After all these years it has finally come to a conclusion. Although I loved every book, I wanted to know how it would end. A Memory of Light did just that. It tied all those loose ends up that I was sure were going to be overlooked. Even minor characters seemed to have resolution. I have a 40 minute commute to work each way and sometimes I'd sit in my car in the parking lot because I had to know what was going to happen next. I think Brandon Sanderson did a great job. It's difficult to step into Robert Jordan's shoes, but I think Sanderson was clearly the best author for the job.
Spoiler Alert: When Egwene died, I thought about how long I had known the fictional character. I watched her grow since the first book and now she was gone. It was difficult but I knew that some of my favorite characters were not going to escape death in the end. If you're going to fight the Dark One, someone is going to die.
I love Michael and Kate. I couldn't imagine anyone else performing for this series.
I would only recommend this to someone who had already read the other books in the series.
Egwene was my favorite character. I love her strength and leadership.
Egwene's final scene brought me to tears. I was so proud of her.
The last book of the series, what can I say? By this time the voices of Michael and Kate feel like old friends. They've developed with the series and have therefor come to really bring life and personality to the characters through voice, tone, inflection, emphasis, and attitude. This story has meant so much to me and I'm so thrilled with the audio version and what it has become. I can definitely hear how both readers have grown into and with the story.
Brandon Sanderson has done a wonderful job staying true to Robert's world and characters. His writing style is not jarringly different, and I like what he adds. I loved this concluding epic and will miss this story and these characters dearly.
I enjoy reading (and listening to) Books! I have enjoyed fantasy and history the most, but more recently I have been brodening my horizon.
The end is here! I have been reading the series for the last twenty years, and I love it, but I am glad its done!
Matrim, and Perrin. They are what they are, and dont have to try and be anything else.
If I could have I would have!
I do not do reviews but my rating are solid.
This review is for the whole series. You have to get this series, you will love it. This is the Everest of epic series ...do yourself a favor and get it now. Remember, The wheel always turns.
Reading Fantasy and SCI-FI on audible.
This was an excellent conclusion to the Wheel of Time Series. The book is great and does a fantastic job closing many of the hanging threads yet not getting caught up in a 200 page post mortem of the story. Excellent performance - the voices are great. I really enjoyed this.
After 13 books to set it up, the final book (?) left too much out, while carrying redundancy to new levels. Many of the characters were just brushed off in this final chapter and the descriptions that were given were so redundant that I wanted to yell at the radio playing it. Michael Kramer does a wonderful job with the story, but alas, Kate Reading once again dragged down the entire performance as she has done from book one. It has been my belief from the first book that Kramer should have done it solo.
I was also amazed that the fight with the "Dark One" which was so setup from book one, turned into almost a nothingness in the total landscape of the book. Some characters were shown to be almost stupid in their actions to try and achieve a story line that was being reached for by Sanderson.
Overall, I expected more from this book, and in the end, saw it as nothing more then a stepping stone for a "follow up" series.
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I'm not sure I think the audio version is better. I do know I don't have time to sit and read. I do all my listening driving in the car and working out. That's when I have time!
I love the twist at the end.I never in a thousand years would have guessed. it was perfect.
Sad to see the end of the Wheel of Time. Still I'm glad Brandon Sanderson got to finish the writing. The last few books in the series before he came were very bogged down. Good finish!
A trail running enthusiast, I also enjoy zymurgy, interpretive dance while wearing animal costumes, science fiction and inappropriate humor.
The story is really good, the narrators so-so.
The end of Rand.
I found their narration ok, but not memorable.
Get ready for a LOOOOONG movie!
I'm happy the series, after 20+ years, has finally ended!
Yes, I think I would. This is the first entry I listened to rather than read, and I was amazed that I had been pronouncing most of the strange names incorrectly for the past two decades.
Mattrim Cauthon is probably everyone's favorite character. Who doesn't like Han Solo?
There are a ton of different characters and keeping them all straight is a challenge. Kate's interpretation of the Seanchan was especially interesting to me.
Yes, I'd say so, although I wouldn't have stamina. 45 hours it is an epic!