you've go to love Matt. A very enjoyable character has evolved here. Looking forward to the rest
Recreational reader interested in medieval fantasy.
This was a difficult book to finish. For every paragraph that moves the story along there's two or three describing the scenery, furniture, clothing, skin color, jewellery, hair, etc. "blah blah" said a man with tan skin, a great big earring in his ear and a dark jacket with silver buttons buttoned up the side so as not to split the insignia on it. I don't care about the random stranger's jacket or skin.
This book is full of pointless scenes with 1 dimensional catty women quarreling and beating their chests. There are approximately 10 direct references to breasts / bosoms / cleavage on average per chapter. Gets really old hearing about it EVERY time a new woman is introduced.
Epic fantasy junkie but I love a good mystery.
This, like all of the books in this series, kept me listening/reading from the start to the finish. The complaint I have about Robert Jordan is the extreme battle of the sexes in every single society. Everyone thinks they are in charge. All of that is well and dandy except that it's thrown out there so often it gets extremely old.
This book ended with a lot of loose strings. So much was left open it hardly felt like an ending of a book at all. It seems like all of the previous books had more clear and precise endings while still leaving strings for the rest of the series.
All of that said, I love these books.
After the last book I was having trouble getting through some of the slower parts, but this book helped to focus the story. Although there was still probably a few hours that could have been left out, it's still a good listen.
Still worth listening to, but half the book seemed random sidetracks. Towards the middle I was actually bored with the story even with these great narrators.
Mediocre, filler, and...?
Made a plodding book mildly interesting
It was a book I could listen to all in one sitting if you cut out everything uninteresting.
Chose not to finish, not because it was bad per say, but because the series has been too long already. It definitely didn't not live up to some of the comments I remember reading.
I enjoyed the book. The books just keep getting better and better. As I continue along this journey that started out so innocently, the characters are becoming more fleshed out. I particularly like the character of Matt. He cracks me up with his notions of women and battle. I seem to identify with him a little to much!