This is an ending to the series worthy of the legacy created by Robert himself. It didn't seemed rushed or just "thrown out there" to meet a deadline like other final books I've encountered. Brandon was a wise choice to fill in the blanks between the story arc and notes left behind. Several times loose ends that I had forgot about were tied up with satisfying smoothness. The crowning jewel of the series, as it should be.
Matt was my Favorite character. His swagger and attempts to lay low always a treat.
Again, Matt. Both Kate and Michael captured his cadence and attitude very well
It took me a few nights actually. I drive all night so I had the opportunity.
This is the ending that must be. Sanderson wraps the story up, about as neatly as it can be. If you have invested the time to listen to the series, this book certainly is worth your time, One of my favorites of the entire series.
I am over 50 love to listen to books while I crochet or do house work or anything else actually
I would recommend the series of books to a friend. It is most entertaining a very well read.
It is so hard to have a favourite in such a vast story. I truly love all the mains and quite a few of the secondary characters as well.
As always a great performance
Read it listen to it just a great series and a great performance.
A Good Ending
The very end, when Rand is still alive, just in a different Body.
Divercity in both perspectives (male and female) as well as voice changes for each character.
The End of Spinning of the Wheel of Time
Brandon Sanderson is genius. The only thing that could have made it better is if Robert Jordan wrote it himself. RIP
Eat and Run by Scott Jurek
Absolutely, I have listened to all of their Wheel of Time books and they are fantastic.
None!!! They were all necessary to build out the finish!
Loved and thanks Brandon Sanderson you are an amazing author.
exciting, dramatic, emotional
My favorite character was Perrin. He has been one of my top characters throughout the series but I really just fell further in love with him in this book. I wish Perrin was my friend or brother.
I have listened to both reading other books in the Wheel of Time series. They both do an outstanding job and really bring the story and characters to life. This is just as good, if not better, than their other books.
The ending brought me to tears. I won't go in to details so as not to spoil it for anyone, but it was such a good ending to a series I have spent almost 20 years reading, that I couldn't help but shed tears that the journey was over.
I love this series and was so excited to read the final book. Although I prefer physical books, listening to books fits with my busy schedule and long commute. This book has been my favorite to listen to so far. The readers do an amazing job and it is well written. I was sucked into the story and would be lost for hours. I highly recommend this series to anyone who likes fantasy or even those who haven't dabbled into that genre yet.
The series is a must read/listen! Characters change and develop as they age throughout the series. Interesting story just sucks you in with the sheer variety of characters and plot lines.
The Malkieri king, Lan
They are awesome in their scope.
Yes and no. I knew it was the last book and wanted to savor it.
There are a lot of plot lines that could and should be finished in additional books. I don't know if Mr. Sanderson has plans to continue Jordan's legacy, but I hope someone does!
yes, if you have read the rest of the books. This is totally action packed and ends very awesome.
Really loved the whole book
This is a must-read for any Wheel of Time fan, but I have no doubt that it will be a divisive conclusion to the series. Some may be passionate in their love of the final book, but I join the other group who are sorely disappointed.
I have been a dedicated fan of WoT for years. And while this final installment certainly made for an epic conclusion, it was just too long - or perhaps I should say "underdeveloped." Calling a Wheel of Time book "underdeveloped" seems odd considering the detail the rest of the series offers, but this book seems to be cobbled together from every last fragment of inspiration between both Jordan and Sanderson. Tangents and frivolous fan indulgences cloud the overarching story. I cringed as each new side trail emerged and dragged us further from the primary storyline. Many subplots struck me as thoughts that Jordan left in notes as considerations, but that he would have ultimately cut or developed in other ways. As a reader and a fan, I just wanted to get to the meat of the story. Instead, A Memory of Light offered an abundance of appetizers, and only the smallest presentation of a main course.
As always, Kramer & Reading's delivery was a welcome accompaniment to the story. I found myself slightly annoyed by Reading's occasional attempts to add an accent to a few of the characters. And I truly wish that there would be some agreement made ahead of time that both Kramer & Reading would pronounce names/places in the same way. But still, this pair make the Wheel of Time come alive. I am grateful that they have stuck with the series from the beginning.
I just wish that there had been less time spent trying to make this a big book, and more effort put into making it a great one. With all the superfluous detail and subplots, the message was clouded and there was a definite lack of those poignant moments that hooked me on the series in the first place. The moment involving Noal and Olver was the only such episode that resonated with me. Quite simply, my thoughts on A Memory of Light are, "Could have been better."
Dark Shadows fanatic
This was an extremely satisfactory final installment to a 14-book series. The writing is superb. Brandon Sanderson is a better user of the written language than Robert Jordan ever was, but this is surely almost entirely Jordan's plot scheme. Thank you to both of these excellent authors for this final book and for the series. I have spent many, many hours reading The Wheel of Time.
When Egwene finally takes out the enemy channellers.
The sealing up of the Lord of Chaos.
Both. There were some character deaths that made this very difficult at times.
If you haven't read any of Sanderson's own books, I highly recommend them.