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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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    I enjoyed the story very much and look forward to finding out what happens next in their lives even though the closure from this one leaves me very content :)

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    Katherine McLain Durango, CO United States 02-22-16
    Katherine McLain Durango, CO United States 02-22-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great story too much conversation"

    I really enjoyed the story that unfolds in this novel. I found it interesting that practically the entire thing is told through conversation. This was incredibly tedious at times, since I wanted to experience the story first hand. Perseverance, however, eventually provided an intriguing and fantastical world that left me wanting more.

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    "Mistborn is such an amazing series"

    I loved it, Mistborn is phenomenal, Michael Kramer is probably one of the best narrators I have heard. Between Sanderson's skill with his pen, and Kramer's narration it provided a truly magical no, an Allomantic experience.

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    "Great voices! "

    Loved it, the reader brought the story to life. A few discrepancies but who cares. Great listen!

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    it was a struggle to commit to the story at first. but it quickly gained momentum and soon I was unable to stop listening.

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    The story is creative and entertaining, and the performance is very good. The only negatives are that it is a bit overly long, and the writing isn't as creative as the tale. However, I will be going on to the second book.

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    "Excellent series"

    I would highly recommend this entire series to anyone looking for a good read/listen. It has all the elements of a good story.

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    What did you love best about The Final Empire?

    great story that made me not want to stop listining


    What about Michael Kramer’s performance did you like?

    comfortable and easy to listen to


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    a little of both


    Any additional comments?

    i listen to alot of audio books and i haven't had one that made me not want to turn it off for a while i will be going to the next of the series...

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    Duncan M. Walton Tucson,Az 02-15-16
    Duncan M. Walton Tucson,Az 02-15-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Good Story"

    I liked this book. It was a little long in dialog, but I never found myself bored, quite the opposite. The narrator was excellent. I bought the next 1 before I even finished. It was nice and long, lots of entertainment for the money. It was a great story!

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    "Great new twist on Fantasy"

    I really enjoyed this book it kept me interested with it's fast-paced plot. I am a Sanderson fan and plan to read the second book in the trilogy

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