation. One example is the frequecy with which the dying words of citizens are interspliced into the narrative. I feel i understand the purpose, still, rather than provoking anticipation for the full explanation of the reason behind them, it was a distraction almost to the point of being annoying. Again this is a good story with much to be enjoyed.
Still an excellent adaptation of a great book Part 4 by Amy (Posted on 7/30/2016)
This is just brilliant. That is all.
Better and Better by Cassiopeia (Posted on 7/5/2016)
Robbie Gay is spot on with his fourth turn as Kaladin Stormblessed, hitting every melancholy, angry, desperate note as he builds the character from a mess of words on a page into a real, heartrending character that has you rooting for him to succeed. Casie Platt also does excellent as Shallan, abating my fears that, while she has the snarky, sassy part of Shallan down pat, she might stumble on the tortured side of this truly complex character. I'm both happy and relieved that was not the case. As usual, I have nothing but rave reviews for Dalinar and Jasnah's characterizations and Navani has vastly improved in this latest chapter. My only real complaint is still Sigzil--who at this point is impossible to replace--but I've managed to, if not accept this version of the character, at least tolerate it. Not that Mort Shelby is a bad actor, quite the contrary, it's just not the voice I imagined when reading Sigzil on the page. Not by half. Still, a wonderful job and I'm looking forward to the next installment.
Book 1 3 of 5 by justin (Posted on 6/30/2016)
Good book
Sanderson Rules by Lionel (Posted on 6/29/2016)
In all of Sandersons books the payoff after he sets things up is huge. And this book is no exception! It keeps getting more exciting as it goes along, and his action scenes are second to none. Cannot wait for the next part!
Better and Better by Shawn (Posted on 6/28/2016)
Part 4 is the silence before the storm. A lot of interesting stuff happens here, and I devoured this over the course of 2 days. Absolutely amazing work, as through the rest of the production. I really hope GraphicAudio gets its hands on some more AAA authors like Sanderson, though through their own brilliance I have begun checking out some of their other titles from less-known fantasy/sci fi authors.

There are parts where I felt annoyed that Sanderson was telling a "side story" instead of returning to our intrepid heroes, especially towards the 6-hour mark when this Part was almost finished. I kept thinking "No, I don't want to hear about this, I want to get back to the story!" That is a writing problem, not a GraphicAudio problem, it just makes me want Part 5 even more! As a whole series, the side stories wouldn't bother me, but while waiting for the next part, they do!
The uplifiting beat keeps rising along with the action by Scott Pike (Posted on 6/22/2016)
I absolutely love this series. Brandon Sanderson has a real gift with characters, thier relationships and action scenes. When some people write action scenes it becomes repetitive and hard to understand what happens, but when Sanderson writes a scene it all feels important and you understand why its happening. As Kaladin is forced to accept the strange powers he seems to have and what he is becoming Shalon is more split by what she needs to do for her family and what she wants for her own life and what she should do for the righteous reasons. I love how all the characters are complex and not one dimensional good or bad guys. I'm definitely buying the next chapter when it comes out and Words or Radiance when they do that book.
Continues to be wonderful. by Evelyn (Posted on 6/22/2016)
If you like parts 1-3 you will enjoy this part too. Robbie Gay continues to do well as Kaladin. Casie Platt is a wonderful Shallan and the actress who plays Jasnah is great too. But my favor voice actors from this continue to be Andy Clemence as Dalinar and Tim Getman as Adolin. I really hope Tim reprises the role for Words of Radiance. And Dalinar stood out for me in this recording. Andy does a great job showing Dalinar's strength even in his confusion, doubt and pain. I can't wait for part 5.

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