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Author: Brandon Sanderson, Robert Jordan Narrator: Michael Kramer, Kate Reading Publisher: Macmillan Audio Audio Length: Series:The Wheel of Time Series Release Date: October 2009 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781593977689

Publisher Description

The Wheel of Time ® is a PBS Great American Read Selection! Now in development for TV!



Since its debut in 1990, The Wheel of Time® by Robert Jordan has captivated millions of readers 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.

Tarmon Gai'don, the Last Battle, looms. And mankind is not ready.

The final volume of the Wheel of Time, A Memory of Light, was partially written by Robert Jordan before his untimely passing in 2007. Brandon Sanderson, New York Times bestselling author of the Mistborn books, and now Stormlight Archive, among others, was chosen by Jordan's editor--his wife, Harriet McDougal--to complete the final volume, later expanded to three books.

In this epic novel, Robert Jordan's international bestselling series begins its dramatic conclusion. Rand al'Thor, the Dragon Reborn, struggles to unite a fractured network of kingdoms and alliances in preparation for the Last Battle. As he attempts to halt the Seanchan encroachment northward--wishing he could form at least a temporary truce with the invaders--his allies watch in terror the shadow that seems to be growing within the heart of the Dragon Reborn himself.

Egwene al'Vere, the Amyrlin Seat of the rebel Aes Sedai, is a captive of the White Tower and subject to the whims of their tyrannical leader. As days tick toward the Seanchan attack she knows is imminent, Egwene works to hold together the disparate factions of Aes Sedai while providing leadership in the face of increasing uncertainty and despair. Her fight will prove the mettle of the Aes Sedai, and her conflict will decide the future of the White Tower--and possibly the world itself.

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

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#2 The Great Hunt

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#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

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#12 The Gathering Storm

#13 Towers of Midnight

#14 A Memory of Light

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Quotes

  • The narration of this work is truly miraculous. Kate Reading and Michael Kramer breathe emotion and veracity into a varied cast of characters, deftly teasing out their complex ambitions and motivations...Both narrators bring intensity and passion to this much-loved series, giving nuanced performances even to minor characters.

    - AudioFile

Awards

  • Among shortlisted titles for Audie Award Finalist, 2010

Customer Reviews

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  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " The interesting and quirky style of Robert Jordan is preserved brilliantly. Kudos to Brandon Sanderson. Of course the story is long but the story is definitely coming together for the grand finale! "

    - Bartee, 5/10/2011
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    " Sanderson manages to keep almost the same style and tone as Jordan, with one exception: from time to time the humor is characteristically un-Jordan-like, and it makes me jump out of the story. Still, a great book that makes me hopeful for the reminder of the series. "

    - Radu, 5/9/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This book was amazing. Kudos to Brandon Sanderson. I could hardly tell a difference between Sanderson's style and Jordan's. Absolutely loved this book. "

    - Travis, 5/5/2011
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    " A most, most welcome picking up of pace. "

    - Leo, 5/4/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Fantastic! One of the greatest epic fantasy series ever, and Brandon Sanderson did an amazing job of picking up the story. Faster paced than the last few Robert Jordan wrote, and concentrated on plot lines that were mostly resolved at the end. "

    - Greg, 4/28/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Sanderson has picked up the story with ease. I enjoyed this as much as the previous eleven. "

    - Chezscoville, 4/27/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Found the pace of this book to be much better than the last few...and the storyline moved along nicely. "

    - Vinita, 4/27/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This series has turned out to be one of the best I've ever read. The sheer scope and power of the plot are astounding. "

    - Jarrod, 4/21/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Great book and series. "

    - Nick, 4/10/2011
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    " Brian Sanderson has done a fantastic job with this book considering the shoes he had to fill in order to complete the series. "

    - Mark, 4/6/2011

About the Author

Robert Jordan (1948-2007) is best known for his internationally bestselling epic fantasy series The Wheel of Time®, which has sold over forty million copies in North America and has been adapted for the screen. The series is considered one of the most important and bestselling series in the history of fantasy publishing. A native of Charleston, he graduated from The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, with a degree in physics. He served two tours in Vietnam with the US Army and received multiple decorations for his service.

About the Narrators

Michael Kramer is an AudioFile Earphones Award winner, a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration, and recipient of a Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award. He is also an actor and director in the Washington, DC, area, where he is active in the area’s theater scene and has appeared in productions at the Shakespeare Theatre, the Kennedy Center, and Theater J.

Kate Reading has recorded hundreds of audiobooks across many genres, over a thirty year plus career. Audie Awards: The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter (mystery), Breasts (non-fiction), Bellwether (fiction), and Words of Radiance (fantasy). Among other awards, she has been recognized with: the ALA Booklist best of 2019 for Bowlaway (fiction), AudioFile Magazine Voice of the Century, Earphones Awards, Narrator of the Year, Best Voice in Science Fiction and Fantasy, and Publisher’s Weekly’s Listen-Up Award. She records at her home studio, Madison Productions, Inc., in Maryland.