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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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    Danielle 06-16-17
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    Great read. Plot twists I never saw coming. Literally cannot wait to read the next one!

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    Brody 06-15-17
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    "Boring, but good by the end"

    It's a lot like taking a strong laxative: not much fun in the middle, but an overall worthwhile experience.

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    Hugo 06-08-17
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    "Sanderson Doesn't Disappoint"

    Having read the first two books in this series, I can now say that I thoroughly enjoy the world and characters depicted in the Mistborn series. Frankly, I can't get enough.

    I've found this book appealing because the story plays out in a dystopia of epic proportions. The characters, both good and bad, all bear the types of flaws that give them unique and complex personalities.

    The narration is excellent.

    I finally understand why other reviewers rave about the complex systems of magic created by this author.

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    I felt this book was great to listen to. Not quite as good as the first book but it's still worth listening to.

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    Ephraim Arizona/Massachusetts 05-28-17
    Ephraim Arizona/Massachusetts 05-28-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Unexpected Twists"

    This author has a flare for the dramatically unexpected. It's wonderful that you never see it coming, even when you might have an inkling of what is the catch. The escapes, victories, and who loses are always delightfully unique. You'll love this next installment of the series and be hungry for the finale.

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    Lucas 05-27-17
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    "Really enjoyable!"

    The only thing I disliked was the relationship story arc, it seemed to take up too much of the story mid way making it feel slow 3/4 the way through.

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    Cathleen 05-25-17
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    "I balked at the foreign concepts at first"

    Once I allowed the story to unfold I was dragged in and looked forward to my next listen. It also gave me a greater appeciation of my world and gardens. Strong character development made the story come alive and easy to follow.

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    Anonymous 05-24-17
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    "Great narrator"

    the narrator is amazing. a rich voice as well as distinct choices for each of the characters really brings this book to life

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    Sam 05-24-17
    Sam 05-24-17
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    "Appropriately Bleak"

    Less action, more political intrigue. I recommend this if you enjoyed the characters of Book 1, because Sanderson focuses on character interactions, personal and political, here. Now, as someone who did book 1 with Graphic Audio, I miss the full cast and effects. Still, Kramer's mellow delivery lends an appropriately Bleak air to the proceedings. This reading is worth listening to.
    There may be slight ending fatigue, but go ahead and finish.

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    Nick R. Boston, MA 05-22-17
    Nick R. Boston, MA 05-22-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Not as good as Book 1 but still compelling"

    I was not expecting the story to take the turn it did. I enjoyed book 1 more, mainly because there was still so much mystery surrounding the world. Looking forward to book 3!

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