No, it's extremely long and there are still a lot of books left in the series to finish.
The climax at the end, and the way Mat finally became a whole character.
Yes. They are my two favorite narators. I hear so many people talking about Michael Kramer in a negative way and I don't understand why. He has so many different voices for all the characters. He pauses in the correct places and his voice inflections are perfectly timed. My only knock on both of them is that they read a little slower than I do, but that is no big deal at all. I think they both have a good idea of what Robert Jordan intended his books to be percieved as.
NO WAY!! This book is LOOONNGG.
This book is hard to rate because overall it is a fantastic story with deep characters. The world is alive with politics, good, evil, and everything in between. It has another fantastic climatic ending that really starts to get rolling from 2/3 of the book on. I do have 2 gripes about this series as a whole. First is the fact that a rediculous amount of time is spent talking about stuff in past books and explaining them for someone that might not have read the previous ones. This becomes really annoying. My second gripe is the "in between" stuff. You could read 30 pages in this book and not have a single thing happen. This is however what makes the world so intricate, and the characters so deep. Would I trade it for a shorter version? Probably, but I'll take it like it is for now and move on to the next book with the same excitement that got me this far.
Kate Reading and Michael Kramer are excellent but I feel like this is the slowest moving story ever written. I see almost no difference between this book and the previous two and can't imagine why 10 more books are needed in the series.
Lets you focus on the content and I use the books to travel and it keeps your mind active .
I don't know what to say about this book other than wow! Great plot development and a very crutial part of the whole series. Do not miss this book if you're at all interested in the series.
This is a review of the audiobook version, not the book itself. I don't know whether Audio Renaissance or Audible are responsible, but the chapter breaks in this recording do not correspond with the chapters in the book. This makes the audio virtually unusable if you are reading parts as well as you go.
Engineer in business school. I appreciate every genre but find business/professional reading and epic fantasy best suited to audio format.
The narrators do a great job of bringing the book to life and giving each character a voice. Loial the Ogier is my favorite. Well written and well read book, great for a long road trip. I like to listen to books while I clean but this one was so engrossing I often found my self just sitting, absorbed in the story.
I truly enjoy Robert Jordan's descriptive and immersive writing style. Rather than finding the slow start as a slight draw back to this book I found it to enhance the diverse character development and to help build a greater attachment to the story and the fantasy world in which the characters exist.
Unlike the previous two books, I found the dual narrators to work very well here, alternating based on the perspective from which the story was being told. I am thoroughly enjoying this series and look forward to continuing on!
Lots of detail. I was thinking I would have to listen to the earlier ones again, because the author seems to give little clues about future happenings and I missed details that become important later.
The series reminds me of the Eragon series, but of course, this came 1st.
Loyal the ogear(spelling?) is my favorite, because he is unlike any character I have read about before.
Once you read(listen) to the 1st book, you get hopelessly addicted to the series!