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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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    the narrators were good as always with this duo.
    I fear that this may change as I write it. Great listen ready for book 3

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    Michael Monhollon Abilene, TX USA 03-06-16
    Michael Monhollon Abilene, TX USA 03-06-16 Member Since 2015

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    Well-developed characters facing tough situations. World-building to rival Tolkien. No bad language or sex scenes to make you cringe when you realize your listen is being overheard.

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    "Listen at 1.25x"

    The reader is very slow paced, speed it up for the best listening.
    The book itself is great but not a good stand alone. Read the trilogy for the full experience.

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    good narration, I think this was better than the first book. tough I find the history parts boring. the action scenes are great.

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    Emily JACKSON, WYOMING, United States 03-04-16
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    Just as good as the first but a little bit deeper too! Characters develop in ways I didn't foresee and the twist at the end was devastating! In an era of fantasy series that are shallow and predictable this series stands out with the creation of a remarkable world full of history, mythology, politics, and believable characters. Can't wait for the 3rd!

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    Miz Anthrope St. Louis, MO 03-04-16
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    "interesting read during an election year"

    sometimes I find myself holding my breath! this book can get intense! dreading finishing the series because I don't know what I will read mect#

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    if you liked the first book I highly recommend you continue with this book. it's a great story

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    P. J. Sedgwick USA 02-28-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great 2nd story of the trilogy!"

    A book that demand you to binge read just like the first. Great writing, unique story, unique characters and intriguing world. I love getting lost in this trilogy and can't wait to jump to the next book. Must listen.

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    David L. 02-25-16
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    So far this has been a great series and I look forward to finishing itm

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