I have loved this series for over 15 years now, reading and rereading all the books. I love that it is an audio book now. I didn't understand the switching off between the male versus female narrator, didn't make much sense to me. The male narrator was excellent in his inflections and interpretations of the characters voices. I felt like I was in the book with the characters!
I would recommend this to anyone that is looking for a new series to read!!
I hated to have to pause the book for anything! Or for anyone... Kate Reading and Michael Kramer, are excellent at importing the essence of Jordan"s genius"!
21. Fantasy Nut. College Student. Food. Books. What more could you need?
So so so so so so so so sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo good.
A reluctant, slightly awkward hero. That's GINGER. THERE'S A DARK ONE. A very subtle but heart breaking romance. BROSHIP. Kickass females. Kickass powerful woman- as in women using magic because WOMEN HAVE THE POWER. A romance that's not really a romance. Fantastic characters. And adventure. A LOT of adventure.
I loved this book. I think I'm going to love this series. A definite favorite of the year, a possible all time favorite (give me some time to sit on it).
Also SUPES EXCITED BECAUSE BRANDON SANDERSON FINISHED THE SERIES (RIP Robert Jordan) AND HE IS MY BOYYYY. I love Robert Jordan's writing though.
This is the series that reshaped fantasy after Tolkien so it almost feels like I'm reading a relic of sorts. Fantasy as a genre is a circle of themes, tropes and plot (with each author making it theirs) but this one kinda feels like the original. Of course there's some Tolkien in there, but Robert Jordan was a force to be reckoned with.
I love this book.
Started Audible to listen while I did work in my 5.5 acre yard. Now, I listen all the time. My TV is now only on when company is at my home.
I grew up with these books. Robert Jordan taught me what it is to be a man. I've read this book more than 20 times, and listened to it at least seven. We feel like Rand. We try to be Perrin. But, in the end, we all Mat at heart.
The first paragraph of the first chapter (all books in the series have a derivative version of this paragraph immediately following the prologue)
I've done it. Missed work, and spent the day in tears. Good tears.
This first book of the wheel of time series, like the series in general, starts a bit slow and confusingly, but does a great job picking up the pace as it goes on. Just began my second listening to this audiobook, and am looking forward to getting lost in the world and characters again.
This is the first listen of either of the readers for me. They both read well and the fluctuations for different characters helped get to know the characters better. It's just odd, after to listening to a man read for chapter upon chapter, to suddenly hear a woman's voice and then later still to have a mans voice reappear.
This is a great set of book from Robert Jordan, that are very enjoyable to listen to, and I'm sure you will enjoy them.