I probably would not listen to it again, unless I decided to go through the entire series again.
The pacing is similar to the five books before this.
Yes, I've listened to the prior books. The readers' performan is very similar, and I'm finally getting used to the voices. Initially I was very unhappy with Michael Kramer's rendition of Rand's voice - it sounded too Midwestern to my ears.
Nothing really stands out.
What can I add to the many reviews here? This series continues to be one of the best ever. The story does begin to slow down a bit here though. While all the charterers seemed to be constantly moving and achieving goals in the first four books, they mostly remain pat in this one. The story is broadened though, and there is still a big ending.
Nothing to complain about here. I loved it.
Details, Details, Details
Read and see. Everything is good.
Great read and great Listen as well.
First of all, I love the narrations of Kate Reading & Micheal Kramer. Well done once again. My interest in this series was lagging a bit and it was getting harder to listen to but this book started picking it back up. By the end of book 6, I was fired up and ready for the next book! After a slight lag with book 5, this one makes a great comeback. Not the best book in the series but one of the better.
I've thoroughly enjoyed each of the books in the series prior to this one. However, for a book titled, "Lord of Chaos", there isn't much happening. The first sixteen hours has exactly one thing happen that moves the story forward, and that only takes about ten minutes. Like another reviewer said, he repeats characteristics over and over, and frequently goes into nauseating details that neither enrich your perception of the world he has created nor do they advance the story.
It seems like Jordan wandered through this one, and I can't help but wonder if it seemed more boring because of the absence of two of the main characters that exited in the previous book.
Like the other books in the series, the readers are fantastic.
In a series as large as the Wheel of Time there's going to have to storyline maintenance and setup to advance the plot and the majority of this book is that. In the first three quarters of this book, there's nothing major going on. Hang in there however, it does hit the fan at the end. This is still a good book, in a great series, but I found myself getting frustrated wondering if it was going to pick up. When it finally did, I thought it was well worth the set up and I hope you will too.
ELLE aka PlantCrone of the Great Pacific Northwest. I enjoy almost every genre-S/F, Action, Biographies and Histories & Romance
Urged by my daughter I've spent much of the past month involved with this series. Staying up late, falling asleep listening (thank the Light for the iPad sleep settings and bookmarks).
As complicated as this book is, with it's thousands of characters it's quite light on character development. I agree with many that the major arcana (protagonists) are shallowly developed.....the most involved I've gotten is with the Aiel (I'm listening-this is most likely spelled wrong-haven't seen it written out) as a society.
If you're looking for something to keep you busy-say you're recovering from some surgery or have a lot of traveling to do or are-like me-retired and get to do what you want whenever you want then I suggest this...but beware...it's a commitment.
5 stars is i love and i will read agani and again. 1 is i hate and i never want to hear about it ever again. YES = :))) - NO= :'(
I thought i would write a review anyways, even that it is 8 years or so late :D
This book was really really good, loved all the new characters, and loved how many things will happen caused by many things from this book...
already loading the 7th book to listen to it.
honestly the most thing i liked here is the gathering of a lot of the characters with the dragon, and a lot of laughs i had in this book... can't really write down what i liked here, because for those who didn't read the book yet, i don't want to spoil it to you..
after i read the last book i will re-read the whole series again.
Edge of you seat, because your living the book. So much here that you can relate to...
These books are turning into a soap opera with drama unrelated to the story. It appears the author's goal was to make sure he wrote as many books as he could.