I'm a bit concerned that this series has spoiled me. This is simultaneously the best written and best narrated audio book I've ever listened to in the fantasy genre. I highly recommend it. Give the first book a little time to get going.
I was not a fan of Larry Correia's Monster Hunter books. Hard Magic was much better in my opinion. After listening to it, I purshased Spell Bound which I also enjoyed very much. If you liked the Monster Hunter books, you'll probably like both of these. If you didn't, you might still like them.
I think Bronson Pinchot has improved very much as a narrator. His characters were a bit over the top, but that somehow made sense in the context of the story.
I cannot tell you what made this book so enjoyable to me for sure. It was a good story, but the narrator is the best I've ever heard. It's hard to believe there's just one person reading. If you like the fantasy genre, you will love this book and the ones that follow.
Having heard all three books now, I can say that my time was well spent. What I say here applies to all three books as they were all equally written well and enjoyable. Sanderson creates both a world and characters which continue to grow and evolve throughout the series, often in unexpected ways. There will be points where you may find yourself confused or puzzled, but trust me you are only a plot twist or two away from everything making sense again. The narration was very well done and added quite a bit to the experience.
While I don't want to give away any of the plot, I will tell you it's full of surprises and hidden connections. Some series I've read start off slowly or overload the reader with unrelated details as the story unfolds. Others tend to struggle with endings that have been so built up they have no where to go but down, e.g., The Dark Tower series by Stephen King. Neither is the case with Mistborn. The series is enjoyable from the first page of book one to the last page of book three and all those in between.
If you like fantasy, I strongly recommend it. You won't be disappointed.
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