The Well of Ascension : Mistborn

  • by Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by Michael Kramer
  • Series: Mistborn
  • 29 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The impossible has happened. The Lord Ruler is dead has been vanquished. But so too is Kelsier, the man who masterminded the triumph. The awesome task of rebuilding the world has been left to his protege Vin; a one-time street urchin, now the most powerful Mistborn in the land. Worryingly for her Vin has become the focus of a new religion, a development that leaves her intensely uneasy. More worryingly still the mists have become unpredictable since the Lord Ruler died and a strange vaprous entity is stalking Vin. As the siege of Luthadel intensifies the ancient legend of the Well of Ascension offers the only glimmer of hope. But no-one knows where it is or what it can do…


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Customer Reviews

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Second book and still gripping me

OK. Firstly, this is not a sequel and thus isn't simply a rehash of the first concept, this is the next installment.
If you listened to the first book and enjoyed it, then you'll enjoy this.
This installment adds depth to characters and adds more detail to the backstory of the world; introducing whole new species and new magic into the world created in the first book, as well as adding insight into the magic already introduced in the first book . This is a worthy listen, although I would imagine that starting on this book would leave the listener baffled as it requires the background and gentle introduction provided in the first book otherwise you will feel cheated.
Overall, a great listen.
Thank you once again Mr Sanderson.
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- Amazon Customer

Blimey - it's longer than the first one!

Over 27 hours long!

The Mistborn series is a cruel mistress. If you've spent 24 hours on the first book, you'll be damned if you'll spend 27 hours on the second.

But I did. I had too.

Having spend so long with the characters during the first part of the epic, I had to see what happened next so I we go again with Michael Kramer manning the wheel once again.

The story has the same feel to it as the first but our heroes and villains are in a very different scenario.

The political under-current of the first novel becomes more important during this one and sometimes it can feel as if this is a little heavy going.

However, our hero Vin is following a different path and keeps the story flying along as she battles an array of interesting new characters.

There is a complimentary magic system to the first which adds another level of detail to Sanderson's story.

There are some brilliant turns and surprises and if you have listened to the first one then you must listen to this.

Understandably - don't start with this one - listen to book 1.
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- Lee Grant

Book Details

  • Release Date: 18-03-2011
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Limited