In short, if you're a fan of Sanderson and this genre, you'll like this book. But with Mistborn, I knew there were volumes to come and so many bad things had happened already. Now its shattered citizens face domination by a powerful Imperium. From 1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson, the Mistborn series is a heist story of political intrigue and magical, martial-arts action. Anyway, he does a great girly voice for her. She will have to learn to trust, if Kel is to help her master powers of which she never dreamed.
Earlier this year he released Calamity, the finale of the 1 New York Times bestselling Reckoners trilogy that began with Steelheart. Would you listen to The Alloy of Law: A Mistborn Novel again? The shifting perspectives served this story very well. A full cast is often nice, but a single good reader usually does the job just as well and gives a more consistent level of skill. From 1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson, the Mistborn series is a heist story of political intrigue and magical, martial-arts action. This audiobook answers this question. Whilst this novel is fundamentally a detective work and not my usual cup of tea, I did enjoy it tremendously.
And as others here say, Michael Kramer is amazing. Sanderson usually provides an epic that runs through around 30hours of listening at least - well this is only about 10 hours. This saga dares to ask a simple question: What if the hero of prophecy fails? Their world is one in which those who die in glory return as gods to live confined to a pantheon in Hallandren's capital city and where a power known as BioChromatic magic is based on an essence known as breath that can be collected only one unit at a time from individual people. Together the three become embroiled in the mystery of a series of train robberies conducted by the Vanishers, who make a mysterious train engine appear on the tracks, steel the valuable cargo, rob the passengers and take a hostage, all without leaving a trace, and all in a matter of minutes. Plot of Mistborn: The Alloy of Law Audiobook Mistborn The Alloy of Law Audiobook charaters Three hundred years after the events of the Mistborn trilogy, Scadrial is now on the verge of modernity, with railroads to supplement the canals, electric lighting in the streets and the homes of the wealthy, and the first steel-framed skyscrapers racing for the clouds. So why would I care about Elund and the crew trying to save it. They say he's part man, part myth, and mostly street-corner rumor.
It's very expensive but the production values are so good. Even though the magic system is interesting, I was bored stiff reading about the characters using it. I've heard that Graphic Audio tends to cut unnecessary content out of the book eg. . Zane came across as a character who has endured a lot of abuse, but is also sadistic, cunning and masochistic. Sazed is as clever and reserved as always but represents a much more complicated, subtle sub-plot. He steals from the rich - they're the only ones worth stealing from - but the poor can go steal for themselves.
Although I was pining for return of characters from the original Mistborn series. Nothing against graphic audio, I love them, just preferred the actual audiobook for it. Magical system works very well, the dialogue is interesting and fun, the pace of the novel is well balanced, good characters. Excellent narration by Michael Kramer helps to bring the characters to life although I felt he had trouble with the half cockney, half Aussie accent of Wayne, but it was entertaining in any case. You hear many different voices and accents, and the characters grow on you as if you know them. It's all reminiscent of 19th century England or North America as you so desire to envisage.
In a genre where authors often get bogged down in the minutia of their worlds and forget to actually tell the narrative, this story was gripping. The Lord Ruler is dead. Vin has learned to expect betrayal from everyone she meets, and gotten it. I do think there could be some editing. What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The imagination that Sanderson brought to the series and his skill at marshalling epic storylines and dramatic action, plus his ability to create vivid characters, made him a natural choice to complete Robert Jordan's epic Wheel of Time sequence.
Mistborn on a steam train! I'm sure the guy is lovely but let's just say if he read me a bed time story as a child I think I'd be a serial killer by now 1 of 1 people found this review helpful A solid book, but leaves loose ends Another good book in the Mistborn series by Sanderson. One such is Waxillium Ladrian, a rare Twinborn, who can Push on metals with his Allomancy and use Feruchemy to become lighter or heavier at will. When does the Automoderator comment? They seem to record at the pace of movie dialogue, but you're missing all the visuals to help you fill in the scene. Along the way he discovers hints that point to the true goals of his uncle Edwarn and the shadowy organization known as The Set. I haven't been very impressed with the graphic audio I've tried. The book compares to all of the previous Mistborn novels. They say he steals from the rich and gives to the poor.
The Alloy of Law follows on from the Mistborn series and is set a few hundred years in the future. The Lord Ruler — the man who claimed to be god incarnate and brutally ruled the world for a thousand years — has been vanquished. I am a massive Sanderson fan - both Stormlight archive and Mistborn trilogy rank amongst my best ever fantasy reads. A good book and an exciting read. Only averagely tall, slender, and god-awful with a sword, Locke Lamora is the fabled Thorn, and the greatest weapons at his disposal are his wit and cunning. Such is the stern motto of House Stark, the northernmost of the fiefdoms that owe allegiance to King Robert Baratheon in far-off King's Landing.
You can tell that Sanderson puts a lot of thought and planning into each of his novels, as there are never any loose ends or unnecessary scenes. The Bad: Vin was very frustrating in this audiobook. This ability has thrown him to the forefront of the genre and the dramatic story within The Alloy of Law shows off this skill to its very best. The main male character is dead by this point, for heaven's sake. Elund became a much more authentic character for me in that regard because of this.