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Brandon Sanderson

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"I'm Brandon Sanderson, and I write stories of the fantastic: fantasy, science fiction, and thrillers. My newest book is Words of Radiance, written as a love letter of sorts to the epic fantasy genre. It continues the story of the Stormlight Archive that began in The Way of Kings, and it's the type of book I always dreamed epic fantasy could be. In September 2013 I also released Steelheart, set in a near-future Chicago ruled by a ruthless villain with no heroes to oppose him. Mistborn and The Way of Kings are among my most popular works, as are my concluding volumes to Robert Jordan's epic series The Wheel of Time. My novella The Emperor's Soul won a Hugo Award in 2013. That year also marked the release of my first young adult fantasy, The Rithmatist."

    • The War with the Mein

    • Book One of the Acacia Trilogy
    • By: David Anthony Durham
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 29 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,042
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 574
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 579

    On his deathbed, Leodan Akaran, ruler of the Known World, devises a plan to allow his children to escape a deadly plot, each to his separate destiny....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thumbs up!

    • By Glen on 07-28-07
    • Book One of the Acacia Trilogy
    • By: David Anthony Durham
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Series: Acacia Trilogy, Book 1
    • Length: 29 hrs and 29 mins
    • Release date: 07-12-07
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 1,042 ratings
    • "I'm currently listening to Acacia: The War with the Mein, by David Anthony Durham. I'm about a quarter of the way in, and really enjoying it so far. With deep worldbuilding, interesting characters, and solid storytelling, it's just the kind of big, thick epic fantasy I enjoy digging into. So far, there have even been a few solid twists as well. I'm looking forward to the rest of the book." --Brandon Sanderson

    Regular price: $41.99

Books by Brandon:
    • Steelheart

    • The Reckoners, Book 1
    • By: Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
    • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28,558
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26,412
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26,455

    From the number-one New York Times best-selling author of the Mistborn Trilogy, Brandon Sanderson, comes the first book in a new, action-packed thrill ride of a series - Steelheart....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • He got the idea from a near traffic accident

    • By Don Gilbert on 09-26-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Way of Kings

    • Book One of The Stormlight Archive
    • By: Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
    • Length: 45 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 54,076
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 48,991
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 48,990

    In a war that makes no sense, ten armies fight separately against a single foe....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow - 45 hours long and leaves you wanting more!

    • By Lore on 03-31-12

    Regular price: $63.93

    • Words of Radiance

    • The Stormlight Archive, Book 2
    • By: Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer, Kate Reading
    • Length: 48 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 45,525
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 42,572
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 42,554

    In that first volume, we were introduced to the remarkable world of Roshar, a world both alien and magical, where gigantic hurricane-like storms scour the surface....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Book !!; no let down- "Words of Radiance" shines

    • By Don Gilbert on 03-08-14

    Regular price: $55.99

    • The Final Empire

    • Mistborn Book 1
    • By: Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
    • Length: 24 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43,195
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38,143
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38,155

    What if the hero of prophecy fails? The answer will be found in the Mistborn Trilogy, a saga of surprises and magical martial-arts action that begins in Mistborn....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A GREAT TRILOGY!!!

    • By Don Gilbert on 11-12-09

    Regular price: $55.93

    • The Well of Ascension

    • Mistborn, Book 2
    • By: Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
    • Length: 28 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33,484
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 29,467
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29,498

    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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Slower but worthwhile

    • By Jeff on 01-28-10

    Regular price: $47.93

    • The Hero of Ages

    • Mistborn, Book 3
    • By: Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
    • Length: 27 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 33,197
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 29,257
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 29,244

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well concluded!

    • By Julio on 01-12-09

    Regular price: $47.93

    • The Alloy of Law

    • A Mistborn Novel
    • By: Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19,471
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 17,864
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17,871

    Three hundred years after the events of the Mistborn trilogy, Scadrial is now on the verge of modernity. Yet the old magics of Allomancy and Feruchemy continue to play a role in this reborn world....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Shorter, but very entertaining

    • By Robin on 12-14-11

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Rithmatist

    • By: Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,822
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,242
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,246

    As the son of a lowly chalkmaker at Armedius Academy, Joel can only watch as Rithmatist students study the magical art that he would do anything to practice....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Beware of the chalk!

    • By Brandon on 05-17-13

    Regular price: $22.67

    • Legion

    • By: Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,562
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,866
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,935

    Stephen Leeds, AKA 'Legion,' is a man whose unique mental condition allows him to generate a multitude of personae....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The only flaw...

    • By Joshua on 12-09-12

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Elantris

    • By: Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated by: Jack Garrett
    • Length: 27 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12,463
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,313
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,367

    Once the godlike rulers of the capital of Arelon, the inhabitans of Elantris have been imprisoned within themselves, unable to die after the city's magic failed years ago....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What if your body could never heal?

    • By Lore on 09-12-13

    Regular price: $41.99

    • A Memory of Light

    • Wheel of Time, Book 14
    • By: Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer, Kate Reading
    • Length: 41 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 18,511
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 16,887
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 16,900

    Since 1990, when Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time burst on the world with its first book, The Eye of the World, listeners have been anticipating the final scenes of this extraordinary saga....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Finally we have closure!

    • By Cliff on 08-29-13

    Regular price: $55.99

    • Towers of Midnight

    • Wheel of Time, Book 13
    • By: Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer, Kate Reading
    • Length: 38 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 15,518
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12,406
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 12,428

    The Last Battle has started. The seals on the Dark One’s prison are crumbling. The Pattern itself is unraveling, and the armies of the Shadow have begun to boil out of the Blight....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!

    • By Corey on 11-09-10

    Regular price: $63.93

    • The Gathering Storm

    • Book Twelve of the Wheel of Time
    • By: Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer, Kate Reading
    • Length: 33 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 12,659
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9,928
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 9,934

    Rand al'Thor, the Dragon Reborn, struggles to unite a fractured network of kingdoms and alliances in preparation for the Last Battle....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I normally wouldn't, but...

    • By D. Ramirez on 10-28-09

    Regular price: $49.27

    • The Emperor's Soul

    • By: Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated by: Angela Lin
    • Length: 3 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,124
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,623
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,639

    When Shai is caught replacing the Moon Scepter with her nearly flawless forgery, she must bargain for her life....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Pure Genius!

    • By bluestategirl on 02-01-18

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Alcatraz versus the Evil Librarians

    • By: Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated by: Ramon De Ocampo
    • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,138
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,878
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,888

    The author of the Mistborn trilogy and Elantris, Brandon Sanderson is winning abundant praise for this rollicking - and unusual - tale....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Highly Entertaining + Great Narration

    • By JARED on 08-19-12

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Alcatraz Versus the Scrivener's Bones

    • Alcatraz, Book 2
    • By: Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated by: Ramon De Ocampo
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,663
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,527
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,531

    In his second adventure, Alcatraz has his hands full with a Scrivener’s Bone - a half-human, half-machine assassin - pursuing him....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The sequel was also quite good!

    • By Joe on 07-20-12

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Alcatraz Versus the Knights of Crystallia

    • Alcatraz, Book 3
    • By: Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated by: Ramon De Ocampo
    • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,373
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,245
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,243

    When Alcatraz and Grandpa Smedry make a pilgrimage to the Free Kingdom city of Crystallia, the Smedry home base, Alcatraz is shocked to see that he is, in fact, a legend....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • ending notes the next book is by Brian Sanderson?!

    • By James on 06-17-15

    Regular price: $19.99

    • Alcatraz Versus the Shattered Lens

    • By: Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated by: Ramon De Ocampo
    • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,252
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,154
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,152

    The fourth and final book in the fabulously funny Alcatraz Smedry series....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Alcatraz Really Hate Those Librarians!!!

    • By Hassan on 01-27-14

    Regular price: $20.99