Michael Kramer and Kate Reading are excellent story tellers. They gave an amazing performance to an amazing tale.
The struggle of all the characters to pull their forces together overcome the shadow.
Their performance was awesome! I enjoyed listening to them throughout the series.
When Matt found accepted his destiny and commanded the war against DeamonDred
Sci-fi/Fantasy geek :)
This was the first series I started listening to on audio some ten years ago. The writing of Robert Jordan and the narration by Michael Kramer and Kate Reading sealed my fate for loving audio books. This was also a shared thing between my two sons and myself as we listened together sometimes and compared notes other times. Good memories!
While Brandon Sanderson is one of my favorite writers, his collaboration with Robert Jordan brought out the best in his writing and Mr. Jordan's ideas. Brandon Sanderson used the skill of a surgeon and the care of a curator in bringing these last books to life and I will be eternally grateful to him for that.
Thank you Robert Jordan for everything you did for the fantasy genre and for the imagination of nerds like me!
I am an Army Wife and full time student who loves to read. If I'm not reading a book I'm listening to one.
NO! There is so much jumping around in this book that it is very difficult to keep track of without the map in front of you. Things tend to blend together too easily.
No details but, what happens to Egwyne.
They are so good at bringing life to their characters! They were also very consistent in how they portrayed the characters.
There was so much blood! Okay, maybe not blood but fighting. I know, I can hear you. "It's the Last Battle! What did you expect?" I expected to be able to tell one battlefield from another. It is very easy to get lost in this book, and I don't mean that in a good way. I found myself drifting off for a few seconds and coming back to find that a different character was swinging a sword. I thought about going back to listen to the book again but that is so NOT gonna happen. It's entirely too long and easy to get lost in. I will stick with my hard copy for this book at least. There are just so many different battle fronts. Closing out most of the story lines was a bonus but this book definitely should be listened to with a hand hovering above the rewind button and a map.
I can't believe I got so immersed in a 14 book series. Probably close to 500 hours of listening (just a rough estimate) to this loooong but mostly enjoyable story. I'm sorry it's over! You hear terms like "Sweeping Saga" and "Epic Adventure", and they sound like over-used cliche's, but I'm gonna send those descriptions out again for this series. The readers are SO excellent- their commitment to this series is incredible...always an engaging and perfect character interpretation. I will now search out books narrated by them, knowing I will hear a wonderful performance. All in all, I will count the hundreds of hours I spent listening to this fantasy/adventure series as time well spent!
I have diligently listen to all the 14 books leading to the last battle. The series has been part of my life for the last 6 Months and I am now feeling a little sad and lost as too what to listen to now. As everyone seems to agree there were 2 or 3 books we could have lived without and I nearly gave up on the series after them, but they were necessary to get to the end and I am glad I didn't give up. The last 3 x books built up to the battle and the great ending.
I am sure Robert Jorden and then Brandon Sanderson actually partly lived in this world/age and they brought the reader into their world as well.
Sort of, it's the wheel of time so it never truly ends.
Really, enjoyed seeing how the story finally got to where it was going. I read through a lot to stop short and the book doesn't disappoint. The last battle is here.
Sad to see the conclusion of a much loved series. The series left you on the edge of your seat and has everything you would want from an epic fantasy genre. All good things must come to an end, I suppose.
The emotive style of fantasy writing that Robert Jordan is renowned for and Brandon Sanderson's skill in fast pace action writing. The much awaited final instalment is well worth the wait. Captivating, action packed and a must listen.
I will warn you - I found it hard getting up to work the next day!
I was beginning to feel like finishing the Wheel of Time series would end up on my bucket list. Then, here the conclusion was finally. Overall, I found this an excellent story with a fitting performance I enjoyed the varied voices which helped keep track of a difficult story with lots of characters. They made it easy to follow and very entertaining. This is one of the books I have enjoyed the most from Audible.
It's difficult to come up with comparisons. If probably have to compare it to the previous Wheel of Time books that I have listened to on audio book.
They gave each of the many characters a different personality. This helped make the story easier to follow and much more enjoyable. Having read many of the earlier books, I think it was easier to follow in an audio format.
Only in that the story was finally complete which was both saddening and pleasing.
one of a kind
You really notice the difference in quality from other audio books ,which makes shopping tough sometimes.
The death of key characters hit me hard.
Finally I have some completion! I loved the original books in this story, but got majorly fed up with the wandering and tangential story line as the series progressed. Jordan unfortunately ruined things. However, after investing so much time in reading all these books over the years, to not finish reading the series would have been a shame.
Major kudos to Brandon Sanderson for being able to finally bring the story line to conclusion. MAJOR contortions were necessary to bring together all the tangential story lines created by Jordan as he wandered from his original path.
Please pay attention George R R Martin! Don't take this path and ruin a fantastic story line.