Well Developed Characters!
Brandon Sanderson has a habit of creating magic systems that are consistent in and of themselves. Because of this, this book could be compared to many of his own works. I don't think I could rightly compare his works with that of other authors.
Not sure, I usually only notice the narration if it is really bad.
In my opinion, this is the best of B. S. works, so if you like this you will probably like his work.
I listened to this entire book during a 24 hour sickness during which I couldn't even think about moving from the horizontal position. Having said that, my review might be a little biased as I was so appreciative of being transported to Sanderson's world. Sometimes I even miss the characters, but that could be the fever talking...
Very unique concepts in this story and the author definitely knows where he is going with the story the entire time. The narrator does a great job. Overall I would definitely recommend.
This review looks at all three books of the trilogy as a whole. What a magnificent work! I first became aware of Brandon Sanderson while reading the Wheel of Time series. Sanderson wrote the last three books of that 14 book saga, completing the work begun by Robert Jordan. I felt he did an admirable job finishing what Jordan had begun and was interested in reading some of his own books. I started with Elantris, which is a stand-alone novel, and enjoyed that. I followed that with the Mistborn trilogy and quickly realized that this author is an amazing standout in the field of fantasy literature.
Mistborn draws you into a strange dying world in which the inhabitants struggle to survive without really comprehending the true nature of their world. The main cast of characters represent a variety of gifted, and in some cases more enlightened, individuals who embark on an endeavor that promises to reveal the hidden realities of the powers that shape and move their world if it does not kill them first.
Sanderson's vision for this series is both creative and unique. It shares many elements of classic fantasy, while standing apart and making its own rules. There are aspects of it that draw closer to science fiction and the whole thing is so internally consistent that it makes for an incredibly satisfying conclusion.
This series is unlike many trilogies, where the middle, or bridge, book tends to be the best of the three (I am reminded of Star Wars and Lord of the Rings). Instead it makes a strong start in book 1, drawing you into a mysterious world and unfolding a grand adventure that can almost stand alone. But in the aftermath, you realize that this was only the beginning. Book 2 drags a bit as you become more and more aware of the true nature of things. The need to reveal so much information makes for a somewhat less thrilling volume, but necessary to set up the final book. And it is well worth it because book 3 proves the best as it culminates in a magnificent conclusion. Highly recommended!
it was a very unique story, but just not my favorite. It just did not grab me the characters were not very relateable to me and the story felt dry... I am glad I read some of his other work first, because I might not have come back after this book
not his best, but not bad either
This book was one of my first audiobook purchases back in 2009 - and it is still one of the best! I have re-read it twice, and it never seems to get old. Great story, great characters that you can actually care about brought to life masterfully by narrator Michael Kramer. Be warned, however - this series will spoil you, making all of your future purchases seem drab by comparison!
Whenever I'm done with a series I always have this doubt that the next one i listen to won't be able to drag me in as much as the last one did, but time and time again i'm proven wrong.
Brandon Sanderson, who might just prove to be my favorite author as of recent delivers a great story, a fascinating harsh world and multiple unique martial arts-esque magic systems. There are a lot of mysteries yet to be solved. I really enjoy the little bits before each chapter, which are like a little story in themselves.
The narration by Michale Kramer is great, he does specific voices/accents for each character but it never feels over the top or fake. I really enjoy listening to him and I'm looking forward to the next two books.
I enjoy reading fantasy, science fiction, and horror the most. To improve, I read about language, psychology, spirituality, and art. I read about computer science and business for professional reasons.
Although I try not to let preconceptions effect my reading, I now know why this is one of the most popular fantasy series. The vast dystopia is rife with problems and negativity that the team of hero's have to battle. Practices and learning sessions, battles and missions, scheming and characterization on both sides, glorious victories and deathly defeats, and organizational conflicts all make this a novel to be held in high esteem. Further, the physics system with special abilities and magical metals imbue the imagination with a reality far from earth. I look forward to the next book in the series when I have time.
Most of my reviews are good because I only tend to listen to books I like. Funny how it works out like that.
While it was action packed, the author never lets you revele in the feeling of success. "There is always another secret"
I read/listen purely for enjoyment and any reviews are based on that. Mostly fantasy, mystery, suspense.
I constantly recommend this book to friends. I must say that I had a tough time getting into it but once I did it became one of my favorites. I started and listened to two other books between actually listening to mistborn. This was my first Sanderson book and I have now listened to everything he has available. My early confusion quickly left and I was drawn into the ash and mist of this epic tale.