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
the tieing up of all the loose ends from all of the previous books as well as the ending of the tale.
This is the end to one of my favorite series. It is well done and a satisfying ending. Thee are lose ends left, but I for one like the openness of the ending. There was a giant smile on my face as the story ended.
I appreciate it the narrators staying the same for all books. All I can say is that listening to all 14 books sounds like a lot, but it is worth every minute.
And what an ending it was. It is not very often that an author can bring such as huge epic saga to a close in a way that brings closure and satisfaction to the reader. Brandon Sanderson nails it.
Michael and Kate have done a fantastic job bringing so many characters to life. I am amazed that this dynamic team has been with the series from the beginning.
Hard to believe I have been reading this series for 20 years. The first five books or so were stellar, then it started to drag on as Jordan brought in more and more characters and storylines. People began to question if he had lost control of the story. I was one of them. Sure enough, some of those plotlines were forgotten, by me anyway. However, it started to pick up again around book ten (IIRC) and the last three books by Sanderson have been outstanding. This last book is the best I've read in a long time. Kudos to Jordan and Sanderson for a thundering epic fantasy series, and the narrators for bringing it to life.
I absolutely loved Mat, and Oh ye GODS, EGWENE.
God, They really pulled this book off! While reading this enormous book I enjoyed the entire spectrum of emotions- love hate anger, etc., so much so, that I had to slow myself down to savor the first time (of many) that I hear the end of the 3rd Age. I'm so glad I did. Well worth the wait, jordan fans will be pleased, and sanderson fans too, and more importantly, WoT fans in general.
However..The battles did almost take it out of me, but when they get to the last battle.. so refreshing, enjoyable, frustrating, annoying and ultimately, BAD ASS.
Great finale for an absoutely amazing series. As a long time fan, I feel very satisfied with this ending, and it makes me so happy! There is more that could have been said, but theres almost as much enjoyment wondering what happens next, or what about that other character, etc., But ultimately, they wrapped things up very nicely. :)
ahh So amazing!! Highly recommend.
If you have read the previous 13 books in the series, yes, you HAVE to finish the series.
I really enjoy Sanderson's work, and can't wait for the next installment of the Stormlight archives.
I can't put my finger on it, but the story just didn't have the life the early WOT books had, or Sanderson's other works. It's almost as if all the closing items were compiled then some filler was put in to make it a complete work and then sent to print. Of course it could just be the letdown of such an extensive series coming to an end, and afterwards you have that incomplete feeling like but I thought there would have been more…..
Summed up well.
It's finally OVER!! No more waiting for new books. I can MOVE on. I didn't think he would be able to tie all of the lose ends, but he did a good job of it.
Lan - Kramer
Egwene - Reading
Yes, but it was 40 hours long. I'm impressed that i finished it in a week.
I will have to listen to this a second or third time. There is so much action in this book that simply keeping up with the Butcher's Bill becomes daunting! Sanderson does a great job of giving us closure for each and every major character we have known to love over the years with this series! Kramer and Reading are the dynamic duo of audio! I never get tired of listening to their narration.
Each character to closed out in the story. Even small threads were tied off and there was just enough mystery left in the end to keep you thinking about it.
The narrators do a great job of giving voice to dozens of characters throughout the series. Even before the name of a character is announced in dialogue, I can often know who is speaking by the subtle inflection changes in the reader's voice.
Action Packed, Magic Wielding Frenzy!
It's one of the very best audiobooks in my library
Brandon Sanderson's - The Way of Kings
It's a tie between Matrim Cauthin, and Ibarra
I have read Jordan's 14 novels of course....some of those titles, multiple times.
I also liked Sanderson's Stormlight (Bridge 4) and Mistborn to a lesser degree.
To me, and I haven't had a chance to discuss this with others, this book was a rather unfulfilling experience.
Don't get me wrong, I am glad it is over.
I found there to be more eb than flow. The plot construction was rather predictable, and when it wasn't predictable.....it was prolonged.
No spoilers here....but I am completely disastisfied with the ending. Don't get me wrong, I am not looking for everyone to hold hands, and sing kumbaya. I like plot twists as much as the rest....but the ending to me just seemed silly. I wish I could say more.
No matter what I say, you will be reading / listening to this book anyway.
I hope your expereince is better than mine. Good bye Rand, Matt, Perrin et al. It was a slice!
I love Michael Kramer, any book he does (seems like all of Sanderson's books) is done well. I like the rumble to his voice.
Kate....not so fond of. I think it is her overpronounciation of so many words, and her inflection on some of the last syllables.
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.
"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.
"The 'Money' book"
I'm one of the people who used to re-read the series each time a new book came out, I then had a break of a few years after book 9 came out - I was distraught at the news of Roberts illness and the tragedy of an unfinished masterpiece. At the prompting of a friend, who was singing the praises of the last book, I used up my credits and bought the last 5 books on audible a few weeks ago and have been gorging my myself stupid on the Wheel of Time until finishing the last one a couple of hours ago. Pound for word (or any other measure you care to use) this is easily the best money I've ever spent. A series that I hope to read a number of times again in the future (Light willing!). Right now I'm feeling like an Aes Sedai who's just lost their Warder...but thank you Robert (and Brandon!!).
"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.
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