The narrator is actually not to my taste. Many of his characters seemed to be read in the same exact voice. I actually did not want to buy this because I found him a bit grating on my ears when I sampled it. It says quite a bit about the story that I enjoyed it despite my dislike of him. This is just my opinion.
I was hesitant to buy this because of some information I had read about the series previously, but after now hearing the entire first book I think no matter what the climax it will be a worthwhile read. The author really has created quite an intricate world with so many questions I want to know the answers to.
This book Is one of the best i have listen to in a while, This series will go up in my favorites next to Byzantium and the Celtic crusades.
The best part about the final empire was the way he explained the use of magic in this world he has created. Very unique and its explained well, Each type of "allomancy"(the form of magic in the book ) Has its own uses, and has different ways to think and go about using them. This is the most well written magic system created by a single auther i have seen. Its really interesting to learn about them,
Fight scenes are written clearly and in a way that makes practical sense. This is something a lot of authors struggle with. Fight scenes take a lot of time to write. and to write them well takes a specific mindset. He does it really well and brings to life the two main characters.
Speaking of characters They are all amazing in their own way. Each is a believable character with their own quarks and highlights. and with a cast of 8-9 characters. this feels like an impressive feat.
I cant recommend this story enough Its truly worth the time and money.
This is an amazing tale that keeps you guessing and intrigued from the beginning all the way to the end. It was virtually impossible to turn this off at the end of the day. Pick this up, I promise that you won't be disappointed. Definitely one of my new all time favorite books--and I have read A LOT.
I did not love or hate this book it was just OK but I don't intend to follow the series.
not a dull moment. you want to reread when done
he did a great job. great vioce
a lot of surprise
read this. you wont regret
I am a mom of 4 that loves loves loves my Megan, Colin, Joshua & Aiden baby.
it ranks fairly high! I am glad I found it and read or listened to it!
I can't remember his name but the servent who was the rememberer I liked everything about him. Sasid! not sure if that is how you spell it but that is how it sounds!
no this is my 1st I think.
well I liked it enough to immediately start the 2nd book but this is not really a laughing type of book and I am not really a crier.
nope this ws just a good fantasy book with good likeable characters and his writing really allows you to feel like you know them. the narrator helps with that also as he is really good with all the different voices.
Epic fantasy fan
Yes, this is just as good. Michael is one of the best narrators out there.
How do you answer this question without spoilers? Yes, there was one point in the book where I teared up a bit and might have cried if I wasn't driving at the time.
Brandon Sanderson's ability to create unique magic systems is unparalleled. Not only does this trilogy contain a magic system unlike anything else in fantasy, it contains three! He truly goes above and beyond for his readers.
Brilliantly woven fantasy.
It's really hard to choose between Vin and Kelsier, but I'm going to have to say Kelsier. I don't think there are many book characters that I love or will ever love as much as Kelsier. He's charismatic, loyal, smart, driven, and full of hope. Yet, he's still flawed - he lusts for the blood of the nobility, refusing to see them as individuals and instead seeing them as an oppressive whole; his tactics for completing his tasks are often Machiavellian in nature; and, he has a huge ego.
Michael Kramer's best performance was definitely Kelsier. His voice seemed the most natural, everyone else's voice was a little exaggerated in some way (for character differentiation purposes).
I didn't laugh or cry, but my love for this book seemed like an extreme reaction to me.
I've been wanting to check out the Mistborn series since, well, forever, but just never got around to it. I finally decided that a good way to combat my procrastination would be to get this on audiobook, so that I'd end up listening to it on my commute to/from work, while walking, while cleaning, etc.
Generally, I only listen to my audiobooks in those aforementioned times, but Mistborn was different. This book was so engaging - the characters, the story, the world-building - that I couldn't make myself stop. Rather than keep this to my scheduled "audiobook times" during the day, I was listening to this book every second I got.
At first I thought kelsier was going to be my favorite character but as I got into the book (which did take a little time due to knew concepts and an unheard of and brilliant magic system) I began to like Vin the most. As it turns our she is who your supposed to like the most because she is the main character in the book, this is not apparent till you get deeper into the book.
Favorite scene would be the final confrontation will The Lord Ruler.
A very solid book that I thought took a little time to get into, it took time to warm up to the characters I think because the beginning is a bit depressing and they are all in a sad state of life. I think I was used to fantasy where things are good they evil comes and attacks and the heroes have to find their way and win the day. In this book it appears evil was not thwarted and has ruled land for a thousand years and the poor beatdown souls have to inch their way up to improve things for themselves. Never the less the magic system is is awesome once you get to know the rules. I only give overall four stars do to it took time for me to warm up to the characters.
This was an incredibly fun listen. I was not expecting it to deal with such deep themes, but it does it very well. It balances action and intrigue brilliantly. Well worth the listen.