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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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    Every storyline ends with more questions than answers. Makes me want to avoid book 3 like a plague.

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    There were times where it was hard to distinguish characters. more voice actors would have increased the contrast between characters.

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    Tish 11-26-16
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    love this series. The characters draw out a world rich in detail and emotions.

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    "You might get hooked right away!"

    great long story! you will have to read all volmes. this one shows the evolution of Vins and Seiets powers its a must read! also great for long commutes.

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    BC Taylor 11-18-16
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    "excellent!"

    not as good as book one, but sets up for book three very well. love the entire Mistborn story.

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    What made the experience of listening to The Well of Ascension the most enjoyable?

    I stop listening again this time i did it in a shorter amount of time great world and very unpredictable.


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

    Seeing the future is its weakness


    Which character – as performed by Michael Kramer – was your favorite?

    Tensune


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

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    Must give it a chance have to give this series a chance.

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    I loved it, addictive action, I can't wait to start the final book.

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    michael 11-10-16
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    "2nd best book I have read"

    2nd best book I have read. 2nd only to the 1st in this trilogy. Really like where the story has taken me and excited about where it is going.

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    Djkoz78 Florida 11-09-16
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    "Brandon Sanderson is incredible."

    One of the best fantasy books I've read. The narrator was fantastic, highly recommend this series and the Way Of Kings series. Actually I've read several Brandon Sanderson books and so far not one has disappointed me in the slightest.

    If you're a fan of fantasy Brandon Sanderson is one of the best in the genre. Also like to recommend for Urban Fantasy the best Wizard books ever and that's The Dresden Files.

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    driveway because I didn't want to skip anything. I love this series, excited to be starting
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