Mitosis by Brandon Sanderson

October 29th, 2014 kimbacaffeinate Review 40 Comments

29th Oct
Mitosis by Brandon Sanderson
Mitosis
by Brandon Sanderson
Series: Reckoners #1.5
Published by: Audible on September 9, 2014
Narrator: MacLeod Andrews
Length: 1hr 3mins
Genres: Fantasy, Science Fiction
Source: Publisher
Purchase: Amazon | Audible
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From "New York Times" bestselling author Brandon Sanderson's action-packed novel "Steelheart" comes "Mitosis," a short story set in the world of The Reckoners series, exclusively available in the digital format. Steelheart may be dead, but Epics still plague Newcago and David and the Reckoners have vowed to fight back.

Mitosis is a mini-story set between Steelheart and FirelightΒ  in the Reckoners series by Brandon Sanderson. MacLeod Andrews narrates the audio and he nailed David. While the story is only one hour and three minutes long it has all the things I love about this series. Mitosis while small delivered an evil Epic, news about Newscago and plenty of action.

I enjoyed seeing what was happening in Newscago after the events that unfolded in Steelheart. I love the good verse evil, superhero vibe of this series and Sanderson delivered all the elements I enjoy in this short novella. It was interesting to see how the humans were surviving the changes to Newscago, and at first I was surprised. We gain a little knowledge about main characters and it was fun seeing David, well being David. For fans of the series, it is worth a listen.

MacLeod did an excellent job portraying David and even made me laugh as he captured some of David’s sarcasm and his interaction with others. I loved the voice he used for our evil Epic. Audiobooks are a new passion for me this year, and until now I have been staying with the same format for trilogies and series that I began with..but I might just break that trend and go for Firelight on audio.

Mitosis offered a neat fix for fans as we await the release of Firelight on January 6, 2015. Mitosis is currently free atΒ audible.com

About Brandon Sanderson

The only author to make the short list for the David Gemmell Legend Award six times in four years, Brandon won that award in 2011 for The Way of Kings. The Emperor’s Soul won the 2013 Hugo Award for Best Novella. He has appeared on the New York Times Best-Seller List multiple times, with five novels hitting the #1 spot. Currently living in Utah with his wife and children, Brandon teaches creative writing at Brigham Young University

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40 Responses to “Mitosis by Brandon Sanderson”

    • kimbacaffeinate

      If you like super heroes..than yes. This is a fun trilogy.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      This is fun Melissa from the science fiction to the heroes.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      It isn’t too techno-geeky but think super heroes and villains.

  1. Micheline

    I had A LOT of fun with Mitosis too – it was the perfect way to get back into the world of The Reckoners and build some more anticipation for Firefight πŸ˜€ I loved getting to see how Newcago and it’s people were dealing with everything that went down in Steelheart and despite being such a quick read, it managed to suck me in as only Sanderson can accomplish. Lovely review Kimberly ^^
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    • kimbacaffeinate

      The audio was cool Micheline and now we wait for Firelight! Glad you liked it as well πŸ™‚

    • kimbacaffeinate

      It was fun Jess. I am turning into an audio junkie πŸ™‚

    • kimbacaffeinate

      This is totally a fix for fans and the audio is free..so win/win.

  2. Lupdilup

    I haven’t heard this Author….I really don’t read much of this genre, we haven’t clicked yet, but I’m getting more often out my box, so I’ll keep it in mind., A nice and shot listen could be a good introduction, although this is between books, the freebie might be a way to go.
    Thanks Kimba πŸ™‚
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    • kimbacaffeinate

      You know me Loupe…I read almost all genres and love to mix this up. This would be a good one to dabble in.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I loved Steelheart, this was a nice fix..but now we wait:)

  3. Cyn

    I forgot about the mini story! Thanks for the reminder, will have to check this and hopes this tides me over for the wait for Firelight, haha. I love that the narrator got the “David Sarcasm/Bad puns” down! Glad to see you enjoyed it! Thanks for the review!
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