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Towers of Midnight: Book Thirteen of 'The Wheel of Time'

Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher: Macmillan Audio

Date: November 2010

Duration: 38 hours 28 minutes

Summary:

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 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.

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.

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  • craig specht

    I really enjoyed this book. Very well written. Love the characters. Keeps me interested. The narrators are of course awesome. They make me feel like I'm there. Love the series.

  • joan yockey

    Significant events continue to occur more and more frequently.

  • Justin Brumfield

    Love the whole series have waited forever to get then all

  • Alvin Rausse

    Just plain awesome. I can't believe I never read these books before. I think had I have, I would have worked harder in English classes in high school lol . VERY well read by the narrator's as well.

  • Jeffrey Hartzell

    This was the best bookie read in the series yet. Ohio the next one is as good as this one.

  • Anonymous

    Although I think Brandon Sanderson has stayed true to Robert Jordan's series and very close to his writing style, I am really getting fed up with how wordy these books are. At this point, I have been working on reading/listening to this series for close to a decade. In some books there seemed to be no forward movement on the basic story lines at all. Too much time is spent on side plots and secondary characters. By the time the last book finally comes out, I wonder whether I will even bother to listen. That being said, I did listen to ALL 30 discs and I love the narration.

  • Mark Pope

    A thrilling tale that begins to bring all the many charecters back together aiming toward an ultimate climax. This series was quite exceptional until the last book or two when the wheels began to fall off. It was a case of too many small charecters distracting from the main story line. This book however begins to dispense with the minor plots and reminds the faithful of the majestic story that has so bequiled us in past volumes.

  • MarkS

    I really enjoyed this book, it moves along quite quickly despite being 30 (!!!) discs long. I actually lost sleep on this one because I couldn't turn it off. This is the thirteenth installment of 'The Wheel of Time' (14th if you count the prequel 'New Spring') A series started by Robert Jordan over 20 years ago. The original creator of this world, Robert Jordan, was unfortunately, unable to complete the entire series because 'The Powers That Be' had other plans for him.. However, Brandon Sanderson who was tapped to finish the series, has done an EXCELLENT job of carrying on the storyline. He has remained true to Jordan's world and vision and even his style while at the same time adding his own special flavor. Sanderson was obviously a big fan of the original Jordan vision because he carries it on so well. In Short, I highly recommend this book, as long as you've already read the other 14 books leading up to it.