So just like the first book it was masterfully done and told by the end of the book but the fatal flaw I have concluded is it is an extremely slow build in the beginning! Each book started off really slow picked up a little speed like when the trollecs attacked or the siege on the white tower but then came to an almost abrupt halt both times because the main character rand has not accepted that he is the dragon and it made for this stand still of fluff text(necessary information that is boring but is needed to know for the ending to make sense) and at both these points in the first and second book I almost just stopped listening because it was putting me to sleep listening to it! I still really enjoy the series so far and am going to start the third book today
Robert Jordan has taken the time to write one of the great epics of our time. The care that he takes as he draws his characters is second to none. Somehow he has drawn a rich fantasy world that is still able to seem realistic and believable. The amount of depth he has packed into his writing of the plot is nearly unrivaled. If you are looking for a truly great fantasy series to read, look no further than the wheel of time. The series knows no peer.
The character development path for the main characters is truly remarkable. The amount of information that Robert Jordan has collected on subjects such as leadership, gender, the great outdoors, have meticulously been implemented into this series. After several rereads I am still dumbfounded at how much I am able to learn from this author. An example of true art.
Without a doubt
The Two Towers. As the second book in the series, the main characters have separated and give chase across the world while encountering situations which cause them to behave irrationally and encounter new and exciting places and people and learn absolutely nothing from the experience. So, besides the fact that its the second book in the series..I guess its nothing like The Two Towers.
I enjoy the voice acting and consider it some of my favorite. My wife considers it droning and boring. Listen to the sample before buying.
Wait for it...waaaait for it....
The development of the characters in these books is my most and least favorite quality. From humble beginnings to majestic station is truly an understatement. I feel as if the minds and attitudes of the main characters do not age or adapt to any of the events in the books. If a story was once heard by the main characters that X people can't be trusted... no matter how many times the X people save the characters life... they are constantly treated as treacherous....it gets oooold. Attitudes originally formed in remote small farming communities never seem to change based on the litany of new experiences the main characters live through. Nearly all female characters seem to be petty, nagging, explosive personalities that cannot hold their tongues on pain of death. Nearly all male characters seem to be insecure, shallow, weak willed and stubborn (passive aggressive anyone?)at the same time. Suspension of disbelief is hindered significantly by social structures that can not be supported in reality. I love these books and I still can't figure out why.
I am completely amazed at the way Robert Jordan is able to bring imagination to life. The characters are rich with thought and emotion and the way he weaves then into a real life world I sometimes feel like I could book tickets and fly to this imaginary place.
See title. Prefer a single narrator but both are talented. Well worth the listen.