If you like the Mistborn series, don't be put off by the steampunk theme. Sanderson does a great job crafting a very smart novel. Some of the action scenes required a little more suspension of belief than normal, even for science fiction. Regardless, the attention to detail and the physics of the world are continually built upon, keeping it eternally intriguing. The ending, in particular, has me anxious for the next novel to be published.
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After I discovered this novel wouldn’t be following any of the much beloved Mistborn characters, I became concerned that a relaunch might fall short or even detract from my love of the original books. I actually liked this book more than the originals. Not that it is any better on its own, but as a successor to a reborn world, this story was accessible and interesting and enormously entertaining. Even if you don’t prefer it to its predecessors…I would be very surprised if you don’t thoroughly enjoy it!
I am torn between Wax and Wayne.
Wayne...It just sounds like Mr KRamer was having a blast doing this character.
I darn near did. I got this novel for a road trip and it didn't disappoint me.
Sanderson has done it again...but I wish he would stop coming up with such cool new worlds! I'm still waiting for the WoT conclusion and the Stormlight Archive...now I want more stories from this 'verse too!
Michael Kramer, in my opinion, can make any story sound epic. His reading of the Wheel of Time books got me hooked on his deep soothing voice. Coming back to read the 4th book in the Mistborn series is just what I needed to get out of my 'bad audio book slump' I had after listening to a couple disappointing books. Brandon Sanderson always has fun stories, and while it is nothing compelling, it is defiantly entertaining. Put in a setting that is believable for his universe, this story, while feeling a bit pushed at times to help move the plot along, is still a fun read. While, maybe it was the time in between listening to the last book of the Trilogy plot line previous, I felt like he changed some rules to the universe which I always find annoying, I found myself not caring as the book progressed, just enjoying the playful book setting.
I love the Mistborn trilogy all 5 stars with the twists and turns the plot brings, and this is no exception. I like what the author has does show to show the advancement that has happen to this world in a real believable way. I do like the main character, as well as the side character I really hope that they all stay if there is a new Mistborn book. This book is has funnier moments then the original three, but the book keeps the twists and turns almost as well as the original as well. I recommend this book to anyone even if you never read the first three, but be warn some of the points in the book due need knowledge of the original, and the author does not go into depth about alloys, and how they can be used.
Michael does everything right when it comes to his performance, all the main characters have a different voices.
The supporting character of Wayne was so enjoyable thanks in a big way to the narration of Michael Kramer - he nails all of the accents that the character employs!
Sanderson's new book, The Alloy of Law. Is a wonderful book that was a pleasant surprise to find. I follow Mr. Sanderson on Facebook and twitter and somehow I missed the release of this book. I knew that he was working on a novella but somehow it turned into a novel. I absolutely loved the first series of these books and to see the later evolution of the world is fascinating. Even though I really want Mr. Sanderson to finish the other books that he is working on. I truly cannot wait for the next book in the series it was one of the most enjoyable reads I have had in the very long time I guess you could say that it is truly the sign of the great author when he can have many works going on you want to read all of them at the same time.
Well blended to bring the surviviors of the mistborn books together. Written well to catch the imagination. Book continues the story even though it is seen years after the new beginning of the last book "Hero of Ages".
This book and the other Mistborn trilogy in my mind compares to L. E. Modesitt, Jr.s Recluse series.
Michael Kramers voice is smooth and eloquent enough to keep the story interesting. His voice does not jar the ears, making the listening experience enjoyable.
A good continuation of the Mistborn series. I am hoping the next book of the series does not take to long to become part of my library.
AOL is a witty, inventive book, performed by one of the best narrators in the business. Some reviewers give the book a rap because it is too short for them - only about ten hours. I did not expect more,given Brandon Sanderson's focus on his magnum opus, the final WOT volume. That he had the time to craft this big novela/little book is one huge credit to a guy who must love to write and write to love. Sanderson shows more humor in this book than he has shown in any of the others, with the possible exception of his young adult novels like Alcatraz And The Evil Librarians. While Alcatraz was a clever theme, AOL is downright side splitting at times in the banter between Wax(imillian) and his sidekick
Wayne (Wax and Wayne). I found the book to be a highly credible appetizer for a likely new Mistborn series. Sanderson continues his highly inventive magic - from eyeglasses in Alcatraz to energy-giving jewels in The Way Of Kings to the acrobatic moves of allomancy in the original Mistborn works and now in AOL. No atrium in this one, folks but you don't miss the super-metal. AOL brings a modern twist to allomancy and ferrochemie (found in the original Mistborn trilogy. AOL is economically written and fast paced. The book held my attention throughout. The book departs from the medieval sword and sorcery so prevalent in fantasy. Set in the new world some 300 years after the Final Empire, it has an early 20th Century technology. It's more mystery than fantasy, too. But who cares? AOL is one ripping good yarn with no obvious flaws save too little focus on developing strong female characters. Michael Kramer is at his very best in this book. A hard act to follow. As engrossing as AOL is, though, I still have my sights set on the #2 Stormlight book.
Wow, this audiobook was absolutely phenomenal. The narrator was perfect, with a gritty, emotive, and versatile voice, I don't think they could have picked anyone better. The story took my breath away. It was so exciting and suspenseful! The action was described so perfectly that I could imagine all the bullet bending action in superb detail. I am never going to be able to watch a Western where bullets fly uni-directionally and gravity has a hold on its hero without extreme disappointment. Stop reading this and buy the book so you can get started! I loved this even more than Sanderson's Mistborn series.
Cool, Cosmere, Steampunk
Both main characters are worthy additions to the Mistborn universe.
This book is rich with great scenes.
Not especially, this is more of a fun listen. A return to a known magic and a known universe.
I hope Sanderson writes more with these characters, there are some large open-ended questions on the table!