If you enjoyed the earlier Wheel of Time books, you will not be disappointed by this chapter in the story. Sanderson did not disappoint.
Yes, the epic has caused me to keep reading from the first publication. It is an awesome story.
That is too dificult to say. The way it is written keeps at least five main stories and a half dozen secondary tales alive through the book. Each one makes its own mark upon the "best" impression.
Mat defeating the golam.
Since it is over 30 hours in length I had to listen in sections. Did I want to?? YES.
I wish Brandon Sanderson would begin a new epic once this one is completed which is connected to this series, growing out of it and giving birth to a whole new constellation of good and evil characters.
This was my first purchase from Audible.com and it will be my last. I greatly enjoyed the first 12 audiobooks in the Wheel of Time series, and decided that rather than deal with the physical media I would try the digital distribution version, since I listen to them on my phone anyway. Unfortunately, I assumed that Audible has caught up with the times and offer an mp3 download. That does not appear to be the case. I DO NOT WANT TO DEAL WITH YOUR DRM. I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER BOOK FROM THIS SITE AGAIN
I still cringe when Kate Reading pronounces "Tam's" name as "Tom". Can't she read?
This is a good series, however Sanderson closes nothing in this book, all loose ends. The story slowly crawls by, all interest is placed at the very end and every one of them is left open. This book was released in 2010 _ Wheres the last book so I can be done with this series.
I've thoroughly enjoyed the Wheel of Time series and am anxiously awaiting the final chapter. Michael Kramer and Kate Reading have been awesome.
Almost did! I finished it in 3 days. Really enjoyed it.
The epilouge was kind of a let down, I am not sure why though.
I love Jordan's series and the colorful descriptions, all the story lines for the different characters woven into the whole.
If I can even get thru this one, then I may decide to listen to the final book instead of reading it. Mr. Kramer is about the least expressive reader I've ever listened to.
Not much to say here its a great continuation of the story. I love where they have taken Perrin and he has taken over as my favorite character in the book.
As usual, the most excellent Mr. Kramer and Ms. Reading made the story a pure joy to listen to. The Gathering Storm held more of the Jordan style, but this book is nearly all Sanderson. As a long time fan, I am not sure I appreciate the slide - Mr. Sanderson has a way of making everything too easy, in a way it never was with Mr. Jordan. All the solutions come too freely. I have read and listened to the book more than ten times, and it is a great book, but Mr. Sanderson treads the line between Light and Dark very finely indeed.
The Gathering Storm held some of the Sanderson style as well, but this reads more like a Sanderson book than a Jordan book. So, I would compare it to the a book of the Mistborn more than anything else.
Michael Kramer and Kate Reading for me ARE the Wheel of Time characters. Even when I read the books, I hear their voices in my head - especially, Mr. Kramer and the way he draws disparate characters like Mat and Lan into life with his wonderful characterization really make the series unforgettable. I have listened to the books numerous times, and sometimes it was just to enjoy the art of these amazingly gifted narrators.
I would not make this book into a film. It would only be a lame effort.
Robert Jordan books if not better than J.R.R. Tolkien are just as good
Not sure I like the story because originally it was supposed to be the end of the story but now you have another author putting his two cents into the book
These two together and separately are the best voices I ever hear of books I purposely seek them out and I have a library of over 500 audio.
In series of novels there would be just one tagline you would need Ron Howard Steven Spielberg and probably Mel Gibson to collaborate in order to pull this movie off.
Sanders although a good author does not seem to be able to finish the project before jumping to half a dozen others this makes for following his stories. Very differently