I Like scifi-fantasy,non-fiction, historical fiction genres. Liked Stormlight Archive, GoT, Ken Follett's work. Last read: Words of Radiance
Jordan seems to have been stuck on the same storyline. He repeats himself over and over again with similar plots from his previous books. Just to reveal one major thing in the plot, he creates the same scenarios since his first book. It was great in the first three but now it felt like he has nothing else better. Main characters squabbling like little kids. Gender fights and page long description of dresses and hair. Characters meet and then go on different paths in different combinations (just to create new stories). Rand finds newer ways to be dragon reborn. They defeat the black Ajas or dark lords and it starts all over again.
All said, I would still continue reading the series aftere a small hiatus just to make it exciting when I picks it up again. But for now, done with the repetition. Narrators are awesome and consistent.
Characters and the World
All Robert Jordan Wheele of Time Series
Fight Scene in Tanchico Palace.
Very satisafied with the whole Audio experience,
This continuation of the wheel of time series is perfect it pull at you makes you wish you were part of robert jordans tale.
Perren Ebara (likely not spelled correct) His fight between what he is who he loves and what he needs to become truely makes you think.
The readers played all of the character great even giving them their own accents excellent work
impossible you need to sleep sometime however yes.
looking forward to the next book
You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” ― C.S. Lewis
YES, Very well written
Matt getting his answers from the elifim
yes, compares very well.
onward to "the fires of Heaven"
First, the narrators are fantastic. In this book, the reader sees a LOT of character development of the 3 primary characters - Rand, Matt, and Perrin. Things start to get much more complicated and the story progresses a great deal... which... given its length may or may not be a real feat afterall... 40+ hours of great listening.
Their ability to perform and maintain so many unique characters is mind boggling.
This book really pulls you in.
This was my third time listening to it.
At Al'cair Dal, when both Rand al'Thor and Couladin of the Shaido Aiel declare themselves to be He Who Comes With the Dawn
They do the different voices very well. The emotion is just right.
I was deeply moved when Faile returns in the nick of time with archers to rescue Perrin and the people of Emond's Field from the Trolloc attack.
I like how Jordan starts to change perspective more often in this book and allows the other characters to grow.
There are elements of many other books in Jordan's writing, but there is no single book that I would compare to the Wheel of Time series.
I think the narrators do an awesome job at giving the characters personality. I especially love it when Reading does Lan and when Kramer does Elaine. Those two make me smile every time because it's so counter to the voice the other person gives to the character.
I listen to audio books on my commute to and from work. I'm always excited to get into the car!
Yes! This is my latest book and almost completed it. As always it captivates me and I cannot imagine how things can keep going, but they do. There is always a new mountain to climb or prophecy to fulfill and Robert Jordan writes it so well. I am sure I will own all of the books that are completed by end of next year.
I love everything I've read in this series so far, it's truly a wonderful epic. I would definitely read other Robert Jordan and of course the rest of this series, but I would not seek out and would specifically try to avoid audio books read by Kate Reading and Michael Kramer. I'd be more likely to give another Kate reading a try, for I found her to have more inflection and intrigue in her voice, but Michael's reading sounded to me as though he was irritated at having to read the damn thing. His constant sighing and impatient tone was a HUGE turn off.
I don't pick favorites. I think all of the characters in this book are well written. Matt is my least favorite though, because I can't stand people like him in real life haha. But his character is consistent and still well done.
I'll reiterate that Michael Kramer made me feel as though I was forcing my angry father to read me a bedtime story when he would rather be smoking his pipe and reading the paper. I could see him doing well reading a Dick Tracy book though.
Anger only because I love the books so much I was irritated at having the experience at all soured by the reading of it.
I'd like to see if there are other audio books of this series with different narrators somewhere in the world. This story is too epic to be ruined out loud!