Good addidition to the wheel of time series. I really enjoyed adding depth to two of the more mysterious characters of the series. Was a little confusing at times with the way some names were pronounced, but I wouldn't say that was a point against it.
Completely new to Robert Jordan and his works. Thouroughly recommend this as an engrossing and well written work. The narrators where excellent and enhanced the whole experience. I'm encouraged now to listen to the whole series....the whole unabridged series.
A very absorbing book. In addition to being a terrific story on it's own it really adds to the series. The narration is also excellent. I couldn't stop listening.
I read all the series about two years ago, but never bought the prequel. When Gathering Storm came out, I bought it along with New Spring. I re-read the whole series starting with New Spring this time. For me, it made the whole series flow better than it did the first time I read WOT. I recommend it to all WOT fans and think new fans will enjoy the WOT series more by starting with New Spring.
Listening to these in publishing order, the two before this one were full of audio glitches where they repeated about 20 seconds of audio over again a number of time throughout the book. This one was flawless.
Robert Jordan is on the very top of my list of favorite authors and I can't wait until I see a movie series on the Wheel of Time
I'd suggest reading the first handful of books first but it's not necessary. I read this after finishing the full series over a year ago and it brought back good memories
I love this series. I'm on my 4th or 5th go through in audio, and have read the books in paper and digital format several more times. For those that haven't read any of the wheel of time series, feel free to start with this one. It'll give you some important back-story for some of the best characters in the series. I love it, and wish there were more of these books.
I tried three times to like this book and just cannot find myself associating with the characters nor finding a reason to care about what happens to them. It's like listening to someone buy groceries.