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Author: Brandon Sanderson, Robert Jordan Narrator: Michael Kramer, Kate Reading Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Wheel of Time Series Release Date: November 2010 ISBN: 9781427210234
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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 and listeners around the globe with its scope, originality, and compelling characters. In Towers of Midnight, the Last Battle has started. The seals on the Dark One's prison are crumbling. The Pattern itself is unraveling, and the armies of the Shadow have begun to boil out of the Blight. The sun has begun to set upon the Third Age. Perrin Aybara is now hunted by specters from his past: Whitecloaks, a slayer of wolves, and the responsibilities of leadership. All the while, an unseen foe is slowly pulling a noose tight around his neck. To prevail, he must seek answers in Tel'aran'rhiod and find a way--at long last--to master the wolf within him or lose himself to it forever. Meanwhile, Matrim Cauthon prepares for the most difficult challenge of his life. The creatures beyond the stone gateways--the Aelfinn and the Eelfinn--have confused him, taunted him, and left him hanged, his memory stuffed with bits and pieces of other men's lives. He had hoped that his last confrontation with them would be the end of it, but the Wheel weaves as the Wheel wills. The time is coming when he will again have to dance with the Snakes and the Foxes, playing a game that cannot be won. The Tower of Ghenjei awaits, and its secrets will reveal the fate of a friend long lost. Dovie'andi se tovya sagain. It's time to toss the dice. 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 #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 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

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  • The battle scenes have the breathless urgency of firsthand experience, and the . . . evil laced into the forces of good, the dangers latent in any promised salvation, the sense of the unavoidable onslaught of unpredictable events bear the marks of American national experience during the last three decades, just as the experience of the First World War and its aftermath gave its imprint to J. R. R. Tolkien's work. The New York Times on The Wheel of Time®

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Denae | 1/25/2014

    " Completionist tendencies here, remember? ;) It was good mindless fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne | 1/23/2014

    " I will be glad when the last book finally comes out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Coldforged | 1/22/2014

    " Sets up the final book well. Perhaps not as effective as the previous book toward the end. But still a far cry from some of the middling books in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Graeme | 1/18/2014

    " Well-paced sequel to Gathering Storm, Sanderson does a brilliant job of invoking Jordan's narrative while still giving us his unique style. He is a wonderful story-teller. This book ends with the sense that the next one will be the conclusion, despite all the threads Jordan has laid out from book 4 onward. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Grant | 1/18/2014

    " A great book. One of the best in the Wheel of Time series. I felt like the last book was very dark without having a great deal of big events or character change. This book was a huge improvement, and it really made me excited for the upcoming last book in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kiran | 1/14/2014

    " Read it for the first time ages ago, and I've grown a new appreciation for it every time I've gone through its pages (something approximating 20 times through now). Jordan has a way of telling a story that every time you read it, you realize there's something that you've missed. This same review applies to all of his novels within this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erik | 1/4/2014

    " Sandersons Wheel of Time improvement continues in Towers of Mdnight. The pacing is better than it has been since somewhere around book three, and Sanderson even manages to make me care for the characters again. I now have high hopes for A Memory of Light. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe | 1/2/2014

    " At this point, I've got to see it through. One more book to go. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Priyank | 12/21/2013

    " This was the best of all (i think) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Autumn | 12/15/2013

    " There are so many plots and sub-plots going on that 1218 pages were barely enough to cover them all and move it forward! The last book will be amazing, the wait for it will suck. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 12/15/2013

    " A great read. Looking forward to the end of this long and overdue series! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara | 12/14/2013

    " Sanderson does such a great job writing in Jordan's world. Taking up where the last Wheel of Time series extension left off, this one resolves a number of threads, leading us up to the start of the Last Battle. I can hardly wait for book 14! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tigre_azul | 2/6/2013

    " I really enjoy how the character development is continuing in true fashion. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shane | 4/6/2012

    " Brilliant. An epic setup for the final book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hilary | 1/6/2012

    " Loved it! Romance was a bit clunky, but overall great storytelling, and lots of gasps! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 11/20/2011

    " OH MY GOD SO AWESOME "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Piotr | 10/23/2011

    " Defninitely one of the best books in the series. Started pretty slow, but the second part was so packed with awesomeness it almost hurt while reading it. Cant wait for final installment. Its gonna be legendary. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liz | 7/20/2011

    " Did anyone edit this book?? I have never seen so many errors in a published book in my life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna | 6/18/2011

    " I can't wait for A Memory of Light:) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Benjamin | 5/22/2011

    " Phenomenal.

    my favorite quote: "Only a fool refused to listen to advice from those older and wiser than himself. But only a fool took all of the advice given him." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kyle | 5/18/2011

    " I realized I've never rated any of these books, despite the fact that they make up my favorite fantasy series. I love the way the story cycles through dozens of viewpoints and takes me to many distinct and fascinating locations. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Winona | 5/13/2011

    " I've enjoyed the series, though it's too long
    I like how the relationship between men and women is evolving,
    But I don't like how all the main characters are losing their flaws; it makes them less real.
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margo | 5/11/2011

    " Good book but I struggled to remember all the plot twists of the previous 12 in the series as well as the numerous characters and places. I hope the next book is the last! The last battle is way overdue. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bartee | 5/10/2011

    " Very nice Sequel. Great sections with Matrim Cauthon (my favorite character). Again, I am very impressed with the new author who manages to preserve Robert Jordan's writing style very well! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bryan | 5/10/2011

    " A worthy addition to a best-loved series. Characters growing into what you'd hoped they could be. Threads coming together and building toward a tremendous climax.

    This book was everything I'd hoped for, and more! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniel | 5/7/2011

    " Best book since Eye of the World. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Travis | 5/5/2011

    " I liked this one, but it wasn't quite as good as number 12. I'm really, REALLY excited for the final volume to come out. This trumps Harry Potter by a bazillion. (And I love Harry Potter). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Greg | 4/28/2011

    " Very good book. Focused a lot on Perrin, one of my favorites. Lots of action, and consolidated some of the storylines. I can't believe I have to wait until March 2012 for the last book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott | 4/26/2011

    " Attaboy Brandon. Very good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian | 4/18/2011

    " Sanderson stayed true to the characters while picking up the pace of the action a bit, make this a more enjoyable read than some of the books in the middle of the series. Looking forward to book 14! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth | 4/18/2011

    " I am so excited to read how this story will end. I have enjoyed the books, although I find at time there are too many characters and too many story-lines to keep track of, but this book is finally bringing them together and getting the closer I feel this story needs. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scottstack | 4/17/2011

    " Even better than The Gathering Storm. I must read more of Sanderson. "

About the Author

Robert Jordan (1948–2007) was a native of Charleston, South Carolina. He taught himself to read at age four with the incidental aid of his older brother, and was tackling Mark Twain and Jules Verne by five. He was a graduate of 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. He began writing in 1977 and is best known for the internationally bestselling The Wheel of Time series, which is being adapted for television.

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), co-narrated with her husband, Michael Kramer. 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.