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A Memory of Light

Wheel of Time, Book 14
Série : Wheel of Time, Volume 14
Durée : 41 h et 47 min
4,9 out of 5 stars (14 notations)

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The Wheel of Time is a PBS Great American Read Selection! 

Now in development for TV! 

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 30 languages. A Memory of Light is the fantastic conclusion to the internationally best-selling epic fantasy juggernaut.

The Wheel of Time turns and ages come and go, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the age that gave it birth returns again. In the Third Age, an Age of Prophecy, the World and Time themselves hang in the balance. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow.

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 in A Memory of Light

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. 

TV series update: "Sony will produce along with Red Eagle Entertainment and Radar Pictures. Rafe Judkins is attached to write and executive produce. Judkins previously worked on shows such as ABC’s Agents of SHIELD, the Netflix series Hemlock Grove, and the NBC series Chuck. Red Eagle partners Rick Selvage and Larry Mondragon will executive produce along with Radar’s Ted Field and Mike Weber. Darren Lemke will also executive produce, with Jordan’s widow Harriet McDougal serving as consulting producer." (Variety)

The Wheel of Time New Spring: The Novel 

The Eye of the World

The Great Hunt

The Dragon Reborn

The Shadow Rising

The Fires of Heaven

Lord of Chaos

A Crown of Swords

The Path of Daggers

Winter's Heart

Crossroads of Twilight

Knife of Dreams by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson

The Gathering Storm

Towers of Midnight

A Memory of Light

Warrior of the Altaii by Robert Jordan and Teresa Patterson 

The World of Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan, Harriet McDougal, Alan Romanczuk, and Maria Simons 

The Wheel of Time Companion by Robert Jordan and Amy Romanczuk 

Patterns of the Wheel: Coloring Art Based on Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time 

©2012 The Bandersnatch Group, Inc. (P)2012 Macmillan Audio

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40h de tension et d'émotions.

Très difficile de couper pour avoir un peu de repos, envie de tout écouter en une seule fois et en même temps de savourer pour que ça dure le plus longtemps possible 😍

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  • Magikarp Salad
  • 02/06/2013

End of one of my favorite fantasy series ever.

I pasted what I had for this review in Word, and it was 4 full pages, and still not done, so I decided to shorten it...

While this series is one of my favorites, it's not one I recommend to everyone. Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series is a long journey, both wonderful and painful, that I had to listen to twice before I could truly appreciate it's coherent beauty. While most of the books I couldn't put down, a couple got quite long, and all tend to have A LOT of detail - from what people are wearing to what everyone is thinking about every facet of what they're about to do...

Robert Jordan passed away, before completing the series. Mr. Jordan's wife then made the two best decisions possible for the series, given the heartbreaking loss of her husband:

1. Ask Brandon Sanderson to complete the series
2. Do it in three books instead of one

What Brandon Sanderson did with completing Robert Jordan's series, was the work of a true master. Mr. Sanderson is not just a great writer, he truly loves this series. You can see it in his work - he knows and understands each of the characters - and is emotionally attached to them as Jordan was, and as I am. I mean no disrespect to Robert Jordan when I say that Brandon Sanderson channeling Robert Jordan is as good as, if not better, than Robert Jordan alone.

After 20+ years of marching toward the final battle, as confident as I was that Mr. Jordan had this story done right, I was honestly prepared to be at least a little disappointed, but I was not. These last three books were awesome, and I feel this part of my life (yes, I mean this series) is complete. Thanks Mr. and Mrs. Jordan, and Mr. Sanderson. Also, thanks to the narrators Kate Reading and Michael Kramer who were there for the whole series!

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  • Cliff
  • 29/08/2013

Finally we have closure!

What did you love best about A Memory of Light?

It was good to finish something started so many years ago. Mr. Snaderson does a great job of bringing the series to a satisfying close. A lot of the fanboys may disagree, but I believe Mr. Sanderson did a better job finishing the series than Mr. Jordan would have done. Sanderson is much better at action and this book is non-stop action from page one. I believe the weakest points of the series are the elements of Mr. Jordan's that Sanderson is forced to shoe-horn in. Jordan definitely didn't have this worked out nearly as well as he said he did.

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

There were so many. I think I liked the part where Moiraine makes her return and saves the day.

Which scene was your favorite?

There are so many good scenes I couldn't honestly pick one.,

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

that is physically impossible. This book is LONG. They could easily have made two books out of this but I am glad they did not.

Any additional comments?

The book is long and very dark in points. I had to take a lot of breaks in reading it. Sanderson did a great job and should be commended as the end of the series had been built up so big that no one could have satisfied everyone. He came as close as anyone could have, including Mr. jordan himself. The series tanked for a while but the last three books are much better than what Mr. Jordan was putting out near the end. If you made it this far in the series nothing is going to stop you from finishning anyway. The form didn't ask but the narrators are excellent as well.

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  • Geekette
  • 11/01/2013

Warning: Tarmon Gai'don can be exhausting

“Loial son of Arent son of Halen, had secretly always wanted to be hasty.”

As a hasty human, I listened to this book almost non-stop, narrator on 2X (3X for the slow parts) so that I could get to the end. Waiting almost 2 decades for Tarmon Gai’don made me impatient. I’ll certainly listen to it again, this time on normal speed, but wanted to jot down a few things in a spoiler-free review for my fellow impatient humans before I start over and savor it more slowly.

I feel that I should warn people that A Memory of Light is one of the most exhausting books I’ve ever read. Half-way through and I was already battle weary. Three quarters through and I felt that the whole thing was hopeless. None of the preceding books have come close to approaching the intensity of this final volume. It truly felt like the end of all things. It was glorious. It was heartbreaking. It was so many things but, like most WoT books, it wasn’t perfect.

First, a few of the good things. There are so many surprises that I never felt that I could anticipate what was going to happen next. Many threads are tied up, most in a satisfactory manner. Talmanes gets more screen time (I’ve always love Talmanes). You really get the feeling that the entire world is at war, and it’s done in a way that is believable.

The Pervara and Androl storyline almost stole the show. I just couldn’t get enough of them. I’d love to see a follow-up short story about these two in a fantasy anthology like the Legends series.

Good people die. GASP! Oh yes, while Team Jordan doesn’t exactly go about it George R.R. Martin-style, they definitely make up for lost time in weeding down the character list. Some of the deaths are meaningless, some are tide-turners and not all of them were as touching as they could have been. The death of a few of my favorite characters left me feeling oddly detached, while the death of another character had me bawling more than I did for Dumbledor.

Now for the not so good. There are a few deus ex machina contrivances that grated on me, but the worst was about Perrin. Perrin’s special abilities have never been particularly spectacular and it really feels like they got amped up so that he wouldn’t be overshadowed by the other two ta’veren boys. I’ve never been a huge fan of Perrin’s storyline once he married Faile, so maybe it’s just me.

Mat, one of my favorite characters, has deteriorated into not much more than a clown. I didn’t mind his comic relief bits so much in the last two novels, but he’s a pivotal character in this novel and has become almost a parody of Mat.

Everything Padan Fain. Sad waste of a potentially great villain. I really haven’t cared about him since he left the Whitecloaks and here it almost seemed like he was thrown in as an afterthought. I wish they would have just left him out of it. Terrible.

Another reviewer stated that some of the accents for characters have changed, and I have to agree. I’ve just spent 3 months listening to the 14 previous books and there are several minor differences in the ‘voice’ of some characters in this final novel. It was mildly distracting in the beginning, but nowhere near as the egregious differences in Roy Dotrice’s erratic narrations of the first/last Song of Ice and Fire novels.

Unlike Tolkein’s Return of the King, we don’t get a lot of wrap up. If I had to summarize the flow of the novel, it goes something like this, maneuver, maneuver, fight, fight, fight, fight, fight, reposition your troops, fight, fight, fight, fight, fight, fight, fight, fight, fight, fight, fight, fight, fight, end. Sure, it’s Tarmon Gai’don, but I guess I’m one of those people that prefer a bit more exposition about what happens afterward. These are our friends, some of whom we know better than our own family members, and I would have preferred to know more about what happens to them when the dust settles as we’ve been assured that there won’t be any sequels or prequels.

As far as my rating, I take away ½ star for pacing, ½ star for annoying plot devices, ½ star for missed opportunities, which leaves 3 ½ stars. I’ll round that up to 4 because, though it often infuriates me, The Wheel of Time is an old friend and I love it despite it’s flaws.

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  • Michael
  • 12/01/2013

The Dragon Rides Again On The Winds Of Time!

"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..."

In A Memory of Light, the Wheel of Time series comes to a conclusion since its first book (The Eye of the World,1990) opened the door to Jordan's fantastic world of magic, politics, religion, savagery, and intrigue. Since that first novel, readers have passionately waited in anticipation for the next novel in the series, and then the next, passionately cheering and arguing after reading each same novel in the series. Here, the very last in this phenomenally epic saga is finally available at Audible, and the anticipation has been no less strong, the cheering and arguments no less passionate.

Think of it: This grand telling has birthed over forty million printed copies in over thirty languages. It warrants a longer and better than typical review. So, let's.

One of my favorite writers, Brandon Sanderson, respectfully took the reins from the deceased Jordan, who passed in 2007, and bravely took up the incredibly daunting task of completing what Jordan would never be able to do: Tying in Jordan's style and notes combined, take the the series to completion, and thus closing the Wheel of Time appropriately. Sanderson moved forward to do exactly that, and successfully completed both The Gathering Storm and Towers of Midnight. Each novel achieved number 1 New York Times hardcover best-seller status, and rightfully so.

Sanderson and Jordan’s widow, who edited all of Jordan’s books, have done what is almost impossible to achieve: Meet the demands of millions of fans worldwide by faithfully adhering to the author's passionate dream of breathing life and completion into this final novel, and in the telling, take us one last time on a powerfully heart wrenching journey that satisfies, thrills and moves.

Will I give away plot lines or provide spoilers?

Read my other reviews, and you know I NEVER do. However, here's I WILL tell you: This novel will stir you, excite you, satisfy you as it weaves together the final strands of this fantastic tapestry of The Wheel Of Time! Many questions will be answered, and story lines closed. Epic battles will be fought, and heroes and villains thrust to the very limits of their being. You will stay up nights, wringing your hands, cheering on your favorites, be completely surprised, you'll maybe even shed a tear or two. At the end of it all, when the last words are spoken...You'll be satisfied.

I have been an Audible listener since 2006, and have literally HUNDREDS of audiobooks in my listening library. This last novel is a RARE OCCURRENCE. Similar series facing the author's death and so much storytelling yet to be completed DIE off. They fade, and the readers left thoroughly disappointed. Not so here.

If you have loved, or even liked, the Wheel Of Time series, you owe it to yourself to buy this audiobook. Devour it, as the series has devoured millions across the globe. This Audible book is a MUST OWN. It has my very HIGHEST recommendation.

Thank you, Mr. and Mrs. Jordan, and Mr. Sanderson for an incredible journey.

And an appropriate farewell.

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  • Ryan
  • 08/02/2013

A magnificent ending to one of fantasy's best.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, as long as they have read the rest of the series. The Wheel of Time has been the most satisfying work of fiction I have ever read. Over the years it seems like the characters have become real people who I grew up with but only get to talk to about once a year. The entire world that Jordan created has so much detail and history that it seems more real than the exotic places I had not visited that actually do exist. Anyone who is willing to give this series the time it takes will be well rewarded in the end. If you have not read the rest of the series you should not read this book. Not that you would not enjoy it but, you would not get nearly the pleasure out of it that you would if you took the time to really get to know the characters.

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

When it was revealed that Matt was a darkfriend. Just kidding.

What does Michael Kramer and Kate Reading bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The readers did a great job giving all the characters distinct voices and accents. I love that they kept the same readers for the entire series. I also like having a man and woman read the characters of the same sex.

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

The ending of the book (about 4 hours) was amazing.

Any additional comments?

The first 13 books of the series felt like a very satisfying marathon. Sometimes it felt like it was taking a long time but it was always good. This last book felt like a 42 hour sprint to the finish. There is so much packed into this last book. I'm sad to see it end.

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  • Rosa F
  • 04/02/2013

As Thom Merrilin would say: Exquisite

What did you love best about A Memory of Light?

The amazing way which everything was neatly tied together. All the complex threads and stories and lives that were entwined raveled and unraveled beautifully. You are left extremely satisfied after two decades of waiting for the final chapter.

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

As far as an epic story and adventures NOTHING compares. I'm sorry~ nothing. I am left with a small depression... a bitter sweet goodbye of a world that I will miss. My heart aches knowing that I will not be part of he fourth age. I will miss the struggle between the Seanchan and the Aes Sedai. I will not see the Black Tower grow in its rightful place. I will not be privy to the new and beautiful bond between men & women that can channel. I am left in agony over never knowing how the Aiel take their place in the world. I have SO much regret that the stories are over... I've never felt a sense of loss so keenly from a book or a series. I know there are no beginnings or endings to the turning of the wheel... but this is "an" ending. RIP Robert Jordan. And Thank you Brandon Sanderson for taking up the flag. Love you both.

Which scene was your favorite?

As always~ Egwene's battles and fights enthrall me. Without spoilers I can say that any of the scenes where she faces off against her enemies make my heart beat faster. As her emotion and indignance at the shadow grows, her power climaxes. It's simply exhilarating

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Gosh~ I don't know if words could convey... perhaps something simple: There are no beginnings or endings to the turning of the wheel of time.

Any additional comments?

NARRATION: Top notch. Michael Kramer and Kate Reading make this story come alive. I will miss their voices floating in my apartment living room.

FINAL THOUGHTS: I will once again repeat my horrible sense of loss. I can't believe it's over. Like a petulant, greedy child, I want more. I do not want to lose this world I've come to know so well. How does one let go of something so precious?

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  • Don Gilbert
  • 13/01/2013

A Homage to Robert Jordan

The last book in the epic saga “The Wheel of Time has finally been written. We all know it wasn’t exactly the book Robert Jordan would have penned, that would have been impossible to duplicate, but we have to give thanks to Brandon Sanderson and the many folks that had supported Robert Jordan’s work. They have given us closure to a series that began in 1990, and for a while thought might never be completed.
Although all writers have their own style I believe Brandon Sanderson did a great job of blending his to Robert Jordan’s No one could know the Characters deepest thoughts and tendencies in the Wheel of Time better than Robert Jordan, and some of that insight was missing in the last books, but Brandon Sanderson is a very talented writer of fantasy fiction, and his painstaking effort to keep true to Robert Jordan’s vision is a homage to the late great writer.
“The Memory of Light does exactly what all of us WOT fans have been wanting; completion. It deserves five stars.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11/01/2013

The saga that brought 'Epic' back to fantasy

This was a very fitting and satisfying end to a saga that was perhaps the most epic in scope since Tolkien. While the merits of Robert Jordan's style has been hotly debated, and the individual books have been received with varying enthusiasm, the importance of the series cannot be ignored.

In A Memory of Light, fast rising author Brandon Sanderson does an admirable job of pulling together the overwhelming number of plot threads that Jordan wove through his masterwork. From the Dragon Reborn himself to the shaggy pony that accompanied him in the first chapter of the first book, we learn the fates of all the characters that have intrigued us, frustrated us, drawn our sympathy, and pulled us into their lush and complex world. While the story is brought to a close, enough mystery is left to remind the reader that there are truly no endings to the Wheel of Time.

Readers Kate Reading and Michael Kramer, as always, bring life to the characters and light to the rich environs of the novel.

For fans like myself who have literally grown up along with the Wheel of Time and its cast of characters, this book is exciting, heart-rending, and satisfying, though more than a little bittersweet. I salute Brandon Sanderson for the passion and professionalism he brought to this beloved series, and I fondly extend my thanks to Mr. Rigley, whose life work has rendered him truly immortal in literature.

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  • Mick
  • 19/02/2013

exellent.

Brandon does a great job finishing the series. I was definitely not disappointed just sad its now over

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  • Ron
  • 10/01/2013

This is not the end, it is an ending

I found this to be a satisfying ending point to a great series. Everything was wrapped up by the end but I would have liked to see the epilogue extended out a few years to see where they all ended up. I thought Brandon Sanderson did a great job bringing Robert Jordan's vision to life. I am glad that he elected to finish out this series so that we all could see this circle completed. Michael Kramer and Kate Reading delivered a performance that you have come to expect form them.

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  • Kid Khan
  • 21/01/2013

Das Ende eines Klassikers

So, das war's also jetzt. 20 Jahre, 14 mal 40 Stunden Hörerlebnis, eine Geschichte die vermutlich für sehr lange als Maßstab für Epic Fantasy da stehen wird, ist jetzt zu Ende erzählt.. und lässt einen schalen Geschmack im Mund.

"AMoL" ist ein einzigartiges Buch, gerade in dieser Serie. Kein Band hat soviel Action wie dieser. Hier gibt es Frontberichterstattung von Tarmon Gai'don, The Last Battle, quasi in Echtzeit. Haupt- und Nebencharaktere auf beiden Seiten sterben im Kampf wie die Fliegen. Man hat keine Zeit, das Ableben der Freunde, die sie in den letzten 20 Jahren geworden sind, zu betrauern oder zu verarbeiten, es wird ohne Atempause gekämpft, ein Crescendo der Gewalt. Am Ende wird man atemlos und emotional ausgepumpt zurückgelassen.

Ich bin mir nicht sicher, ob ein finales Buch aus Jordans Feder genauso ausgesehen hätte. Sanderson hat das gemacht, was er besonders gut kann, epochale Kampfszenen arrangieren, und das ist ihm ganz hervorragend gelungen. Die Verzweiflung im Kampf, die Unerbittlichkeit des Krieges, die ständige Suche nach dem Sinn dahinter, die Zweifel, all das kommt sehr gut rüber. Doch fehlen mir die ganz großen emotionalen Momente. Für meinen Geschmack ist Sanderson mit einigen der über Jahre aufgebauten Charaktere am Ende zu lieblos umgegangen. Der eine oder andere hatte eine viel komplexere Vorgeschichte, als sie jetzt final ausgespielt wurde. So mache Figur bekommt nicht mehr als ein unverhältnismäßiges "... und starb.". Vielleicht muss es so sein um diese Atemlosigkeit, die Gehetztheit zu erzeugen, ich hätte mir jedoch eine etwas tiefere Charakterausleuchtung gewünscht. Das, was vorherige Bände zu wenig hatten, hat dieser Band zu viel, die Action. Und umgekehrt: Die detaillierten Charaktere der früheren Bände kommen allesamt zu kurz für mein Empfinden. Die aller meisten sind nicht mehr als Schachfiguren, die an ihre Position geschoben werden, dort kämpfen und sterben, mehr nicht.

Nicht missverstehen, es ist ein gigantisches Buch, definitiv ein würdiger Abschluss einer langen Geschichte ohne Beispiel, Dank an Sanderson dafür. Nur gingen vermutlich meine Erwartungen in eine andere Richtung. Ich habe all die Charaktere über die Jahre lieben gelernt. Nun zu wissen, dass es nie wieder etwas Neues über sie zu erfahren gibt, fühlt sich... komisch an. Vielleicht möchte ich einfach nicht loslassen, ich hätte einige noch gerne viel besser kennengelernt, viel mehr über sie erfahren, doch das wird nun nicht mehr passieren. Vielleicht bin ich einfach nur traurig, dass es vorbei ist.

Ganz besonderer Dank geht an Michael Kramer und Kate Reading. Die beiden haben die Serie mit ihrer Art zu lesen erst zum Leben erweckt. Michael Kramer's unnachahmliche Fähigkeit mit Dialekten und Akzenten Charaktere zu erzeugen, hat über all die Bücher hinweg die Geschichte getragen und strukturiert. Genauso konnte Kate Reading mit ihrer emotionalen Art des Lesens den Frauen Leben einhauchen, ein kongeniales Duo und eine wunderbare Idee!

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  • Yume
  • 17/01/2013

Ein Hörereignis!

Michael Kramer und Kate Reading schaffen es beide, ein tolles Buch mit viel Gefühl für Situation und Atmosphäre noch besser zu machen und Nuancen herauszuarbeiten, die einem beim Selbstlesen vielleicht entgangen wären.

Beim Versuch jede Person mit einer eigenen Stimme zu versehen stoßen sie an ihre Grenzen, was aufgrund der extrem hohen Zahl an verschiedenen Charakteren und der oft sehr rasch wechselnden Perspektiven auch verständlich ist und auch nicht weiter stört. Innerhalb einzelner Szenen sind die verschiedenen Personen bzw. der Erzähler sehr leicht von einander zu trennen.

Das System mit wechselnd weiblichem und männlichen Leser je nach Geschlecht des gerade "erzählenden" Protagonisten hat für mich das geistige Umschalten zur nächsten Perspektive erleichtert, der Umstand dass dadurch viele Personen zwei "Stimmen" hatten, hat mich nicht gestört.

Zum Buch selbst:
Dies ist der sehr actionreiche und dramatische, aber auch stark philosophische und zwischendurch berührende Abschluss der Wheel of Time-Saga, der einen gleichzeitig befriedigt und mit dem Wunsch nach mehr zurücklässt.
(Für Einsteiger völlig ungeeignet, dies ist eine Serie die man unbedingt von vorne beginnen sollte. Zur Warnung nur: es ist eine lange, manchmal langsame Serie, die aber für alles entschädigt was sie einem aberverlangt und noch vieles gibt)

Ein Großteil des Buches ist dem "Last Battle" gewidmet, dessen ausführliche Schilderung einen den zermürbenden, verzweifelten Kampf der Protagonisten fast selbst spüren lässt und am Ende der über 40 Stunden etwas erschöpft zurücklässt.

Viele Stränge werden in diesem Buch zu Ende geführt, andere Fragen bleiben auch offen, auch Fragen, die man gerne beantwortet gesehen hätte, und das Rad dreht sich weiter, oder, um es mit dem Buch zu sagen: "...it was not the ending. There are no endings and never will be endings to the turning of the wheel of time. But it was an ending....."

Fazit: äußerst empfehlenswerte Umsetzung eines tollen, anstrengenden Buches!

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  • Motte
  • 02/03/2013

Great Book, e xcellent speakers

Great thanks to Tor books and the wife of Robert Jordan for picking Brandon Sanderson to complete the story.
Book 14 and with it the last Battle was like a firework in Dubai. Grand, exciting, epic.
A really appropriate ending of the saga.

The speakers Michael Kramer and Kate Reading did there job really well like in all books i listened from them. There talent to change the voice for each charakter and how they accentuade the different situations is great.

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  • Su
  • 26/06/2020

So good

Yeah, I cried... Out of sorrow and out of joy. Brandon Sanderson did very well after Robert Jordan. I am glad we got a well written ending to this 14-books adventure.

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  • DuAdurna
  • 17/12/2019

The best finale ever

This was by far the best book ever with a great performance by Michael Kramer & Kate Reading

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Interprétation
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Esra
  • 27/09/2019

so wundervoll!

ich verdanke den Sprechern und der Geschichte wirklich eine ganz wundervolle Zeit. bin sehr dankbar

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Interprétation
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Lukas Jochum
  • 21/08/2019

great ending to an awesome tale

I really enjoyed the pace the new author introduced. good ending! now off to enjoy an impossible pipe.

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Interprétation
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Anja Hohm
  • 25/06/2019

Wahnsinn, gigantisch

Ich hatte das Hörbuch zum Englich lernen gewählt. Die ganze Geschichte ist über viele Monate wie ein Teil meines Lebens geworden. Hat mir sehr gut gefallen.

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Interprétation
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Leonid
  • 20/12/2018

A great ending to an outstanding series.

Many characters die but some survive to give the dying world hope for rebirth and prosperity. More philosophical than most of the previous books. A nice wrap-up of a highly complex story.

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Interprétation
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 05/11/2018

vielschichtig

Spannend und vielschichtig, wenn man sich nicht von den Schlachten und dem Kriegsgetümmel abschrecken lässt. Nicht solo zu lesen sondern nur als Abschluss der Reihe.