I am glad I am listening to this book. I'm not sure I would make it through it otherwise. I am more into Sci Fi than fantasy and this book would definitely be considered high fantasy. My wife enjoys them though. It has a pretty decent story line and moves along ok. I would compare these to some of the Shannara series that Terry Brooks has done.
I read the first book of the series. I enjoyed listening better. The readers give life to the book and make it easier to "see" in your mind. Very enjoyable!
Awesome second book after The Eye of the World the first book in the series. This series helps me get through my work day and keeps my imagination flowing. I'm going to listen to all the books for sure, highly recommended.
If you liked the first one in the series you'll like this one. I found it took a bit of time to get started but once it did, it was just as good, if not better than the first one. As soon as I finished it I bought the next one in the series. What can I say, I'm hooked!
I listened to the first book and was not really impressed but interested enough to buy book two, I will not go any farther in this series. Cut your loses and get out.
Other then delve into what has already been said, there's a reason this series is as acclaimed as I've heard about. With the conclusion of this book and the epic scope of where you'll be taken you'll be left wondering, "Now what could follow that up?" I'm about to find out as I download the third in the series with a high recommendation for this book, as well.
The book dragged on and got a little boring until the second half. I could not stop listening to the story because it was so compelling. Everything is tied in very well and I enjoyed it very much.