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A thousand years ago evil came to the land and has ruled with an iron hand ever since. The sun shines fitfully under clouds of ash that float down endlessly from the constant eruption of volcanoes. A dark lord rules through the aristocratic families and ordinary folk are condemned to lives in servitude, sold as goods, labouring in the ash fields. But now a troublemaker has arrived and there is rumour of revolt. A revolt that depends on criminal that no-one can trust and a young girl who must master Allomancy - the magic that lies in all metals.

©2009 Dragonsteel Entertainment LLC (P)2011 Orion Publishing Group Limited

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Loved it!

Enjoyed it very much, will continue with book 2 of the mistborn series right away!

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    4 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Customer
  • 11/05/2011

Great story and narration, but cut off at the end!

The story and narration deserve 5 stars, but what's up with the audio book ending abruptly before the end? Roughly a page at the end of the last chapter and the entire epilogue are missing! I guess that explains why this version is 24 minutes shorter than the Macmillian audio book. I had to get the book from the library just to finish the story...

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  • Global
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Chris
  • 13/06/2011

The Final Empire: Mistborn, ROCKS

This is an amazing story line, so inventive and involving. I found myself completely hooked. Michael Kramer really brings the character to life.
The audible book finished early (about a chapter) so I emailed Audible and they fixed the problem in minutes. Thank goodness, that last 30 mins so set the scene for Book 2.

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  • Global
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Aileen
  • 20/04/2011

Engaging fantasy, adequate narration

This is a good intro to a new trilogy and a new fantasy universe with an interesting magical system. the characters are reasonably well drawn and Sanderson is pretty genre-savvy. the pacing of the book is excellent, and I found the twists quite surprising. Many of the themes are very thoughtful and I welcome his gentle challenge to many of the assumptions that inform orthodox fantasy novels.

The narration is good, though the narrator does choose some pretty stereotypical 'voices' for the villains. This tends to broadcast whether the character in question is a 'goody' or a 'baddy', which is disappointingly simplistic and unnecessary. On the other hand the characters unmistakeably wear white hats or black hats and there are no shades of grey in there. Nice to have a female protagonist who is somewhat complex as well as being kickass.

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • David
  • 03/10/2012

Rich and Exquisite

This is my first Brandon Sanderson novel and I have to say it was a real treat. The audio narration was exquisite. Michael Kramer’s deep tones complimented the richness of the prose which served to create an immersive reading/listening experience that had me looking forward to my times on the exercise bike and the commute to and from work. There were times when my mandatory 30min cycling blew out and other times when I wished I didn’t get to work so quick. Where are the red lights when you want them.

I like Sanderson’s world building. It may not be as detailed and complicated as say Steven Erikson’s Malazan series, but I don’t see that as a negative. What Sanderson achieves in The Final Empire is world building that is rich yet accessible, fascinating and mysterious but at the same time doesn’t hinder the plot. In the world Sanderson creates, we have The Lord Ruler, An immortal Tyrant with god like power, who has ruled The Final Empire for a thousand years. On the bottom end of the scale, we have the oppressed lower class ie the Skaa, who are ruthlessly used and abused by the noble houses who are in turn overseen by the Lord Ruler’s religious institutions, The Steel Ministry and The Canton of Inquisition.

The characterisation was excellent. I don’t think there was any character that I found boring or didn’t care what happened to. Even the minor characters were well constructed. Vin, the main protagonist, is a young Skaa street urchin surviving on the streets by her wits as well as a special talent that makes her useful to the thieving crew she works for.

But the star of the show has to be the magic system. I don’t think I have encountered a magic system in any fantasy novel that is as fascinating and well thought out and explained as in this book. Sanderson takes an almost scientific approach to “Allomancy” (the main magic system in the story) with very well defined rules and limitations. Magic costs, Magic needs to be fueled. Magic can have unintended consequences. An Allomancer (AKA Mistborn) fuels their abilities by ingesting the associated metal or alloy and then “burning” the metal required for the particular Allomantic effect. For example burning steel allows the Allomancer to “push” metal objects while burning iron enables them to pull on metal objects. The result being a skilled Mistborn can use these abilities to send metal projectiles hurtling towards enemies or they can use a combination of pushing and pulling to launch themselves into the air in virtual flight, “spiderman” style. Sounds easy? Except the Allomancer has to be aware of things like the physical weight of objects being pushed and pulled. Push against something heavier than yourself and you will fly backwards – which is ok if that’s what you intended. Or pull against something lighter than yourself could see a hunk of metal hurtling directly towards you – again ok if you intend to duck at the last minute and hit the guy behind you. Otherwise you’re dead. And that’s just two of the metals, there are at least 10 with effects from increased strength to enhanced senses to mind manipulations.

Sanderson skill is in taking us on a journey of discovering these abilities in a way that is not daunting or over complicated. Rather the introduction to the magic felt natural to me and I just found myself wallowing in it.

An absolute pleasure – 5 stars

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  • Chocobo-Knight
  • 14/09/2012

Amazing!

Where does The Final Empire rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is an amazing book, absolutely loved the story, the characters, the plot twists, the very world it was set in! This series will probably be in my top ten favourites for a while, itching to get the next one.

What did you like best about this story?

To be honest I think what I enjoyed most about the book was the characters and how they interacted with eachother and the world.

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

For me it's a toss up between Kelsier and Sazed when it comes to my favourite character, both brilliant and proactive characters who held my interest deeply entwined.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I'm sure there were many moments that moved me, though nothing particular jumps to mind at this very moment.

Any additional comments?

This book is amazing, listen to it NOW!!! You shalt not regret it!

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Noel
  • 21/09/2013

Captivating

Well written and narrated. Compelling story that makes you think you have all the answers....of course you don't.

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  • Alexander
  • 04/02/2013

My first audio book, now I'm hooked

Would you consider the audio edition of The Final Empire to be better than the print version?

I did not read the printed version.

What did you like best about this story?

It's characters and it's explanations of the physical 'mechanics' of allomancy.

What does Michael Kramer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He does an extremely good job at conveying the mood of the environment in which the story takes place. Climaxes are also very well emphasized. Consider me a fan!

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Several moments between Kel and Vin, and also a a few moment between Vin and Elend, especially the humorous conversations.

Any additional comments?

I am in awe at what can be accomplished using words. This is truly a piece of art!

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  • Global
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  • Mr. Awesome
  • 06/08/2012

Not disappointed.

First purchase on Audible, though I'd read Sanderson's stuff before. Took a little getting used to listening to a story rather than reading it. Other than that, the story just slides off the page - and into your ear. The telling is also masterful and captivating. Already on the last book.

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  • Daniel
  • 11/03/2014

Brandon Sanderson and the Art of Wish Fulfilment

Where does The Final Empire rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Pretty high, I'd have to say. I'm fairly new to audio books, but the narration was engaging, and the plot kept my attention.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I can't go past Kelsier. I'm a sucker for the sacrificial revolutionary hero.

Which scene was your favorite?

Vin taking out fellow mistborn Shan with a genuinely cool trick. "The jukes", as my friends would have called it.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It took me through some hard work late at nights, and I'm grateful for that.

Any additional comments?

Brandon Sanderson is a master of original wish-fulfilment. His simple prose entraps and transports; a solid job from the narrator combined with the engaging plot to keep me listening well past the time I should have hit pause, night after night.

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  • Global
    4 out of 5 stars
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  • Clemence
  • 19/01/2014

Slow-paced but fun and interesting fantasy book

Have you listened to any of Michael Kramer’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

First one of his performances I heard. His voice took a bit of time getting used to, but the performance was solid. I missed some excitement in battle scenes, which were being read in the exact same way as every other scene. Some people might prefer this but I like when the tone of the voice tells me what's happening as well as the words themselves.

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

No, there were too many slow parts.

Any additional comments?

While I ended up really enjoying the book, I wasn't so sure I would in the beginning. The book starts off very slow, with not much happening. It's not even clear who the main character is the first 4 hours or so. Afterwards, the story picks up and becomes really interesting. The pacing is still slow, and you can easily summarize what happens in the first 10 hours in less than a few minutes. It didn't bother me because it was interesting to read what happened, but it may turn fans of action-packed stories off. It's categorized as epic fantasy, but those expecting a long journey full of encounters will be disappointed. Most of the story takes place in a single city, and way more time is spent discussing how to fight an evil empire, rather than actually fighting it. When the fight scenes do occur, the magic system in Mistborn makes them very unique and unlike any others you might have read before.

While there's a decent amount of action, the majority of the book is spent developing a storyline and its characters. The story itself isn't actually all that special or original, but the character development and the way things unfold make it worth listening to.

I'm torn on the writing. Most of it was solid, but there were more than a few conversations that ended every line with the words "he said", for 10+ lines in a row, which feels amateuristic and got annoying.

Overall, the first few hours I felt like returning the book, but the reviews of others kept me going, and I'm really glad I did. it turns into a really good book. Just be warned that it's a lot slower-paced than most epic fantasy books.

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    3 out of 5 stars
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    2 out of 5 stars
  • BikerJoe
  • 19/01/2015

Super-Girl topples the Empire

I came to Mistborn after I read Sanderson's finishing novels of the 'wheel of time'. What a difference, Sanderson tried harder, when he wrote the 'wheel of time' or he simply became a better writer.

Mistborn is a frugal meal as far as phantasy writing goes. The plot is fairly simple, the characters are one dimensional and with the exception of Kelsier and Vin (the mistborn), lack depth and profile.

In a world, where ash-fall and mist smother life and turn everything into brown and grey colors, a tyrant (the great ruler) and the ruling class (great houses) exploit the Skaa in incredible cruelty. Skaa are without any rights and can get killed, maimed or raped at will. The luxurious and decadent life of the great houses is based on the slave work of the Skaa.

Kelsier, a mistborn, escapes from the pits of Hathsin and intends to rid the empire of the great ruler and his noble houses. Vin, a young mistborn teenage girl, joins forces with him. Together with a band of criminals they take up the seemingly hopeless fight. Fortunately there is Allomancy, which gives incredible power to the mistborn by swallowing and burning metals or alloys.

On the positive side, there is a lot of action and the battle scenes are well written and have enough blood and gore for the ones, who like that. Allomancy is a nice variation to the standard magic in phantasy tales. The concept is logically built and quite complex in in all its details.

Unfortunately the world is poorly described and lacks detail and structure, Everything is brown and grey and there is a lot of fog at night. A little bit more would have been quite nice. Vin, the heroine of the tale is plastered with clichés and the resulting silliness tended to annoy me. Not every teenage girl with a brain would be easily corrupted by beautiful dresses and forget the cruelty of the noblehouses, just because they are so elegant. Some of the other characters would be quite appealing to the reader, if there would be more detail. Marsh, Kelzier's brother plays a vital part in the story, but we do not know anything about him. Breeze and the Terrisman Tutor are similar examples.

I expected more from Brandon Sanderson

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  • Global
    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
  • w4
  • 31/01/2015

Teil 1-3. Fantasy at its fines mit einem Abstrich.

Michael Kramer ist der beste Sprecher, den ich kenne. Jeder Charakter erhält seine unverwechselbare und fast immer passend wirkende Aussprache, ohne dass man das Gefühl bekommt, in ein Puppentheater geraten zu sein. Ermüdungsfrei kann ich seiner angenehmen Stimme und perfekt artikulierten Aussprache über etliche Stunden folgen. Besser geht es nicht.

Teil 1 und 2 sind sensationell und bauen die fantastische Welt und den Spannungsbogen meisterhaft auf. In Teil 3 wird den Helden einfach zu oft bis dahin nicht vorhandene geistige Beschränktheit untergejubelt, damit sie auch in alle Fallen und Verhängnisse geraten, die der Leser längst durchschaut hat. Das ist schade.
Zudem wird der Religionsfokus extrem aufgezogen. Während in den ersten beiden Teilen eine neue Religion mit all ihren Eigendynamiken durchaus spannend zu betrachten ist, dreht sich gegen Ende fast alles darum. Und der vom Glauben Abgekommene muss wieder Vertrauen in seine Religion finden usw usf. Das Ende wurde vom leichten Eindruck begleitet, gerade ein kreationistisches Propaganda-Werk fertig gehört zu haben.

Trotz all dem insgesamt immer noch eine klare Empfehlung. Hat lange viel Spaß gemacht, sticht raus aus dem Fantasy-Einheitsbrei, kann man sich ruhig geben.

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Julia Bak
  • 01/09/2018

Interesting twist of the plot - awesome!

The world has been designed with love for detail and much creativity. The plot is very refreshing and has a nice unexpected twist.
Michael Kramer is a fantastic match as reader and gives each character a special personality and a different voice.
I enjoyed this book a lot!

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Claus
  • 10/09/2016

Grossartig!


Excellente Geschichte, Brandon hat sich wirklich etwas überlegt. Eines der Hörbücher, die mann ohne unterbrechung fertighören will. 10/10