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Shadows of Self

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Brandon Sanderson

Narrated By: Michael Kramer

Publisher: Macmillan Audio

Date: October 2015

Duration: 12 hours 35 minutes


The #1 New York Times bestselling author returns to the world of Mistborn with his first audiobook in the series since The Alloy of Law.

With The Alloy of Law, Brandon Sanderson surprised listeners with a New York Times bestselling spinoff of his Mistborn audiobooks, set after the action of the trilogy, in a period corresponding to late 19th-century America.

The trilogy's heroes are now figures of myth and legend, even objects of religious veneration. They are succeeded by wonderful new characters, chief among them Waxillium Ladrian, known as Wax, hereditary Lord of House Ladrian but also, until recently, a lawman in the ungoverned frontier region known as the Roughs. There he worked with his eccentric but effective buddy, Wayne. They are "twinborn," meaning they are able to use both Allomantic and Feruchemical magic.

Shadows of Self shows Mistborn's society evolving as technology and magic mix, the economy grows, democracy contends with corruption, and religion becomes a growing cultural force, with four faiths competing for converts.

This bustling, optimistic, but still shaky society now faces its first instance of terrorism, crimes intended to stir up labor strife and religious conflict. Wax and Wayne, assisted by the lovely, brilliant Marasi, must unravel the conspiracy before civil strife stops Scadrial's progress in its tracks.

Shadows of Self will give fans of The Alloy of Law everything they've been hoping for and, this being a Brandon Sanderson audiobook, more, much more.


  • Thomas Hervey

    Great read!

  • Lisa Weber

    Great story. Narration was great for most characters.

  • Brittany larsen

    Another awesome read from Brandon Sanderson - great twists and turns and I hated turning it off! Can't wait for the bands of mourning to come out! I need to see how the story plays out!! And this narrator is just fantastic, the accents are done so well.

  • Lynn Shawcroft

    Great read was fun to get some history of main character

  • Alex Warburton

    Absolutely awesome, final twist was a kick to the stomach but man did I love it!