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Mistborn
4 : The Alloy of Law

by Brandon Sanderson
Apr 27, 2016
8 Hours
978-1-62851-232-8
Ages 13+
Three hundred years after the events of the Mistborn trilogy, Scadrial is on the verge of modernity, with railroads to supplement the canals, electric lighting in the streets and the homes of the wealthy, and the first steel-framed skyscrapers racing for the clouds.

Kelsier, Vin, Elend, Sazed, Spook, and the rest are now part of history or religion. Yet even as science and technology are reaching new heights, the old magics of Allomancy and Feruchemy continue to play a role in this reborn world. Out in the frontier lands known as the Roughs, they are crucial tools for the brave men and women attempting to establish order and justice.

One such is Waxillium Ladrian, a rare Twinborn who can Push on metals with his Allomancy and use Feruchemy to become lighter or heavier at will. After twenty years in the Roughs, Wax has been forced by family tragedy to return to the metropolis of Elendel. Now he must reluctantly put away his guns and assume the duties and dignity incumbent upon the head of a noble house. Or so he thinks, until he learns the hard way that the mansions and elegant tree-lined streets of the city can be even more dangerous than the dusty plains of the Roughs.
 

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Director & Cast

Director Nathanial Perry
Starring Terence Aselford as Narrator, Chris Genebach as Waxillium, Bradley Smith as Wayne, Dani Stoller as Marasi, Christopher Scheeren as Miles, Eva Wilhelm as Steris, Chris Davenport as Mr. Suit, Laura C. Harris as Ranette, Andy Brownstein as Tillaume, Scott McCormick as Lord Harms, Yasmin Tuazon as Lessie and Eric Messner as Constable Brettin. With Thomas Keegan, Patrick Bussink, Nick DePinto, Evan Casey, Richard Rohan, Nanette Savard, Tony Nam, Ken Jackson, Michael Glenn, Michael John Casey, Eric Singdahlsen, James Lewis, Scott Graham, Colleen Delany, Matthew Keenan and Tim Getman
Book Adapted for GraphicAudio by Nathanial Perry
Dialogue Editors Nathanial Perry
Sound Designers Nathanial Perry
Original Theme Music Thomas Hogan
Cover Illustrator Alex Allen
Producers Richard Rohan and Duane Beeman
Executive Producer Anji Cornette

Reviews

The first GA audio I ever listened to... by Linnea (Posted on 9/6/2018)
'Alloy of Law' was my first Graphic Audio title, and it was love at first listen!

All actors do a fantastic job; Bradley Smith in particular is obviously having an absolute blast and is pitch-perfect and laugh-out-loud hilarious as Wayne. Chris Genebach as Wax is also incredibly likable, as is Dani Stoller's Marasi. The story is exciting, often funny, and thoroughly entertaining throughout. I couldn't have asked for a better introduction to GAl!
Great by Jason (Posted on 8/26/2018)
Three hundred years have passed since the Hero of Ages. So that obviously mean an all new cast. The setting is now more modern, somewhere between western and industrial revolution time period. I'm not much for westerns but really love this so don't let that fact turn you off from giving this a try. There are no badly performed southern accent, or any southern accents for that matter. While I don't think the story is as grand or epic as the first series all of the characters are really great. As good or maybe even better than the original which is rarely the case. The magic system is still as good as before. Actually the way the magic is used is actually in someways better than the original. The characters combine them in unique and cleaver ways. There's also a particularly memorable fight on a train that is great. The performance was great (voice acting, sound effects, and music)
Great Book by Chase (Posted on 6/19/2018)
I love the setting of the book. Great follow up to the original Mistborn trilogy.
Let’s do this!!!! by Mr Ryan P (Posted on 6/1/2018)
Fast forward mistborn like a steel pushed bullet from the past! Very entertaining listen. Anyone that loved the original series, should give this a go as it is very cool.
Different but still excellent. by AJ (Posted on 11/11/2017)
While GA lists this as "Mistborn 4" It should be understood that this is really "Mistborn series 2, book 1."
Set several hundred years after the events in "Hero of Ages," technology and civilization have advanced somewhat. Many describe it as a "western," and that term makes sense, to the degree that railroads and gunfights define that genre. HOwever, this is still firmly in the realm of fantasy, where the heroes and villains have access to the magics from the original trilogy: allomancy and feruchemy. The heroes of the first book have become figures of legend and religious icons.
As a leading man, Wax is a little bland, but the supporting cast steals the show.
I wasn't prepared for Wayne's accent. I never "heard" his voice that way in my head, but it quickly grew on me.
Amazing!! by José Carlos (Posted on 10/19/2017)
I first read this serie in paperback and it was already fantastic, but once you listen to Graphic Audio`s version you will never want anything else. The way the actors play the roll is truly amazing. More Wayne please :)
Disappointed with 4 and 5 haven't heard 6 by Raymond (Posted on 9/20/2017)
The first 3 books were awesome, the 4th and 5th became a western, with very little of what kept my attention in the first books. I was disappointed and will not be purchasing anymore in this series. I never really liked westerns.
An Action Movie... IN YOUR MIND by Odis0 (Posted on 6/13/2017)
I didn't think that I would even be capable of liking this book as much as I liked those in the original series. I came to love those characters and didn't know if new ones would be up to the high bar they set.

I'm happy to report that I was blown away!

The characters in this are immediately lovable, and their actors do a fantastic job. The actor for Wayne, especially, does some hilarious accents.

I finished it, and immediately listened to it through a second time. Fans of the original series should get this immediately!
mistborn alloy of law by janson (Posted on 4/26/2017)
This was the first GA book I have gotten and my younger brother and I really enjoyed it!!! It was way good, it kinda took a bit to get into but none the less way good.
Alloy of Law Listening by Emily (Posted on 4/4/2017)
I think most listeners will agree that Wayne was the highlight of this novel, so huge props to Bradley Smith. I also love Terence Aselford's voice. His narration was perfect. I can't say enough good things about this story or the production.

One thing I noticed in the earlier Mistborn novels was the ambient/background noises were sometimes over powering when trying to listen to the narrator or voice actors. The sounds are much more level in this production which is greatly appreciated.

Love Sanderson and Graphic Audio! Hoping they'll do some productions of authours I read more regularly though. Sanderson is the only one here I listen to.
Mistborn: Alloy of Law by Will (Posted on 11/29/2016)
Great book, loved "Wyane" in the book, very funny. Enjoyed all of the Mistborn Series
Another great listen by mike (Posted on 11/22/2016)
I really love how Sanderson has expanded the mistborn world. And, it's graphic audio that has me hooked.
Fantasy in the Ol' West by John (Posted on 10/30/2016)
This was my intro to Mistborn and I have to say that I am glad it's part of a standalone series. The voice actors were excellent, the story engaging, and the new worldbuilding was pretty good. I especially enjoyed Bradley Smith as Wayne. He had the perfect English/Irish (?) accent for Wayne and he and Chris Genebach really brought Wax and Wayne's chemistry to life. I highly recommend this to Mistborn Newbies.
First For Me by Daniel2 (Posted on 10/23/2016)
I have not listened to any of the other mistborn stories and was curious about it and when I saw that this seemed to be like a steampunk story and was set in the future of the series I was curious to see if I could jump in without any prior knowledge.

It is an interesting series; I am little lost when it comes to the importance of the past characters and what their roles are in the grand scheme of the world. I think its interesting how the whole metal powers and from what I can understand the "blood" abilities create a unique character and skill set. I love the vibe of a western meets a detective with metal powers thrown in.

Having never listen to the other stories I didn't really miss anything. Wayne is amazing I love the character and Bradley Smith does some amazing performances.
Surprisingly good by Joshua (Posted on 10/20/2016)
I was... disappointed with the third Mistborn book (I can't comment on the Graphic Audio version as I read that one). Between that and a setting that didn't really excite me I was really hesitant to pick this one up.

I'm glad I did.

Wax and Wayne are just great. Wayne had me laughing out loud, and both characters are so likeable it's hard not to root for them. The action sequences were great, the detective work was engaging, and the story pulled me in and kept my attention. Since listening to Alloy of Law, I've prioritized the rest of these new Mistborn books as the next Graphic Audio productions I'll buy.
A Positive Diversion by Daniel (Posted on 9/24/2016)
After listening to the first three books, and being enthralled through the entire process, I was looking forward to the continued story. When I began listening, I was impressed with the fusion of steampunk elements and Mistborn magic. Different from the original trilogy, with new elements and characters. Keep them coming and I’ll keep listening.
Graphic Audio does it again. by Evelyn (Posted on 9/14/2016)
I held off on downloading this, but when I learned The Bands of Mourning was coming out, my favorite Wax and Wayne novel, I knew I had to get the first two. I wish I hadn't waited. The voice actors are wonderful. Perfect choices for each character. The sound effects and background music are great. If you love the first Mistborn trilogy you will love this and the sequel.
Excellent start to the second Mistborn Era by Amy (Posted on 8/30/2016)
This was, once again, am excellent adaptation of a Mistborn novel. The actors did a superb job bringing these new characters to life. I adored Wayne's voice, as well as Marasi's.
Book 4 by justin (Posted on 6/26/2016)
Good book
Western steampunk industrial revolution murdery mystery. by Scott Pike (Posted on 6/22/2016)
This is a great book, but for those who started out with the Mistborn first trilogy this is a departure from the epic fantasy world of the first trilogy and the begging of a shorter stories set in a world in transition. The old world is dead and gone with only a few individuals from that time surviving to the modern day either living or as distorted myths and legends. Despite having a written record and only being 300 years distant from the finale events of hte last series many of our favorite characters are only remembers as legends that leave out a lot of their flaws, struggles and humanity. Much like most people in our world only know a surface level facts about our historical figures.

This is a world that struggles to grow beyond the pleasant valley they found themselves in after the world ended, to once again populate the world and make it their own. Their are still nobles but their power is reduced and the society they live in is one that would seem familiar to most familiar with early American history with the people expanding into a wilderness as new technologies slowly expand and change the world behind them as itcatch up to those people. Along with the technologies new applications and new metals for magic have been discovered since then and new types of allomancer Mistings along with a change in the nature of Furochemist powers. This is a new wild world and a man who left civilization to find law and justice beyond the petty politics of civilization is forced to return by tragedy. Ominously other signs in the book point to a looming threat in the future that connects to other books in the Cosmere universe. See The Stormlight Archive, Elantris also. Different kind of series from the last but definitely worth the addition to read it.
2+2=pickle by Ryan (Posted on 5/19/2016)
Want sure what to expect, but I was thoroughly impressed and excited to hear more. Wayne was amazingly funny and had me laughing out loud more times than I can count. At the same time the introduction and use of new metals/alloys makes my head spin with all the fun possibilities.
My Favorite Mistborn Story Thus Far by Cassiopeia (Posted on 5/5/2016)
I love everything about this adaptation. I love the voices, the music, the sound effects and pacing. The use of thoughts and flashbacks are incredibly well done and the voice cast did an excellent job of conveying their characters. This story is versatile, organic, and painfully real, and GraphicAudio did a fantastic job of conveying that until the very end.
so good by Lionel (Posted on 5/5/2016)
I loved this book! Just wished it was as long as the other Mistborn books. Great voices, great sound, great adaptation. Brandon Sanderson books are perfect for this medium!
Worth every penny and then some. by Riz (Posted on 5/1/2016)
Graphic audio returns with the forth book of the Mistborn series and once again they do not disappoint. I really like the sound design, it encompasses all of what we know of the old mistborn world with the changes that reflect how things have altered since the last trilogy. I was very excited when I saw that this book was going to be adapted for graphic audio because you folks just don't disappoint. I always imagined Wayne to have an Australian accent because he has one in the Audible version read by Michael Kramer, however I have to say that Bradley Smith has done such a fantastic job here. Wayne can't be an easy character to play but I really love how he is done now, and the Irish accent has grown on me. I do like the various accents. Actually I really like the casting for all of the characters, and it was nice to have Terence Aselford back to do the narration because it adds that familiarity with the previous series which was done so amazingly well by Graphic Audio. Some of the characters have English accents and I have always thought that they fit Sandersons upper class structures, and perhaps that's where the last trilogy missed a trick. . If you haven't read or heard the Mistborn Trilogy I think you could read this and not be in the dark. However If you have read the Trilogy then you will enjoy the subtle and not so subtle references to the series. I love Brandon Sanderson's books and I am grateful to him for giving Graphic audio permission to record these master pieces and I am grateful to Graphic audio for producing such amazing work each and every time.
From an Epic Fantasy, to an Epic Fantasy...set circa 1889 by Jared (Posted on 4/30/2016)
I listened to the Mistborn Trilogy and while I was often rolling my eyes at the protagonist, I was never bored with it and loved Graphic Audio's ability to bring the world and character's to life in my ears. When I finished GA's adaptation, I immediatelly sought out the next books, not sure if GA would pick it up.

I am wholeheartedly glad to hear GA hit it again. It's a lighter hearted affair than the original trilogy, as we delve into the Wax and Wayne adventures, essentially dropping the magical system and mythos of the old world into what I think of as an Industrial Revolution Chicago or Detroit, with that old dream of 'going west' as part of the back drop.

But it's still Lords and Ladies aplenty, and I was overly satisfied with the actors chosen for Wax, Wayne, Meresi, and even Steris. I can't wait for the next installment :) Also, I NEED to get the soundtrack for the fight on the train. NEEED, Mr Perry D:
Another Fantastic Mistborn Production by Justin (Posted on 4/29/2016)
Nathanial Perry continues directing and producing the Mistborn series, but with improvements from the original trilogy. No longer are the characters panned all over the stereo field, making hugs a really awkward listening experience. Now, characters who are in the center of the action stay in the center of your headphones, only panning left and right when entering and leaving the scene. Sound effects also surround you, which makes the immersion all the more realistic.

Let's talk guns. Now, I primarily read Fantasy books, so the chance to see guns done well has been limited to Marvel and DC productions. In those books, the gun sounds are done rather well, but could be better. Before starting this book in Graphic Audio, I was concerned the weapons would not sound as great as they did in my head when I read it in text. In Alloy of Law, Nathanial Perry keeps all the guns I know and loved, and added some new ones that worked really well. It provided the perfect punch and feel to the story, making it even more like a movie in my mind.

Let's talk voice actors. I must commend the director for casting Bradley Smith as Wayne. When I read about how he did all the different accents, I was hoping they would bring David Coin back for the role, since I hadn't seen another actor do them as well as him. But again, there was nothing to worry about. Bradley Smith did wonderful accents, and cracked me up all the while. In The Final Empire, I learned who he is and saw him shine as a main character. Now I see how amazing he actually is, in a completely different role in the same universe. I can't wait to see more things from him in the future.

The rest of the characters voices almost matched perfectly with how they sounded in my head. I've never seen Chris Genebach in a major role before, and now I've learned of another awesome actor. He plays Wax like Kevin Bacon played Ryan Hardy in The Following, except with more morals. I also can't recall Dani Stoller ever having a major role in a production I've listened to, and she played Marasi beautifully. There was some slight awkwardness with the character in the beginning, but the more she spoke the better she became. By the end of this series, I won't be able to imagine any other voice.

My only complaint was how graphic the sound design was. I think things could've been a bit more... Crunchy? Loud? For example, there's a fight on top of a moving train at one point. I think the ambience could've been a bit louder to capture the force of the wind. The tiny wispy sounds weren't doing it for me. Also, the crashes and explosions seemed a bit dull. Of course, I'm more used to Johann's style of sound design, and I know plenty of people who like this style more than the other. So you'll have to listen for yourself to see what you think.

Overall, I enjoyed the production and this is one of my favorite books. I'm looking forward to the next installment.
A perfect project for the Graphic Audio personnel by John (Posted on 4/27/2016)
I am a long fan of the Mistborn trilogies and will always be. Alloy of Law was a great transition piece for the second trilogy. Love the humor of these novels set 300 years past the first Mistborn trilogy.

Keep these coming Graphic Audio.
Thanks.

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