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3.99985301682957 out of 53.99985301682957 out of 53.99985301682957 out of 53.99985301682957 out of 53.99985301682957 out of 5 4.00 (27,214 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Brandon Sanderson Narrator: Jack Garrett Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2005 ISBN: 9781440792694
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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. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Legendary science fiction author Orson Scott Card calls Brandon Sanderson a writer to watch, and Publishers Weekly says his debut is “outstanding.” “... readers won’t want to put it down. Publishers Weekly, starred review

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kirsten | 2/15/2014

    " REally loved this! I'm a huge Sanderson fan! You could tell however that this was his first book, as the characters aren't quite as developed as they are in his later books, but the cebtral premise of the story was fascinating, and hos two main characterss at least were well rounded. My only complaint - and it is a little one - is that not all the losses ends were nicely tied up. I'm not sure if this is because he planned a sequel, or if it was just the inexperience of e new writer? Would LOVE there to be a sequel, Brandon Sanderson ROCKS!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vd | 2/8/2014

    " Very enjoyable. Loved the parts involving Raoden and Elantris. Sarene was annoying at times but interesting too. Hrathen's character was very well developed. The political and religious machinations got somewhat tedious at times but they helped to create a realistic atmosphere. The idea of the Shaod and AonDor was very original and compelling. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peter | 2/7/2014

    " Not as good as Mistborn or Way of Kings. Decent in-between book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jan | 2/2/2014

    " I absolutely loved this book! It is a page turner where you can't put it down. There isn't a boring part to this book. All of the main characters are strong and well liked. I highly recommend this book to any and all fantasy lovers! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael Smith | 1/24/2014

    " Though it dragged a little here and there early on, the ending was fantastic even if somewhat predictable and the author did a great job of weaving even small details together to play a part in the ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Spencer Humphrey | 1/19/2014

    " Brandon Sanderson's debut novel and a stunning one at that. His world is creatively built and incredibly solid as well as totally immersive. His charcters have depth and are endearing. Sanderson speciallizes in the social aspects of his character and is able to make his relationships profound and real. You'll learn to love the characters and find yourself intrigued with the characters as they unlock the mysteries and face the challenges of their world. This is a novel you don't want to miss! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelsie | 1/14/2014

    " Brandon Sanderson is now one of my FAVORITE authors. Can't believe I have never read anything of his before Elantris! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amber | 1/11/2014

    " I felt a little rushed at the end, but it was still really good. I enjoyed that it was a new/different fantasy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tony Beecher | 11/11/2013

    " Audiobook was pretty poorly done "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lanita | 10/31/2013

    " Not my favorite of his, but entertaining nonetheless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna | 10/7/2013

    " I liked this book a lot. I think it suffers from the same problem many Brandon Sanderson books have: the ending comes too fast... Otherwise, it was a very good read, a book that you have difficulties to put down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nathan | 9/18/2013

    " This book is awesome. Clever, likable characters, and not action packed (as in stupid spells being yelled out every five seconds) like a lot fantasy generally is. Could be considered boring but I think its genius. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda | 8/28/2013

    " Brandon Sanderson has become one of my favorite authors. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ryan Kaye | 4/27/2013

    " Great book, great characters and character profiles and the magic system is very good, Sanderson is very good at magic systems. Good story although quite predictable in some parts. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vlad Bujoreanu | 4/4/2013

    " wonderful , creative, magical "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jared | 1/21/2013

    " I was impressed by the book. I expected it to be too deep in politics and hard to keep up with, but was pleasantly surprised by the ease of reading and understanding. He's a very good storyteller, and pulls you in very well. I enjoyed reading this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael | 1/16/2013

    " Fantasy. The religious aspects are insulting to anyone of faith. But that should be expected from a mind clearly not Christian. The story was fine, the action prosaic. Not the finest book I've ever read, by a long shot, but it got me through my cold. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michele | 10/2/2012

    " It grabbed my attention from page one and kept it all the way through. I did feel the end was a little rushed, but it was kind of refreshing after reading so many fantasy novels that just drag on through several volumes! Definitely worth reading! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael Robert | 7/24/2012

    " He has quickly become one of my favorite authors, He is a master of creating new and unique magic systems as well as intricate and well organized stories and characters. A wonderful first publish for him, and I am looking forward to the release of a sequel after he finishes the stormlight archive. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ryanne | 6/12/2012

    " I love love love this book! There is a strong woman character that sometimes made me want to rip my hair out, but most of the time I was wishing I was more like her. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Samuel Hibbard | 8/21/2011

    " This was a pretty cool book. The magic is different again which is cool. Felt sometimes he dragged the story a bit. But it was good in the end. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 the golden witch. | 7/1/2011

    " I tried. I just couldn't get into this one. LOVED the idea of immortality gone horribly wrong, but the rest just didn't seem to weave in as well as I'd hoped. :( Oh well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Conan | 6/28/2011

    " Better than average fantasy. A unique magic system and a lot of political/economic musing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Swapna | 6/23/2011

    " This book by Brandon Sanderson has a great story. It completely pulls you in! I couldn't stop reading it! If you love books with action, a great story, and a little romance this is definitely one you should read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Krystal | 6/21/2011

    " Sanderson's debut novel was nearly as good as the Mistborn trilogy, but not quite. The magical world he created was fantastic. My main problem with this book was that all the names/religions/places were confusing. And I didn't really bother to remember some of the minor characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rob | 6/20/2011

    " It was like baby Jesus came down and said, "Brandon Sanderson, write an awesome book."


    And so he did. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shanan | 6/20/2011

    " I am not normally a huge fan of fantasy books but I really liked this one. It kept me reading and actually enjoying it which is hard for me with fantasy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Josh | 6/19/2011

    " Really really good. I loved the whole thing except for the human sacrifice and the amount of heads that get chopped off. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julie | 6/16/2011

    " Tried to read it twice because I liked the characters, but that couldn't get me through it either time. Finally I flipped to the last 10 pages to see who lived, and how. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephen | 6/15/2011

    " a little slow; took a while to develop "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marc | 6/7/2011

    " This was an enjoyable book. I think the storytelling was excellent and the plot line was good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ryan | 6/7/2011

    " Sanderson does a great job of tying up loose ends. It is rather amazing. I loved it. "

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About the Author
Author Brandon Sanderson

Brandon Sanderson is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Words of Radiance and the internationally bestselling books in the Stormlight Archive and the Mistborn series. He was also chosen to complete Robert Jordan’s the Wheel of Time series. His books have been published in more than twenty-five languages and have sold millions of copies worldwide. He teaches creative writing at Brigham Young University.

About the Narrator

Jack Garrett’s voice is immediately recognizable from his work in commercials and as a personality on radio stations in the West and Southwest. In addition to guest appearances on television, he has performed in dozens of theater productions on regional and New York stages, including Guys and Dolls, Hallelujah Breakdown, Prelude to a Kiss, Cast a Spell, and Bongo Fever.