I got this book based on the reviews. I did finish the series but I have to say I am surprised it had such high reviews. I think the series was ok but a pretty dry at times. I didn't like the fact that the characters never seemed to get more developed. I've read a lot of fantasy novels where the characters are pretty shallow in the first book and gradually get better as the story goes on. I did not think this happened in these books and it was pretty disappointing. It wasn't as bad as some and if you're just looking for a decent way to spend a few hours this wasn't bad.
I am a fantasy fan. That being said, this book was different than others I have read. Very creative with twists throughout that kept me listening. I'm looking forward to listening to Brandon's other books.
I can't recommend this series enough. The first book stands as a great work in its own right with a solid ending. However, the story is continued in books 2 and 3 with revelations that only make the storytelling in book 1 that much more appreciated.
Book 1 of the Mistborn series (The Final Empire) is well done. The advent of allomancy was ingenious of Sanderson. The books are a little lacking in good descriptions of how things look and feel; and the books are pretty dark. Of course, they do deal with a pretty dark subject matter, so it is to be expected.
However, Michael Kramer (the narrator) is exceptional. He adds dimension when the text lacks and life when the prose gets a little droll.
This is a winner if you want good fantasy that doesn't leave you feeling like you just read a children's book. No tiny elves and dwarves bouncing around in this novel. Politics, intrigue, creative source of magic, and philosophy all add up to a series that will keep you going.
Well, I really never did much reading. But after finding audio books. I can't seem to stop listening. Thanks Audible!
After listening to the Gathering Storm that Mr. Sanderson picked up after Robert Jordan passed on. I found that Mr. Sanderson did a wonderful job on the Gathering Storm! I then started to look at some of his other books and this was the first I picked up. Again Mr. Sanderson ability to tell a story in detail was very enjoyable. Although some may not like this, I often find I like knowing every little detail about everything!
Michael Kramer as always does a wonderful job in making the stories come to life! Mr. Sanderson, if you had a hand in picking Mr. Kramer to read your books... Well done Sir!
Thank you Mr. Sanderson and Mr. Kramer for the many hours of enjoyment, and I'll continue to listen to the rest of the series!
This is a superb trilogy with fantastic narration that puts you inside the story,relating with every character. Be careful if you listen and drive, you might get too wraped up in the story !! One of the best books I have ever listened to!!
Sanderson does it again! I simply loved what he did with book 12 of the wheel of time, so I thought I would try another of his books. This book was very different but I easily found my self getting lost in the world that Sanderson created. I very highly recommend. GREAT READ!
The story was decent to begin with but by the end of it I was completely involved. That's all you can ask for from a book: that it COMPLETELY sucks you in and you COMPLETELY forget that it is a created world made up of written words and not-real peeps. BIGtime. I hope the next one is just as good (fingers crossed).
I loved this book so much that when I was done reading it, I've turned around to listen to it on audiobook. I haven't read that many fantasy series but this one is one of my favorites.
Dune made me realize that I like Sci-Fi, but Mistborn has sunk the hook even deeper. Sanderson has quite the imagination, and Kramer does a very good job of narration.