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The Final Empire Audiobook

The Final Empire: Mistborn Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Brandon Sanderson, fantasy's newest master tale spinner, author of the acclaimed debut Elantris, dares to turn a genre on its head by asking a simple question: What if the hero of prophecy fails? What kind of world results when the Dark Lord is in charge? The answer will be found in the Mistborn Trilogy, a saga of surprises and magical martial-arts action that begins in Mistborn.

For a thousand years the ash fell and no flowers bloomed. For a thousand years the Skaa slaved in misery and lived in fear. For a thousand years the Lord Ruler, the "Sliver of Infinity," reigned with absolute power and ultimate terror, divinely invincible. Then, when hope was so long lost that not even its memory remained, a terribly scarred, heart-broken half-Skaa rediscovered it in the depths of the Lord Ruler's most hellish prison.

Kelsier "snapped" and found in himself the powers of a Mistborn. A brilliant thief and natural leader, he turned his talents to the ultimate caper, with the Lord Ruler himself as the mark. Kelsier recruited the underworld's elite, the smartest and most trustworthy allomancers, each of whom shares one of his many powers, and all of whom relish a high-stakes challenge. Only then does he reveal his ultimate dream, not just the greatest heist in history, but the downfall of the divine despot. But even with the best criminal crew ever assembled, Kel's plan looks more like the ultimate long shot, until luck brings a ragged girl named Vin into his life.

Like him, she's a half-Skaa orphan, but she's lived a much harsher life. Vin has learned to expect betrayal from everyone she meets, and gotten it. She will have to learn to trust, if Kel is to help her master powers of which she never dreamed.

©2006 Brandon Sanderson; (P)2009 Macmillan Audio

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    Shari Storlie 02-26-16 Member Since 2016
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    Enjoyed the story. The audio has a good reader who does well with voices. I'll have to go on to the next book in this series.

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    Shakir A. Akbari Chicago, IL USA 02-26-16
    Shakir A. Akbari Chicago, IL USA 02-26-16 Member Since 2015

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    loved the first book of the series and plan to get them all. great book!

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    Over all the story was uplifting. The author left in a few sins of convenience.

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    Joseph K. Motacek Stratford WI, USA 02-26-16
    Joseph K. Motacek Stratford WI, USA 02-26-16 Member Since 2015
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    The ending was great the build up early on was a bit slow though. get to the part where he starts explaining how to burn metals. It's good from there on.

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    Jennifer L Hettinger 02-25-16
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    Who has time for this.
    I mean it has to be at least 15 words. Kinda silly.

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    Nathan SPRINGVILLE, UT, United States 02-25-16
    Nathan SPRINGVILLE, UT, United States 02-25-16 Member Since 2013

    Love my family...along with guitars, road bikes, cameras, and a good book!

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    "AMAZING start to a series!"

    This book was a little slow to start for me, but once it got going (pretty quickly) it turned into a real treat. It was my first read of Brandon Sanderson, and I am sure that I will be back. Amazing character development, and the story line moved along quite well and briskly. The character of Vin was simply a delight to read about. All of the other supporting characters were also very enjoyable. I can't wait to see where this story goes in the books to come!

    Michael Kramer was a good narrator as well. I think he was the problem with me getting into the book faster. His style is quite dry and was a little hard to get into. Once I got the feeling of his "flow", I enjoyed it more. Overall a great book, and I would highly recommend it to anyone with interest in fantasy books.

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    Lisa Austin, TX 02-25-16
    Lisa Austin, TX 02-25-16

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    If you could sum up The Final Empire in three words, what would they be?

    I have not finished this book, so my opinion may change. The story is very engaging, but slow. The narrator has a nice voice, but it just didn't work for with this book. I found my self not fully listening. We will see ???


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    loved it. the narrator was awesome. the storyline was thrilling, and kept me wanting to keep listening

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    Eric Miller 02-24-16
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    Absolutely thrilling story, leaving the reader (or listener I should say) to immediately start the next book in the saga.

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    it took a few chapters to get going but once you have a good hold on the lore of the land it takes off

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