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Mistborn

Mistborn Book 1
Lu par : Michael Kramer
Série : Mistborn, Volume 1
Durée : 24 h et 39 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (11 notations)

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Brandon Sanderson, fantasy's newest master tale spinner, author of the acclaimed debut Elantris, dares to turn a genre on its head by asking a simple question: What if the hero of prophecy fails? What kind of world results when the Dark Lord is in charge? The answer will be found in the Mistborn Trilogy, a saga of surprises and magical martial-arts action that begins in Mistborn.

For a thousand years the ash fell and no flowers bloomed. For a thousand years the Skaa slaved in misery and lived in fear. For a thousand years the Lord Ruler, the "Sliver of Infinity," reigned with absolute power and ultimate terror, divinely invincible. Then, when hope was so long lost that not even its memory remained, a terribly scarred, heart-broken half-Skaa rediscovered it in the depths of the Lord Ruler's most hellish prison.

Kelsier "snapped" and found in himself the powers of a Mistborn. A brilliant thief and natural leader, he turned his talents to the ultimate caper, with the Lord Ruler himself as the mark. Kelsier recruited the underworld's elite, the smartest and most trustworthy allomancers, each of whom shares one of his many powers, and all of whom relish a high-stakes challenge. Only then does he reveal his ultimate dream, not just the greatest heist in history, but the downfall of the divine despot. But even with the best criminal crew ever assembled, Kel's plan looks more like the ultimate long shot, until luck brings a ragged girl named Vin into his life.

Like him, she's a half-Skaa orphan, but she's lived a much harsher life. Vin has learned to expect betrayal from everyone she meets, and gotten it. She will have to learn to trust, if Kel is to help her master powers of which she never dreamed.

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Good fantasy, it took me a while to get used to it

Good fantasy, it took me a while to get used to it and love it

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  • Mitchell
  • 30/03/2018

2nd to the Storm-light Archives.....

I started the Mistborn series because I read the Stormlight Archives by Sanderson and wanted more epic fantasy. I was a bit skeptical at first because there were so many similarities between styles and even character names between the two-book series.

The Mistborn Trilogy being a predecessor to Stormlight, I thought I might be disappointed… I was wrong.

It's easy to see why Robert Jordan picked Brandon Sanderson to finish his Wheel of Time series. Although I noticed some distinct similarities in characters between Mistborn and Elantris (another great listen by Sanderson), he has so much imagination in how to make a world unique.

This story is not just another dwarves/elves/orcs story line and magic doesn't just "exist". There's a thought process behind where it comes from and how to use it and the dangers and consequences of doing so. I'm already about halfway through the next book in the series, The Well of Ascension, and it's fun to see how Sanderson left threads for the series to follow yet at the end of Mistborn, there didn't feel like there was anything unfinished.

One remarkable thing about this series is how well the history, politics and overall backdrop of this story is explained. Never once was I bored about learning new things about this fascinating, desolate world.

Also unique is that the protagonist of the book is a woman, and Sanderson does a great job of portraying her realistically. Even though she gains enormous power over the course of the narrative, the author does not forget her origins, and her origins continue to define how she reacts to her circumstances throughout the book. In fact, all of the characters, even the minor ones, display realistic motivations for their actions, and come across as very real.

As for Kramer-
Michael Kramer, once again, did an amazing job with the narration. I'm amazed at how he manages to create a voice, tone, and referent emotion for each character. He really brings the characters to life and adds an immeasurable depth the story. He is an incredible performer and his narration here is “still” flawless.

For those familiar with A Game of Thrones (George R.R. Martin) and Wheel of Time (Robert Jordan), Sanderson's style fits comfortably between these two tomes. His story is not as "gritty" and "real" as Martin's series and his story is not as fantastic as Jordan's series. The idea behind the magic system is well-thought out an the characters are easy to like.

My “only” gripe is that I found the writing to be a bit heavy handed at times. For instance, I felt there was a lot of repetition that reminds the reader over & over again about the same character points - ex. I found myself often thinking things like "okay okay x has had a hard life, she doesn't trust easily, alright I get it I get it." It's consequently very easy to read & follow; I think I'd just prefer a style that's a bit more subtle. I think this issue also led me to dislike one of the main characters (Vin) more than I otherwise would have - I found myself more often feeling impatient rather than sympathizing with her when hearing narration about her doubts, fears, etc.

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  • tercia
  • 21/10/2018

Prepare for sleepless nights

You will feel like you need to pull all-nighters. Your social life will suffer. If you use audio books while at the gym, you'll reach your goal weight as you easily lose track of four hours on a treadmill. You will be tired and dependent on coffee. This was me and it was worth it.

Enter Sanderson's Cosmere at your own risk. I regret nothing.

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  • Don Gilbert
  • 12/11/2009

A GREAT TRILOGY!!!

I just finished the third audio book in the "Mistborn" trilogy and wanted to write my review starting with th first to let anyone know who is wondering whether to invest their time in another series to absolutly read this one. This story is epic. Brandon Sanderson writes a classic and was clearly the right pick to finish Jordon's WOT series.
The narration by Michael Kramer is award worthy. He not only gives a distinct and believable voice to each character, he brings them to life.
10 stars

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  • John
  • 08/02/2012

Odd Fantasy Concept

This first volume has a storyline with sort of like a cross between Oceans 11 and Pymalion. While unusual in many respects, it's overall an interesting story. Occasional mis-pronounced words leave you trying to figure out what the narrator just said.

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  • Lore
  • 09/04/2012

Book 1 of a great series that is not to be missed!

I knew little of Brandon Sanderson when it was announced that he was selected to finish the Wheel of Time series after the death of Robert Jordan. I decided to check out some of his work to get a feel for his writing before his first Wheel of Time novel was published. What I discovered was that I had been missing out on one of the best Fantasy authors writing today.

Mistborn is an excellent series and I have thoroughly enjoyed every book in the series. I am a big fan of Fantasy and I was completely drawn into Sanderson's world of Allomancers and all of the interesting things they could do right from the start. Michael Kramer does an excellent job of bringing these interesting characters to life so expect this book to grab you from the start and never let go.



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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • H. P. Varia
  • 22/10/2009

very good book

This book has a lot going for it.
1) The world depicted is really very unique. The book depicts the second round in a fight between good vs. evil. In the first round evil had won and 1000 years have passed.
2) There are multiple Magic systems and they are all very interesting
3) Each character feels flushed out in details and many of them are very likeable
4) Lots of Drama, action and mystery

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  • Holly Helscher
  • 05/02/2010

Engaging Read

My first experience with Brandon Sanderson didn't disappoint. The story of the Skaa rebellion, led by Kelsier with serious backup from Vin, the female Mistborn, is entertaining, engaging, and slightly different from other fantasies. At its foundation is good versus evil. And then Sanderson throws in some fantasy, magic, conflict and sprinkles in just a bit of romance. Thieves, Dark Rulers, Obligators, Secret Keepers, and even Inquisitors are supporting characters that keep the plot moving forward without causing confusion to the reader. Kelsier, also known as the legendary Survivor of Hathcin, is a nearly mythical being to the Skaa and he is the mastermind behind the rebellion. But Vin, the newest of his thieving crew who joins their network to infiltrate the nobility, begins to learn she has quite a few Mistborn powers of her own. By the end of this first of three books she becomes legendary in her own right. The book may have benefited from a little additional editing because there is repetition of things the reader knows. We learn how the power of the metals and they work over and over again. We even get a recap of previous action in the book multiple times. It's almost as if Sanderson believes his reader can't remember from one chapter to the next. While this can be somewhat annoying, it doesn't really detract from the overall good plot and well developed characters. There is foreshadowing that is critical to the plot, so the reader has to pay attention. And in fact, some foreshadowing in Book One comes into play in Book Two, The Well of Ascension. But the book keeps the reader pretty riveted, so this isn't too much of a problem. Michael Kramer is an apt reader and once you learn the timbre of his voice, there is no problem differentiating among the characters, including the reading of someone's diary which is inserted between chapters. His pace is good and enunciation excellent. I highly recommend the book.

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Willie K
  • 23/06/2009

Willie K Review

This is my first review, but I plan on reviewing every book I listen to from here out. I tried listening to Brandon Sandersons first title, Elantris, but had a hard time getting into it. I thought I would give Brandon another shot though since I enjoyed Michael Kramer's narration in The Eye of the World series, by Robert Jordon so much. Mr. Kramer showed his true flare for subtle voice dialects allowing the listener to immediately know who is speaking before hearing who the author told you it was. He is a bit mono tone but never the less is one of my favorite narrators.

This book had me from the beginning. I loved how Brandon Sanderson created a world where good has succumbed to evil forces, and you really cant tell if evil was meant to be the ruling force of the land and good was never meant to prevail. His description of the world made me it easy to picture in my head and his battle scenes had me locked in. I found myself driving around the block several times to finish the battles taking place. The ending also has a shock to it that I did not expect which makes me more intrigued to read the rest of the series. I look forward to trying out his first book again when I am finished with it

It is a great read.

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  • Gerry
  • 18/02/2019

book is great but the reader. omg

they guy ready was monotone af. fell asleep a few times. but book is good overall

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  • Bronwyn Soell
  • 16/02/2012

Very interesting idea- just didn't take off for me

I liked this book- but I didn't love it. The premise and characters are interesting enough, but it just took a long time to set itself up and I kept waiting for something more to occur. I found the narrator's voice choices to be a little odd- he seemed to insert sort of growling pauses in places where I was not expecting them. But I got used to it and overall he did a good job once I was accustomed to his voice.

I suppose I wanted to just be really CRAZY about this book- many people gave it a very high review. But I just liked it all right. I will probably get the sequel at some point when nothing else I am really waiting for is available. I do want to find out what happens to the characters and see how the world progresses- but I don't feel that burning fever to download the next book right away because I can't wait!- you know what I mean?

The magic in the book has to do with Mistborn who can 'burn' different elements to enhance their natural abilities. There is an upper class and a slave class, and a criminal element who is trying to organize the slave class to revolt and overthrow an overlord who may or may not be an all-powerful God. That is a very brief summary, but gives you the gist of the larger plot.

As I said, this book was a decent listen, but not the best I've ever heard. I was interested enough to give the next one in the series a try- hopefully the pacing and plot will pick up there! A lot of first novels in a series seem weaker than later ones to me. I notice that many reviewers who loved this book are fans of the author, who finished the Wheel of Time series after Robert Jordan the original author died. I was not a big fan of that series either, so maybe that explains why my response to this book wasn't more enthusiastic.

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • kamui47
  • 25/04/2011

Bestes Fantasy Epos seit langem

Ich höre regelmäßig Fantasy Literatur, aber bin regelmäßig enttäuscht von den mittelmäßigen Fähigkeiten der Autoren. Oft ergehen sie sich in ellenlangen, einschläfernde Beschreibungen ihrer Fantasy-Welt, kreieren eindimensionale Charaktere und schreiben extrem simple und vorhersehbare Geschichten, die sie dennoch auf mehrere Bände platt walzen. Meist fehlen jede Grautöne, die Guten sind 100% Gut, die Bösen 100% böse, etc.
NICHT SO bei der Mistborn Serie:
Der Kosmos der Mistborn-Serie ist komplex, ungewöhnlich und sehr intelligent aufgebaut.
Die Handlungsstränge entwickeln sich fortwährend und jede Eröffnung führt zu einem weiteren Level der Geschichte.
Die Gestalten und Charaktere sind interessant und lebendig. Sie haben alle eigene Biographien und entwickeln sich im Laufe der Geschichte weiter.
Durch den Lauf der Geschichte und die Entwicklung der Charaktere entstehen immer wieder neue Handlungsstränge und es gibt tolle Wendungen - die im Nachhinein immer Sinn machen.
Bis zum Ende von Band III ist vollkommen offen, wie die Geschichte ausgehen wird.
Besser kann moderne Fantasy kaum geschrieben werden.

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • der-guru
  • 09/03/2010

Einfach klasse!

Ich bin zwar noch nicht durch, aber ich kann jetzt schon sagen, dass ich von dem Buch echt begeistert bin .
Ich bin erst duch "The Gathering Storm" auf ihn aufmerksam geworden. Dort hat er mich jedoch so überzeugt, dass ich auch mal in eines seiner eigenen Werke reinhören wollte. Und wie es das Schicksal wollte, konnte ich es nicht mehr ausmachen und habe so die ersten 7h am Stück gehört und so die Nacht verbracht, obwohl ich eigentlich nur ein wenig vorm Einschlafen hören wollte.
Der Einstieg ist etwas schwierig, weil sofort viele unbekannte Personen auftauchen, wenn man sich aber ein wenig Zeit gibt, macht es danach einfach nur Spaß zuzuhören!

Michael Kramer ist dazu ein wirklich guter Vorleser, der es schafft die Figuren lebendig werden zu lassen. Kein Wunder, dass ich nicht abschalten konnte. :)

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  • Stefanie Hobräck
  • 22/02/2011

gute Geschichte

ich wollte mal einen neuen Autor im Fantasybereich testen und bin zufällig auf Sanderson gestoßen. Das Buch hat mir so gut gefallen, dass ich gleich die ganze Trilogie gehört habe. Für mehr Bände reicht meine Geduld normalerweise nicht, aber die Geschichte ist spannend und hat einige gute Ideen. Die von Sanderson geschaffene Welt ist anders als andere - zur Abwechslung mal keine Elfen/Zwerge/Drachen/Werwölfe/Vampire.

Der Vorleser Michael Kramer haucht den Charakteren Leben ein. hat mir super gefallen

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    4 out of 5 stars
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  • Freesienfee
  • 30/11/2009

richtig gut

eigentlich habe ich diesen sanderson nur gekauft, weil ich seinen schreibstil kennenlernen wollte, denn er schreibt ja Wheel of time zu ende. erstmal hat sich mir die ganze geschichte nicht erschlossen, ich fand keinen zugang. dann habe ich es liegen lassen und jetzt wieder angehört und siehe da: mir gefällt es richtig gut. es ist eine düstere welt, die sanderson beschreibt aber mit sehr guten eigenständigen ideen. hörenswert.

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  • Amazon Kunde
  • 19/10/2018

Tolle Trilogie, Sprecher Durchschnitt

Mir gefiel die Geschichte sehr, besonders der wissenschaftliche Ansatz, mit dem Sanderson seine magische Allomancy aufbaut. Insofern ist die Reihe absolut zu empfehlen.
Allerdings muss ich sagen, dass der Sprecher Kramer nicht in der Lage ist wirklich Spannung zu erzeugen. Es hört sich über weite Strecken wie eine dokumentarische Aufzählung der Ereignisse an. Kramer bricht seinen Rythmus und Tonfall auch in hitzigen Gefechten zwischen den Mistborn in keinster Weise. Das mag unter anderem daran liegen, dass Sandersons Schreibstil Kramers Tonfall begünstigt, aber mich hat es besonders bei dramatischen Szenen immer wieder aus der Immersion gerissen, wenn Kramer nichteinmal die Stimme hebt und stattdessen den Kampf beschreibt als würde er eine Tierdoku erzählen. Das ist insbesondere sehr schade, da er eine großartige Stimme für solche Geschichten hat. Momente mit Witz und trockenem Humor sowie die Verkörperung der (männlichen) Charaktere gelingen ihm hingegen größtenteils sehr gut.
Ich habe mir alle drei Teile angehört, immer in der Hoffnung, dass er die dramatischen Momente besser hinbekommt (und natürlich weil ich wissen wollte, wie es ausgeht...). Insgesamt empfehle ich hier aber eher, selbst zu lesen.

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  • Jan Ka
  • 10/07/2017

Power-Creep Yo Ho!

TL;DR: This book did not make me want to get another one of the series. I was almost relieved when it ended.

Mild spoilers ahead, beware!

The main character is suffering from severe power-creep. At the end, all of this power buildup is explained by simple heritage, even the BBEG is more developed than she. Some details are so worn-out that you wonder if they were meant to have some meaning.

"Oh, I forgot that you are supposed to be Underage and we just discovered that I need to be older than that other character so - just let us have a discussion about our age difference so the reader does not think we forgot about that. We can ignore it afterwards. Also it is important to note that your decollete is no longer as flat as we made an effort to point out the last few times we had no reason to speak about it" (this is obviously an exaggeration, but that this has so firmly logged into my mind should show that this a problem with the writing)

The most compelling thing about Mistborn is it's magical system. The author really made an effort to describe the inner workings of allomancy but promptly goes on a rampage by stacking additional exceptions on top because he remembered that the main character was now at an insuperable disadvantage.

This book started out to be a hard science fiction take on fantasy with a world that has social and racial problems that are so close to our real world that I really started to feel uncomfortable (in a: I feel for this people way), that is until Space Jesus and his Wonderdog fly in and save the day by the laying on of hands.

I think maybe If I just gave the next book a Chance I would start to like this Series but at the Moment it feels like a Chore. I had high hopes for this book since it was basically described to me as "the Martian" but in Fantasy.

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  • melanie m
  • 07/10/2016

a good but light read

this is a well-structured fantasy novel, and, refreshingly, with a female protagonist. however, sometimes the structure seems obvious and the characters are stereotypical in their heteronormativity and personas. all in all it is a light and quite nice read.

the reading itself is excellent. Michael Kramer has an incredibly agreeable voice and his voice acting is good and diverse.

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  • Informative
  • 11/09/2019

Now we know Sanderson wasn't always so GREAT !

I perhaps should be upset for the time wasted reading (listening to) this book. But on the bright side, at least now I know that the great Brandon Sanderson wasn't always such a fantastic writer. Reading the Stormlight Archive, I was in awe of his mastery in not only crafting a fantastic story, even universe, with such realistic and well developed characters, but also in his genius use of words. I was disappointed to find none of that here, in a book so predictable with characters so flat. And the story really is predictable, so much that after I figured the truth about the main villain (The Lord Ruler) less than half the book in, I had to listen through ages which take the protagonist to finally begin to understand it, and it drags painfully as what one already knew is explained in the level beneath a child's intelligence. It's not only the lack of intrigue, the band of characters with hardly any depth, and the many logical mistakes in the book, but also the excruciatingly unskilled writing (especially the lack of creativity in use of words).
But now I have a bigger question: How on Roshar could Brandon Sanderson, a man who has created such realistic and powerful female characters like Shallan, Jasnah, and Navani in the Stormlight Archive, have been satisfied with his protagonist in this book?!! Especially the last line in the book is really awful. It shatters any remains of decency the book might have still left.

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  • michael wegmann
  • 11/05/2019

Interesting story, great magic system

The mystery of the broken world is fascinating and well described from the perspective of the protagonists. The devided society is a bit heavy handed but believable enough for a fantasy setting. The characters are nicely multifaceted with intersting people both "sides" of society. A satisfying story conclusion for book one, but many mysteries are left open for me to want continue the series to learn about them!

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  • Mark
  • 11/04/2019

Great

Great fantasy audible for adults. If you Like the name of the wind, you might like this one aswell.