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A Memory of Light (Wheel of Time) (edition 2013)

by Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson, Michael Kramer (Narrator), Kate Reading (Narrator)

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Title:A Memory of Light (Wheel of Time)
Authors:Robert Jordan
Other authors:Brandon Sanderson, Michael Kramer (Narrator), Kate Reading (Narrator)
Info:Macmillan Audio (2013) Audio download, 41 hours 55 minutes
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If the year of books of 2013 needed a signature moment, then perhaps this is it. I started reading the Wheel of Time in the mid 90's, and though I stopped actually buying them after Book 9, I persevered at the library as Brandon Sanderson resurrected the series from Robert Jordan's notes after the original author's death. And 'A Memory of Light' wraps up the tale with considerable panache, the entire volume concerning itself with the 'Last Battle', in its myriad parts. Each main character plays their role, there are deaths aplenty, and not just of the supporting cast. Sanderson even tips his lid to Jordan by seeming to forget a major player for 300 pages before returning them to the fray in the nick of time. A very satisfying conclusion. ( )
  orkydd | Feb 2, 2017 |
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  searscho | Jan 5, 2017 |
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I felt like I was deluged by a tidal wave.

Then came the ending. It kind of made me feel vanilla".

Sanderson did an excellent job of wrapping this up. I was in awe.

I look forward to re-reading the whole series in 5-8 years.

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I realized this morning that my words were on the light side. Considering that I've been reading WoT since '95 or '96, and have experienced the travail of my soul [When I heard that Jordan had died, I practically swore vengeance upon his barely cold corpse "how could he do this to me!?"] and then was raised to the clouds when I heard Sanderson [probably my favorite fantasy author now] was going to complete the series.

I have run the whole gamut of emotions with this series. Excitement, boredom [tugging of hair anyone?], rage and despair, hope and finally, satisfaction.

How does one encapsulate 17'ish years in a couple of paragraphs? I've gone from a highschool teenager to a married 30something security guard. So I don't write a review worthy of the NY Times, I write this little ditty to remind me that all things can be gotten through, that they end and that they can be good and bad.

This series will be something that sticks with me for the rest of my life. Nice to have something like that." ( )
  BookstoogeLT | Dec 10, 2016 |
Thank you Mr. Sanderson for completing this series. A perfect ending! ( )
  Jason_Gatewood | Nov 28, 2016 |
The end. ( )
  oswallt | Nov 25, 2016 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Robert Jordanprimary authorall editionscalculated
Jordan, Robertmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Robert, Jordanmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Sanderson, Brandonmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Kramer, MichaelNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Mitchell, EllisaIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Nielsen, Matthew C.Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Reading, KateNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Whelan, MichaelCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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For Harriet, the light of Mr. Jordan's life, and for Emily, the light of mine.
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Bayrd pressed the coin between his thumb and forefinger. (Prologue)
The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend.
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Since 1990, when Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time® burst on the world with its first book, The Eye of the World, readers have been anticipating the final scenes of this extraordinary saga, which has sold over forty million copies in over thirty 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 # 1 New York Times hardcover bestsellers, 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 readers.

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.
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