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Summary

From #1 New York Times Bestselling, Hugo Award-winning author, Brandon Sanderson, and co-authors Max Epstein, David Pace, and Michael Harkins, comes an audio-first techno-thriller addition to the universe of Stephen (Legion) Leeds.   

Stephen Leeds is perfectly sane. It’s his hallucinations who are all quite mad.  

A one-man team of experts, Stephen Leeds is a genius of unparalleled mental capabilities who can learn new skills or master entire scholarly disciplines in mere hours. However, these skills come at a price. Stephen must compartmentalize his brain, with each of his new skill sets being held by an “aspect”—a hallucination his mind creates with their own fully-developed personality, life, and limitations. Without these aspects, and the delicate construct of reality they provide for him, Stephen is unable to control his mind and engage with the real world.  

So when an unprecedented Internal Revenue Service data breach stumps the FBI, Stephen is brought in to investigate. With the help of his aspects, he must uncover the connection between millions of stolen tax returns, a mysterious hacker named Enoch, a strange, cutting-edge technology that uses soundwaves to transfer data, and a nearly extinct Mesopotamian religion which once rivaled Christianity. What Leeds discovers along the way will reveal the devastating consequences of this new technology, test the limits of his aspects, and lead him face to face with a man hell-bent on vengeance, for which no cost is too high.   

Stephen Leeds: Death and Faxes is a new entry in Brandon Sanderson’s Stephen Leeds saga and chronologically takes place between the novellas Legion and Legion: Lies of the Beholder.

©2022 Brandon Sanderson (P)2022 Mainframe, Inc.

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  • Tyler
  • 14-06-22

Another Fantastic Leeds!!!

Loved it! didn't seem to pickup where the last one left off, so I'm not 100% sure where it is in the timeline. But great twists and turns! Keep making them and I'll keep reading them!

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  • drew
  • 07-06-22

a great story

knocked off a star from performance simply because of the mispronounciation of Louisville. Besides that the story was well executed and a fun addition to the Stephen leeds saga!

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  • Jarom M. Rush
  • 07-06-22

If this is what being crazy means…

I love how we could just ascribe a label like “crazy” but to get a glimpse into the mind of Stephen Leeds and see how real it is to him truly helps me to navigate my own issues and be more of support to people around me, whether I understand their perspectives or not.
It can be a difficult thing to be alive. Let’s love each other along the way.

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  • Kristine
  • 05-08-22

I seem to be on a Stephen Leeds run....

I recently found a couple of Brandon Sanderson short stories that I either didn't know about or maybe they were in my MASSIVE TBR file. At this point, I'm not really sure. Anyway, after reading and listening to Snapshot and Legion, I realized that there were actually more stories out in the Legion world - so I went and found them. While I was looking into that, I found this one - which I THINK is the latest entry into this world and may only be available on Audible. Don't quote me on that, but I think that is the case. Anyway, I was on a roll, so it was a no brainer to hit the "buy" button.

I have to admit, my feelings for this series were seemingly going in the wrong direction. I REALLY liked the first one. The second one was still good, but maybe not as good as the first and the third one, well....let's just say I liked it the least. But, since I had already hit the button, I decided to just go for it.

Honestly, I'm glad I did. It is odd in the fact that THIS story is actually in a different time placement. In other words, it occurs after the first book and BEFORE the second. I think I saw it labeled as Book 1.5. I do not usually like reading books out of order, but since I had already made the mistake and didn't really have a choice, I thought" oh well".

I enjoyed this story more than the last one. It took us back to the stronger relationships that Stephen has with his aspects and it FELT more like the atmosphere of the first book. I read later that there were several collaborators on this book, but I still felt like the flow and the content were told in a way that kept and held my interest.

I liked the story, I LOVE the characters and I would gladly be willing to read anything else that comes out from this world.

I would call that a win :)

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  • doris choo
  • 18-07-22

Entertaining and enjoyable

As usual, never disappointed with Brandon and his team’s brilliant story telling. I am fan of all his most. Good plot, exciting, tense from beginning to the end.

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  • John
  • 05-07-22

Great in all the ways.

I have enjoyed the nonfantasy books of Brandon Sanderson as much of if not more than the fantasy titles. His audiobooks share the same level of quality with Oliver Wyman being as talented as any other narrator I have enjoyed.

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  • Micah
  • 28-06-22

Classic Stephen Leeds

Brandon didn’t write this entirely by himself, but it is still very much in the same vein as the other books. The aspects and how they work are still interesting, and the case Leeds is working on is as intriguing as ever. Would recommend if you liked the other books