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.
The most gripping and suspenseful of the WoT series, in my opinion. Couldn't have imagined a more fitting conclusion to this wonderful series.
The characteristic copious amounts of detail that Jordan/Sanderson have always provided. I couldn't help but be sucked into the plot and see every little detail unfold as if I were right there with all the main characters.
I have. This one is just as great as all the other WoT books. Michael Kramer did a particularly good job on his reading of AMoL.
Can the light prevail?
With so many story lines complicatedly woven into this epic, I was worried that the book wouldn't answer them all. I was so happy to have all my worries dispelled by Jordan/Sanderson. I couldn't have imagined a better ending...in fact, I wasn't even able to imagine the one that I got! Even with having read all the other WoT books a couple of times, AMoL kept me on my toes. I had no idea what was going to happen next, and when it did happen, I was thrilled that I never would have guessed it to happen the way it did. Jordan did his series a monumental service in choosing Sanderson to complete his work. If I had never known that Jordan had died, I would have assumed that he had been the one who wrote the last three books. A fitting end to this amazing series.
Exciting conclusion to a story that has captivated me for years. Listening to this book really brought out the characters personalities making it a very enjoyable.
This was a really good ending to the series. The scope of this book is unlike anything I have read.
Difficult to single one event but the last battle was really well written.
Love coffee and a good read, especially audio while walking, cooking or whatever.
A great end to the best fantasy saga ever. I have been reading the Wheel of Time series for a long time.
Matt, always. So clueless and so knowledgeable at the same time.
Yes, all 13 previous books.
(Spoiler) The death of Egwene.
Neko chan at heart =^.^= I lean more towards Fantasy and Sci-Fi books, with the occasional guilty pleasure of paranormal romance.
The amazing way which everything was neatly tied together. All the complex threads and stories and lives that were entwined raveled and unraveled beautifully. You are left extremely satisfied after two decades of waiting for the final chapter.
As far as an epic story and adventures NOTHING compares. I'm sorry~ nothing. I am left with a small depression... a bitter sweet goodbye of a world that I will miss. My heart aches knowing that I will not be part of he fourth age. I will miss the struggle between the Seanchan and the Aes Sedai. I will not see the Black Tower grow in its rightful place. I will not be privy to the new and beautiful bond between men & women that can channel. I am left in agony over never knowing how the Aiel take their place in the world. I have SO much regret that the stories are over... I've never felt a sense of loss so keenly from a book or a series. I know there are no beginnings or endings to the turning of the wheel... but this is "an" ending. RIP Robert Jordan. And Thank you Brandon Sanderson for taking up the flag. Love you both.
As always~ Egwene's battles and fights enthrall me. Without spoilers I can say that any of the scenes where she faces off against her enemies make my heart beat faster. As her emotion and indignance at the shadow grows, her power climaxes. It's simply exhilarating
Gosh~ I don't know if words could convey... perhaps something simple: There are no beginnings or endings to the turning of the wheel of time.
NARRATION: Top notch. Michael Kramer and Kate Reading make this story come alive. I will miss their voices floating in my apartment living room.
FINAL THOUGHTS: I will once again repeat my horrible sense of loss. I can't believe it's over. Like a petulant, greedy child, I want more. I do not want to lose this world I've come to know so well. How does one let go of something so precious?
I have always loved the wheel of time series. This one started out poorly and starts as Camlyn is being over run by the shadow. Afterwards I was able to jump in and enjoy the story, but had to catch up on the plot line that wasn't covered in the books.
Good, but had some questions on issues and thought somethings would need better finishing touches for those of us that have spent so long engrossed in the series.
They both have a wonderful way of being a story teller that keeps you listening, even when it's time to get some sleep.
I would have loved too.
Just the rough start issue and some closings that were shockers.