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  • The Dragonbone Chair

  • Memory, Sorrow & Thorn, Book 1
  • By: Tad Williams
  • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
  • Length: 33 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90

Kitchen-boy Simon is bored, restless and 14 years old - a dangerous combination. It seems, however, that his life has just taken a turn for the better when he's apprenticed to his castle's resident wizard. As Simon's learning to read and write under Doctor Morgenes' tutelage, forces greater than he could possible imagine are gathering: forces which will change Simon's life - and his world - forever. Following the death of Good King John, Osten Ard is plunged into civil war as his sons battle for control of the fabled Dragonbone Chair - the country's throne as well as the symbol of its power.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nostalgia and Surprise

  • By Ammon on 30-03-2016

awesome.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-11-2017

just bought book two so I con continue listening to this compelling story. can't wait to start it.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Elantris

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Jack Garrett
  • Length: 28 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 306
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 287
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 288

Elantris was built on magic, and it thrived. But then the magic began to fade, and Elantris began to rot. Now its shattered citizens face domination by a powerful Imperium. Can a young Princess unite the people of Elantris and lead a rebellion against the imperial zealots? Brandon Sanderson's debut fantasy showed his skill as a storyteller and an imaginer of baroque magical systems to be fully developed from the start.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Woeful narrator.

  • By Jenifer on 04-12-2017

Good read

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-07-2015

Enjoyed listening to this story, I just hope there is a sequel! I do like this author.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Hero of Ages

  • Mistborn, Book 3
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 27 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,060
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 990
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 989

Tricked into releasing the evil spirit Ruin while attempting to close the Well of Ascension, new emperor Elend Venture and his wife, the assassin Vin, are now hard-pressed to save the world.This adventure brings the Mistborn epic fantasy trilogy to a dramatic and surprising climax as Sanderson's saga offers complex characters and a compelling plot, asking hard questions about loyalty, faith and responsibility.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • the end

  • By chardonnelle on 21-05-2016

Another great episode in the Mistborn trilogy

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-06-2015

An epic way of finishing off an epic trilogy! This book kept me guessing until the end. This story was certainly well up with the standard set by books one and two, and I thoroughly enjoyed the story.

  • The Well of Ascension

  • Mistborn, Book 2
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 29 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,096
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,030
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,026

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By Constantin P. on 23-01-2015

Great story well told!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-05-2015

The second book in the Mist Born series was better than the first, I thoroughly enjoyed it and look forward to book three!

  • The Final Empire

  • Mistborn, Book 1
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 24 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,448
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,374
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,376

A thousand years ago evil came to the land and has ruled with an iron hand ever since. The sun shines fitfully under clouds of ash that float down endlessly from the constant eruption of volcanoes. A dark lord rules through the aristocratic families, and ordinary folk are condemned to lives in servitude, sold as goods, labouring in the ash fields. But now a troublemaker has arrived, and there is rumour of revolt.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Epic and engrossing

  • By Billie on 20-05-2015

A great new Fantasy epic

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-05-2015

I travel a lot for work, and am always on the lookout for new authors and new stories to listen to on the road. I stumbled across Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn series, and having listened to "The Final Empire", and a goodly way through the second in the series "The Well of Ascension", I'm at the stage where I just want to take the long way around; go around the corner one more time just to hear some more! Awesome story, brilliantly told! I look forward to hearing more from this fantastic author.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful