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The Well of Ascension Audiobook

The Well of Ascension: Mistborn, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

The impossible has been accomplished. The Lord Ruler - the man who claimed to be god incarnate and brutally ruled the world for a thousand years - has been vanquished. But Kelsier, the hero who masterminded that triumph, is dead too, and now the awesome task of building a new world has been left to his young protégé, Vin, the former street urchin who is now the most powerful Mistborn in the land, and to the idealistic young nobleman she loves.

As Kelsier's protégé and slayer of the Lord Ruler she is now venerated by a budding new religion, a distinction that makes her intensely uncomfortable. Even more worrying, the mists have begun behaving strangely since the Lord Ruler died, and seem to harbor a strange vaporous entity that haunts her.Stopping assassins may keep Vin's Mistborn skills sharp, but it's the least of her problems.

Luthadel, the largest city of the former empire, doesn't run itself, and Vin and the other members of Kelsier's crew, who lead the revolution, must learn a whole new set of practical and political skills to help. It certainly won't get easier with three armies - one of them composed of ferocious giants - now vying to conquer the city, and no sign of the Lord Ruler's hidden cache of atium, the rarest and most powerful allomantic metal.

As the siege of Luthadel tightens, an ancient legend seems to offer a glimmer of hope. But even if it really exists, no one knows where to find the Well of Ascension or what manner of power it bestows.

©2007 Brandon Sanderson; (P)2009 Macmillan Audio

What the Critics Say

"All the explosive action any adventure fan could want." (Locus)
"A great epic fantasy.... Fans of Terry Goodkind and Terry Brooks will find The Well of Ascension fulfilling, satisfying, and incredibly exciting." (SFRevu.com)
"Vin's struggles with love and power inject the human element into Sanderson's engaging epic." (Booklist)

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    Elizabeth Reed 04-05-16 Member Since 2007
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    "Amazing!"

    Another great book in the series. The story is well written and draws you in. the narrator does a great job. I can't wait to start the next one!

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    Jonathon 04-04-16
    Jonathon 04-04-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Amazing !!"

    Ending was a truly good one. Didn't want to turn it off the whole time. Real like characters. Best books since sword of truth

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    Stacey Watson 04-03-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Michael Kramer is amazing."

    The subtle changes to characters voices and acents makes every character sound and feel unique. Great narration for a great book!

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    Rene 03-31-16
    Rene 03-31-16 Member Since 2015
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    "So great"

    Loved the series so far. The narration is top notch. My favorite voice is Spook's. Well done.

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    Natalia 03-30-16
    Natalia 03-30-16 Member Since 2016
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    "I get lost in these books time and time again."

    I love the story line. I love the cruel, uncertain, and honorable characters. The passing of a character is a blow to me cause I feel as if I know them. This book amazes me with its power to capture my imagination.

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    jonathon 03-30-16
    jonathon 03-30-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Amazing"

    This story is amazing and leaves me wanting more. Brandon sanderson is the absolute best.

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    Melanie 03-29-16
    Melanie 03-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Book!"
    Would you listen to The Well of Ascension again? Why?

    Yes....because of how well the book was done. The descriptions of the city, people, the battles taking place, and how the people overcame whatever obstacles before them. Sanderson made the reader want to jump into the story & be part of it.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Well of Ascension?

    Many memorable moments...


    What about Michael Kramer’s performance did you like?

    His narration was spot on--the atmosphere of the book is somewhat grim & he reflected that.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Due to the length of the audio book, it's impossible to do but I really wouldn't want to do that...in my opinion, breaking it up into increments allowed me to better enjoy it because I wasn't 'overloaded'.


    Any additional comments?

    Incredible book.....with the first book, it took me a while to get into the story but I couldn't wait to jump in with this one. Have already got the third one ready to go...although I will continue to enjoy it in spurts--that way I can give it my full attention while listening!

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    JewelryArtist Middletown, CT 03-28-16
    JewelryArtist Middletown, CT 03-28-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Narrative the continues to twist"

    The narrator is great in the series. the plot is a little sluggish at times but it still was worth the listen.

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    Ashleigh 03-27-16
    Ashleigh 03-27-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Stick with it"

    This book does start slow and meanders through some personal development for two of the main characters. Some of Vin's emotional torments seem self indulgent and adolescent, but I suppose that's appropriate since she is only 19 or 20. I hated the love triangle element, it's tiresome, overused in book series, and unnecessary. Some of the writing structure is repetitious and choppy. Every character pauses. Vin paused. Elland paused. All that being said, the story really starts to pick up about 2/3 of the way through. The world and system of magic that Sanderson has created is still compelling. The fight scenes are more developed and intense. I wasn't expecting some of the plot twists. I would definitely recommend it.

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    SerenitySue Minnesota USA 03-25-16
    SerenitySue Minnesota USA 03-25-16 Member Since 2009

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    "strong start but ending needed a bit more closure "

    book number one was outstanding. book two is good with strong character development. I wish the ending would have provided stronger closure, perhaps a cliff hanger.

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