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The Well of Ascension
- Mistborn, Book 2
- By: Brandon Sanderson
- Narrated by: Michael Kramer
- Length: 29 hrs and 17 mins
The impossible has happened. The Lord Ruler is dead. 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 onetime 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.
Blimey - it's longer than the first one!
- By Lee Grant on 29-11-14
Sanderson and kramer have done it again.
Michael Kramer is in my opinion, the best audible voice actor out there. Listened to a bunch of books read by him and his acting and voice have enhanced my enjoyment of each one so much. So far every book narrated by him has been deserving of a 5/5, and I don't expect to ever give him less.
Sanderson's books and writings are extremely similar. He has definitely become the writer I compare every other book I pick up to, seeing if they can fill his shoes. So no surprise the book also gets a 5. I'd say it wasn't as strong as the first book as there was no character like kelsier. It's hard to explain, but the second book just feels like there is a gap missing where a character like kelsier should fit into. Presumable Sanderson intended the reader to feel like this throughout, to help the reader sympathise with the characters when Kelsier is mentioned. If this is done on purpose, he has done a bloody marvellous job. Although the gap wasn't filled in the end like I feel it should have been, rather than waiting until the next book to have it filled.
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