It was the closure that fans have been waiting for. I have been emotionally committed to this series basically since I was able to read. I found a teaser of The Eye of the World that was packaged with one of my brothers books about 3 months before the book was released, I was 8, it was about 150 pages. I read it, hated it, then read it again four or five years later. I went right out and bought the full book. I never put down The Wheel of Time again. I have read all of these books SEVERAL times, including the entire series (excluding this book of course) in 2012 alone. Needless to say, I have been waiting for this.
This took some getting used to. I had never listened to one of the Wheel of Time books previously, and things were pronounced a little different than what I had imagined. Putting voices to characters that had always had their own voice in my head was new, but by about a fourth of the way through I thought they were great. I only subtract one star because those first ten hours or so took some getting used to.
The end. I cried. I can't believe this series is over. I have been involved with them for longer than I have known my wife! Knowing that there will not be another book in this series leaves me feeling saddened.That said, you must read the book. It is well written and I think Jordan purists would agree that Sanderson has done an excellent job on this book.
i love long books for long drives i am a ltd truck driver ( i put then on my ipod then play then over the radio) no head phones will driving
i have been waiting for this book a long time it was worth the wait
its the same, just easier to read on the go
as far as how epic the book is, the only other comparable book is book 6 of the same series. well, maybe book 3 of the dark elf trilogy by R. A. Salvatore.
Paran literally running Hunter down through the dream and in the real world at the same time. i imagined this whole scene in slow motion in my head, probably some of the most powerful imagery of the whole series.
both, many many times. toward the end, i actually had to steel myself after swans death, i knew that there would be a lot of people that ive grown to love that were going to die, but it was still hard.
i didnt want to see it end, and most endings of other books and series' leave you disappointed and sometimes angry. but robert jordan and brandon sanderson did the most complete job of ending the series without leaving me either. the end wasnt so long that it seemed to drag on, nor was it so brief that you feel robbed for the buildup. it answered the questions regarding what will happen in the here and now, but left the questions of the future right where they belong, unknown. im personally thankful that they didnt attempt to answer the questions about the future of the Aiel, or how Rand and Moridin ended up in opposite bodies. All in all, perfect end to best fantasy fiction out there.
Memory Of Light was great! The ending of this great series brought every thing together. It was surprising, fast paced and moving! Robert Jordan did a great job starting and Brandon Sanderson did a great job at ending this epic series!
The way Brandon tied all of the different story lines together and concluded the story with a return to how the "Wheel Weaves as the Wheel Will" and that it is an ongoing, never ending round was amazing.
Their approach to the characters was great and changing between the two presented a different perspective on the same events.
This was my introduction to the Wheel of Time series and it's good enough that I will be backtracking and very likely will enjoy a 2nd listen sometime in the near future.
The series is well ended by this book. Sanderson did a good job in the absence of Jordan to finish the series. As usual, Reading and Kramer did a good reading.
I ESPECIALLY ENJOYED THE ACTION SCENES ENCOMPASSING THE SCALE OF THE LAST BATTLE AND MAT TAKING THE REIGNS AND LEADING IT.
MICHAEL KRAMER AND KATE READING ARE EXCELLENT. I LISTENED TO THEM THROUGH THE WHOLE SERIES.
THE PARTICULARS OF AS TO WHY OLVER SOUNDED THE HORN. THE AMYRLIN SEAT.
Among my top favorites! I am a fan of the series, so my rating might be biased…. I harbor a secret wish, that Brandon Sanderson will begin a new series or at least one more book about the reconstruction of the world in the Light.
No matter what these two do, they do it very, very well! I have heard them in several audiobooks now.
As far as this performance goes, I have come to associate them with the voices of Rand and Mat, Nynaeve and Egwene and all the rest... They draw me in and entrance me, they are very good at what they do and I love them!
I'm not a fan of battle scenes, or war and fighting… That's why the four stars for story, although I can't say what I would've had him do differently.
However, that being said, this IS the book about "the last battle". So I did expect it to have a lot of battle scenes. Sanderson did a good job of bringing everyone to life for me. I know that Robert Jordan left lots of notes, and Sanderson had to create the books out of them to match Jordan's style… I've been a follower of the entire series since the first paperback, and I have them all on audiobook. I think Sanderson succeeded beautifully.
What with dueling dreams, paraded beloved secondary characters for curtain calls, and a finale out of a Ziegfeld Follies film I can find little to recommend this farce. After thirteen excellent books one can only assume that some Dreadlord gathered up thirteen Fades and turned the author and editor to the dark. (Apologies to those who have not read the previous installments of the Wheel of Light.). Why fault the editor? The split up and weak dueling visions of the future of Rand (the protagonist) and the Dark One (antagonist) could and should have been assembled into one sequence allowing for some sort of drama, presently lacking, to emerge from the encounter. The editor could and should have insisted the secondary characters actually do something rather than simply bowing through scenes as if any appearance at all could tie things together. And the climax! I can't get the cartoon like image of a bulbous-nosed Rand, not-Rand leering back from his seat on a cart at three moon-stuck, sun-eclipsed, straight-backed women gazing at the man. By all means listen to the series, if for no other reason than Kramer and Reading's performances, but expect the ending to be wanting.