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Mistborn: Secret History

Narrated by: Michael Kramer
Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (137 ratings)

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Summary

Mistborn: Secret History is a companion story to the original Mistborn trilogy. 

As such, it contains huge spoilers for the books Mistborn (The Final Empire), The Well of Ascension and The Hero of Ages. It also contains very minor spoilers for the book The Bands of Mourning

Mistborn: Secret History builds upon the characterisation, events and worldbuilding of the original trilogy. Listening to it without that background will be a confusing process at best. 

In short, this isn't the place to start your journey into Mistborn (though if you have listened to the trilogy - but it has been a while - you should be just fine, so long as you remember the characters and the general plot of the books). 

Saying anything more here risks revealing too much. Even knowledge of this story's existence is, in a way, a spoiler. 

There's always another secret.

©2018 Brandon Sanderson (P)2018 Orion Publishing Group

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dissapointed it's not new!

Not to detract from the story or the narrator at all, but as i have listened to the arcanum unbounded, this is one of the short stories within that book! kinda feel that should have been stated in the description, would have saved me getting my hopes up for something new!

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  • gary
  • United Kingdom
  • 22-02-19

This isn’t new, it’s just all the mistborn stories from Arcanum unbounded

I love Brandon Sanderson as a writer, but this is the 2nd time I feel I’ve been misled into purchasing a book that I technically already own. The same happened with edge dancer. It should be more clearly displayed that these 2 books are just the stories from Arcanum Unbounded. So just purchase that book & you’ll get this book, edge dance & other short stories in 1 purchase

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Finally!

Great background! Much needed and enjoyable to listen to 😁 I hope Brandon does write a second!

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Sanderson Fandom Rule #1

You will cry. There are no exceptions to rule #1. Loved every last rusting word.

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best mistborn book yet!!

so clever, it had me hooked from the first chapter, i salute you Mr Sanderson..Mr Rothfus take note on how you finish and compliment a trilogy...

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Makes things a little clearer

I enjoyed the book it was nice to be listening about Kell again and I loved that he hasn't lost any of his attitude.

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Fantastic to revisit characters...

as well as the story, from a different angle. Wish I could experience them all for the first time again!

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  • A User
  • 07-02-19

Take note! this story is same as in Arcanumunbound

Nice story and performance, but I already bought it and read it I discovered too late....

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  • Justin Buzz
  • 24-04-19

Read by Michael Kramer with excellence.

Perfectly fine story. Narration makes this a great listen. Can recommend to fantasy fans. Enjoy!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-09-19

Good story and performance but some voices changed

Great book!
Can't recommend if you haven't at least read the first 3 books of mistborn.
A bit of a shame that zaesid and spook's voices and accents changed

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  • amots mann
  • 29-08-19

Short and good

This story adds another dimension to the mistborn world. I enjoyed this new layer. Plus it does add new concepts and explanations.

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  • Mohammed
  • 12-02-19

confusing but fun

Like always its fun to read Brandon Sandrson books but this one come confusing to me as I need to do a lot of backtracking to keep up with what was happening