About Skyward Audiobook
Skyward Audiobook is a young adult science fiction novel written by American author Brandon Sanderson, that set in the same universe as Sanderson’s short story Defending Elysium, which details some events before humans became fugitives.
This audiobook 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 a superhero. 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.
What is the story?
Spensa’s world has been under alien attack for decades. Pilots are the heroes of what’s left of humanity, and becoming a pilot is Spensa’s dream. Ever since she was a little girl, Spensa has dreamed of soaring skyward and proving her bravery. But her father’s legacy stands in the way – he was a pilot who was killed for desertion years ago, branding Spensa the daughter of a coward, and making her chances of attending flight school slim to none.
Spense is still determined to fly – even if it means she must be as resilient in the face of long odds as humanity itself has had to be against the alien threat. And her accidental discovery in a long-forgotten cavern might just grant her a way to claim the stars.
Why should you listen to Skyward Audiobook free?
There’s a lot of reasons why I’m a faithful listener of Brandon Sanderson. His ingenious magic systems, fully fleshed-out worlds, and bomb-diggity characters are just a few of the elements that keep me coming back for more. Simply put, to use a writer’s phrase, Sanderson takes care of the reader. I trust that every story written by him is going to be a good story, and Skyward Audiobook Mp3 is no exception, despite the fact that it’s his first space opera and there’s zero magic.
Lighter than Stormlight Archive Audiobooks or Mistborn Audiobooks but with its own share of emotional highs and lows. The mystery running in the background that unfolds left me trying to work out everything whenever I wasn’t listening. Sanderson managed to make a developed “magic” system you understand, but this time it’s in how the ships fly and shoot. You fully grasp how each weapon and subsystem in the fighters work.
Overall, I did adore this book. It was just what I needed. So much happens, the characters are flawed but their growth is fascinating to watch. The story is complex and becomes more interesting as it progresses. Every time I thought I knew where things were going… I was wrong. And happy to be.
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Skyward Audiobook US Version narrated by Suzy Jackson
Narrated by: Suzy Jackson
Series: Skyward, Book 1
Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
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.
Skyward Audiobook UK Version narrated by Sophie Aldred
Narrated by: Sophie Aldred
Series: Skyward, Book 1
Length: 15 hrs and 14 mins
I loved Sophie Aldred. She did a phenomenal job bringing every character to life! I felt like every character, even the minor ones, had a distinct voice. She did an amazing job with the first-person perspective. The action scenes were so thrilling. Absolutely 5 stars in my opinion.