I give it a perfect score for the mastery writing style. Though it was irritating, for towards the end it seemed like I was getting bashed with plot twist after plot twist so thick with action and twists, it hurt my head. Highly recommended.
I wasn't sure where this was going, it was captivating even more so than the final empire and well of ascension. The story played out well and was wrapped up nicely, I wonder what comes of Spook and the rest and wonder what the other two metals are... maybe I will find out in the next pay off the series.
I didn't get the physical copy but Michael Kramer is a master narrator.
How it encompasses basically everything we experience in our lives while existing in a richly detailed world that engages the imagination.
Everything. If I could 1) Run into Michael Kramer, then 2) Convince him to read me a favorite book, assuming that 3) I could afford to pay him to do so, I would take a week long vacation from work just to hear it in person. He isn't as full of flair as some others, but he is powerful and distinct in his narration, making him one of the best I've ever heard.
Some Heroes Fail and Die. Others Fail and Live On Forever.
From the moment I became interested in this series (by way of seeking a Sanderson book after WoT) I have stayed interested. I find reviews that pick apart meaningless trivialities to be of little value, and my completion of the third book in this series justifies my feelings. Who really cares if a euphemism in our culture gets used twice in over several thousand pages (or more than 60 hours of listening) without having been previously tied to the culture of the book. And why complain about simple verbiage? It's either too puffy or not puffy enough to some, but to me this book wrapped up an excellent, exciting, serious, and thought provoking saga that could only be improved by making more of itself. The climax of these three books, along with the satisfaction and sense of reality it comes with, make the journey worth it. I had read reviews that said Sanderson did something different in this initial Mistborn series by exploring what happens if a "hero" makes mistakes. While ultimately I feel like any made were eventually corrected, I find this to be an accurate concept in regards to the main characters. This was a rewarding investment in time, encompassing so many twists, turns, follies, and triumphs, and I feel like my passion for good fiction has been bolstered by experiencing this series. Sanderson deftly touches on fear, bravery, failure, success, spirituality, doubt, confidence, cowardice, truth, deception, and more while building a world that seems just a door away. I can picture this whole series unfolding, and it is so close to what I think would happen in the given scenario that I may refer to it in the future if our world begins to resemble that of the Mistborn.
Lovecat. Equestrian. Musician. Writer. Mover. Shaker. Dream Maker. Life is but a walking shadow, so make it count!
Many many hours of listening pleasure. Thoroughly enjoyed the plot, character-depth and -development, and intricacies of many moving pieces. Would truly love to see this as a movie trilogy in future - the allomancy would make it incredibly exciting to watch.
I purchased the 1st in series from a sale of 1st in series books. I was pleasantly surprised how I was captivated I was by the characters and story line. I didn't want the story to end so I purchased the other two books and listened to the back to back. A very nice trilogy.
This is one of my favorite books of all time. It's a masterpiece of both exciting adventure, mixed with profound thought provoking content.