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
It is over
Rand al'Thor, protagonist, hero makes good in the best way - unexpectedly.
The fight scene where Lan slew Demandred
This epic, which I began reading about a week after The Eye of the World was released to paperback, closes in a very satisfying way, with loose ends tied up, but with plenty of possible spin-off stories available for Brandon Sanderson - if he has the gumption to tackle them. Great Read.
This book was an excellent wrap up to the series, I'm sad it's over but I think Sanderson did a good job. I doubt there is much I can offer in the way of a review that the rest of you haven't already said. So I'm just here to offer my support.
Matt or Noti the rapscallion was my favorite, closely followed by Min:D
I was really impressed by the way this series ended. Many long series end up being over or under written at the end, as though the author wasn't sure how to end it. Happily this was not one. Impressive end to a legendary series.
This series requires patience at times to allow to unfold but it's the best and most intricate series ever written. Most things matter and all 13 books are wrapped up neatly by this one. A true masterpiece.
i can not honestly say i did not read it. I really enjoyed the audio version of the book though
Rand was my favorite, because he overcame so much and learned to except help and to take control when needed
yes they really helped bring the book alive in my imagination
it made me go through a gambit of emotions, from laughter to anger
It was a great series and this was a great book and finish to the series
I'm the most boring person on the planet.
Yes, but I will have to wait many years. This epic spanned a great many years of my life, it was a story worthy of waiting, of thought. Listening to the entire series from front to back will have to come when I have the time to devote to it, and perhaps I've forgotten a thing or two about it.
The ending. A fitting end and great tribute by Sanderson to Jordan, for all of us. As it ended, I couldn't stop grinning, but I did not want it to be finally complete. Tear.
Absolute giants in the performance of audiobooks. It was great listening to them back and forth between chapters, depending on if the main theme of the chapter involved a female voice (Kate) or was male voice (Kramer). Whoever decided to break up the story this way was a genius.
I'm am perpetually irritated by this question by Audible. No, it is TOO long to listen to in one sitting, quit asking this stupid question.
Sanderson did an excellent job of bringing Jordan's magnificence to fruition. We will all be forever in his debt for finishing the vision Jordan created and captured our imaginations with. Thank you Sanderson. Godspeed Jordan.
The story ends at last, this one took its time... I think that most fans will very much appreciate this last book.
I really liked the narrative. I actually enjoyed the audiobook more than I did the written version!
If you are somebody who had read the series: you almost don't need a review. :-) This was my first WOT book that I got in audio form, sceptical - but it was really a succes!
For somebody who doesn't know the series: better start at book 1 and work your way through.
Historical Fiction, Sci-fi, fantasy
Brandon Sanderson was masterful in his finish to Robert Jordan's series. I waited a long time for this series to end, and it was worth the wait. Michael Kramer is superb. Kate Reading is pretty good. The Wheel of Time has no ending but this ending was great!
After 2 decades and 14 books, the Wheel of Time series reaches a conclusion. It's a satisfying conclusion too. There are characters who I was sad to see die, and some that made me cackle in evil glee when they got their just reward. All of the Forsaken have their stories concluded in appropriate ways, and the yin-yang of Life returns to a balance after so long being out of balance. And for closet sentimentalists like me, there were some happy endings in the wake of the Last Battle.
Brandon Sanderson did a fine job concluding the series for Robert Jordan. If perhaps more of Sanderson's style than Jordan's can be seen in A Memory of Light, I think it worked well. The chapter "The Last Battle" was an inspired piece of story telling. I have never seen any author take such a complicated set of scenes, locations, characters, and plots and weave them into a cohesive whole. He was working with all the aspects of the One Power at once.
This book makes me want to start the whole series over again.
I have physically read the previous books and soon discovered that my internal pronunciation of names and places differed greatly from the official version. Sure I could have looked in the back of each book for the pronunciation guide, but that just never did. At any rate, it took a bit to acclimate myself to the WOT world again. The new names and places I heard made that acclimation take longer but at the same time I enjoyed itall the more.
It is impossible to view this book on its own for this question. It has to viewed as one small part of a vast universe. So, that being the case, youcan only compare it to other epic series. For me, I see it as a very tame and PG version of the Game of Thrones series combined with unique magical elements. Some things are very naive and exploratory in a way that only young people can view the world. Other parts tackle concepts and plots that surface only after a lifetime of worldly experiences.
There are neither beginnings or endings to the turning of the Wheel of Time.
This series could not have ended better. However, I was a bit let down by the Padan Fain characters role. I was also less certain why the fate of some characters ended so. On the whole It was a fantastic end to the series. I think Robert Jordan would have been proud of how it was wrapped up.
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