Of all the books in the WoT series, I'm ranking these two as #1 and #2. Sanderson is doing an absolutely fantastic job expanding Jordan's world, extrapolating characters and actions to satisfying conclusions, and really "getting" the emotional component of the story. It was long, but honestly not long enough. I found myself checking the length of the story left on my iPod, to make sure there was enough left. And when it was finished, I am just like . . . AAAAUUUGHH! Why isn't the last one ready yet?
Just amazing writing, everything I expected and more.
The narrators continue to do an amazing job reading this series. Having the same narrators for all books really helps provide continuity, even with the change in authors. Brandon Sanderson is doing an excellent job with a very hard task.
The Wheel of Time is my favorite book series. And I think Brandon Sanderson is doing a fantastic job of finishing Robert Jordan's work. Can't say much else without spoilers, except to say how ecstatic I am that Michael Kramer and Kate Reading are the narrators. These two readers have become the characters in these books, for me.
While some of the characters remain completely annoying (i.e. Elaine, Morgase) others have burst like a night flowers shooting sparks into the sky (i.e. Mat, Perrin, Avienda, Egwene, etc).The pace is edge-of-your-seat, nail-biting awesomeness!!! The last scene was a tad anti-climactic but it in no way detracts from this being an amazing read. I have truly enjoyed listening to the last few books (except for Kate Reading...she can be a bit monotone). Brandon Sanderson has far exceeded my expectation in his authorship and I am looking forward to reading the last book in the WoT series as well as beginning his other series. I really hate to see it all coming to an end but it sure has been one heck of a ride.
As Brandon continues to write for Robert you start to see a separation in the writing styles. This isn't all bad though as I do believe Brandon does a significantly better job at writing action sequences which is what these last two books are about!! Great Listen!!!!
I cant say enough good things about this story or the author. I also enjoy these readers whose voices I have spent a great deal of time with :)
Sanderson does not disappoint with his continuation of Robert Jordan's story. Although there is not as much drama as in The Gathering Storm and the pace is a little slower, the story serves to set things up for the final book when the last battle will happen. Despite there not being quite as much excitement, there are still some pivotal events that occur and I couldn't stop listening - enjoyed it thoroughly. Can't wait for the next and last book!
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This was our family's most anticipated book of the year. We're huge fans of this series and it was immensely satisfying to finally get the book. I was hoping they would take care of the Black Tower but they didn't. I was hoping that they would get things settled with the Seanchan, but they didn't...... BUT I LOVED the parts with Lan, Perrin and Mat, Egwene and the changes in Rand. I cried, laughed and worried. Of course, it is the middle of this 3-book ending and it does NOT end in a good spot. If you can't stand cliff hangers.... you probably arent' reading this series. If it is too much stress you may want to wait until next year when the final book comes out. I thoroughly enjoyed it and have listened to it twice now. I just can't believe he is planning to wrap it up in one more book! If you love fantasy adventure and can stand complexity and a ton of characters, this book series will take you to a wonderful place. But start at the beginning (The Eye of the World) and persevere. The endings and character development are worth it. I can hardly wait for the next book!!
you all know WoT is good. Brandon Sanderson did a very good job. Its hard to tell its a different author. Good narrators.