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.
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.
Too many expectations
Resolution. All the story lines are tied up. and for the most part, it was very satisfying.
Matt versus Mordeth.
The book was fantastic, but I am not sure it could have ever met my expectations. I have read the series for so long and waited for this conclusion for more than twenty years. Not sure it could have met my expectations, especially since they have said there will be no books after this one.
Historically, this series has had a lot of filler. Brandon Sanderson did a good job of making every scene seem important to the end result. Michael and Kate do an excellent job of bringing the characters' personalities to life.
Matt and Perrin are my favorites. They represent polar opposite views of responsibility and heroism, but I somehow manage to identify with them both.
Michael did an especially good job with Matt, capturing his personality very well.
The previous thirteen movies have all leed up to this - the epic six hour nonstop action battle sequence where almost everyone dies.
A fitting end to one of the most beloved Fantasy series of all time. Hail to the King, Robert Jordan... you too Brandon Sanderson. Well worth the wait.
Yes, I have invested some much time into this series, I want to be sure I understand how it was closed out.
I read this entire series
It was an intriguing look into anther world.
Many story lines left handing, Padan Thain felt like a thrown in after thought. How Lanfear was handled was superb. The entire Seanchan issue was left unreslved, leaving Mogidian as the one Forsaken with the ability to come back if the Seanchen release their Domani