The Way Of Kings Prime could be getting an audiobook.
There’s a reason Brandon Sanderson fans love the author so much. They are never wanting for content. The dude is a writing machine, churning out roughly two books a year (with some occasionally breaking 1,000 pages in length). He’s also one of the most accessible authors online. He teaches classes on writing, hosts Q&A sessions for his fans, and has discussed the ins and outs of many of his novels. And if that wasn’t enough, he recently released The Way of Kings Prime, which was an older version of The Way of Kings, only written several years earlier.
This novel is essentially an alternate take on the story. It’s not a first draft, but an entirely different novel wherein main characters make different decisions that ultimately lead to a different story. It’s cool enough that Sanderson released the book in ebook format, but if you throw down some extra cash, you can actually get a hardcover edition of it through his Kickstarter.
What if I told you you could get an audiobook edition of the book — an audiobook read by the duo who read the official The Way of Kings book? Not only could you ultimately get it, but you could get it for FREE.
If you’ve been following us or Brandon Sanderson, you may already know that he’s in the midst of a Kickstarter for the leatherbound edition of The Way of Kings. As of this writing, it’s nearly at $6 million. And last night, during a weekly livestream on his YouTube channel, he revealed one key stretch goal.
If the Kickstarter hits $7 million by its close next Friday, Dragonsteel Entertainment will release a full audiobook of The Way of Kings Prime. This book will be read by Kate Reading and Michael Kramer, who lend their skills to The Stormlight Archive proper. Furthermore, this audiobook will be available for free. Sanderson stated that once it’s finished, they will release it on some platform for all to consume. He tossed around potential services like SoundCloud or Stitcher but it’s clear they haven’t thought that far ahead yet.
Regardless, this means you’d be able to get your hands on the book in ebook, hardcover, and audiobook format now. We will see if this is possible. While the last few days a Kickstarter is where a lot of projects pick up steam, $7 million does feel like a lot of money. But if you’re already a supporter, you may want to consider upping your ante a bit in hopes of locking down that audiobook.
Are you anxious to get your hands on the audiobook edition of The Way of Kings Prime? Sound off down below! And if you want to contribute to the Kickstarter, check it out here!
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