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The Hero of Ages Audiobook

The Hero of Ages: Mistborn, Book 3

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Who is the Hero of Ages?

To end the Final Empire and restore freedom, Vin killed the Lord Ruler. But as a result, the Deepness - the lethal form of the ubiquitous mists - is back, along with increasingly heavy ashfalls and ever more powerful earthquakes. Humanity appears to be doomed.

Having escaped death at the climax of The Well of Ascension only by becoming a Mistborn himself, Emperor Elend Venture hopes to find clues left behind by the Lord Ruler that will allow him to save the world. Vin is consumed with guilt at having been tricked into releasing the mystic force known as Ruin from the Well. Ruin wants to end the world, and its near omniscience and ability to warp reality make stopping it seem impossible. She can't even discuss it with Elend, lest Ruin learn their plans!

The conclusion of the Mistborn trilogy fulfills all the promise of the first two books. Revelations abound, connections rooted in early chapters of the series click into place, and surprises, as satisfying as they are stunning, blossom like fireworks to dazzle and delight. It all leads up to a finale unmatched for originality and audacity that will leave listeners shaking their heads in wonder, as if awaking from an amazing dream.

©2008 Dragonsteel Entertainment, LLC (P)2008 Macmillan Audio

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    Ron Basehor, KS, United States 05-03-12
    Ron Basehor, KS, United States 05-03-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Well Concluded series"

    This series was strong start to finish. If you're like me you are hooked and all I can say is you won't be disappointed.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Trip Williams Upstate, SC, United States 06-05-14
    Trip Williams Upstate, SC, United States 06-05-14 Member Since 2005

    Did you know you can put in a set of Ear-Buds, slap your Hearing Protectors over them, and Mow the lawn, Weed-Eat, etc, without your book being drowned out by engine noise? OR, you can just let the horses in the yard, and THEY'LL mow and weedeat (literally) FOR YOU!

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    "BRILLIANT!"

    FINALLY, an author that gives you ALL of the clues, without suddenly pulling out some "Hidden Clue" they'd held back to keep you from figuring out everything too early... He laid out EVERYTHING as the story moved along, and when everything comes together, you slap your forehead and say, "It was ALL RIGHT THERE IN FRONT OF ME, and I STILL didn't figure it out!!!"

    If ANYONE has a CLUE about "Who/What 'God' or ANY religions are about", I'd lay MY Money on it being "Sanderson"... He weaves everything all together to EXPLAIN "Faith", WITHOUT leaving any "Wiggle Room For Error, In case he's proved to be wrong later" (Which I doubt COULD happen anyway), so that even those of us who have yet to find any "Faith", or have had ours shattered, can at least UNDERSTAND what we're looking for...

    Just BRILLIANT! VERY Well Done!!!! Pure Excellence on EVERY LAYER, and EVERY DETAIL, of the tale he's crafted... and on ALL of the MANY different subjects he covered!!!

    "MORE, Please!"

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Mary 11-17-13
    Mary 11-17-13 Member Since 2016
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    "WHAT HAPPENED TO THE EDITOR?"
    What disappointed you about The Hero of Ages?

    I've always hated having a book//end of a trilogy ruined


    Has The Hero of Ages turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Absolutely not


    Would you be willing to try another one of Michael Kramer’s performances?

    Yes


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Hero of Ages?

    I would not have cut anything, however I would have made sure the chapters were organized correctly.


    Any additional comments?

    Saddened. It would've been so simple. The 3rd book of this trilogy was divided into 4 sections. Unfortunately, the chapters of especially the 2nd & 3rd sections of this book were completely out of order. The 2nd section had some repeated chapters of the 1st section, which in its own right was not really that troublesome. I finished the 3rd section of the book and was so upset when I realized I had just finished hearing the last 3 chapters of the book/trilogy. Disturbingly I still had the complete 4th section. I had been anxiously awaiting to hear. I've never been the type of person to peek at the back of the book and thus ruin the story.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    G.Monie Bethpage, NY, United States 07-26-13
    G.Monie Bethpage, NY, United States 07-26-13 Member Since 2016

    " I have my mind... & a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge." -T.L.

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    "Another Unecessary Review for Incredible Series"

    I've read almost all the books Brandon Sanderson has contributed as an author & he has truly become a juggernaut in the world of fantasy literature. The ending of this trilogy was an absolute jaw-dropper... there are certain parts of the movie 'The Matrix' that demonstrate pivotal or benchmark moments, such as when NEO is first unplugged and see's all the other human pods built up like stalks of corn being harvested for the bio-energy contained in them, but Sanderson has shown the ability to create a universe, an individual ending, a system of how magic works within a world, & give u a peek into his 'rabbit hole' of a mind while he flexes his creative writing muscles. A good example of this is 'The Stormlight Archives,' its a book that is over 40 hour long that ended with me wishing the next installment was done & I'm still wishing to know when the next book be released because he has truly taken the undisputed championship belt of writing stories that blow ur mind away. I finished this years ago but with a couple releases after 'The SA Archives' I decided to write a review in honor of this authors prowess & hopefully soon to come out book!!!

    If u have not read this trilogy, which I did later than sooner, u are missing out on a great piece of fiction literature whether u like magic/sorcery or not, its simply an excellent book. It is about individual hero's, unknown peoples who don't realize they possess an essential piece of history until it reveals itself, growth of the intellect & purpose of every living being within the story, love, humor, revolution, & ultimately an ending that I never would have seen coming if I was given a year to try & figure out... & that's because its from the mind of an author who can take a huge step back & build a reality & populate it with what he needs to entertain the reader. IF U HAVE NOT READ THIS TRILOGY, USE ONE CREDIT & GET 'The Final Empire' BOOK 1 OF THIS SERIES, U WILL NOT REGRET IT!

    P.S. Its been well over 2 years Brandon, PLEASE release the 2nd book of the 'Stormlight Archives' Not sure why I didn't give that book 5 stars in review, mistake I made? Its time to pull the trigger on that sequel kemosabee

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    john Wake forest, NC, United States 08-19-12
    john Wake forest, NC, United States 08-19-12

    I am a Chef and have two boys. I also have 2 accounts.

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    "GOOD BOOK"

    AFTER PASSING UP THIS SERIES, I FINALLY DECIDED TO LISTEN TO IT. I AM SO GLAD I DID. GREAT BOOK/SERIES.

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    Paul Z. Wixom, MI 03-05-12
    Paul Z. Wixom, MI 03-05-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Great Ending"

    I thought this was a great ending to the first series. I can’t say it ended in the way I thought it would, but it was ver y satisfactory and sets up a start for other works in this universe.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    William New Port Richey, FL, United States 01-02-11
    William New Port Richey, FL, United States 01-02-11 Member Since 2014
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    "Fantastic!"

    Great ending to a great fantasy trilogy. Sanderson maintained his inventiveness till the end. One can see why he was tapped to complete the WOT saga.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kathleen Enid, OK, United States 06-28-09
    Kathleen Enid, OK, United States 06-28-09 Member Since 2015

    Just someone who likes a little bit of everything but mostly Sci-Fi/fantasy & Mystery Thrillers. I love Audiobooks because it makes whatever project I'm working on a little more enjoyable. I only wish I could leave reviews on books that I didn't get from Audible..I need another tb....

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    "No Fast Forward needed"

    I enjoyed every second of this trilogy. I read Elantris and i liked it but it didn't grab me like this did. I could NOT turn it off because i coudn't wait to find out what happened next. After you listen to the first one don't make any assumptions. So often we believe someone or something to be evil/bad and only if we are open minded enough are we lucky enough to find out before it's to late and we make big mistakes. I read all Robert Jordans Wheel of Time series but when he died i couln't get excited about someone else finishing the series. NOW, I can't wait!
    PS. There is not one character in this series i got bored with...

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    Cathy Gloucester, VA, USA 06-20-09
    Cathy Gloucester, VA, USA 06-20-09
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    "I didn't see that coming!"

    Excellent trillogy--and unlike 95% of the books out there, I didn't have a clue that the ending would be like that! Sanderson really threw a curveball, and I loved it!

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    C. L. Turner 02-17-12 Member Since 2011

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    "Not bad, not stellar...entertaining"

    I enjoy good, long reads while I work. This was not a bad way to end a rather unique series, but it did get a little tiresome. A third of the book could have been cut (during the writing process) without much getting lost. It definitely would have tightened the series!

    In the end, I'd certainly recommend the series and this reading.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful

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