Michael Kramer is an incredible performer and his narration here is definitely great. This is the first Brandon Sanderson book I have listened to and I am hooked. For those familiar with A Game of Thrones (George R.R. Martin) and Wheel of Time (Robert Jordan), Sanderson's style fits comfortably between these two tomes. His story is not as "gritty" and "real" as Martin's series and his story is not as fantastic as Jordan's series. The idea behind the magic system is well-thought out ans the haracters are easy to like.
This story was amazing. The characters, magic, and plot are so well developed and so intriguing that I couldn't put this down. I stayed up all night listening! This is the first book in the Mistborn series, and I honestly think it's the best. Somehow, book 2 and 3 didn't quite live up to the complex, intriguing, exciting, and unforgettable 'Final Empire.' That's not to say you shouldn't finish the series, but 'The Final Empire' is just so memorable and haunting.
I would, and have recommended this book to fans of the young adult-ish fantasy fiction fans.
That would give it away!
He is easy to listen to. Dialog between characters is distinct, without coming up with outrageous female voices, etc... as some narrators sometimes do.
At some parts, it is very engaging. Other parts, kind of drag on a little.
It's an easy read, straightforward, without making you wonder if every character, situation, or line of dialog is a device for some kind of plot twist. The story, though, and the feel of the book seems very derivative. The main story started off with a real
I agree with another review I read that said it has a bit of an Oceans Eleven in a fantasy setting feel to it. Great story with some really enjoyable characters. I love the originality of the magical aspects.
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This series blew me away! It is a masterwork of brilliant plotting, extensive character development and incredible world-building that just has no equal.
While this is one of the most thrilling and entertaining fantasy stories you'll ever come across, it's so much more than just entertainment! Sanderson delves into deep philosophical and theological quandaries - raising questions that will sit with you for months - if not years - to come.
But best of all is how it all wraps up. Sanderson raises about 100 really perplexing questions about who characters are, what's going on and why the world is as it is. Then - just when you feel like there is no time left in the book to tie them all together - he does just that, in a brilliant climax that will send shivers down your spine.
Then - of course - you've got the brilliant Michael Kramer - one of audible's all-time best narrators!
READ THIS SERIES! Best use of 3 credits ever!
I usually don't give five stars on books but this deserves it. I highly recommend this book if you like fantasy or science fiction. The story line is excellent, the character development is rich, the excitment is fun, the twists and turns in the plot make this book an excellent listen. I also liked Michael Kramer - what a marvelous job he does on voicing all the characters; he is expert in his craft. He is up there with Stephan Rodnicki in the Ender's Game series.
I love his stories, but had a hard time listening to Mistborn. I actually have purchased the other books in "book" format and found them more enjoyable. Not sure why this is so. If you like fantasy, its a solid book.
I write the review for the first book, last. There are some truly clever bits of writing and plotting going on here. Setups and mechanisms put into place that don't reveal for hundreds of pages.
This is the best book in the series and that's not a failing. The rest of the series is quite good, just not as good as this book promises. I recommend the whole lot, just be prepared.
It's just like my title. It is very easy to get hooked on this hole series. If you like this type you will enjoy it. Naration is excelent and the storyline keeps you on your toes. Excellent
Yes, and am getting the rest of this series
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I hated I had to sleep, eat, or work while reading this book. Took every opportunity to put on headphones and sneak off.
Great job on this book, and on the 14th installment of Jordens work. Can't wait untill the 15th. And when the Wheel of time stops, I know I will fallow Brandon Sandersons work with the same antisapation. Thank you