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.
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When I first started reading these books it was a question that often came to mind. "How is he going to write this Final Battle?" and as the books moved along that question only got bigger and bigger. I'm sort of in awe about how well Sanderson realized it(noting of course . So many characters had their moment to be seen in this book, so many, many, different characters throughout these books and Sanderson found a way to weave and wrap up so many ends. All the pieces that were put into play fell into place, from the bowl of the winds, to Matt's memories, to Perrin's abilities, etc., etc. , etc. I also wondered "How can someone write a battle with the dark one??" and again, I think it was done in a very clever way that made sense and was very satisfying.
Now those who don't enjoy reading about long winded battles, this book is 75% strategy, war and suffering,,, but it's the final battle! and character wise everyone gets their swan song for the series.
I had some inkling from Sanderson's other works that he was able to pull off finishing an epic series with a satisfying ending,, of course nothing of this magnitude, and he did not disappoint, it was 5 star all the way. I hope Sanderson's gift to all WOT fans, with his effort and execution, will be boon to his own writing and set up even better his own epics mega series The Stormlight archives.
And one more shout out for Kate Reading and Michael Kramer for consistent excellence in reading every one of these books, it seems rare to have even short series read by the same person/s, and to have ones of such quality really helped deliver the WOT books.
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Michael Kramer and Kate Reading are the best in the business. They bring this series to life.
Matt Cauthon of course - the gambler.
They enhance the characters, bring the drama to life, and can communicate so much non verbally that you just don't get reading the book alone.
Unless you've watched the 13 previous films don't waste your money!
A Memory of Light, the 14th and final book of Robert Jordan’s massive epic, is an exhausting, tedious affair that trudges along at too a slow of a pace only to wrap up at breakneck speed, tying plot threads, loose ends, and storylines up so quickly it will make your head spin. Encompassing the “Last Battle” in tedious detail, the book concludes the journeys of all the main, supporting, and minor characters (and there are many!) in epic fashion. Every character is given his or her moment to shine, every bad guy from the black aja to the forsaken, to the dark lord himself are given their just desserts and a few tragic endings aside, most of your favorite characters will make out just fine by novel’s end. If you’re looking for plot twists or unexpected deaths you’ve come to the wrong series. In the end, there is very little that I wasn’t already expecting to happen. All in all it was an adequate, fitting conclusion to one of fantasies’ best and most prolific series’. Brandon Sanderson was the perfect choice to finish Jordan’s epic.
As a whole, the series starts out with great promise, drags horribly through most of the second half, then picks up for a decent and somewhat thrilling finish. I would never recommend this series without strongly urging any reader to consider the audiobooks as a companion to the printed text. Michael Kramer and Kate Reading bring so much vibrancy and richness to this story it’s hard to imagine anyone truly appreciating the series without their narration.
This was the most intense and action-packed of any of the series and I couldn't wait for the next listening session to find out what happens from the build-up all the way to the conclusion. There were a lot of sub-plots, twists, and turns but not a lot of extraneous background building (presumably because the work had been done in the prior books).
I was also very satisfied with the conclusion. The loose ends were wrapped up and every major player got their time in the spotlight. I especially loved how Rand realized what his true goals were going to be during his battle with the dark one and the role that Callandor played in the final battle.
Just a really good book.
Finally a long series of books that got the ending right! Brandon Sanderson definately did Robert Jordan PROUD. Can't wait to see his future work.
Gripping, flowing, clean( as in smooth) but the other kindOf clean as well.
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Great dramatization. I wish they would have got togetherTo discuss pronunciation and accents. But the story overrides anySmall errors on their part. And I DO mean small.
It was hard to put it down EVER
I am so glad that I finally got this book. It is the best. All of the character annoyances from previous books are gone. The tension and frustration is broken up with perfectly timed victoriesBoth small and large. Well done Mr. Sanderson. Thank you for taking up the torch.
I would recommend this book to anyone cause it's simply so addictive. I like how Robert Jordan (and Brandon Sanderson) give clues but rarely spell things out for you. This gives you "aha" moment if you re-read books in this series.
What i like most of this book is the magic system cause it's unlike any other system I've read. I like how detailed it is in this book. I also like how the book ends, it's not what I expected.
I've listened to all the wheel of time series of books and I'm fond of both Michel and Kate, I do prefer Kate over Michel though. It would have been nice if they added a bit more of an accent to each character but that would have to be done through the entire series.
I would either use the same title or perhaps "The last battle" or might even go for Tarmon gai'don which would make sence for anyone who has read the earlier books in the series.
Reading this series of books would be on the top 10 list that I'd have to in my life.