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A Memory of Light Audiobook

A Memory of Light: Wheel of Time, Book 14

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Publisher's Summary

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

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    r malnar 02-25-13
    r malnar 02-25-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Final Book of Wheel of Time was excellent!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    If you have listened to the Wheel of Time series , this is an absolute must listen to conclusion.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Memory of Light?

    Many memorable moments had sad endings but I really enjoyed the triumphant conclusion.


    Have you listened to any of Michael Kramer and Kate Reading ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have listened to the entire audio book seies of the Wheel of Time by Michael Kramer and Kate Reading, and I will purchase other books read by them. They did a fantastic job.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    All of the Main characters had very moving moments that showed their true character , hero nature, and their willingess to sacrifice for the good of the world. That is what I hope for in a book of this nature.


    Any additional comments?

    I have waited a long time for the Memory of Light, and I was not disappointed. The Wheel of Time was long and at times tedious, but I do not regret having taken this listening journey. The concluding Book was satisfying. It was not the perfect conclusion as some critics expect, but it worked. However, there are some loose ends that need answered, but were well beyond this scope of A Memory of Light such as what happens to the Seanchan? If Brandon Sanderson wants to answer that and other questions in a followup "short" series, I would buy it.

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    Mitchal VANCOUVER, WA, United States 02-25-13
    Mitchal VANCOUVER, WA, United States 02-25-13
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    "Skeptical, but was proven wrong!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of A Memory of Light to be better than the print version?

    I have only read a few pages of the print version and must say I do like the print better but with audible I am able to listen to books which is very convenient.


    What other book might you compare A Memory of Light to and why?

    I might compare this book so other works from Brandon Sanderson. A lot of the works a detailed and action packed much like A Memory of Light.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    *Spoiler


    My favorite scene was when Demon Dread was surprised at the forces of lights army general (Matt) and was impressed because he states, only a general who has lived hundreds of years can compete with me.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I particularly liked the action parts of the book but overall the ending was very moving because it was unlike other Fantasy type books where the good guy destroys evil, the end... It was a twist at the end.


    Any additional comments?

    Overall I have read the entire series and believed the ending 3 books in the series should have been condensed down into perhaps 2 books as much of the books were overloaded with detail in some parts and some books had very little action and moved the story line along very slowly. Overall I am happy Brandon Sanderson and Robert Jordan were able to complete the series because it is a very good series with several unique twists at the end.

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    Joseph 02-25-13
    Joseph 02-25-13
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    "A Grand Finale for One of Fantasy's Masterworks"

    Contrary to the naysayers who have envisioned this book for 20+ years in their mind's eye, A Memory of Light is here and it brings an Ending to Jordan's saga--a tale that grew in the telling, as all would agree. And while the series has meandered through plot lines and characters, all converge for at the Last Battle at the ending of the Third Age--a conflict as expansive as one would expect from The Wheel of Time. Sanderson hit a pitch-perfect tone throughout, and Reading and Kramer provide their perfect narration, and as you listen to the last minutes of the series, I defy you not to be moved by the ending of this staggering and important series.

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    John Lake Forest, IL, USA 02-25-13
    John Lake Forest, IL, USA 02-25-13 Member Since 2006
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    "My world is complete"
    Where does A Memory of Light rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The best


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Memory of Light?

    The ending


    Which character – as performed by Michael Kramer and Kate Reading – was your favorite?

    Lloyd


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The ending


    Any additional comments?

    This was the ending I was hoping for. It completed everything in the first 13 books. Very few loose ends and I am satisfied with the entire read.

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    Terry Sioux Falls, SD, United States 02-24-13
    Terry Sioux Falls, SD, United States 02-24-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Loved the series"
    Where does A Memory of Light rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Great series with only a few boring books the ones in the middle. This ones good not great but worth reading all the same.


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    Gil 02-23-13
    Gil 02-23-13
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    "Bittersweet"
    What did you like best about A Memory of Light? What did you like least?

    This book was very good in that it wrapped up so many threads, and brought the reader to the end of a series that has lasted for many,many years.

    Some of the conclusions to the various story arks were less than satisfying. At times I thought the writing wasn't up my expectations, but admittedly I had Very high expectations, and the writer had been able to satisfy most of them in the last few books.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Mostly good. Some excellent story telling, that was able to keep me wanting to know what would happen next.


    What about Michael Kramer and Kate Reading ’s performance did you like?

    Excellent! These two are some of Audio's very best!


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Yes, although I can't see how they could do it under 20 hours.


    Any additional comments?

    For me, this was one of the most anticipated audio books in the last 2 years, and I was mostly satisfied.

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    Steven 02-22-13
    Steven 02-22-13
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    "Great Ending for a wonderful series"

    The story line was flawless, flowed smoothly and you were left with a conclusion to each major character. One of the better "final" books I have read. Brandon Sanderson must have become Robert Jordan as the story lines and characters remained consistant and exciting. Well Done! This is a series worthy of a 2nd listen.

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    Matthew G. Casella Niceville, FL USA 02-22-13
    Matthew G. Casella Niceville, FL USA 02-22-13 Member Since 2012

    Matt

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    "A Memory of Light"
    Any additional comments?

    I thought when I was listening to the 13th book, I was listening to the end of the series. I got to the end of the book and was shocked that that was how the series ended. I found out, with great relief that there was another book being edited and eagerly looked forward to its release. I was not disappointed! Brandon Sanderson is a master and did a superb job of finishing Robert Jordan's work. What a finish!

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    Ruth Ann Orlansky Northampton, MA, USA 02-21-13
    Ruth Ann Orlansky Northampton, MA, USA 02-21-13 Member Since 2016

    Audiobook Afficionado

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    "A Fine Wrap-Up of a Great Series"

    "The Wheel of Time" is the only "high fantasy" series that has truly hooked me. Fifteen books, and over 20 years later, it has come to a fully satisfying conclusion. Of course, "The Last Battle" is not a trivial affair, and lasts for almost the entire 41+ hours of narrative.

    What I most enjoyed about this book, however, was all of the main characters "coming into their own", so to speak. Each character had fully matured and had his or her own voice. (I credit Brandon Sanderson with this wonderful development. It may be blasphemous to say so, but, while I'm sorry that Robert Jordan did not live to see the conclusion of his masterwork, I think Brandon Sanderson was much better with characterization - starting with "The Gathering Storm", the main characters did not seem so "cardboardy" and two-dimensional. Of course, Robert Jordan may have accomplished this as well, but he hadn't done so in the 11 preceding books.)

    All of the "loose ends" were also neatly wrapped up in a masterly way (I didn't think that would ever happen!), and I enjoyed some of the surprising developments. I felt incredibly attached to all of the main characters.

    I will also miss Michael Kramer and Kate Reading - I feel like I have been living with them for the past 20 years!

    Also, having the narrative in "bits and pieces" fully captured the feeling of ongoing battles occurring in a number of places, but I can understand that some people might find it disconcerting.

    Some people may not like the ending, but I do not see any "better" way for the book to end.

    The only problem with the whole series? I do not think I would re-read it or re-listen to it. So much of the series was plot-driven, and now that I know the plot and know "what is going to happen next", the series has lost its magic for me. Maybe in another 20 years...

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    Ronald H. Mesnard Washington DC 02-20-13
    Ronald H. Mesnard Washington DC 02-20-13

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    "At last!"
    If you could sum up A Memory of Light in three words, what would they be?

    Plenty of action


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I liked Matt because he was both humorous and heroic.


    What about Michael Kramer and Kate Reading ’s performance did you like?

    I preferred Michael because he took so many roles and did them well. He placed a great deal of emotion into his characters when needed.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes but it was a bit too long for that.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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