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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (39,971 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: October 2008 ISBN: 9781427206398
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Who is the Hero of Ages?

To end the Final Empire and restore freedom, Vin killed the Lord Ruler. But as a result, the Deepness---the lethal form of the ubiquitous mists---is back, along with increasingly heavy ashfalls and ever more powerful earthquakes. Humanity appears to be doomed.

Having escaped death at the climax of The Well of Ascension only by becoming a Mistborn himself, Emperor Elend Venture hopes to find clues left behind by the Lord Ruler that will allow him to save the world. Vin is consumed with guilt at having been tricked into releasing the mystic force known as Ruin from the Well. Ruin wants to end the world, and its near omniscience and ability to warp reality make stopping it seem impossible. She can't even discuss it with Elend lest Ruin learn their plans!

The conclusion of Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn trilogy fulfills all the promise of the first two books. Revelations abound, connections rooted in early chapters of the series click into place, and surprises, as satisfying as they are stunning, blossom like fireworks to dazzle and delight. It all leads up to a finale unmatched for originality and audacity that will leave readers rubbing their eyes in wonder, as if awaking from an amazing dream.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Michael Kramer brings his distinctive style to the final book of the Mistborn Trilogy. He has a familiarity with the many characters that listeners may want to share by listening to Books 1 and 2 in order to place the complex plot and characters in context…Kramer delivers quiet forward momentum in the introspective and narrative passages and increases his intensity for the skirmishes and battles. AudioFile Magazine

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phranx | 2/18/2014

    " A fair bit of talking about what the characters want to do then doing it. As well as a lot of explaining characters thoughts each time they have them (can get a bit repetitive). Appart from that, the whole series is a great story and well planned out. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maggie | 2/16/2014

    " However you felt about the endings of BSG and LOST, you'll feel about this one. A lot better than the second book. Still way less impressive than the first. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kendra | 2/13/2014

    " Absolutely incredible! I could not put this book down. It was filled with so many twists and surprises that it had me gasping and covering my mouth. I was expecting a lot out of this book, being the final book in the trilogy, and Brandon Sanderson did not disappoint. He keeps you guessing, but then does something completely shocking. You can't really expect the events to happen as they did. This was awesome. Beyond awesome. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amberlori | 2/11/2014

    " What a fabulous ending to an enjoyable trilogy! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ragne | 2/5/2014

    " I loved the story, and it progressed wonderfully. I'm only giving it a four because of all the unnecessary repetitions. It was a great conclusion to a great trilogy. I found the philosophizing around religion intriguing, and, I'm guessing they reflect the author's own thoughts. The blatant opinions of politics, I could very well do without. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dore | 1/21/2014

    " Such a great conclusion but so incredibly sad. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vince | 1/15/2014

    " Fantastic ending to the series. Loved it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joshua Grover | 1/11/2014

    " Great author, great series, Sanderson can really build a world and get one sucked into it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dane | 12/14/2013

    " This book was a great conclusion to the trilogy! The ending was a little disappointing, but overall the book and trilogy was fantastic! Some of the best storytelling I've ever read. Vin is one of the greatest heroes of any book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Speaker | 11/27/2013

    " For me, this series has highlighted many dark seated fears and desires. In many ways I find this book to have be rejuvenating to my spirit. Though fictional truth was hidden within it pages. Thank you Sanderson. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cori | 11/21/2013

    " Liked this series! Very original! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christine | 11/1/2013

    " Loved this entire series, and I absolutely loved how Sanderson completed it. I have to admit that the entire ending was quite unexpected for me. But really a beautiful ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris Marshall | 10/27/2013

    " It felt to me like the ending was a bit of a cop out. Still a very good conclusion to the trilogy, though! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alyson C. | 9/9/2013

    " I absolutely loved this series. I thought this was a really well done final book- a great blend of magic,science, religion and hope. The characters were great and i felt the resolution really tied everything up really well. Highly recommend the series; it was wonderful! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jerseejohn | 6/11/2013

    " Another good read... a bit slow in the middle, but a very satisfying conclusion. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zeb | 1/13/2013

    " Totally satisfying & memorable conclusion to the best trilogy I've ever read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sebastiaan | 4/16/2012

    " Fantastic conclusion to a great trilogy!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Catherine | 4/14/2012

    " So many feels. Amazingly original, thought-provoking. A remarkable and beautiful trilogy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Child960801 | 3/6/2012

    " A great end to a great series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katherine | 12/12/2011

    " This was an awesome, awesome conclusion to the trilogy. At first I was confused by all the different threads and stories going on but they come together in a powerful way in a Harry Potter-style "ohhh this was totally all planned out from the beginning!!" masterful plotting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shane | 12/3/2011

    " Good book, twisted ending. I really liked it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa Clark-reynolds | 10/31/2011

    " How do we know if killing off the despot was a good thing? What choices do I have over my life's purpose? Great inspiring stuff for women and men. A very satisfying conclusion. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jake | 6/27/2011

    " Read about 450 pages, skipped to 100 pages from the end and finished the book. Don't think I missed much.

    Some clever parts in the end, some formulaic and totally predictable. Didn't care for the religious overtones of the overall story, which only got stronger as the books wore on. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karla | 6/24/2011

    " 3 stars. A satisfactory ending to the trilogy. Some of the characters annoyed me throughout, so I can't rate it higher. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Krystal | 6/21/2011

    " A very exciting conclusion to a great Sci-Fi trilogy. Thought provoking and exciting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roy | 6/21/2011

    " Y the amazing way this one wraps up the trilogy makes up for the hardships you have to travle through with the characters in the second book. An amazing close to a grand trilogy.
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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Matthew | 6/15/2011

    " Ditto as with #2 in this trilogy. By the end, I was not as interested in the characters as I wanted to be. The whole series felt like work by an author at the beginning of his career. By contrast, The Way of Kings was so much more polished and robust and engaging. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate | 6/14/2011

    " I adored this book and really the entire series. I'm so sad its all over! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Courtney | 6/10/2011

    " I Loved this series. My brother was the one who got me obsessed with this series. This is the 3rd book of the series and the last. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kenneth | 6/10/2011

    " Great series. I thought I had figured out the ending, but I was only partially corrct. Great to be wrong! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Merry | 6/7/2011

    " I would probably give this series 3.5 stars. I liked them and they were interesting, they just dragged a bit for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jimmy | 6/5/2011

    " The finishing book of the Mistborn triology and a wonderful ending. Anyone who figured it out before the end is a better person than me!
    This triology is one of my favorites due to the way Brandon Sanderson has made up a completely different kind of magic, wich is explainable future science "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Plain old Bri | 6/4/2011

    " I HATE AND LOVE THE ENDING! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wayne | 6/4/2011

    " Best book of the series. I wish the second hadn't been such a let down, but it was definitely building up to this final book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carl | 6/2/2011

    " Wow, Sanderson really went off the deep end with this book. I gave him 2 stars for somehow making it all come together at the end, but it was pretty retarded. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Juliana | 6/1/2011

    " I reeeaaally liked this book. It was a perfect ending I thought! There were so many twists and turns that you don't expect and the characters grew into themselves even more. Loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meghan | 5/25/2011

    " I feel bad giving this installment only 4 stars, but the truth is I felt annoyed at the writing for the first half of the book. I love the attention to detail, and the overall wrap-up of the plat was wonderful, I just wish the book had been a little quicker to pick up steam. "

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About the Author
Author Brandon Sanderson

Brandon Sanderson is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Words of Radiance and the internationally bestselling books in the Stormlight Archive and the Mistborn series. He was also chosen to complete Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time series. His books have been published in more than twenty-five languages and have sold millions of copies worldwide. He teaches creative writing at Brigham Young University.

About the Narrator

Michael Kramer has narrated many audiobooks over the last twenty years; his favorite authors include Donald E. Westlake, Thomas Perry, and Robert Jordan. He has received several AudioFile Earphones Awards for his work. He lives in the DC area, where he also works in theater as an actor and director.