"A first class series"
I've just re-listened to this entire series. I think it probably took me a good 3-4 months of solid listening! It really is a fabulous series. Some of the books around numbers 6-10 are slower than the others, but by that stage you know the characters so well it's like hanging out with good friends and it's not at all irritating (and funnily enough, the second time round I was even less irritated, as I could appreciate the world building, and the little references to things that were going to happen in later books.) Listening to the series for a second time was surprisingly enjoyable. There is a freedom in knowing how it's all going to end, so you can concentrate on the build up - and it's then that you realise just how well constructed and conceived this series is. (and in the second reading, Matt has become my favourite character! Love his take on things)
Brandon Sanderson's contribution to the last few books in the series is seamless. He remains true to the characters and the plot, with just a little Sanderson genius for good measure.
If you're a fan of the sword wielding - hero to the save the world -epic fantasy type series, then this is one not to be missed.
Am feeling slightly bereft at not having a book 15 to move on to......my most recent other listens all seem to be falling a little short. They've been good, but just don't quite seem to measure up.
If you're wanting an enjoyable distraction for a good few months, this is the one.......just be sure to start at the beginning with the Eye of the World so that you don't miss anything.
"A fitting tribute to Robert Jordan."
The triumphant finally to this much loved series.
There were times throughout the series that I felt the books had become stretched but the fast paced action in this book is everything us die hard fans wanted from the series.
Without giving anything away, there are more twists and turns in this book that keep the reader on its toes and causes you to question everyone's motives and actions.
If you haven't already read this series please do if only to get the background infomation to read this book.
A triumph for Brandon Sanderson and Robert Jordan.
Well, that was a very satisfying ending, nicely wrapped up, Sanderson writes well, dare I say it...better than RJ (I feel like a traitor). I even liked how the word 'gaped' was thrown in a few times, while it annoyed me with over use in the first eleven books, it maintained continuity in the last three. I'm so impressed.
I will now head over to see what Sanderson titles I can listen to, I've been listening to the WoT books for months and will be slightly bereft.
"Everything must end..... but I wish it hadn't!"
I loved this series. The characters and story are amazing. Like the sword of truth series full of everything you could want in a fantasy saga. What to read / listen to now it's ended?
"fantastic end to the series"
despite being written by someone else, the story flows just as well as all the others. it's good that Robert Jordan's work was completed by someone who had followed the story from start to his passing and helped it reach its perfect conclusion
so sorry it had to end :(
can't wait to hear all 14 again. brightens my winter months listening to these over again along with a few others.
I was grabbed from book one and couldn't wait for the next however the story is long and the story of many characters bought togeth so there is alot of threads to keep up with. book 14 written by someone else due to the authors death. it showed as it was long and tedious with a nice twist at the end.
"Well, after all that..."
Maybe it wasn't the ending but it was an ending... and all in all it was not a bad one. AMOL has come in for some criticism from WOT fans, some of it justified, some niggling, yes there are unresolved plotlines, things we would have liked to have known, things that don't work in the timescale, lots of inconsistencies but Brandon Sanderson with the help of the late Mr Jordan has managed not only to bring the whole thing to a conclusion but do it in a manner which allows all but the most pedantic reader to suspend their misgivings and get carried along with the plot and the pace of the narrative. This is a long book but for me at least it didn't seem as interminable as some of the earlier volumes, I have still not read Crossroads of Twilight all the way through... Well worth getting.
Very good and long story. A book for some one who's got the time to listen to a masterpiece. X
"One of the greats tell Peter Jackson...."
I would love to see this series on the silver screen. Great characters, Laughter, tears and a epic story... what more is there. A true masterpiece.