Lan fighting Demondred
Jim Dale used to be my favorite narrator, but ever since I started listening to A Wheel of Time, Michael Kramer has grown on me. He is now my favorite narrator.
Yes! But it would be a little hard to stay up for 42 hours straight... I guess if you listen to it in 2x you might be able to do it.
Yes. The audio makes this book come to life. The narrators are the best and have caught R.J. Vision.
In 40 hours you can only tie up and answer so many questions, but many were answered. Loose ends brought together. Sanderson's writing and creativity amplified R.J. The pace of the final book was great. I never wandered while listening.
They are the best. tones and voices - so memorable. I can hear Lan's voice right now.
41 hours went by in a flash. I devoured it in a week.
yes it completes the series perfectly
Well done. the voice counterpoints and inflections kept the story moving at a brisk pace
Mr. Sanderson should be barred for life from using the words; bloody, bloody ashes and flaming. He totally wore them out!
A synopsis of the other 13 books at the beginning would be a worthy addition
Never have i read a series where the author gave such life to his characters. Not only did the story make me smile....but his writing style also made me smile though out the series. Its a long one. 500 hours or so of listening pleasure.
I'm not writing this review for the Memory of Light. if you listened to this, you are a fan. This is a review to let those who didnt know about or start Robert Jordans epic story. It is worth every credit spent...along with every minute of your time listening. Two of the best narrators in the business giving more life then reading the books could ever do.
This is a epic story. So epic it took 14 books to tell it. So epic...that even after the death of Robert Jordan. He outlined the story so another author could take up the story, and give us a ending he wanted us to hear. The fan base is huge. as the reviews of all the other books will prove.
In my opinion, This series is better the The lord of the Rings. Better the The Game of Thrones (The Song of Fire and Ice by George RR Martain) Its a fantasy readers must read!!
So do yourself a favor. Spend your credits on The Wheel of Time series.
“The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth comes again.”
By far the finest an emotional roller-coaster!
It was absolutely action packed, with all heroes and villains making their final performances.
both bring great emotion to the books
Yes! too long though
Like other followers of this series it is bittersweet, we want the ending but we dread it at the same time.A great book!
After 14 books, you would think that there would be time in 900 pages to bring closure to the story, there are too many threads left open that could have been closed, the ones that were closed are not always done so in a interesting way and leaves you feeling that many things are pulled out of thin air to give some un-logical reason. The biggest change that is needed is the padding to be removed, over the last 3 books I have always had this underlying frustration that you just need to get on with it, they could have been 1 book 2 at most if the tedious elements were removed
Tom clancy threat vector
Matt was my out and out star as read by both
If you are just starting to read the Wheel of time books, enjoy the journey it is a good one, the destination might leave a bitter taste in your mouth.
Roller coaster ride
A poor comparison, but the only books I can compare A Memory Of Light to would the the mega battle scenes from the Sci-Fi Lensman Series by E.E. Doc Smith where millions of battleships and dreadnoughts would fight to the death with no quarter asked or given.
An exhausting book that will drive you to the depths of depression then slowly but surely pull you back to the light. The "Final Battle" was just PERFECT.
When olver blew the horn...
It's great that a series I have loved has come to a close. Though It was done no where near how Robert Jordan writes i.e. Jordan writes at a slower pace with more descriptions and specifics with even more humor. Am glad Brandon finished the series just to bring closure. This book is the Last Battle so the book is mostly about fighting and war you'll get sickened by it. But what I found disappointing is the epilogue or in Jordans words...The Last Chapter. There was none. I have hoped it brought closure to our favorite characters. What happened after the last battle is what I was looking after. Disappointing and Lacking.
Warning: This review contains spoilers.
About 8 months ago I decided I would run a marathon and I needed a good long series to listen to while I was training. This series did a great job for that. It almost worked out perfectly since I finished all 13 books and the prequel a week before this book came out. And although the series has had its ups and downs, overall I have enjoyed it.
This ending was good and it resolved all the main issues. Yes, there are a lot of battle scenes but I enjoyed those scenes (and there are a lot of them… it is the last battle after all). It really was good and I found myself lying awake for hours listening to the book or thinking about it. This was probably the fastest I have ever listed to a book of this size before. I enjoyed seeing most of the forsaken kick the bucket, (especially LAN and his awesomeness, now we finally know who the best swordsman is in all of RandLand). There were just some awesome scenes that I was glad to see them finally be resolved.
That all being said, here are some of my disappointments.
- I was disappointed with Rand’s battle scenes, the dark one seemed too easy to defeat in the end. Plus Fain was killed really easily in the end. It was like oh hey, we need to kill fain still, let’s throw him into the plot.
- Also, the scene I was looking forward to most in this series was when Tuon would speak to Hawkwing but it didn’t happen (it was just implied that it had happened but we don’t know anything about it).
- Plus, It was never resolved if Tuon would stop enslaving the channalers of their land. Surely, all her people now have seen that channelers don’t have to be leashed. In fact, leashing channelers limits them from creating a circle with each other. It seems like if the sanchen fought other channelers in the future that would be an easy way to cause their downfall.
-Plus, what the heck kind of powers did Rand get in the end of the book? It is like the dream world powers but in the real world? Instead of the true power it is the light power? Is he going to age like normal or not? Is he still going to get together with his women?
- I didn’t like how major characters in the previous books (Suan, bashier for example), don’t get the time they deserve to get a proper ending. At least show their deaths. I know the book is long but it is not like the wheel of time fans are going to shy away from a long book.
- I know it is a little bit cheesy, but I like a more detailed ending. Something where they could have showed the future would have been nice (like the harry potter ending, but done better). From what I have read they are never going to write another wheel of time book.
Anyway, again I stress that I liked the book ending. It was satisfying ending, but if you get this far in the series you want to know every detail about everything. (did the tinkers ever find their song?). Farewell wheel of time. Maybe one day I will dedicate the 400 + hours and listen to this series again.
This book exceeded my expectations. The performance is excellent and consistent. The story comes to the end the original author wanted. Anything else I write would contain a spoiler. Anyone who has read the other 13 does not need me to make a sales pitch. If you are considering starting with Book 1, by all means do so. Your questions will be answered in due time. This was a tremendous effort on the part of Brandon Sanderson, his editors, and Robert Jordan (the writer) can rest peacefully knowing his saga was completed. I think this Posthumous collaboration is a one of a kind event. It should give all long running series author’s pause to think. What if you do not live to write an ending? In this case the R.J. knew he would not, and cared enough about the work and his readers to find someone he knew could finish it. Thank you. I give very few 5 star ratings. I do so here knowing how hard it was just to make this book possible.