We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
The Final Empire Audiobook

The Final Empire: Mistborn Book 1

Regular Price:$55.93
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

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

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.7 (23338 )
5 star
 (17115)
4 star
 (5078)
3 star
 (869)
2 star
 (158)
1 star
 (118)
Overall
4.7 (19679 )
5 star
 (14617)
4 star
 (4042)
3 star
 (768)
2 star
 (166)
1 star
 (86)
Story
4.7 (19651 )
5 star
 (14904)
4 star
 (3853)
3 star
 (694)
2 star
 (125)
1 star
 (75)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    rene55 03-04-16
    rene55 03-04-16 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    8
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Good, confused as to what made them Scar....."

    it was different but I can see where he got his idea for his new series. over all good, bought books one and two for the price of one... Soo I guess I'm along for the ride..

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Austin 03-03-16
    Austin 03-03-16 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    20
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Sanderson is a Master"

    Sanderson is an expert in the craft of great story telling. I was blown away by a VERY original universe with a unique magic system. The plot was great and came full circle very well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Elizabeth Reed 03-02-16
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    14
    6
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "AMAZING"

    I love this book. It draws you in and keeps you there all the way to the end. I cannot wait to start the next one!! A MUST read!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    G - Dog 02-29-16
    G - Dog 02-29-16 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    4
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "fun read."

    this story was well executed and fun to listen to. The plot and story progression was fast and exciting but some predictability in the character development and overall conclusion.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Robert 02-29-16
    Robert 02-29-16 Member Since 2011
    HELPFUL VOTES
    5
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    28
    25
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "I have to stay away from this "super power" crap"
    What disappointed you about The Final Empire?

    So totally unbelievable that I couldn't listen.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I'm trying to figure that out. Sure seems to be a lot of crap in audiobooks. Then I find some real gems, then back to crap trying to find my next read.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Favorite?!!


    What character would you cut from The Final Empire?

    Every one of them


    Any additional comments?

    Torture, pure torture

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Mark Berlin, MA, United States 02-29-16
    Mark Berlin, MA, United States 02-29-16
    HELPFUL VOTES
    7
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    40
    18
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Very Compelling World"

    The characters are well thought-out, the system(s) of magic likewise, but it's the politics which will keep you listening.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    David 02-29-16
    David 02-29-16 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    10
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "did not want to ever stop"

    a thoughtful and enjoyable experience the whole way through. an amazing story, wonderfully presented. kept me thinking while I enjoyed the ride. will be adding more from this author to my collection!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    PattyRhee 02-27-16
    PattyRhee 02-27-16 Member Since 2015

    Patty R Esparza

    ratings
    REVIEWS
    21
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Excitement, intrigue, believable characters"

    Really enjoyed listening to this story. Great narration. The characters came to life. A few twists here and there keep you guessing. Looking forward to the next book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Isaac Alldredge 02-26-16 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    10
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Amazing story!"

    This is one of the best books I've ever read. Brandon Sanderson has a gift. The captivating world, charecters and story he created was brought to life even more by the talented voice talents. Thank you!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amazon Customer 02-26-16
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    18
    8
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A Great Read"

    Brandon Sanderson has created an amazing world with a new magic based on metals. You will not be disappointed with this audio book, as both the story and performance are well worth your time. This is my first time listening, but I guarantee it will not be my last. I plan to listen to all of the books in this series and re-read them again if they are as good as this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.