You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” ― C.S. Lewis
MAT REALLY COMES INTO HIS OWN IN THIS VOLUME.
MATT'S ESCAPE FROM TAR VALONE.
THIS IS THEIR BEST.
LET ME SEE, I'VE READ THIS BOOK SEVERAL TIMES. MY ORIGINAL THOUGHTS WERE OF WONDER. A VERY BEAUTIFUL WORLD BUT I DIDN'T CRY. I WALKED WITH THE DRAGON, I GAMBLED WITH MATT I STOOD ON THE HIGHTS OF TEAR. THEN I FELL BACK INTO REALLITY AND STARTED WAITING FOR THE NEXT BOOK
ONWARD TO THE SHADOW RISING
I consider the audio edition of The Dragon Reborn better than the printed edition. In my younger days I tried to read this series but stopped around book 6. I got bored trying to keep up with the characters and all the details the author put into each book. Each book was bringing new characters that were important to the story. The audio edition has made it much to keep up with all the characters and enjoy the details in each book. The actors using so many different but distinct voices for each of the characters has made the series come to life.
I would recommend this book if someone was looking for a epic story to read that will keep them entertained for months if not years. This book in particular is a great bridge for building characters and the change of Rand from country boy to the Dragon Reborn.
I love the voices of Loial and Mat Cauthon. They capture with the essence of each character. Loial speech has measured and thought fully paced with a deep base which is exactly what an Ogier would embody. Mat Cauthon's characteristic of being responsible but yet not wanting the responsibility can be heard in the phrases and tones used. His quick wit and fun loving personality comes through in the annotation and inflection used for his voice.
There were some scenes centered around Perrin and his decisions concerning being a blacksmith as well as his growing relationship with Faile that would often either make me laugh or want to cry.
WoT owns all.
This entire series is the best fantasy series ever created. The characters are amazing as well as the story. The length of each book is awesome as well as the amount of books in the series.
In this book it would have to be Rand and nothing from Kate Reading. The woman in the first handful of books in this series are horrible selfish people.
Get every book in the series. If you can get over the fact that the men in this book are all whipped and never speak up for themselves you will enjoy it!
I love reading and I love Audible. Their fantasy and Sci-Fi selection is excellent!
These books are one of my favorite fantasy series of all time. Can't wait for the finale!
Well written storey. Good performance. I have read 4 storeys in this series and it is the same conclusion in three of the four storeys. The good guys get more powerful weapons and magic as the storey progresses and then they face the same bad guys in the end of every storey. They win and the bad guys escape and they hunt them in the next book. This series should have concluded in 3 or 4 books, instead of 14. The author has gone on and on with a successful series rather than the concluding the storey. The other thing that I have not liked about the series is the inequality between the sexes. The women in the storey constantly speak down to the men and show no respect. There should be more equality in the way that the men and women are written. I believe in equality of the sexes and this storey does not follow that premise.
I love learning thru books, about life, people and ways to be better. My best listen so far? The Power of Now, have a good listen!
I love this series, what can I say. I rather hear about Rand, Perrin and Matt. The parts with more women caracter somehow seam to me less interesting. In any case, the story continues to be amazing, and specially Michael Kramer narrating is some of the best I have ever heard.
Yes. The story is fast paced and Kate Reading and Michael Kramer are amazing!
Yes. Same excellence as I always expect from them.
Yes! Once the last novel is added in January of 2013 i plan to go back through the whole series when its relatively fresh in my mind so i can re-experience its fulfilling story again.
As with nearly all the WoT series the endings are the best.
Near the ending when a dead person is attempted to be brought back from the dead, kind of choked me up a little.
As with the whole series. you need to start from the beginning,
I disagree with other reviewers who said book three was slow. I thought book 3 was more entertaining than the first two books. The build up to the end was well planned and connected. The book is not predictable. The characters have become well liked friends. The two readers are great the story would not be the same with out them.
I love the way the story keeps flowing from one book to the next in the series. This is the third and yet it doesn't loose any of its great characteristics as the first had. Always keeps me going.
The way Rand has changed, and how Perin is adjusting to his inevitible contact with the wolves and the way the lives of the main characters seem to be interconnected even if they are in different locations.
All of it really
The title of the book.