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The Mistborn: The Final Empire

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Brandon Sanderson

Narrated By: Michael Kramer

Publisher: Macmillan Audio

Date: December 2008

Duration: 24 hours 0 minutes


From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson, the Mistborn series is a heist story of political intrigue and magical, martial-arts action.
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.
This saga dares to ask a simple question: What if the hero of prophecy fails?
Other Tor books by Brandon Sanderson
The Cosmere
The Stormlight Archive
The Way of Kings
Words of Radiance
Edgedancer (Novella)
Oathbringer (forthcoming)
The Mistborn trilogy
Mistborn: The Final Empire
The Well of Ascension
The Hero of Ages

Mistborn: The Wax and Wayne series
Alloy of Law
Shadows of Self
Bands of Mourning
Arcanum Unbounded
Other Cosmere novels
The Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians series
Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians
The Scrivener's Bones
The Knights of Crystallia
The Shattered Lens
The Dark Talent
The Rithmatist series
The Rithmatist
Other books by Brandon Sanderson
The Reckoners


  • Zachary H

    fantastic book and the narrator is very good at making sure everything flows smooth

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • S Stoll

    The author made this book captivating! Fantastic narration!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Chad L.

    Big fan of Sanderson, and Micheal Kramer is an excellent narrator, so is his wife. They narrate the Wheel of Time Series too.

  • Somayeh R.

    One of the bests books I have read. Very capitative and always make you to listen more!

  • Josh P.

    Great book. I cant wait to start the next one. Brandon Sanderson is an amazing author! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

  • Brian J.

    I've read this book a dozen times or more as Sanderson is my favorite author. I got the audiobook to listen to at work. The narrator is very monotone, and mispronounces the names of many places and people. If you're not familiar with the book, it won't matter much, but to fans of Sanderson, it's quite irritating. I seriously hope they didn't use this narrator for the Stormlight Archive series.

  • Quincie R.

    Entertaining to say the least. I started this work and couldn't put it down. It was so intriguing that the last three hours of listening I did when I should've been asleep. The ending both tragic and satisfying, still left me with a need to see what happens next. I highly recommend this book but be aware that you wont be able to stop at the end...And Mr. Kramer does an excellent narration

  • Kyle S

    Truly entertaining. The author does a terrific job setting scenes, increasing intensities through appropriate build ups and having the end a very exciting final scene, however, leaving so much room for the plot to continue. Exceptional narrating.

  • Eli L

    I really enjoyed this book. 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. There was intrigue, action, horror, and romance, and all of it made for a world that I believed in with characters and a story that mattered. The narrator was excellent and really exemplified the tone of the book. For anyone remotely interested in fantasy, I would highly recommend this work.

  • kendale w

    it was a very good book very nice starting line and more to come I'm excited to listen to the next one

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