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.
i have never been a fan of loose endings, i want to know what happened to all the characters i have invested so much time in getting to know and care about.
Yes, to any one who has been a fan of the series.
I don't think it would be possible, 40+ hours long!
Great end to a story I picked up over 15 years ago. Happy and sad that it is finally over. The hardest part was remembering story lines from reading the previous books when I was 18 y.o. but glad it came to an exciting finish.
Enjoyable story and a sense of relief that it's finally done
At first I thought I'd find the shift of readers annoying, but it worked well and helped break up the narrative.
The series was LOOOOONG and about half of the books dragged horribly, but overall the series was very good and this concluded it excellently.
I'd rank this in the top 10%.
Lan. He is just the right blend of strength and passion.
I enjoy how they break up the story and read different parts.
I have and likely will again. My time with this audio book passed far too quickly. The narration immersed me so deeply into a story that I have enjoyed for over a decade.
There are honestly too many for me to select a single moment as the most memorable. For each character there has been a satisfying if sometimes sad conclusion to their story. If I had to select a single most memorable moment it would have to be either Rand's time with his father Tam in the sparring circle, or Lan's confrontation and conclusive duel with Demandred.
Each of these two stellar narrators can bring the story to life with varied voices, exceptional pacing and a grasp of character that goes way beyond ordinary story telling and brings a story into the realm of mythic consciousness.
I laughed numerous times. I also sat at the edge of my seat wondering if this character too would see their end before the end of the tale. Of course. there are no endings to the wheel of time, but for some, there is an ending.
In my opinion, no finer author could have been chosen to end this amazing tale and even Mr Jordan himself would have been hard pressed to compose a better telling of the end of the tale.
There are neither beginnings nor endings to the turning of the Wheel of Time. But it was an ending...
Brandon Sanderson and the deceased Robert Jordan did an admiral job completing the Wheel of Time saga. I have never been taken in by a series of books so completely as these books. There were certainly ups and downs... but the ups carried me far past any slow parts of the series. If you are a fan of Epic Fantasy, you're missing out if you haven't read or listened to this series.
This book cannot stand by itself. You must read the entire series - a lofty proposition - before reaching the climactic ending. It is a faced paced, yet long, book. It is some of Sanderson's best work and on par with Jordan's best writing.
Kate Reading and Michael Kramer, as always, did an amazing job narrating this book. They have consistently narrated the entire series and haven't let their listeners down yet. They portray characters clearly enough many readers will identify who is speaking before Sanderson has identified them.
Be wary... Sanderson and Jordan's widow have stated there won't be any more Wheel of Time books. I, personally, hold out hope they will change their minds and produce a few short novels in the future between Sanderson's other amazing works, but all indications are this will not be the case.
You will get drawn in and will mourn for the losses and dream for those who survive. As with all good things... it had to come to an end eventually, and this ending was absolutely amazing.
This book is well worth the purchase in whatever medium you prefer. Enjoy...