1.5 Hours a Day in the Car Equals, Must Have Audible!
While I completely agree with all of the previous comments, the thing that I most enjoyed about Sanderson's story was his discipline to contemplate, plan, and stick with a plot that was obviously outlined in detail before he began to write the series.
So many writers today write trilogies with a 'plan as you go' methodology, thus I often feel like a plot twist is just 'all too convenient' when it comes just in time for the main character's success.
I could tell that Sanderson gave a lot of thought to the entire scheme of the story including all of the twists and turns that he would take us through before he started to write the trilogy in earnest. For that I am very grateful!
Aires male -- often butts head against reality
Don't know. Have not looked at print version, but I was totally enthralled with audio version.
Isaac Asimov's Foundation Trilogy. Although his is a broader sweep of history, Mistborn has the same masterful imagining of a different world but familiar human ambitions and characters driving the story.
I guess it would have to be Sayzid. His is the voice that put everything together. I waited expectantly to hear his story unfolding.
I highly recommend this series. Very traditional Science Fiction but beautifully drawn and fast moving enough to keep your interest up to the denouement.
From a Robert Jordan lifetime fan, Brandon Sanderson is Brilliant
Incredible detail and storyline keeps this book open until the very last page.
Yes, been listening to Michael since the beginning of the wheel of time series by Robert Jordan. He remains one of the best.
The conclusion of the Mistborn trilogy is a very excellent listen.
After I got hooked by the first book, the second book was good, but this third and final piece blows both of the previous books out of the competition.
The amount of story threads and twists in this is amazing.
Thankfully the awesomeness of the story is emphasized and compounded by the terrific narration by Michael Kramer. He is really talented and clearly put an effort to all the different characters - which there are plenty of - even putting fine touches like speaking with horse-like quality at one point and speeding the pace of the reading up when there was a fast battle scene.
Mr. Kramer has now set the bar pretty high up for my own listening preferences and any future listens will be dismissed if I find them lacking the heart that this book has thanks to the excellent narration.
I wondered for a while how it would end and I was satisfied. Good final book to the trilogy. I love the narrator. He does such a good job. And I love that he was retained for the Next book as well.
First of all, Michael Kramer was an EXCELLENT narrator, I loved him. He uses different voices for all of the characters and does a great job bringing them to life. This series is an excellent fantasy series with a great new twist on magic. I never saw the ending coming and re-listened to it several times to get the full impact. Loved it.
Rich, interesting characters, intriguing, slow-revealing mysteries, an incredibly detailed and original universe, and fantastic dialogue all brought together into one wildly adventurous epic tale! And even amongst the adventure and struggle, Sanderson manages to artfully discuss the deep questions of human existence, religion and philosophy. Paired with Michael Kramer's excellent performance, the Mistborn series should be on everyone's virtual shelf! Truly brilliant!
I rarely write a review, but in this case I thought that this book was tremendous. It beautifully wrapped up the series and made me appreciate how much thought and care had gone into the previous books. I would strongly recommend this book and the previous two.