if you listen to the books in order you will be unable to denie that this is a master piece of a story. The characters are deep and the story is rich in forshadow for the rest of the saga. The development of the story and characters is very well done and the classic story of good vs evil is superbly told through these books.
I have no regret at getting completely lost in this amazing story, and you won't either. My other favorites are: Eragon, Elantris, Out of the Silent Planet, and some non-sci-fi like: Jeffrey Archer, Dickens, Austen, etc. So if you liked any of those, I bet you will like these books. Let the story wrap you up, it takes a while, trust me though, when I say half way through the first book you'll be hooked! Enjoy!
Another great work from Jordan as he continues the story of Rand and his friends from the Two Rivers. Jordan's style, which is rich and evocative, is brought to life with great reading and character representation from the narrators.
Rand is going at it again but this time he finds that life can hand you a different hand. keep you ears open because you never know what you will hear.
I found myself wanting in this third book of Jordan's Wheel of Time series. I wish we could have spent more time with certain characters rather then others, which is just taste on my part. As well as, spend less time focusing on what women think of men and how men don't understand, or vice-versa. This concept is mentioned previously in the series, but truly ground into you in this tale.
Otherwise, I found the story-telling like no other as always. Robert Jordan truly had a gift.
I'm on to book four, yep, I'm invested into this series, book 3 is defenetly worth listening to book 2. The first two books are just a launching point for the series. I don't think the series really sets its own tone until book three, which I enjoyed.
I love this book. It has my favorite chapter in all the books, when Matt lays the smack down on Gaywn and Galad at the same time in Tar Valon.
I read this book a while back and it became one of my favorites, but now that I have listened to it, I don't remember why it was my favorite. Now that I think about it, I think it was Shadow Rising that has the good parts. I can say that the book does get better near the end. Michael Kramer does a fine job of narrating the book and I would have preferred if it was just him. Kate Reading narration is not bad but all her male parts sound odd and her female parts sound the same. None the less, listening to the book is still rather enjoyable.
I read and enjoyed the first 2 books of the series and was looking forward to reading them all. After this one, I am stopping. This book could not have been any slower. It was like listening to a 100 year old man tell a story, going off on countless tangents that serve no purpose to the main story. Every time they enter a town do we really need to know what colour their shoes, socks, hats, and undergarments are? Dow we really care what kind of exports they have and why their fishery dried up 80 years ago? I kept waiting for these pointless observations to have meaning later and they did not. This story was 4 hours of average content surrounded by over 20 hours of filler. Very disappointing.