I think both Kramer and Reading do a great job in this series. I have really enjoyed listening to them. They are two of my favorite readers and have truly made this an enjoyable series.
It may be hard to imagine, but this book could have been and probably should have been much longer. While this has been a great series and I did enjoy this listen, it seemed things were rushed in the final book (I know...kind of hard to imagine when it is 40+ hours). Again, not taking anything away from the book...I did enjoy it, but I felt cheated with certain characters and plot lines. I agree with other reviewers, certain story lines ended appropriately, others just seem to be thrown in at the last minute or as an afterthought. If you have listened to the series, you must listen to this. I was fine with the ending, but I wish there was more substance for some of the plot lines and characters.
This book was a worthy end to the Wheel of Time. The vision of Robert Jordan and written by Brandon Sanderson, this book sewed up all of the numerous threads that were everywhere in this story. The narration was great.
With this final book, all is down to the wire. Who lives and who dies and why is summed up and while there are loose ends, there were bound to be with 14 books and the original author gone. All in all, this was a good ending in my opinion. It will definitely be worth a re-read in a couple of years. Brandon Sanderson did a great job filling Robert Jordan's shoes and I am thankful he did. If you are looking for an excellent epic with characters who live and grow, The Wheel of Time is worth the read.
Michael Kramer and Kate Reading give a superb performance as usual and my hat is off to them for sticking with the series for the duration. It is greatly appreciated.
Cant say would ruin it for the unread!
I would love someone to turn this series into movies,Game of thrones eat yur heart out!
Wonder if Robert Jordan hadn't died,would Memory of Light have been the last book in the series?
I have been reading these books for such a long time, loving each and every one!
It just doesn't seem right that there will be no more. All things must end. Thank you Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson!!!
I've been listening to the Wheel of Time series books for two years, and I waited patiently for this final volume to be released. I have to say that I was not disappointed. Brandon Sanderson was spot on in the last few books with keeping to Robert Jordan's narrative, all while adding a bit of himself to the mix. Michael Kramer and Kate Reading as always delivered the most compelling performance. It was a long time coming, waiting for months / years for the end to be written. It was certainly worth the wait.
All other books in the Wheel of Time series.
yes, and they were awesome
And ending of one age, the beginning of another. The ultimate struggle between the Light and Dark culminates in one incredible Last Battle.
I'm going to start listening all over again so I can relive the whole thing. What a great series
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Finally, the end!
Ties all the loose threads together, mostly successfully. Sanderson actually writes a bit more focused than Jordan did, so not a lot of meandering text. Things happen all throughout the book to keep your attention.
I've listened to the whole series, and these voice actors do a great job. They have put a lot of hours into the readings, and I will have to say I will lean towards listening to a book read by either in the future.
The ending, and knowing this was the last of it.
I recommending listening to the whole series, though only if you have above average endurance. Books 4-9 are a bit tedious if I remember correctly. Jordan tended to wander about, stretching the series on a bit past what it needed to be. A good editor would have helped trim some of the fat from the books. This series could have been compacted down into 7 or 8 books, I imagine. Still, it is a good listen if you have the time and patience to see it through.
Memory of Light is one of the best books I have listened to/read. I was concerned with Robert Jordan's passing that the books would be a horrible attempt at finishing the story. Fortunately I was wrong.
I loved they way that both Michael Kramer and Kate Reading read that book. They gave life to the characters.
As the book finished, I thought about all the roads I had traveled between when I began listening to the series to now as it was finished. This story and journey has truly been exquisite. Thank you to Mr. Sanderson and for finishing the work and to Harriet McDougal for allowing it and of course to audible for making it available through their service. Even though I had seen the Wheel of Time books in the various bookstores I have perused through the years, it wasn't until I found them on audible that I started listening.
As always Michael Kramer and Kate Reading brought the characters to life and did an excellent job.
The story itself...what can be said? It wraps up the series touching on all the characters we were introduced to through the years and wrapping up their stories in an intensely satisfying way as they finally fight the last battle.
Defender of fiction!
Bandon Sanderson did something that Robert Jordan just couldn't do; make the characters come to life. The series had a good story from the start but the characters drove me to distraction! I hated that the women were all horribly immature with feet stomping, diva dramatics and the guys were all stoic and long suffering. Women pitched fits constantly and men lived in fear of these fits. These people where two dimentional and all essentially the same. I almost stopped reading the series many times but I kept thinking, " this time he'll get it right". Well, Brandon has finally got it right. He took the story that was great from the beinging and gave it believable and realistic three dimensional characters. What a relief! To read this last book being secure in this knowledge has been a delight. The book ties up many loose ends and moves at a steady pace. I'm not quite done the book so I can't comment on the ending. The narrators did a great job. I found that they incorporated seamlessly into the story.
All in all I enjoyed this book but am relieved the story is FINALLY over. Part of the joy of reading this book was that I knew it was the last one and that the whole series is ending with a great book.