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Firstborn

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

29 out of 31 people found this review helpful.

A must for Sanderson fans

First off, pay no mind to the goofball first reviewer below. If you can't figure out that a $.99 ebook that's only a little over 800kb isn't a full novel (or can't simply pop over to another title to compare)...well, really that's just silly.
Anyway, here the ever-imp...
First off, pay no mind to the goofball first reviewer below. If you can't figure out that a $.99 ebook that's only a little over 800kb isn't a full novel (or can't simply pop over to another title to compare)...well, really that's just silly.
Anyway, here the ever-impressive Sanderson proves he is just as skilled with a tight, focused short story as he is with the grander scale pieces he's done previously. The switch to a sci-fi setting is interesting, but seemingly handled with ease. Characters are interesting and believable, even given the limited space for development. Most importantly Dennison's struggle, central to the story as it is, is handled deftly, and I think can easily be related to by a lot of people. And as always, not everything is quite as it seems.
To avoid any more rambling, suffice it to say this is a fun, quick read, and most definitely a dollar well-spent, regardless of whether or not you realize what you're getting yourself into.

posted by Lyteshadow on August 20, 2010

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Most Helpful Critical Review

8 out of 41 people found this review helpful.

Shame on you B&N! Very misleading

Not a book at all. This is a short story published a few years ago and available for free on the internet. Not at all what it appears to be by the description. It may only be a dollar, but a badly spent one unless you know what you're buying. I'm disappointed. Not in ...
Not a book at all. This is a short story published a few years ago and available for free on the internet. Not at all what it appears to be by the description. It may only be a dollar, but a badly spent one unless you know what you're buying. I'm disappointed. Not in the story, but in the way I was misled into thinking it was a new book and wasting money I wouldn't have spent otherwise.

posted by OnyxRing on July 28, 2010

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  • Posted August 20, 2010

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    A must for Sanderson fans

    First off, pay no mind to the goofball first reviewer below. If you can't figure out that a $.99 ebook that's only a little over 800kb isn't a full novel (or can't simply pop over to another title to compare)...well, really that's just silly.
    Anyway, here the ever-impressive Sanderson proves he is just as skilled with a tight, focused short story as he is with the grander scale pieces he's done previously. The switch to a sci-fi setting is interesting, but seemingly handled with ease. Characters are interesting and believable, even given the limited space for development. Most importantly Dennison's struggle, central to the story as it is, is handled deftly, and I think can easily be related to by a lot of people. And as always, not everything is quite as it seems.
    To avoid any more rambling, suffice it to say this is a fun, quick read, and most definitely a dollar well-spent, regardless of whether or not you realize what you're getting yourself into.

    29 out of 31 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 11, 2011

    Goid short story

    I enjoyed this brief tale. Pride is shown in the minutia of the tale, as the outcome is set in stone. No course but the path taken could be offered. ;,)

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2010

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    Good Short Story

    Worth a $1.

    Sanderson is a good writer nd I did enjoy this short story. It was about 36 pages long. The first reviewer screwed up the star rating because they weren't smart enough to figure out that this is a short story...so they decided to give it a one star rating because they spent a whole .99 cents for "not a book at all".

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2013

    Good Short Story !!

    Well written.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2013

    Surprising

    I am not generally a fan of space sci fy. However, this was surprisingly good. A very interesting premise and a good length for the story.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2012

    Very good

    I enjoyed this quite a bit, and definitely found myself surprised by the ending.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2015

    Cool short story

    Not to shabby, a really short, entertaining read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2013

    Good short story

    Had an Ender's game feel to it. Good book.

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  • Posted November 19, 2012

    I found this book interesting and good for a short story. I felt

    I found this book interesting and good for a short story. I felt it really dealt with being your own person and shining where you can. Overall a good read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2012

    Didn't think brandon knew what a shot story was

    Good book seen better but better was 1000 pages long good short read but it felt to abrupt.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2012

    Great Short Story

    Would have been better fleshed out and extended time lines to make a better book.

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  • Posted March 8, 2012

    Definitely a fun, if quick.

    I took this read because I've been having trouble finding any good sci fi lately. Glad I did, though. Sanderson's character Dennison is definitely likable. He manages a few twists in the game. These twists are fun, even if the first is a little hard to swallow. Overall I enjoyed it and agree it should be shared. Also sort of hoping Sanderson decides to make this into a series.

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