Since 1990, when Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time® burst on the world with its first book, The Eye of the World, listeners have been anticipating the final scenes of this extraordinary saga, which has sold over 40 million copies in over 32 languages.
When Robert Jordan died in 2007, all feared that these concluding scenes would never be written. But working from notes and partials left by Jordan, established fantasy writer Brandon Sanderson stepped in to complete the masterwork. With The Gathering Storm (Book 12) and Towers of Midnight (Book 13) behind him, both of which were number-one New York Times hardcover best sellers, Sanderson now re-creates the vision that Robert Jordan left behind.
Edited by Jordan’s widow, who edited all of Jordan’s books, A Memory of Light will delight, enthrall, and deeply satisfy all of Jordan’s legions of listeners.
The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass. What was, what will be, and what is, May yet fall under the Shadow. Let the Dragon ride again on the winds of time.
©2012 The Bandersnatch Group, Inc. (P)2012 Macmillan Audio
Cant say would ruin it for the unread!
I would love someone to turn this series into movies,Game of thrones eat yur heart out!
Wonder if Robert Jordan hadn't died,would Memory of Light have been the last book in the series?
I have been reading these books for such a long time, loving each and every one!
It just doesn't seem right that there will be no more. All things must end. Thank you Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson!!!
I've been listening to the Wheel of Time series books for two years, and I waited patiently for this final volume to be released. I have to say that I was not disappointed. Brandon Sanderson was spot on in the last few books with keeping to Robert Jordan's narrative, all while adding a bit of himself to the mix. Michael Kramer and Kate Reading as always delivered the most compelling performance. It was a long time coming, waiting for months / years for the end to be written. It was certainly worth the wait.
All other books in the Wheel of Time series.
yes, and they were awesome
And ending of one age, the beginning of another. The ultimate struggle between the Light and Dark culminates in one incredible Last Battle.
I'm going to start listening all over again so I can relive the whole thing. What a great series
Tell us about yourself!
Finally, the end!
Ties all the loose threads together, mostly successfully. Sanderson actually writes a bit more focused than Jordan did, so not a lot of meandering text. Things happen all throughout the book to keep your attention.
I've listened to the whole series, and these voice actors do a great job. They have put a lot of hours into the readings, and I will have to say I will lean towards listening to a book read by either in the future.
The ending, and knowing this was the last of it.
I recommending listening to the whole series, though only if you have above average endurance. Books 4-9 are a bit tedious if I remember correctly. Jordan tended to wander about, stretching the series on a bit past what it needed to be. A good editor would have helped trim some of the fat from the books. This series could have been compacted down into 7 or 8 books, I imagine. Still, it is a good listen if you have the time and patience to see it through.
Memory of Light is one of the best books I have listened to/read. I was concerned with Robert Jordan's passing that the books would be a horrible attempt at finishing the story. Fortunately I was wrong.
I loved they way that both Michael Kramer and Kate Reading read that book. They gave life to the characters.
As the book finished, I thought about all the roads I had traveled between when I began listening to the series to now as it was finished. This story and journey has truly been exquisite. Thank you to Mr. Sanderson and for finishing the work and to Harriet McDougal for allowing it and of course to audible for making it available through their service. Even though I had seen the Wheel of Time books in the various bookstores I have perused through the years, it wasn't until I found them on audible that I started listening.
As always Michael Kramer and Kate Reading brought the characters to life and did an excellent job.
The story itself...what can be said? It wraps up the series touching on all the characters we were introduced to through the years and wrapping up their stories in an intensely satisfying way as they finally fight the last battle.
Defender of fiction!
Bandon Sanderson did something that Robert Jordan just couldn't do; make the characters come to life. The series had a good story from the start but the characters drove me to distraction! I hated that the women were all horribly immature with feet stomping, diva dramatics and the guys were all stoic and long suffering. Women pitched fits constantly and men lived in fear of these fits. These people where two dimentional and all essentially the same. I almost stopped reading the series many times but I kept thinking, " this time he'll get it right". Well, Brandon has finally got it right. He took the story that was great from the beinging and gave it believable and realistic three dimensional characters. What a relief! To read this last book being secure in this knowledge has been a delight. The book ties up many loose ends and moves at a steady pace. I'm not quite done the book so I can't comment on the ending. The narrators did a great job. I found that they incorporated seamlessly into the story.
All in all I enjoyed this book but am relieved the story is FINALLY over. Part of the joy of reading this book was that I knew it was the last one and that the whole series is ending with a great book.
I have really enjoyed the Wheel of Time series. It's so complex and has so many characters that I, like many, have re-read (and listened) to the series many times to try to take it all in. This final book I think told a great story of the Last Battle. The reading performance was outstanding as always by Kate and Michael.
I have always liked Perrin a lot, he's the reluctant hero. Through the series he comes to know himself and his strengths and weaknesses, and he steadfastly supports and protects Rand.
Great emotion and varied voices and accents.
It's hard to realize I've been working my way through these books for over a decade. It was great to finally finish. The reading was top notch.
This is the book we've all been waiting for. There were a few books where it was tough going and I understand why some people left the series. I'd advise those people to just dig deep and get through it because this book makes it all worthwhile. I was gleeful reading this book as I read through payoff after payoff came my way. In the end I was incredibly happy with the way all the loose ends were tied up. A very satisfying end to a long long series.
I’m not going to spoil the book for anyone by giving away the plot.
I just wanted to say it finishes of a true epic written by two master story tellers. RIP Robert Jordan thank you for something very special and Brandon I can’t wait for you next book.
A fitting end to a remarkable journey which I finally finished at 4:45 this morning, today will not be fun but it was worth it.
Thank you Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson, Michael Kramer and Kate Reading, it's been a pleasure.
"A fitting conclusion"
What a brilliant conclusion to the epic! The characters we have come to know so well fulfilled their destinies with passion, humour, bravery and humility. All credit to Robert Jordan for his amazing imagination in creating the world of the Dragon Reborn, and due credit and thanks to Brandon Sanderson for adapting his style and weaving the final threads so that the wheel turned as RJ had willed.
I often listen in my car and there were times I had to pull over to get through some particularly nerve-wracking episodes such as Perrin vs Slayer, Egwene vs M'Hael, Olver vs Trollocs and of course Rand vs Moridin. I cried for the 'friends' who died, revelled in the humour of reluctant hero Mat and almost felt sorry for the Forsaken as their diabolical schemes unravelled.
Final credit to Kate Redding and Michael Kramer for their reading and characterization - it made listening such a pleasure and added depth to the characters: thank you.
Really enjoyed this book. The choice of Brandon Sanderson to complete the series is a masterstroke as he's been able to do a splendid job. Narration is also very good, which adds to the experience.
"the last book"
What a fitting end to a fantastic series you will not be disappointed if you loved robert Jordan's books then you will love this too
"Epic finish to a Epic Fantasy series"
Such a great story and with some suspense moments and some sad ones too. The whole book is a series of scenes in the last battle. A lot of OMG OMG moments. Excellent narration throughout the series.
Sad to have an ending to this epic, but it was good ending, some people die, some people live, some are damaged, and we are all entertained by the adventures of the various characters in the Wheel of Time.
"What a series!"
I feel utterly drained and bereft, NO MORE WHEEL OF TIME! But what an ending.... Well done to Brandon Sanderson for completing what must have been an enormous task, to get inside someone else's fantasy and write the seamless end to a classic is a bit special to say the least. Wonderful.
"end of an era"
Not many end of era books finish in this style worth.Every penny i've spent on these books for the last 23 years.
RIP Robert your work will live forever.
thank you brandon for finishing his work as true jordan.
"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.
"Oh Nooo It's all over :("
I cannot believe it’s all over I have invested a massive amount of time over a week of my life listening to this series for it all to end well after 14 books and the death of its original author it was ready to come to a close. I must take my hat off to Brandon Sanderson he pulled it out of the bag bringing one of the longest fantasy series to and so well it must of been hell with soooo many characters stories to tie up. All in all it is an exhilarating and tense read and as always fantastically read by Michael Kramer, Kate Reading.
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