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Skyward

Auteur(s): Brandon Sanderson
Narrateur(s): Suzy Jackson
Durée: 15 h et 28 min
5 out of 5 stars (718 évaluations)

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"Narrator Suzy Jackson's assured, brassy tones and forceful delivery are an exceptional match for Sanderson's high-stakes, battle-driven space opera.... Jackson's gift for characterizations shines - she brings out the humor and heroism in Spensa's young classmates and friends (and the neurotic spaceship MBOT), along with the pain and perseverance of the generations that came before them. This is a high-octane futuristic narrative of hope, sacrifice, and courage, and a fast pace speaks to the rising urgency as war rages above the planet. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award." (AudioFile magazine)

From Brandon Sanderson, the number one New York Times best-selling author of the Reckoners series, Words of Radiance, and the internationally best-selling Mistborn series, comes the first book in an epic new series about a girl who dreams of becoming a pilot in a dangerous world at war for humanity's future.  

Spensa's world has been under attack for decades. Now pilots are the heroes of what's left of the human race, and becoming one has always been Spensa's dream. Since she was a little girl, she has imagined soaring skyward and proving her bravery. But her fate is intertwined with her father's - a pilot himself who was killed years ago when he abruptly deserted his team, leaving Spensa's chances of attending flight school at slim to none.  

No one will let Spensa forget what her father did, yet fate works in mysterious ways. Flight school might be a long shot, but she is determined to fly. And an accidental discovery in a long-forgotten cavern might just provide her with a way to claim the stars.

©2018 Dragonsteel Entertainment, LLC (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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Another favorite

Sanderson’s got me on the hook with another series! Great story and narration. Love the strong female protagonists in his novels

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i need the next one

amazing book. brandon sanders is an amazing writer, but he has out-done himself with this title. jeeze. do yourself a favor and read it. err... listen to it.

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Another awesome book by Brandon Sanderson

Brandon Sanderson brings another awesome series to the table. This book was fantastic and engaging the entire time, each twist and then more exciting than the other one. Suzy Jackson was the perfect voice for this novel, bringing the characters to life.

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Absolutely Incredible

As always, Sanderson’s world building is beyond imagining—don’t know how this guy does it.

I finished this book in an almost non-stop session. Completely engrossed. Highly recommend for its fast paced intrigue, it’s action, it’s character building and beautiful detail.

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Easily one of the best books I've ever listened to

This book was amazing! Its quality was right up there with Ender's game. When my kids reach their teenage years, I will hand them this book and Ender's game as top 2 books start with.

Also, the narration by Suzy Jackson was perfect!

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Loved this book

Brandon Sanderson is one of my favourite authors, and this book is one of my favourites. Can't wait for Starsight

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Surprised

I didn’t know what to expect when I started, in the beginning I found Spin a little bit annoying, but as the story progressed I loved her and all the Skyward fleet, excellent book!!!

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Linsten to the stars

Spin is a great character, she has grown up in the shadow of a man that was larger than life when alive but even more so in death. Her father is a great pilot in a society that worships them as the shields in the sky keeping them alive from their ancestral enemies the Krell. In Skyward you follow Spin as she fights against her father's past to make it through flight school and become a pilot. All of this amidst the back drop of constant threat of annihilation from the Krell and their Life Buster Bombs.

Sanderson is at his best when he is telling stories and Skyward is as rich as any of the other works that I have listen too. There is humor, depth of character and drama. A great book for the young and old alike. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did.

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This book is amazing!

So fun and easy to listen to. The story felt fresh, and the characters interesting. It kept me hooked for a whole day where I only stopped listening to it when I had to take a pre calculus 11 final exam. The stories plot reminded me of a cross between how to train your dragon, and the lunar chronicles. In other words one of the best combinations ever.

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Simply Loved it.

love the genre, perfect length as his other books are just too long for audio. excellent, performance.

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  • Beware Of The Reader
  • 2019-05-03

Huge book hangover awaits you!

You havd been warned this book is so gripping and exhilatating you will need more!

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  • Kingsley
  • 2018-11-08

If you like Ender's Game or Sanderson check it out

Skyward is a bit of a change for Sanderson. Rather than his typical Fantasy works, this is very much a science fiction. Even his other most ‘sci-fi’ type series, Reckoners, is superheros. This is spaceships, strange planets, artificial intelligence, and aliens. In some ways it reminds me of Ender's Game - teens training to fight in an alien war.

Set on an alien planet, with the scattered survivors of a war with aliens, the story follows a young lady from the lowest rungs of society. He father was a military pilot, who died in disgrace and thus she is now living in disgrace. She becomes a cadet pilot, to try follow in her father’s footstep and redeem his name. Due to her father’s actions she is living outside the main society, which enables her to stumble upon a broken down spaceship unlike any the human or enemy aliens have. If she can fix it and learn to fly, she might just be able to redeem her family’s name and make a difference in the war.

The book is Young Adult, like Reckoners and Rithmatist. The characters are mostly teens, and there is the typical tropes of the YA genre in here. But it is an exemplar version of YA sci-fi. Like much YA it is told in first person, from the point of view of the young lady. It tells her inner monologue of discovery, self-doubt and (possible) romance. There is the grizzly 'drill sergeant with a heart of gold' type character who trains the cadets.

Narration by Suzy Jackson is good. She is clear and well paced, with no issues. She differentiates the characters from one another, and the internal voice of the main character from spoken words or general narration. It makes it all very easy to follow. I found the narration to be enjoyable and well done. No audio or production issues at all either.

#tagsgiving #sweepstakes #suspenseful #artificialIntelligence #Aliens

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  • Barry
  • 2018-11-18

Has Sanderson been reading Craig Alanson???

Brandon Sanderson is one of my favorite authors. I can not recall a single book of his that I have not loved. (Note: I have not purchased or read his books for children, such as Alcatraz series) It was not a surprise that I would love this book to the point that I listened to the entire 15 1/2 hours, within a two-day period.

This novel appears to exist outside of the Cosmere Universe; but it is as enthralling as just about any other series he has ever written. (The Way of Kings has its own place at the extreme apex of Sandersons works.) I will not provide a synopsis of the book, as it would be redundant. You can get that from the Publishers summary and countless other reviews. One noticeable difference between this book and most of Brandons other works, is the level of snarky humor that has been intertwined throughout the book. While his other novels are not void of humor, they do tend to take a more serious tone. With this book, it feels as if Brandon was somewhat inspired by Craig Alansons Expeditionary Forces series, including what I will call [Skippy-lite.] I choose to avoid any spoilers; so fans of the E.F. Series, will need to listen or read Skyward to fully understand.

Overall, this is a somewhat lighter, less-complex novel than many of Sandersons other works; but that should not be considered as criticism. It was truly enjoyable to listen to, and I look forward to the next installment.

Note: My apologies for somewhat poor punctuation. Writing this review on an iPad, and every time I tried to use quotes or apostrophe punctuation, the previews replaced those with garbled text, such as ‘ and “. I had to remove all contractions and just avoid using problematic punctuation.

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  • Skyler
  • 2019-03-09

Excellent book, lacking supporting character depth

Sanderson delivers yet another (mostly) unique story with a driving plot. What is lacking here is the traditionally more subtle Sanderson trademark of delivering a conflict without giving away the solution. The reader is about to figure out early in the book why things are the way they are, dramatically lessening the impact of the climactic Revelations. Was still a good good.

As mentioned supporting casts character development is one dimensional. An entirely new problem for readers of Sanderson's books. It could be expected from a "hamburger and French fries" book as opposed to his larger more developed "meat and potatoes" novels, but isn't necessarily excusable. Supporting casts is described via familiarizing stereotypes, though the stereotypes are described in a more subtle way than "jock, rebel, robot try hard, know it all" etc.

Themes are appropriately at the YA level. "Find yourself" / identity development is the focus. Adults of course can relate, but the development stage seems to be that of an mid teen, which for the book is spot on. Adults will relate but depending on their own identity development likely less than a teen. Sex bias isn't terrible but not great either. Brandon does well writing from a female standpoint and not making the novel about romance. That said the "strong female lead/character" trope is highly pronounced. Good to have strong female characters, they are just the focus to the point that the men seem one dimensional. The attempts at male character development seem stereotypically based, while the female characters are the focus.

Narrated isn't distracted, and is easy to listen too.

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  • Dogboy
  • 2018-11-08

Great for almost any age!

I have listened to this book twice now and am still in love with the story! The story was wrapped up enough to stand alone yet, knowing it's going to be a series, left enough open to imagine where the next book might take us. Thank you, Sanderson, for another book with strong/brave female characters!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-01-26

good not great.

I'm 33 so maybe im too old for the young adult genere. some of the emotions and pacing was just kinda hard to muscle through. like all Sanderson books though, the ending is awesome. great twists.

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  • dasilente
  • 2018-11-10

Awesome!!!

a lot of lovable characters in a Awesome adventure, good, exciting and satisfying till the very end.

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  • Jessica D Friedman
  • 2019-04-02

Teen / YA

When I download this book, I had no idea that it was written specifically to a younger audience. I know my 14-year-old self would have been obsessed with this book and while I’d absolutely recommend it to early teens, I definitely would not recommend it to anyone old enough to purchase an R+ movie ticket.

Since I’m not the story’s target market this leave me conflicted. Do I rate 5 stars based on teenage me or 2.5 stars based on my opinion today?

It could be my fault for not recognizing this as teen lit in the description somewhere. But I figured if it happened to me it could happen to others too and I’m just here to spread the word. If you’re not keen on hearing the nickname “Jerk-face” used for one of the main characters, this one is a pass.

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  • Drew
  • 2018-11-09

Another fantastic story from Sanderson.

Brandon Sanderson has once again proven himself as the best fantasy without of our time. Skyward manages to take the tired "Boy and his Dragon" trope and turn it into something fresh and interesting. His talent for natural world building combined with Suzy Jackson's flawless performance create an immersive experience that I did not want to pause for one second. Just like with each of his other series I am left salivating for the next instalment.

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  • C. Jackson
  • 2018-11-27

Bless my stars

It's not totally surprising that Sanderson would, once again, subvert my expectations and deliver a compelling story. He's done it time and time again. But I'll never tire of the experience.

As for as I know, this is the farthest Brandon has taken us into the science fiction genre in his writing and Skyward serves as a caller to let us know it's going to be a comfortable journey. Don't expect everything to adhere to standard tropes, however. Brandon still has a few tricks up his sleeve and by the end you'll be wondering whether or not their wasn't a touch of magic to be found.

The book proves to be well paced and emotional. The main characters are interesting, but can be a bit archetypical and there are a few extras whom I feel should have played more of a role in the story. Still, the wait if the decisions these characters play and the party their journey take have some hefty weight to them. Spin, of course, has the most interesting story arch and I'll admit to wondering at times to really questioning where she would end up.

It is a given this is part of a larger series and while I hate waiting, I'm excited to see where we will go next. Skyward 11 signing out.

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  • K. Goettsch
  • 2019-01-19

okay story, but great reading.

I love Brandon Sanderson, let me get that out of the way. But this story has a lot of flaws, as far as Sci Fi goes. It's really a 3.5, but it took so long to develop. And who cares about being called a coward? Kind of a lame undertheme. Also a little too much Dues ex Machina at the end. But you will be rooting for Spin in the end, unless you are a human hating weirdo. Thanks for the entertainment, Brandon.

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