A Memory of Light

Version: Unabridged
Author: Robert Jordan , Brandon Sanderson
Narrator: Michael Kramer
Genres: Fantasy
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Published In: January 2013
# of Units: 33 CDs
Length: 16 hours, 39 minutes
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The Wheel of Time ® is a PBS Great American Read Selection! Now in development for TV!

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. A Memory of Light is the fantastic conclusion to the internationally-bestselling epic fantasy juggernaut.

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.

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 in A Memory of Light.

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.

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
Warrior of the Altaii

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

Reviews (17)


Written by David W. on March 2nd, 2021

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Loved the whole series, lost its way around book eight but pulled it back, mat cauthon is the absolute MVP of the whole series, my favourite character ever


Written by Ron S. on November 22nd, 2020

  • Book Rating: 4/5

A fitting ending to a thoroughly enjoyable series!

Written by Collin Graham on November 13th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

What a fantastic series, thank you Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson for that amazing journey.


Written by Jonathan P. on July 11th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 3/5

Narration: Great. These two were perfect for this series. Book: My full written review can be found here: https://stoneblackfiction.com/2020/07/11/book-review-wheel-of-time-book-14-a-memory-of-light/ I also have a spoiler free video review here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yE1pJXA4qM4&feature=youtu.be And a Deep Dive review with HEAVY SPOILERS here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQA8QAAPYVo

Written by Larry P. on January 16th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Enjoyed the series. Sorry it had to end


Written by Ben B. on August 13th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 3/5

Sanderson did a great job of salvaging the rambling storyline of Robert Jordan and giving the series a fitting ending. It had some holes and a few points of frustration, but overall it was well done.

Written by Levi K. on June 30th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Great series for an avid daily listener.

Written by Anonymous on January 28th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

A modern classic

Written by David T on April 29th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I'm so happy I decided to undertake this amazingly epic series, but I'm sad I've made it to the end, Brandon Sanderson being one of my favorite authors has done a beautiful job finishing the series for Robert Jordan, "may the creator shelter him", after Robert Jordan's unexpected death. These two narrators are also my favorites. They do such a great job conveying the story. Thanks!


Written by Aaron W on December 11th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Absolutely perfect ending to an excellent series. I could not stop listening!

Author Details

Author Details

Jordan, Robert

Robert Jordan was the pen name of James Oliver Rigney, Jr. (October 17, 1948 – September 16, 2007), under which he was best known as the author of the bestselling The Wheel of Time fantasy series. He also wrote under the names Reagan O'Neal and Jackson O'Reily. Jordan's works will be the subject of JordanCon, a three day genre convention scheduled for April 2009, in Atlanta, Georgia.

Jordan was born in Charleston, South Carolina. He served two tours in Vietnam (from 1968 to 1970) with the United States Army as a helicopter gunner. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross with bronze oak leaf cluster, the Bronze Star with "V" and bronze oak leaf cluster, and two Vietnamese Gallantry Crosses with palm. After returning from Vietnam he attended The Citadel where he received an undergraduate degree in physics. After graduating he was employed by the United States Navy as a nuclear engineer. He began writing in 1977. He was a history buff and enjoyed hunting, fishing, sailing, poker, chess, pool, and pipe collecting. He described himself as a "High Church" Episcopalian and received communion more than once a week. He lived in a house built in 1797 with his wife Harriet McDougal, who works as a book editor (currently with Tor Books; she was also Jordan's editor).

On March 23, 2006, Jordan disclosed in a statement that he had been diagnosed with cardiac amyloidosis, and that with treatment, his median life expectancy was four years, though he said he intended to beat the statistics. He later posted on his Dragonmount blog to encourage his fans not to worry about him and that he intended to have a long and fully creative life, working for another 30 years.

He began chemotherapy treatment at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota in early April 2006. Jordan was enrolled in a study using the drug Revlimid just approved for multiple myeloma but not yet tested on primary amyloidosis.

Jordan died at approximately 2:45 p.m. EDT on September 16, 2007.

Sanderson, Brandon

Brandon Sanderson is an instructor at Brigham Young University.