I can't imagine any other than Michael Kramer and Kate Reading reading these books. They made this epic conclusion just that more brilliant.
Yes it is a great ending to the series and a very enjoyable listen.
Matt of course. He was the wild card in the entire story.
Brandon Sanderson did an excellent job tying up the loose ands and finishing the story.
I was looking forward to this book however my purchase of the audio book proved to be a mistake. Unfortunately I cannot tolerate the narrators voice. Im not sure what it is but his voice interfers with the image I have built in my mind of the characters during the previous books. I am sure it is a fantastic story and look forward to reading it in hard copy as I have done with the others in the series. I wonder if other reviewers have had similar problems with other narrators or am I a lone voice?
Finally going through the final book it was great hearing the ending. It didn't cover some if the things that I wanted answered but all in all it was a great unexpected ending. Even though you don't find out who killed ozmodean...last battle was awesome
Yes, sad that it's over but will listen to this whole tale again I'm sure.
the voice actor/actress in this are like old friends after so many hundreds of hours.
The end we knew was coming was moving and well written.
Well worth the listen.
The only thing that tops this is the first one in the series. The Eye of the World.
Yes it's tops like the rest.
It mad me happy to learn the ending to the series. However, it does make me sad to know the series is over and there will be no more books. I will miss Matt & Tuon and Perrin & Faile.
This series will always hold a special place in my heart.
This was a fabulous book. I didn't really care for the one previous to this one. But this one definitely made up for it. I liked how the ending turned out..
As with each one of Brandon Sanderson's WoT books there are parts that genuinely belong and others that feel a bit foreign but overall a good read.
Some of the voices got a bit mixed up for some characters which threw me off a bit after having listened to all of the WoT books.
If you have been a long term fan of the WoT you will laugh, cry and at times be infuriated. You will feel the overall sadness of bidding goodbye to this long time friend of ours and the emptiness that it will leave behind.
First I must say that next time I know books are making excerpts available (with the exception of the prologue), I will probably abstain and simply wait until the book comes out. Talmanes heroism, a la Matt, was by far my favorite scene. Including the part he played with Nynaeve and I read that before the book came out.
Overall, I liked A Memory of Light a lot but there were also some obvious plots that at the end left me dissatisfied. I'm one who has read each one of the WoT books multiple times and I very much appreciate Brandon Sanderson, Harriet and Team Jordan's effort in bringing this glorious series to the finish line. I know the WoT is not everyone's cup of tea, but those of us who love the books celebrate the great books and the not so great books, which in my case was book 10 CoT.
I would say that my two biggest disappointment was first, that min's viewing of Morraine playing a significant role or being key to wining the last battle, was portrayed as a role that could have likely being played by someone else and not very significant. What happened was the logical turn of events and in my opinion didn't require Morraine to play any role. On the same token I would have preferred her to play a more significant role in Rand's fight in Shayol Ghul. Secondly the defeat of Fain was too abrupt to my liking and appeared to me as a simple afterthought.
The two things that I loved the most was first, after books of being irritated with Perrin, I actually love his final story. And secondly that Matt was as funny as he has ever been, it felt like he was once again himself, so that above all made me happy.
I think this was an ending to the wheel of time. It did not necessarily provide all the answers, or tie up the stories as I would have liked it to. In my opinion the end story to the male lead characters was by far more satisfying than those of the female ones, Nynaeve being perhaps the exceptionwith. The story itself left a lot of lose ends , such as the Seanchan, the wind finders, the black tower itself.
The story was gripping, engaging and some parts, at least for me, are unforgettable.
Without trying to give things away, 'The Flame of Tar Valon'.
Superior separation of characters and appropriate polarisation of scenes (somehow the evil is colder, the good is warmer).
Yes, but unfortunately I had to sleep, due to it's length :)
If you are a Wheel of Time fan, get it immediately! If you have listened or read the series, it is fantastic and I recommend it wholeheartedly. Michael Kramer and Kate Reading are gret for all 14 books.
Yes, but only because it finished the series
No, because I know that there's better fantasy fiction out there.
They have narrated every book in the series and both do a marvelous job at vocal characterization. Each character was unique and identifiable.
Sanderson's politically correct values were heavily pressed upon the text. The cultures in the world of the Wheel of Time had their own values and he should not have imposed his upon them. Rather he should have worked within the values that were there to bring about character development in a more organic way.
The good that I can say about this book is that battle scenes were very well done, though they might have used a bit more editing. I found them to be exhilarating and fun.