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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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    Mike 01-08-13
    Mike 01-08-13 Member Since 2017
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    "Please, read the book before you review it..."

    I love Robert Jordon and Brandon Sanderson too. But how can people be giving the audio book reviews, when it's 45.5 hours long and it's been out around 10 hours?

    Please.. Read it first then review it.

    79 of 110 people found this review helpful
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    Vik 03-27-16
    Vik 03-27-16 Member Since 2014
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    "absolutely brilliant!"

    A fitting end to the finest set of books I've ever read. all draws to a close and leaves you with a sense of wonderment and belief. masterfully crafted and wonderfully narrated. after reading this the characters will remain in your head and the lessons will remain in your heart.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    steven 01-09-16
    steven 01-09-16
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    "the ending..."

    The ending was kind of dicks. the main character abandoned his friends and family?

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Khoast 12-04-15
    Khoast 12-04-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Amazing end to what will be a timeless series!"
    Any additional comments?

    Brandon Sanderson did an amazing job picking up the series and telling Jordan's story. The narration was wonderful! I highly advise this series to any lover of great fantasy.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cheri 07-30-15
    Cheri 07-30-15 Member Since 2017
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    "my hardest review yet..."

    i really liked this story and i'm talking about the series, and on the whole, these narrators are some of the best. i also believe that Brandon Sanderson was the best choice to complete it after the death of Robert Jordan.
    that being said, i'm having a hard time figuring out how to say what i want to without giving away too much of the book. so,there will be SPOILERS......so be forewarned..... i will try to keep them at a minimum.

    i will start with the narration, which although wonderful as it is, i must say i was disappointed when the voices of characters did not maintain from book to book towards the last few in the series. ( had i not listened to these books back to back, one right after the other, i probably wouldn't have noticed.) some of the characters seemed to take on the sound of previous characters, and others just didn't sound the same at all.

    there were subtle differences when Brandon Sanderson took over the writing, which became stronger as the books progressed. the writing was a bit darker than Robert Jordan's...seemingly more detailed and lengthy when describing the more gory aspects.

    this last book was difficult for me to get through the longer i listened. i no longer wanted to immediately get back to it as i had in the books before it. ( i had many a sleepless night enjoying these books.) but this last one was different. maybe you'll understand as you go through this last book.

    i was unprepared for deaths or maiming of some of the main characters. i realize that life has it's many undesirable aspects, but this is fantasy. so to my way of thinking, all the characters you love in a book should remain happy, and whole... and alive.

    believe it or not, Matt became my favorite character. i never cared for Nineave who gave harpies a run for their money. i also did not like the ending given to Rand... it seemed like a short cut and left too much untold.

    there are less spoilers than anticipated, more like indications of things going to happen, which i'm happy about as i dislike knowing details before i get to them as they happen.
    this book ends a series that i truly enjoyed and am sorry to see end. i would hope that Brandon Sanderson would be allowed to continue this epic series so that we might know what happens to the characters after the final battle of the Dragon Reborn. there are so many unknowns to this series. so many possibilities. his children were as yet unborn. Logane was viewed by Mim to wear a crown... so many things left out... i feel as though the series just stalled before it was completed.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    rory 12-12-14
    rory 12-12-14 Member Since 2014
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    "so many questions left"

    after listening to so much story to end so abrupt with so many questions not answered I was more than a little let down. I know finishing a series for another auther must be very difficult but I was hopping for more conclution to this one. fourteen credits? not worth it in my opinion it made me weary of starting other long series

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Richard E Sparks, NV, USA 03-20-14
    Richard E Sparks, NV, USA 03-20-14 Member Since 2010
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    "So draaaaaawn out!"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I loved the series but the battles were so drawn out that it became confusing. I guess a person with more time and patience may enjoy it more.


    Has A Memory of Light turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Not at all


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    The performance was excellent as always.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment.


    Any additional comments?

    I don't believe that Robert Jordan would have dragged out the final book. Possibly he would have finalized the series prior. It was such a marvelous series that deserved a marvelous ending.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Clyde Winter Park, FL, United States 03-03-14
    Clyde Winter Park, FL, United States 03-03-14 Member Since 2014
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    "What a let down"
    What would have made A Memory of Light better?

    I think if there was one more book to help get all the plot points resolved. This book seemed very rushed.


    What could Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    This contains spoilers so please don't read on unless you don't mind or have completed the book. My suggestion would be to make this into two books and flesh everything out properly. I am about to post spoilers to explain my annoyances. If you haven't read the book then do not read on. Let's start with the main irk I had about this book. Pawdon Fane, his side story was just given at the last five minutes and did nothing to advance the plot at all. Here was a character who was a major plot point in multiple books. Why was he given such a short finale? Perrin's side story was going very well and followed with the previous books but close to the end he just become a super saiyan out of no where. All that was missing was three days worth of screaming and golden hair. The last battle...the last battle was not the issue, the length of the last battle was. It took up the entire novel. Now I understand that the last battle was supposed to be the biggest thing ever but Demandred side just dragged on and on and on. There were pointless character deaths that did nothing to advance the story. Egwene's passing was pointless. She learned the anti-balefire weave and then died. She didn't pass it on and no one else will ever know it so what was the point? The Shar army.....where did they come from? There were 13 previous books and not a single one touched on this army but, literally, out of no where comes this massive army that no one has ever heard of. Morraine's character appeared for a few minutes and then did nothing worth mentioning for the rest of the story. There are other issues I had with the book that go past these main items.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I liked the first fight between Perrin and Slayer before Perrin became a super saiyan. I liked the battle of creation with Rand and the Dark One as well.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment, I loved the entire series and this book left me feeling very saddened that a wonderful series ended so terribly.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sterling Laloge 03-06-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Light triumphs over the Shadow! There's a shocker"
    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I found both narrators distracting during this whole series. The number of mispronounced words, the names and places that changed pronunciation during the same book and the sometimes distracting emphasis on the wrong words was inexcusable for both the narrators and the directors.


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

    That would depend on what the production value was. This is a book that could easily be turned into a horrid Z rated fantasy movie.


    Any additional comments?

    I think this kind of fizzled at the end. Nothing is really told about what happens after the final battle to all the friends. This is a common failing in most fantasy books. The hero wins the battle and that is the end, leaving many plot points dangling.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Joshua 02-22-13
    Joshua 02-22-13 Member Since 2012
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    "This book crushed my soul then made it fly."
    Where does A Memory of Light rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It ranks very highly. I have to say that I really enjoyed this audiobook. It is probably number 2 or 3 behind the KingKiller chronicles.


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

    There are no other books to compare A Memory of Light to. It stands completely alone with it's incredibly rich and diverse world, interesting and complex characters, and tunneling depths and soaring highs. They did a fantastic job of making the reader feel like the world was doomed and then saving it.


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

    I enjoyed both of their reading performances, Kramer's because he manages to capture the different voices and emotions very well, and because he doesn't sound robotic. Reading's because he captured both the sternness of the Aes Sedai and the softness of them as well. Of course, it was hard for me at first because I kept expecting her to talk about her water elemental Rill. (That is from another set of books called Calderon's Furys).


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This book at times made me feel like crying, hopeless, and completely empty, then it would twist the other direction and lift you in the complete opposite direction.


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  • Thomas wells
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    "thank you"

    this is the best series I will ever read. thank you Robert Jordan, Brandon sanderson

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Charli Corcoran
    8/22/16
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    "Best to last."

    I don't hear many writing this as their favourite. but I'm a greedy for action and this book is non stop. it's near impossible to end a series like this well and I think it was.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dan
    7/5/16
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    "story was v.good"

    narrators were good. the male was anyway. Just the inflection on "mesaaaaana" was too much for me. the female narrator read it the same whether someone said it or it was in the narrative. and the pronunciation of "stalagmit" & "stalagtight". too much stress put on "a" sounds. Just on this and the last book. the rest of the series was fine. Just stopped me enjoying them as much as I did when I read them.

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  • Tim
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    6/29/16
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    "Epic from start to finish"

    This book is a masterwork. It is the culmination of a true epic. I cried and I cried and I laughed and it was joyous. Mr Jordans vision in its finality brought me to tears in a way I didn't expect.
    Death is lighter than a feather. Rest in Peace, Robert Jordan.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tina
    Goole
    4/12/16
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    "loved it"

    Great job taking on someone's book and finishing so well. Loved it so much I had to read it for a 2nd time .
    Thank you

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. M. A. Perkins
    3/30/16
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    "exceptional book. well read and very enjoyable."

    This has been a long journey and one that i am keen to start straight away again. Exceptional performances

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    12/1/15
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    "A stunning end to a story spanning years!"

    I have been reading THE WHEEL OF TIME books for many years now.
    This time however I decided to listen to the last 5 books in the series on Audible.
    All I can say is wow!
    The reading of every character compliments the whole feel of the story, in ways I wouldn't have thought possible.
    When reading books you have of course your very own ideas on how each character should sound. How each character should act.
    These guys nailed it, and none more so than in this last book of the phenomenal tale.
    The book reaches a crescendo in the telling of good verses evil, Rand verses the dark one, Matt verses Demondred and last but not least Perrin versus Slayer.
    It's the book that this epic story deserved to have at its end, and I am so happy to have heard it with Audible.
    Highly recommended to everyone and anyone that wants to be taken on a whirlwind of emotions, spanning years in the making.
    The Wheel Of Time has won my soul!
    Well done Audible!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Stephanie
    10/20/15
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    "Enjoyable"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • kevin brooker
    7/24/15
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    "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?

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Andy
    7/14/15
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    "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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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