I don't write reviews, but this series is worth it. At this point I've listened to the whole 14 book series twice, and the first few books three or four times while I waited for credits to get the next. They are expensive, because they are very long. Think of the time invested in reading this! And then listening and editing.
I started re-listening to this series in March last year, and I didn't finish until September or October. I did listen to a few other books in the middle somewhere. And it's worth listening to again! I recently started at the beginning again and I keep noticing new details and laughing about new things because I know what's coming. This series is excellent. The writing suburb, the storytelling, the narration, the continuity, all very well done. Pretty much every question is answered in the end. It's a lot of fun. At this point the characters are like old friends.
The one thing that kinda bugs me though is Perrin Aybara. He starts out as an intelligent, responsible, self contained, tough character that is the recipe for an awesome hero, that ends up spending whole books refusing to accept his role, responsibilities and potential, until the bitter end when he finally pulls his head out just far enough to do what is needed. It's kinda confusing turning the most responsible one of the lot into a winer and having him waste his potential. I think perhaps Mr. Jordan did it because he had the potential to outshine the main character. It certainly doesn't ruin the series though! It is just the one frustration that I have.
I love how, as you listen, the words paint a picture in your mind and then fill it with great characters and dialog. If you have the time, this series is great! Get it.
I am already a big fan of the WoT series and Robert Jordan. I am happy to say that apart from a few pronunciations of words or people's names, I was happy to listen to this audio version. The main narrator did a wonderful job is creating separate and unique voices for each character. I did have a hard time with the female narrator as she did a poor job at pronunciation and convincing me of the emotions being experienced by her characters. I have always read Nyneave as having a very forceful attitude and confident yet adolescent way of speech. Unfortunately the female narrator left her too plane Jane for me to be convinced of Nyneave's authority as a woman much less a Wisdom. So one star for that. I would have preferred the main narrator be the only narrator.
now I have started the epic tale of the wheel of time. I hope that I will like it as mutch as my friends.
good book if you like epic fantasy.
I love this series. every time a new book was released I'd re-read the entire series. now I'm buying and listening to the audible versions. I'm impressed with narrators so far. I sincerely recommend this series.
The build up was slow but necessary. Another persons review complained about the overly descriptive nature of the book. What an interesting story!
I can't wait until the next one!
Robert Jordan in his prime! A well written and even better read introduction to The Wheel of Time. New reader and old fans alike will be thrilled by the excellent performance and gripping story that Mr. Jordan tells here.