In previous books, there was more interplay between the "minor" players (i.e. maidens and Dragon Reborn). Realize there was much to cover, but missed the levity this provided. Only one place in the entire book where this was somewhat brought out, but seemed "forced" - did not flow.
The book is interesting and brings a "finality" to the series. Don't understand some of the epilogue (lighting pipe with none of the powers, but I guess we can use our imaginations. Overall the book was well laid out and brought realism ti the final book.
Performances were good, but feel that the narrators tones were flat at times - no emotion.
Enjoyed the book. Minor negative comments.
Yes, because the story is compelling and the readers are very good.
It was a fitting end to a very long series of books, and a rip roaring story.
Yes, and this one is up to their usual standard: Superb.
Yes, but impossible to do, since it was very, very long.
Great book, Great readers. Great all around.
Fast paced, fly by the seat of your pants!
None, I have not had the fortune of reading another book as good as this one.
I am a big fan of Michael Kramer and Kate Reading's work. This is their best by far.
No, I listened to it to and from work in the span of a couple of weeks.
Buy this book! It's awesome!
This is the best last book I have ever heard in all the series that I have listen to over the years. I have probably listen about 50 series/trilogies and so forth
The whole book
They did a great job through out the whole series
The book made my emotion run the gambit
One of the top 5 books I have ever read or listen to over my 43 years
Actually I sorta did. Like many, I listened to the last book first and then went back. So much of the story is in that 5th segment. I had to listen to the whole book to know the many turns and twists and certainly how Egwane died. You cannot know each plot twist unless you listen to the whole book and even then if you get distracted, you must go back.I had to listen to several segments twice to catch the Compulsion ploy.
I loved that the ending was not tidy. The story held from start to finish and left us wanting more.. yes, I would purchase a book about Rand's new travels and his women. Especially liked that the authors made clear that Rand had to learn to give people freedom to make mistakes. Any other ending would have not been believable.
The emotions. You really felt what the author was trying to convey.
Logain's decision to relinquish power for compassion. His decision to help the helpless rather than sieze power over them. I loved it when he realized that a new way was possible. Also, thank you Mr. Sanderson for your conversation between Rand and his adversary when he told Sight Binder why he had no power over mankind. It was really insightful.
Perrin at times drove me crazy. His chivalry began to grate my skin right to the end. "I could never hurt a woman." I understand his character was not the brightest of the group but Perrin for the most part was written thick as a plank. I agree with another reviewer who griped a bit about Matt's clowning. It did get a little old. Having put in a few thorns, and very few indeed.. a huge Valentine bouquet of roses to the Sanderson-Jordan team. Thanks for a wonderful run. I'll be one of the first in line to buy a ticket to the movie.
good to the last drop!
wrapped everything up nicely
you could say there were moments that help my morning movements
Have to have read the complete series to really appreciate. All loose ends are tied up, yet leaving plenty of room for more... ah, one could only hope.
I definately will. I always get something new out of a book the second listen.
Thrilling, Epic, Satisfying
It really stands alone but if you enjoyed Brandon Sanderson's completion of Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series, you should definitely check out his book series - Mistborn and Way of Kings.
Michael Kramer and Kate Reading are a fantastic narration team. Their characters are performed expertly with great separation and flow.
If you enjoyed the other 13 books in the series, expect to experience the full range of emotions in this epic conclusion.
Even with the passing of Robert, Brian does a great job of continuing the story, and keeping with Mr. Jordans writing style.
The battles are well writen, you can invision everything as they happen.
They both do a great job of portraying the carracters; this i'm sure being difficult with the vast number in the story. Mr Kramer especially has a different tone and sound for each he speaks as.
As always, very difficult to stop reading