Incredible story... my favorite in the Wheel of Time series so far. Both of the readers do an amazing job. They're a pleasure to listen too. The story is about as epic as a fantasy gets but its constructed on a real and tangible plane that only Jordan can achieve. Bravo.
I loved the first three books of The Wheel of Time but then started to get really bored with each successive book. It has taken on average about a year and a half to read each of the next two novels and gave up on Lord of Chaos halfway through after a year and a half.
But I hate leaving anything undone and thought I'd try the audio version. The audio version was a lot better than the hard copy version. I actually now plan to finish the series using the audio versions.
I have loved this book series for many years. It is a cult classic and a great sci fi fantasy series. I read everyday and I am now listening to the whole series again. I love this series and even the new book written by another author after Robert Jordan died.
I was introduced to the works of Robert Jordan about 17 yrs ago when I picked up a copy of The Dragon Reborn. Once I started reading, I couldn't put it down. He has a way of incorporating the reader into the story. His writing style has a way of making you feel as though you are experiencing the story firsthand. Truly compelling as I have a compilation of 1-13 of the Wheel of Time in PDF form. Now I intend to collect them all on audio form.
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there are a LOT of characters in this episode. I found it confusing to try to follow all of the different splits and interactions. I loved the parts about Perryn and Faile, and Mat and Rand and Min. All great! And of course Iguaine and Elayne and Ninive. It wasn't those characters that were confusing it was all of the others that are introduced or reintroduced. As always, the readers are great, and when I got to the end I wished it wasn't over.
I thoroughly enjoyed all of the books in this series up until the sixth one. This one. As another person well put, it is very slow, and the detail is very overwhelming. I hope it gets better in the seventh one. I cant just quit now. This book, however, should have been done in maybe 5 chapters at most.
I have read the entire series (up to book 11 as of this writing) and this is the best book of the series by far. Primarily because it has the best ending chapter (Chapter 55: The Last Chapter) of ANY book of ANY series I have ever read! The audiobook version even made it better!!
Great series to listen to on audiobooks. A HUGE dissappointment that book 8 "The Path of Daggers", in the middle of the series, does not appear to be available for download. I didn't realize this until book 7. Other complaint is I wish they had only one reader, the 2 different voices used back and forth in different chapters are very distracting, at least the readers are reasonably good though. I should say more good things regarding this series because I have enjoyed it so much however I will wait until book 8 is available before purchasing anymore.
Great continuation of the series, lots of building up of the plot. This book seemed to be the calm before the storm, there wasnt as much action as the others but all of the maneuvering and scheming was very intriguing. The calm is broken, though, before the end in a surprising outcome. The characters change even more in this book, and seem to be turning into what they were truly destined to be. As with the other books, the narration is outstanding (those two seriously deserve a raise). Try to make this one last though, the next book (crown of swords)doesn't come out until october.