Yes I would recommend it, in fact I have. It is a very good read. I spend many hours driving, and this was a good way to pass the time without relying on the radio
That it is finally finished, and finished the way that Jordan wanted it. It kept you guessing on who will survive, and who wouldn't most of the way through. Also it finally has Lan doing what he does best.
They both kept about the same pace, and changed inflections of their voice dependent on the character.
Yes there were several moments that moved me along much of the emotional spectrum.
This book is about 50-100 pages to long. From what I have heard from interviews with Sanderson, he really tried to give homage to Jordan and really encapsulate his writting style for the series. Unfortunatly the attempt was more like books 5-9 which were the worst of the series. Don't get me wrong, this is a good book. It is well written with great attention to detail although sometimes to much attention which is why I said it could have been about 50-100 pages shorter.
Yes I would recommend it especialy to anyone who has followed the series. Not so much to those that havn't.
Absolutely, but begin at the beginning with Book 1.
I have audio books of the complete Wheel of Time series. Michael Kramer and Kate Reading's performances are without measure. Their readings, voice changes, inflections, etc., etc. are incredible.
How could one not laugh and cry with Michael Kramer and Kate Reading's performances.
What an ending of an absolute classic. And Harriet, what a beginning of a new series. Brandon Sanderson?
This is an amazing conclusion to an amazing series. Mr. Sanderson has successfully brought to life the epic that Mr. Jordan began in 1991.
Don't know, I haven't read it.
Won't give it away.
Too many to mention.
Some of the loved characters die.
This is definitely the best book of the series. I usually play audio while I do work, this time I couldn't get anything done! I was too involved in the story and I'm already re-listening too. I am amazed at the job by Sanderson to bring the Wheel of Time full circle seamlessly after Jordan's death, but even more admiring of MRS Jordan who must have been crucial in keeping the style and story her husband created alive through to the end. She can be proud.
Since I joined Audible. I have listened to rather than read the novels. Michael Kramer and Kate Reading do a wonderful job. The story answered all the questions that Robert Jordan created, but the Seanchan left a great big hole. The changes for them should be very drastic. I would like to see this adventure continue.
This book was very well written. Ive been very impressed by Brandon Sanderson and his careful attention to detail with the end of the series. By the end of the book I was pleased to see how everything turned out. It left me hoping for a new series in that world with new adventures for those who survived the Last Battle. Well done.
Yes. This book includes many elements missing from other books and series, a sense of sadness, loss and sorrow at the end. Long time friends are gone, and everything is changed, many secrets are revealed, while some characters still hold their secrets from the world.
A great final end to a long series, but one that still leaves me wanting more. The Third Age has finally ended. Demandred is finally revealed and features heavily in this book, while he has been largely missing from the rest of the series, except during meetings of the Forsaken. The final battle between armies shows that lives are often the paid to try and obtain freedom, and none are immune.
thoughtful, slow, inconsistent pronunciations
If I could, I would listen in one sitting, but I wanted to actually read the book either before or along with the Audible, just because of all the varying character names and occassional uses of the Old Tongue.
This was a great book, and a great wrap-up to the series. I appreciate that the same narrators were used for the whole series. I only rated the story 4 stars because I did not like what happened to some of the characters.
However, for a series using the same narrators, there were many supporting character names among the Aes Sedai and nation leaders in this book that were pronounced differently from how they were pronounced in the previous books in the series. Names that ended with a silent 'e' in other performances were pronounced as an ending 'a' in this one, confusing me with some of the characters until I was able to look at the book and see the actual name written, most commonly those with 'elle' becoming 'ella' in the naration.
The biggest issue I have however is in the internal formatting of the chapter breaks for Audible. This is a book with 49 chapters plus the Prologue and Epliogue, but has 116 Audible chapters, some of those coming in the middle of a paragraph. The Prologue takes 10 Audible chapters, with Chapter 1 starting at Audible's chapter 11, Chapter 2 becomes 14,then many physical chapters taking 2 Audible chapters each, leading up to the longest single chapter I've ever heard (over 9 hours for one chapter), Chapter 37 starting at Audible's Chapter 81 and lasting through Chapter 102, and the ending chapters each taking just 1 audible chapter each. This makes it hard to accurately track progress through the book when there are so many extra breaks made in the narration that are not in the book. Other Audible books in this series have many chapters upwards of 1 hour in length, which is accurate for the length of the written chapters, but this production rarely gets upwards of 30 minutes, breaking up the written chapter into multiple audio chapters, even if the audio is less than 1 hour for an entire chapter.
I was angered about many events in the Tarmon Gai'don, but that just showed the truth of war. Tarmon Gai'don made all other 'final battle' confrontations pale in comparison in all ways. Even the end of Tolkein's classic does not live up to the scope of this battle, pitting two extremely large armies against each other while the actual fight for survival is taking place far away in a volcano. There are even unexpected twists in the plot as the end draws near.
The importance of events that happened in previous books becomes apparent, and has a large bearing on the outcome of this book. Prophecies and viewings become understood as the end draws near. Even the history of Lews Therin's Age, where the Dark One was unknown, and the Aes Sedai create the Bore is understood at the end. Now I wish I could know another Age.
I loved it. This has been the best series of books I think I have ever listened to.
Matt - Who doesn't like the gambler?
They have great personality in their voices. They help make the characters come alive.
I wish there was more. I am not ready for this series to be done. I can wish, right? Brandon.... more?
Fulfilling complete closure
Fleshing out the Ashaman, the rounding of the Egwene, Matt and Perrin characters.
Egwene's big fight with ...(avoiding spoiler)
Yes, but 56 hrs.... thats a lot of coffee
No one listening to this book will be new to the story, its finally complete. After the well documented meandering of RJ's last few books Sanderson did a masterful job of bringing me back to the light.I finished this book with a great big smile today.