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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)
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

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • 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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Jessica Beegle

    I'm not really a fan of the "girl" voice the narrator used but it was good overall.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • S Stoll

    The author made this book captivating! Fantastic narration!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

  • Michelle P.

    At first Iwhat is apprehensive I wasn't sure how the book would be I wasn't sure about the narrator if I would like his voice but as I went on and the different characters came out with a narrator it was absolutely fantastic I've got the second book in the series and I've started it now and I will totally recommend this book for anyone who enjoys fantasy in any way shape or form.

  • Grant B.

    Good read

  • Anthony M.

    The author is remarkable with his books not just this series. He has great vision with his imagination. I've also listened to the storm light series waiting on its next book to come out. The narrator not only reads the books but brings the characters to life in my mind and he expresses their individuality as such,hes an outstanding narrator.

  • Joshua J.

    The book is excellent. Thank you Audio Books for Elysium for free and getting me hooked on Sanderson! I’m torn about the narrator. He does great character voices but when he’s actually narrating it may as well be Ben Stein he’s so monotone. The intense action moments sound like a dry eyes commercial. Yet he nails character voices- leading me to believe its a choice. A bizarre choice. Still 100% worth the listen!

  • Anonymous

    The narrator is incredible with all of the different voices he is able to do with a smooth transition between all the conversations. Hes truly an amazing Narrator and so is his wife! :) (They do the wheel of Time series together. )Mistborn is an incredible book. So well written and the world it brings you into is so amazing. I have read this book several times already. Brandon Sandersons work is just breathtaking and unlike anything else I've ever read. It's hard to read anything else when his writing is so wonderful. I've been spoiled <3

  • 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.

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