Mitosis by Brandon Sanderson | Audiobook Review

Mitosis by Brandon Sanderson | Audiobook ReviewMitosis: A Reckoners Story by Brandon Sanderson
Also by this author: Mistborn, The Well of Ascension
Series: Reckoners #1.5
Narrator: MacLeod Andrews
Length: 1 Hour 4 Minutes
Published by Random House Children's Books on December 3rd 2013
Genres: Action & Adventure, Boys & Men, Dystopian, Young Adult
Pages: 15
Format: Audiobook
Source: Purchased
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Buy the #1 New York Times bestselling sequel to Steelheart—Firefight—today!   Brandon Sanderson, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Words of Radiance, coauthor of Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series, and creator of the internationally bestselling Mistborn Trilogy, presents Mitosis, a short story set in the action-packed world of Steelheart and Firefight: the Reckoners series, exclusively available in the digital format. Epics still plague Newcago, but David and the Reckoners have vowed to fight back. Catch all the action before, Calamity, the exciting sequel to Firefight, hits shelves in 2016.Praise for the Reckoners series “The suspense is relentless and the climax explosive.”—James Dashner, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Maze Runner series   “Another win for Sanderson . . . he’s simply a brilliant writer. Period."—Patrick Rothfuss, author of the New York Times and USA Today bestseller The Name of the Wind   [STAR] “Snappy dialogue, bizarre plot twists, high-intensity action, and a touch of mystery and romance…leaves [readers] panting for the sequel.”—Booklist, Starred   "Nuance and complexity alongside the action and intrigue...will have readers counting the days to the final volume."-The Bulletin “An absolute page-turner."—Publishers Weekly   “Compelling. . . . Sanderson uses plot twists that he teases enough for readers to pick up on to distract from the more dramatic reveals he has in store.”—The A.V. Club

Why Did I Listen To This Audiobook?

It’s a Brandon Sanderson story, so Mitosis, a short story set between Steelheart and Firefight is bound to be good. Also? This was free on Audible and a little over an hour long and makes the perfect listen while I am contemplating my next full length audiobook.

What’s The Story Here?

Mitosis is set after Steelheart so stop here if you are totally anti-spoilers. Okay, so David has defeated Steelheart, the leader of the Epics in the previous book. However, that does not mean that all the other Epics are gone. Nope. In this short story, David takes on an Epic that has the ability of Mitosis – meaning that he is able to keep splitting himself up. Essentially, if he keeps splitting himself up, his powers grow less effective because they are spread so thin, but he can’t be killed because killing one of the iterations does not kill the other iterations. Also? This Epic multiplies really, really fast. Therefore, the crux of Mitosis is David and his band of Reckoners trying to figure out the weakness to defeat this Epic. Also? A horrible band and hot dogs play a pivotal role.

What Did I Ultimately Think Of It?

Brandon Sanderson’s Mitosis is a ridiculously short story. I would have liked more but honestly, it sated my appetite for more in the world of the Reckoners. I liked it overall, but would rather it be novella sized or like a tad bit longer.

How’s The Narration?

MacLeod Andrews narrated the audiobook of Mitosis and he does a decent job. His voice is not annoying to listen to by any stretch of the imagination. He’s believable as David. Audio production values are on point too. I think that reading this short story via audio is the way to go.

Sum It Up With A GIF:

Essentially this GIF is for the role that a hot dog stand plays in the story.

About April (Books&Wine)

April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.


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