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Arcanum Unbounded Audiobook

Arcanum Unbounded: The Cosmere Collection

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Publisher's Summary

Welcome to New York Times and Sunday Times best seller Brandon Sanderson's first collection of short fiction.

These wonderful works, originally published individually, have been collected for the first time and convey the true expanse of the Cosmere. Telling the exciting tales of adventure Sanderson fans have come to expect, Arcanum Unbounded includes the Hugo Award-winning novella The Emperor's Soul and the never-before-published Stormlight Archive novella Edgedancer.

The collection includes nine works in all:

  • Edgedancer (Stormlight Archive)
  • 'The Hope of Elantris' (Elantris)
  • 'The Eleventh Metal' (Mistborn)
  • The Emperor's Soul (Elantris)
  • 'Allomancer Jak and the Pits of Eltania' (excerpt, Mistborn)
  • 'Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell' (Threnody)
  • 'Sixth of Dusk' (First of the Sun)
  • 'Mistborn: Secret History' (Mistborn)

This superb collection also includes essays which offer insight into the numerous worlds in which the stories are set.

©2016 Brandon Sanderson (P)2016 Macmillan Audio

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  • Robyn
    Malmesbury, United Kingdom
    2/23/17
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    "A must for any Sanderson fan"

    Excellent!

    I already had Emperor's Soul and Shadows in my library, so arguably I didn't get my full credit's value. However, I'm not complaining; not only were these stories equally good the second time around, but the rest of the collection makes it well worth it.

    Yes, these are all short stories, and while some of them stand alone easily, others can only be appreciated fully if you are familiar with their origin story (eg Kelsier's side story - it runs parallel to Mistborn, so may not make as much sense if you're not familiar with Mistborn).

    I also enjoyed the new characters and worlds, eg Dusk, but best of all is the introduction to each story where Brandon Sanderson gives us context and motivation for each story. As a Sanderson fan this was a real treat as it starts to draw threads and links across the Cosmere.

    If you're also a Sanderson fan, you can't afford to miss this one!

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • MR
    1/24/17
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    "Brilliant!!"

    Finally got this under my belt! Loved the background story's to all the Cosmere planets and law, answers a lot of the question that you think on when reading the different series. Not to mention in my case waiting for Stormlight 3 to be published. However, it still leaves a lot of unanswered question but just enough to keep you wanting more. Very satisfied! Also loved the narrators!! Micheal and Kate are some of the best in the business in my opinion!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Adam Murphy
    11/8/17
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    "all the bits you've been thinking about"

    great stories that fill in little bits you might of wondered about and are great stories about themselves

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. T. E. Oreilly
    uk
    11/8/17
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    "very meta"

    only good if you have already read his other stuff. needs background and history from them

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Asbjørn
    7/18/17
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    "Excellent set of Novellas"

    For fans of Sanderson's Cosmere this is essential reading.
    For anyone else - this is still excellent literature. Fun and fantastic.

    For me it is the stories of Shai, Kelsior a and Lift that engage me the most. But all the novellas are the products of an artist at the top of his craft.

    The selection of narrators are excellent?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Graham
    Hatton of Fintray, United Kingdom
    6/25/17
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    "two really good stories."

    This set has some background stories but two are of note.
    the kelsier tale is excellent and the lift tale sets up for some interesting future stuff

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Matt
    6/8/17
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    "Fantastic collection!"

    An absolute must read for the fans of the Cosmere stories. So much more information given along with new and old character expansions. Brilliant piece of work.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. David S. Visick
    4/25/17
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    "All round excellence."

    Exceptional story and fantastic voice work. I cannot recommend enough. Read other Cosmere stories first!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sam
    4/12/17
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    "As always, brilliant sanderson."

    Always a great listen, excellently narrated. Would like to hear both Kate and Michael play male / female parts in the same story but can't complain overall

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • MASTER D.
    3/14/17
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    "A must-listen for seasoned Sanderson fans!"

    Faultless narration as always from the excellent Kramer and Reading duo. Some great stories, although to appreciate some of them you need to be familiar with Sanderson's Mistborn and Stormlight Archive series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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