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    Now an original series starring Rosamund Pike as Moiraine!

    Since its debut in 1990, The Wheel of Time® by Robert Jordan has captivated millions of readers and listeners around the globe with its scope, originality, and compelling characters.

    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.

    The seals of Shayol Ghul are weak now, and the Dark One reaches out. The Shadow is rising to cover humankind.

    In Tar Valon, Min sees portents of hideous doom. Will the White Tower itself be broken?

    In the Two Rivers, the Whitecloaks ride in pursuit of a man with golden eyes, and in pursuit of the Dragon Reborn.

    In Cantorin, among the Sea Folk, High Lady Suroth plans the return of the Seanchan armies to the mainland.

    In the Stone of Tear, the Lord Dragon considers his next move. It will be something no one expects, not the Black Ajah, not Tairen nobles, not Aes Sedai, not Egwene or Elayne or Nynaeve.

    Against the Shadow rising stands the Dragon Reborn....

    The Wheel of Time®
    New Spring: The Novel
    #1 The Eye of the World
    #2 The Great Hunt
    #3 The Dragon Reborn
    #4 The Shadow Rising
    #5 The Fires of Heaven
    #6 Lord of Chaos
    #7 A Crown of Swords
    #8 The Path of Daggers
    #9 Winter's Heart
    #10 Crossroads of Twilight
    #11 Knife of Dreams

    By Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson
    #12 The Gathering Storm
    #13 Towers of Midnight
    #14 A Memory of Light

    By Robert Jordan
    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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    Une vrai fin

    Depuis les trois derniers livres, ce n’est que de l’action continue. Difficile de faire une pause.

    Ce dernier livre conclue cette saga exactement il le faut.

    Beaucoup d’emotions, une histoire qui s’achève.

    J’étais bien content de lire/écouter cette saga.

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    Read the complete work

    one of the great stories of our time, a must to listen to or read all the books. Breathtaking!

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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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    • 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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    • Mike
    • 08/01/2013

    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.

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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Jeffrey
    • 12/01/2013

    Beautiful

    Correctly placing the WOT series into the proper place among the hierarchy of fantasy greats is complex. Setting aside the commercial success of the series, the quality of each book in the series varied widely. Starting off great with The Eye of the World, each subsequent novel got better than the one before it for quite some time. Robert Jordan hit his stride in the fourth and fifth books while the sixth, Lord of Chaos, is probably the finest book he ever wrote—these three books (4,5, and 6) are among the greatest in fantasy literature.

    With the 7th book, Jordan began to slowly stumble. The trend for (7,8,9,10) was that each one was at least a bit worse than the one before it. The series began to ramble. Plot threads stalled, more and more characters entered the story line while old plot threads stayed unresolved. The story began to become convoluted where once elegance weaved the beautiful complexity. This culminated with the dreadfully dull, poorly edited tenth book. It may have been his health, or fatigue, or perhaps Jordan had just lost his way for a while, but there is no doubt that much of the early magic was gone. I kept reading--We kept reading—despite this in part because we knew the magic would come back and partly because in our extensive adventures with fantastically deep characters, we had grown to love them, and there was still joy in loving them walk nowhere fast. I am glad that Robert Jordan reversed this decline with his final book, (book 11) which was much better but still not at the pinnacle of his earlier work. We will never know if this redemptive trend would have continued had Robert Jordan not been taken from us so early.

    What we do know is that Brandon Sanderson’—already on his way to becoming a legend for his own work—produced three contributions to the series that have all been magnificent. The have been brilliant not only because of Sanderson’s talent but because they were a labor of genuine love. He started reading the series as a teenager and loved the books and characters like we loved them. His work could not have been better. Here I will say what may be regarded as blasphemy among the Jordan die- hards: Brandon Sanderson not only helped save Robert Jordan’s legacy by finishing the series—he augmented it by concluding the series with stunning artistry and passion.

    I am sad to see it end. I have lived so long with these characters that I can’t believe I will never see them grow or laugh or change again. It was worth it thought. This book is beautiful. This series is beautiful.

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    • David guthrie
    • 08/01/2013

    Sad to see it end.

    Would you consider the audio edition of A Memory of Light to be better than the print version?

    I did not read the print version. The voice acting for me is synonymous with the characters they portray and so it speaks to the quality of the acting that I will not read the book until I have finished listening to the audio.

    What did you like best about this story?

    As to this I would say the book "MUST" be read it goes beyond the other greats in its line to the monolithic in its scope and grandeur.

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

    Simply put, they bring life and rhythm to the book. I cannot read it without imagining the characters in their voices.

    Any additional comments?

    I am a dyslexic and at the age of 14 was not able to read even the simplest book. The wheel of time book one eye of the world was the first book I ever tried to read and since then I have accumulated an audio and paper book collection of over 400 novels

    This series changed my life. Not because of its content but because of the world it opened to me from reading for pleasure into reading for study. I would not have gained my degree and would not be employed as I am currently if not for the wheel of time, it’s sad to see it end but the books have given me so much joy beyond their mere content I could not recommend them more highly

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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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      3 out of 5 stars
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    • BikerJoe
    • 16/12/2014

    Tarmon Gai'don - the Showdown

    My compliments to Michael Kramer and Kate Reading, outstanding job. It was a real pleasure to listen to them for more than 40 hours.
    Regardless of my rating, Sanderson saved this phantasy saga from the bitter fate of drifting into insignificance. Robert Jordan lost himself in the increasing complexity of the story and volume after volume the impression grew that this story is not going anywhere. Sanderson mastered the incredible difficulty to tie up most of the loose ends and bring this story to an acceptable ending.

    'A memory of light' is probably one of the longest battle scenes in literature. Blood and gore and the death and suffering of thousands dominate the book from beginning to end. It is never boring, but becomes painful after a while. Tarmon Gai'don is the last battle in truth.
    Amazingly there is even place for a little bit of romance and some of it is quite nice. I especially like the story of Androl and Pevara. There is also some humor, not much, but Mat saves the day sometimes. Biggest surprise, Nynaeve does not pull her hair, not even once.

    All of our favorite heroes play their part in the last battle, not only the ta'veren Mat and Perrin, but also all the others like Lan, Thom, Egwene, Elayne, Nynaeve, Avienda, and so on. Sooner or later it even seems like Sanderson is ticking of a list of characters, everybody has to play a part.

    Of course it is not Sanderson's fault that the story has some major flaws. He has to work within the setting Robert Jordan created:
    - Regardless of all the channeling power, where hundreds can be killed with one strike, most of the battle seems to depend on swords, pikes, axes etc.
    - It is very hard to understand, why the Asha'man get so little of Rand's attention. Apart from some minor interference, their role in the last battle is insignificant.
    - Rand's intelligence is not overly impressive, it takes him forever to understand, what the reader/listener figured out already.
    - Most disappointing is somehow that Rand, a little dim witted, is engaged in a mental battle with the dark one, where they exchange lame visions of the future, while his friends and followers die by the thousands. He leaves them alone to fight the forsaken and the armies of the dark one, regardless of them being outnumbered and outmatched.

    All together it is an acceptable final curtain to a phantasy saga, which started out as one of the best, but got a little bit derailed in the middle.

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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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    • Fermin Burzaco Malo
    • 11/08/2022

    My favourite book!

    third time I read it, and I still enjoy it enormously! I am sure I will read it again some years from now, and love the time I spend living in this magical deep world of the Wheel of Time

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    • Utilisateur anonyme
    • 02/08/2022

    Great!

    I am really like this audio book. nice content. excellent narration in this content.
    Fantastic story

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    • Utilisateur anonyme
    • 04/07/2022

    Great!

    I am really like this audio book. nice content. excellent narration in this content.
    Fantastic story

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    • Amazon Customer
    • 29/04/2022

    14 books to tell a story is a lot but I enjoyed it

    I thought the narration were very good. 14 books is a lot to tell a story. I'd already read the series, so no surprises for me. still, I thoroughly enjoyed listening to the epic tale.

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    • Alex
    • 17/02/2022

    Magnificent

    An exquisite ending to a magnificent story.

    Epicness 5/5
    Pacing 5/5
    Story 5/5

    Blood and bloody ashes.

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    • Christian
    • 07/10/2021

    A worthy finally

    This truely is a worthy end to an outstanding tale. It is beautiful and wholesome, shocking and gut wrenching.