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Mistborn: Secret History

Narrated by: Michael Kramer
Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
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Publisher's 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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A mandatory listen for an incredible series

Incredibly crafted story with a surprising amount of emotion portrayed by the writing and narration.

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a great addition to mistborn series.

a great addition to mistborn series.i loved the performance of micheal kramer. i cant wait for the last book of mistborn series to release.

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Good taste of what was to come

Good taste of what was to come, but was quite a short read! A little harder to follow if your listening while doing other things and I found myself rewinding a few times 😅
Overall it was a great little story if your missing the Mistborn world and looking for more!

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Lovely book, by a brilliant writer

The thing with the Mistborn Series and most of Sanderson's work is the interesting mechanics he uses to tell his narrative. Altering normal conventions of magic to bring in the fantasy elements and then combining it with a well thought out universe including afterlife is no easy task. However as always Sanderson excels at just that. A good story, well written and well spoken. Thanks guys!

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  • A User
  • 07-02-2019

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
  • 24-04-2019

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
  • 03-09-2019

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
  • 29-08-2019

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
  • 12-02-2019

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

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  • John
  • 22-01-2019

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
  • 22-02-2019

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-11-2019

great

so many closed plot holes, this is great to help you understand. hope he writes another one.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 20-08-2019

Finally!

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

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  • Chris Flynn
  • 05-07-2019

Sanderson Fandom Rule #1

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

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  • Sadie Mills
  • 13-06-2019

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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  • Joanne
  • 22-04-2019

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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  • S. Irvine
  • 21-02-2019

Fantastic to revisit characters...

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