The story ends at last, this one took its time... I think that most fans will very much appreciate this last book.
I really liked the narrative. I actually enjoyed the audiobook more than I did the written version!
If you are somebody who had read the series: you almost don't need a review. :-) This was my first WOT book that I got in audio form, sceptical - but it was really a succes!
For somebody who doesn't know the series: better start at book 1 and work your way through.
Historical Fiction, Sci-fi, fantasy
Brandon Sanderson was masterful in his finish to Robert Jordan's series. I waited a long time for this series to end, and it was worth the wait. Michael Kramer is superb. Kate Reading is pretty good. The Wheel of Time has no ending but this ending was great!
After 2 decades and 14 books, the Wheel of Time series reaches a conclusion. It's a satisfying conclusion too. There are characters who I was sad to see die, and some that made me cackle in evil glee when they got their just reward. All of the Forsaken have their stories concluded in appropriate ways, and the yin-yang of Life returns to a balance after so long being out of balance. And for closet sentimentalists like me, there were some happy endings in the wake of the Last Battle.
Brandon Sanderson did a fine job concluding the series for Robert Jordan. If perhaps more of Sanderson's style than Jordan's can be seen in A Memory of Light, I think it worked well. The chapter "The Last Battle" was an inspired piece of story telling. I have never seen any author take such a complicated set of scenes, locations, characters, and plots and weave them into a cohesive whole. He was working with all the aspects of the One Power at once.
This book makes me want to start the whole series over again.
I have physically read the previous books and soon discovered that my internal pronunciation of names and places differed greatly from the official version. Sure I could have looked in the back of each book for the pronunciation guide, but that just never did. At any rate, it took a bit to acclimate myself to the WOT world again. The new names and places I heard made that acclimation take longer but at the same time I enjoyed itall the more.
It is impossible to view this book on its own for this question. It has to viewed as one small part of a vast universe. So, that being the case, youcan only compare it to other epic series. For me, I see it as a very tame and PG version of the Game of Thrones series combined with unique magical elements. Some things are very naive and exploratory in a way that only young people can view the world. Other parts tackle concepts and plots that surface only after a lifetime of worldly experiences.
There are neither beginnings or endings to the turning of the Wheel of Time.
This series could not have ended better. However, I was a bit let down by the Padan Fain characters role. I was also less certain why the fate of some characters ended so. On the whole It was a fantastic end to the series. I think Robert Jordan would have been proud of how it was wrapped up.
It was really fun to read the culmination of such a long series. I've read every one of the books. Obviously, some are better than others, but Brandon Sanderson injected vigor into the last few volumes.
Evolution of Rand al' Thor's character.
Can't recall specific books by this duo, but they are terrific. Work well together.
This is a fantastic book. It was a great ending to the Wheel of Time. Well worth the wait. This is the best audio book I have listened to.
My favorite moment was at the end when, but I don't want to say too much. I don't want to spoil the ending.
It would probably have to be Elayne.
I just completely enjoyed the book.
The final book to the series of "The Wheel of Time" a LLLOOOONNNGG awaited conclusion. Brandon Sanderson did not disappoint this Robert Jordan fan with the finish of the series. The Listen was capturing and spellbinding from the begining to the end. I laughed at Matt... and cried before, during and after the Battle of Light against the Shadow. This is a great ending to Robert Jordans "Wheel of Time series, but I can say that it felt like a new beginning. I HIGHLY recommend this series to all who are looking for a good listen. I do not think you will be disappointed
It is the only audiobook I've ever listened too, but I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Rand Al' Thor. He is the main protagonist throughout the series.
They were both able to complete make me disappear into the story.
Avid reader and love that audiobooks opens a whole new sense
I'm glad the story is over, it had become tiresome listening to moaning characters over and over, the story in its entirity (from the first book) is interesting but the ending was lack lustre.
Yes especially to those that picked up the series and then put it down.
The Way of Kings
Anything with Lan in it
This book is a very enjoyable read from start to finish. The pacing is fast, but at times can be jerky. That's the problem with most of the book being a battle scene. The sheer number of characters and storylines that had to come together to finish this book is handled well. The ending itself made me smile.
Like any ending however, it leaves me a little hollow. I waited 20 years and that's all I get? At least future readers will be able to read them in order without any waits.