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By Amazon Customer on 13-10-11
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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By Lee Grant on 29-11-14
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.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By Michael Dawson on 20-03-11
Brandon Sanderson 5 stars all the way :-)
I have gone through all of your books and they all should be given 5 stars. It would be awesome if you could release all your books on Audible for us Aussies. By the way...... I can't wait for the next "The Way Of Kings" book.
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By Robert on 01-02-12
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
I would (at least I'd recommend starting the series with the first book). Starts off rather slow and never quite reaches the heights of the first book of the series, but all in all a good continuation of the Mistborn saga. The final chapters of Well of Ascension point to an even more compelling storyline to come in the last book, but it stands well on its own too.
Who was your favorite character and why?
OreSeur - The growth of the relationship between Vin and OreSeur is quite interesting and provides much of the early to middle part of the book's interest.
Have you listened to any of Michael Kramer’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
The previous novel in the series; both of them are very good performances.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Yes. Unable to do so for the initial half (a little too slow), but the last half I read in one sitting.
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