I was not familiar with Brandon before he helped to complete Robert Jordan's series, but I was interested to see what he had done. I really like this first book. I thought it was imaginative and the characters were interesting and compelling. I can't wait to get the next two books in this series.
I must say that I was a little unsure about the book when I first decided to read it. In fact the only reason that I picked up this title was because another book reviewer was comparing another book to this one. So I decided to forgo that book for Mistborn.
Now all I can say is wow. Even after all the hours of listening I didn't want the series to end. Now that it's over I'm kind of sad. I highly enjoyed the experience. I hope you do too.
After reading Towers of Midnight I needed another book, and decided to try one of Brandon Sanderson's "own" books, as I certainly didn't think he made WoT any worse, possibly better. I think it might have helped to have Michael Kramer narrate this book, as the voice was already so familiar, but I really liked this book from the start. It's perhaps one of the first fantasy books where I haven't really thought "this is pretty similar to XXXX" about some element(s). I'm not saying he's not ispired by other works, but he's managed to make a pretty unique universe. I'll certainly read, or listen to, the next book!
What starts out as your typical heist story with a new gal brought in as the apprentice to a well known and successful thief and lovable rogue turns into an epic story of learning to trust, breaking preconceptions, and learning to fight for something more then what your base desires are. I was highly impressed with this story after reading Brandon's works on the Wheel of time as well as The Way of Kings and look forward to reading more from him int he future.
I enjoyed this audio book. It is set in a unique world, and contains unique characters. The main character is not a perfect flawless person, which adds depth to her persona. Listening to this in the car to and from work made for a very enjoyable ride. This is definitely worth listening to!
I normally do not read this type of book, but took a chance at the insistence of a friend. It iwas worth it. This is a detailed and entertaining story with very real characters and a terrific plot. Well worth a credit. I will be reading Book 2 in the series.
Having been exposed to Terry Brooks i wanted to find an author that had the same Elves, Dwarfs, and Wizards. By chance i stumbled upon this Trilogy. Brandon took all i new of magic and Good versus Evil and completely turned it upside down. Who would have thought that for 1000 years Evil had one out yet the Lord Ruler was really working on behalf of all mankind in the long run. I was completely impressed as the Trilogy kept me in suspense for nearly 75 hours as i learned of new magical powers in Alamancy and new Mythical creatures created by Brandon Sanderson. As for the Narrator his ability to change his voice to give each Character there own voice was amazing Michael was wonderful and a pleasure to listen to
I am so glad to have found Brandon Sanderson. This Trillogy is well written and kept my rapt attention. Mr. Kramer's reading brings the story to life
Paul in Boston
A rich story with multiple characters can be ruined in the hands of amateurs. With an expert narrator, Mistborn takes wing and multiple characters can come in and out of the story with little confusion or need to rewind.
This is a story about a rebellion by an underclass that has been in servitude for centuries. The ruling class holds the power and the magic.