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Towers of Midnight

Wheel of Time, Book 13
Series: Wheel of Time, Book 13
Length: 38 hrs and 23 mins
4.9 out of 5 stars (476 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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 

The Eye of the World

The Great Hunt

The Dragon Reborn

The Shadow Rising

The Fires of Heaven

Lord of Chaos

A Crown of Swords

The Path of Daggers

Winter's Heart

Crossroads of Twilight

Knife of Dreams by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson

The Gathering Storm

Towers of Midnight

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 

©2010 The Bandersnatch Group, Inc. (P)2010 Macmillan Audio

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Love this series and this book is the best yet!

Truly enjoyed this book. They just get better and better and the narration is fantastic. Must read!

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Another fantastic book

Book 13 is yet another fantastic book in the series. This book does little to focus on Rand or Egwene as book 12 did that. This book focuses on Perrin, White Cloaks, Mat, Elayne & Gawyn. Everything was well written and thought out. The fights were vivid and epic. When Perrin did the “Hammer” thing, that was truly epic.

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Almost done!

This amazing journey is ramping up and turning into the beautiful Sanderson avalanche I have been waiting 13 books for! don't stop now!

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One of the best yet!

The whole book was riveting. As the series comes to a climax the action and pieces of the puzzle all start to come together. Can't wait to listen to the last book.

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  • Tom
  • 2019-06-10

Beware the need to literally laugh out loud!

The whole book was great, of course. Brandon Sanderson kept the spirit of or perfectly. Just be careful if you listen in public, as there are many places near the end that caused me to laugh out loud.

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Very good ya know so much action and adventure no other book can compare m

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Excellent once again

Great book! Sanderson really elevates Jordans writing to a next level. The editing and delivery by the narrators is fantastic

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The Wheel of Time Turns...

#Audible1 This series is arguably the modern Lord of the Rings. Rich, detailed and filled with a unique take on old themes and words, the Wheel of time is a Must Read for those who call themselves fans of High Fantasy Genre books.

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Picks up many fallen threads

Although the author doesn't quite pick up the exact voice of Robert Jordan, I did really enjoy the fact that many of the story lines are picked up and are being brought back together. An issue with this series was that too many character story lines seemed to be diverging with no clear path to how they might come back together. #Audible1

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Not liking the change of voice for the presenter.

I love this series and have a lot of respect for everyone involved in bringing to the markets. However, Michal Kramer's voice presentation has really been degrading in latest volumes. I find he's become monotonous, overly somber too often and generally stuttered. Kate is far more entertaining to listen to. She seems to have kept her zeal for reading, reading the series in question and enjoying presenting it to us. Otherwise, the series itself is beyond epic! No other literary work has entertained me as much as this one. Cheers Mr. Jordan, well done sir. RIP.

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  • Corey
  • 2010-11-09

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!

Brandon Sanderson really understands this wonderful world that Robert Jordan has created. I am saddened that we will only get one more book and then nothing but imagination. I have listened to all of the books in this series and I remain captivated by the charactors and the Narration. Kate Redding is really the best there is and there would be no Matt without Micheal Kramer. Mr. Sanderson has another loyal follower.

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  • Jacob
  • 2010-11-15

Doesn't wrap as nicely as Gathering Storm

This was a solid and action packed listen. As usual, Michael and Kate do an excellent job with the read. If Rand and Egwene are the primary characters in this series, they have only brief appearances in Towers of Midnight. Perrin and Mat's stories finally get moving and are almost resolved. I would say that anything unpredictable occurs in those story lines, but they are satisfying nonetheless. The flow and story is so tight I actually felt this book ended too abruptly. However, I look forward to the conclusion coming in the next book.

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  • Coinshot
  • 2017-10-24

Please stop using the woman narrator

Why is she making all those exaggerated, strange noises, and why is she talking like that for Min? Oh, light, she is a bad narrator. Please for your own sake lady, do not try to make it oo much, keep a balance in visualizing voices, it is way too much, what a pity, such an amazing book, and that voices, what can I say, phaa

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  • EastCoastGal
  • 2010-11-05

Excellent narrative...

Sanderson has done an excellent job in continuing Jordan's rich storytelling in this second-to-last book in the Wheel of Time series. Thoroughly enjoyable!

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  • Jeanne Acker
  • 2010-11-03

Wow

Prologue gave us a glimpse of what was to come. The book , so far, lives up to the promise of the prologue. I am up to chapter 8 now and and really excited about what has happened thus far. Like pieces of a puzzle gradually coming together so that one can see more and more of the whole tapestry that this series truly is. A magnificent tapestry with plently of places to view in detail.

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  • Cyn
  • 2010-11-22

Its a necessary step...

I'm a long time WOT fan but for me, like many, the series really bogged down as Jordan overwrote every book since the 5th one. RJ pursued so many story lines it made it almost impossible to follow one character or story arc effectively as a reader, and the mess he left for Brandon Sanderson to clean up is truly atrocious. How RJ expected to finish all of this off in 1 last mammoth book is beyond me. Clearly BS has a made an effort to retain the Jordan pattern of giving every single minor character anyone runs across a back story. Unfortunately that tendency was one of the things I liked least about how RJ wrote his books. Like many here I'm terribly tired of P Aybarra's constant introspection, just get over yourself already. Further I believe that Kramer's voice for him, along with the dialog, makes him seem like a petulant child and I've found myself skipping parts of his section that clearly repeat what has been said too many times before. I generally like Mat's character and it feels to me like BS has brought some new life to that story line, and some of the plot lines finally resolve themselves to clean that up. Rand's story arc and character are HUGE upgrades over RJ's last efforts and I finally find, again, that the story seems to be advancing along well with his character. Egwene's character is still far too much for me to stomach and she seems to be becoming a pivotal female character who is influencing the other female characters in the story line, such as Elayne and Nyneave who are stronger characters and much more likable in my opinion. I find myself wishing Egwene is killed off in a tragic moment to show that even the main characters can be touched by the Dark... but if that happened there would be WAY to much work to be done on the White Tower story line so I guess she has to be kept around. Avienda, one of my favorite early characters is virtually non-existant, as are most of the Aiel characters. This is clearly a necessary step, just finish already.

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  • Barry
  • 2010-11-08

Keeps getting better!

As with the gathering storm, this book benefits from the blending of styles between Jordan and Sanderson. The action and plot keep your attention and make it difficult to stop. Sanderson does the reader / listener the favor of removing the one and only true annoyance of Robert Jordan's writing style; that being the never-ending detailed descriptions of every conceivable object, especially every characters current clothing. Enough detail remains to not fully depart from precedent; however, emphasis is given to plot and actions. The only problem I have with this book is the realization that it will likely be at least another year before I can purchase the final book.

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  • Amandah
  • 2010-11-06

Not a disappointment!

I really enjoyed the latest installment of the WoT. Sanderson has picked up the flag and continued this amazing story. I will tell you one thing this story keeps you guessing. You find yourself going through a myriad of emotions as this book unfolds and by the end I have to admit you do feel a bit like Sam the Hobbit at the Gates of Moridor trying to get in. There is a portion missing out of the recording which didn't make me too happy, but other than that I really loved it.

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  • Linda
  • 2010-11-04

OMG ... OMG ... OMG

And The Battle Begins .... Almost at the end of part 4 and can only say "Oh My GOD". I am still in complete "awe" at how one man's mind could concieve a world such as WoT. Thank you Brandon Sanderson for so effectively putting RJ's final vision on paper and bringing it to us. Thank you Michael and Kate for breathing true and such vivid LIFE into RJ's characters. NOW .... I WILL HAVE TO STILL MYSELF to patients for the conclusion. And believe me I will be on the edge of my seat until the last and final book is released next year.

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  • Nicolas Deleon
  • 2010-11-03

Excellent so far!

BTW I did get the Prologue when I downloaded so bear that in mind. This is turning out to be as great as "The Gathering storm"! That, added to the great value of 48 hours for one credit, this is definitely worth the listen!

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