This has got to be at least my 6th time listening to POD. Never before has a series of books grabbed onto me like these have. Every listen I find new nuances that I missed the first time, more depth to already deep characters and story lines. Everyone should have the opportunity to hear these books!
All the other Wheel of Time books! Many people compare these to the Lord of the Rings books, but I like the WOT series MUCH better. The reader can identify with the characters a lot more closely, the story lines are richer, character development makes you feel that you could meet one of these characters in a pub and comfortably chat for hours. They really need to be made into movies!
Just like their others, this one is a mastery of voices, expression, and great acting coming through.
Wanted to? YES, but the book is too long to make that practical. These books are my housework friends, driving to work companions, exercising fellows....
I have listened to books a tenth as long that felt ten times longer to listen to. The story is so rich, the characters and reading so excellent, that even a twenty hour book leaves you wanting more.
I've loved the series so far, I started a few months ago and up to this point the other books had all been great. This book though felt like a 23hr visit to the dentist and having all my teeth pulled to just get through it. I'm going to continue with the series and I'm already back to loving it with Winter's Heart.
Yes and I have and they have all loved them! The story just pulls you in and is told wonderfully!!
The further I get along in the WoT series, the less enamored I become with it and Path of Daggers was pure hell. I can't count how many times I uttered the phrase "Who cares about these people?" or some derivation. This was 20+ hours of nothing happening. No real plot development, no substantial action (in fact, the few bits of action were just as boring as the rest of the book) and nothing to really further the story - at least nothing that couldn't have been tacked to the end of book 7 or the beginning of book 8 in about one tenth of the pages.
The only good thing I can say about this book is that it's one of, if not the, shortest books in the series. While I've read people say this book or that book needed a good editor, I'm starting to say that about this series.
Ms. Reading and Mr. Kramer do a good job, as usual. They just didn't have much to work with.
I have purchased the next in the series, but it's more out of a sense of seeing something to its conclusion, not any joy. Like men on the Bataan Death March, I keep putting one foot in front of the other hoping to make it to the end. And, really, that's no way to spend what should be an enjoyable time. I hope that my review for the ninth book is more upbeat.
Definitely my least favorite book in the series. Michael Kramer is great as always. I enjoy Kate Reading as well save for a few pronunciations and inflections. I really only recommend this one as a bridge between books 7 and 9.
I enjoy reading and writing. I love fantasy, cyberpunk, and sometimes science fiction. Though I believe if a book is well wrote and compelling, I will probably read it through. I hope to one day write my own fantasy series and a book in the cyberpunk genre.
Its the same narrators as before and they both do a good job as always. My problem is more specifically to do with the actual audible/download.
There was a point in the third part in what the audible classifies as chapter 10 where I jumped what must have been a good 30-40 pages worth of content. I can't remember exactly what was happening before the jump, but suddenly it skipped to an action scene where Min was thrown to the ground and Rand started hunting down his Ashaman. I have no idea what happened in between and redownloading the book in normal and higher quality doesn't seem to fix the issue for me. Luckily, I have a hard copy to go to.
I enjoy the continuation of the story.
No but I'm growing tired of this series.
Rand Parrin and Matt
I wish there was less seemingly unnecessary details .
I loved this series initially - but now i don't know. It's starting to feel the same book after book. Maybe I just need to take a break and come back to it.
I have to agree with many others. The story could be great but the books are full of detail about the clothing each person is wearing (as if you were going to recreate it all on stage) and many people that do not even matter. The story just goes on and on with nothing exciting for so long to grab you. If you took out so much of all the floating around, and condensed the story in about 3-4 books, it would be wonderful.
This was my first download and it was great.
I have the CDs for books 1 to 7 and the quality of this download for book 8 was the same as the CDs.
The only part I did not like was the audible-tag-line at the start of each download. I don't mind them putting it on the first of 3 downloads for this book, but there is no need to put it on each download.