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3.99997855288407 out of 53.99997855288407 out of 53.99997855288407 out of 53.99997855288407 out of 53.99997855288407 out of 5 4.00 (62,013 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Brandon Sanderson Narrator: Michael Kramer Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Mistborn Series Release Date:
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Brandon Sanderson, fantasy's newest master tale spinner, author of the acclaimed debut Elantris, dares to turn a genre on its head by asking a simple question: What if the hero of prophecy fails? What kind of world results when the Dark Lord is in charge? The answer will be found in the Mistborn Trilogy, a saga of surprises and magical martial-arts action that begins in Mistborn.

For a thousand years the ash fell and no flowers bloomed. For a thousand years the Skaa slaved in misery and lived in fear. For a thousand years the Lord Ruler, the "Sliver of Infinity," reigned with absolute power and ultimate terror, divinely invincible. Then, when hope was so long lost that not even its memory remained, a terribly scarred, heart-broken half-Skaa rediscovered it in the depths of the Lord Ruler's most hellish prison. Kelsier "snapped" and found in himself the powers of a Mistborn. A brilliant thief and natural leader, he turned his talents to the ultimate caper, with the Lord Ruler himself as the mark.

Kelsier recruited the underworld's elite, the smartest and most trustworthy allomancers, each of whom shares one of his many powers, and all of whom relish a high-stakes challenge. Only then does he reveal his ultimate dream, not just the greatest heist in history, but the downfall of the divine despot.

But even with the best criminal crew ever assembled, Kel's plan looks more like the ultimate long shot, until luck brings a ragged girl named Vin into his life. Like him, she's a half-Skaa orphan, but she's lived a much harsher life. Vin has learned to expect betrayal from everyone she meets, and gotten it. She will have to learn to trust, if Kel is to help her master powers of which she never dreamed.

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  • “Sanderson's popularity as a fantasy writer is being matched by the reception to his audiobooks. As depicted by the skillful Michael Kramer, the world of Mistborn becomes concrete and tangible. AudioFile

  • Michael Kramer...does a fantastic job of giving voice to the characters and describing the land in beautiful detail. The vocal range and emotional range of his reading was excellent.... By far my favorite voice in the book is that of Breeze and in the following novels he becomes one of my favorite characters simply because Michael Kramer's vocalization is so spot on that the character literally seems to come alive. SFFAudio.com on the audiobook of Mistborn
  • Intrigue, politics, and conspiracies mesh complexly in a world Sanderson realizes in satisfying depth and peoples with impressive characters. Booklist on Mistborn
  • Enjoyable, adventurous read that. . .should satisfy even easily-bored teens. Locus on Mistborn
  • A fascinating world . . . one that deserves a sequel. The Washington Post on Mistborn

  • “The fast-paced action scenes temper Vin’s interminable ballroom intrigues, while the characters…profoundly drawn, have a raw stereotypic appeal.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Intrigue, politics, and conspiracies mesh complexly in a world Sanderson realizes in satisfying depth and peoples with impressive characters.”

    Booklist

  • Nominated for the 2015 Audie Award for Best Audio Drama

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Hege Tilset | 2/2/2014

    " Engageing, exciting, interessting "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jakko Van hunen | 1/31/2014

    " Pretty good. Enjoyed it very much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by L | 1/19/2014

    " Wow. I don't know how Sanderson so immediately and thoroughly burns metal and you are suddenly in his world. He doesn't explain the rules of his universe until they come up, so you're on edge, waiting, but in the meantime, it's all real and fleshed out. LONG. I do think there could be some editing. But it's just a lovely piece of work and such and amazing ending. Usually, you come down to the big conflict and you just know everyone will win and that takes the edge off the tension. But with Mistborn, I knew there were volumes to come and so many bad things had happened already. The main male character is dead by this point, for heaven's sake. So when they really did "win," you found yourself looking for "where's the catch?" And of, course, I'm sure it will come in book 2. This is a real accomplishment! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Rachel | 12/30/2013

    " I really wanted to like this as I haven't found a sci-fi/fantasy series in a long time that I really enjoyed. I just couldn't get into it. "

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