I like fiction(Rick Riordan),sci-fi(Orson S. Card), and vampires and werewolfs(LK Hamilton) to name a few.
I loved going through all of this with Vin. Growing, losing, reaching new levels as the world she knows expands around her. The author not only creates an amazing world of mistlings and mistborn(super powered but far from invincible heros/villains) but a truly deep and realistic world for them to inhabit. The narrator does an amazing job of immersing you in it as well.
There seems to be a "style" of reading that actors use when reading fantasy books. I think of it as "Evil Wizard Voice". It is usually slow and consistent. More focused on creating atmosphere than with the emotional tones of the story. The best way I can explain this is by using another Sanderson book, Steelheart. In Steelheart the narrator is constantly changing his voice to reflect the physical and emotional state of the characters. This makes it feel like you are listening to a radio play. In Mistborn the narrator is using his voice to give the story an "epic fantasy" feeling. Putting a lot of inflection on every word. Drawing the words out, and all in all sounding like an evil wizard monologuing in a self-satisfied way.
I find the "epic fantasy" style boring. It seems to drag on and on. Which sucks because I love fantasy books.
Unfortunately this book really double downs on the epic fantasy style. So if that is not your cup of tea then do yourself a favor and buy the paper version of Mistborn instead.
Slow start but so many good twists. Well worth the wait for things to speed up. It was heartbreaking and adventurous, vivid and elaborate. I can't wait to start he next book!-
This book was incredibly engaging from the very beginning. I loved reading every bit of it and it made my commute to work actually enjoyable. The storyline was well written and it was always hard to put it down. The characters had a lot of depth and were a lot of fun. The narrator is also very good. He is very articulate and has a different voice for each and every character, so it makes it more fun to listen to. A very very enjoyable read! On to the next book in the series!
I loved this book and I am now officially a Brandon Sanderson fan! I'm almost done
reading book 2 and I can't wait to see what the final book in the series holds