It's alright. Parallels Lord of the Rings in a lot of obvious ways, though some cool characters and ideas make it passable. Narration is also good.
Has the feel of your standard fantasy novel. Some reluctant hero who is the chosen one has to go on some crazy adventure with his buddies to save the world. Not sure if I'll get through the whole series. Just started on the second one. A lot of people are really into this series, and I can see why, but it just didn't hook me like I had hoped.
If you're looking for more hilarious/awesome fantasy readings I would recommend Joe Abercrombie's First Law series (so good). As far as fantasy goes you could do a lot worse than The Eye of the World.
The story is ok, but it is nearly plagaristic in it's "borrowing" from LOTR.
The male narration is weak, like an oompa loompa on helium. Listen to a sample of the audio before purchasing.
Very long, which makes it a good bargain, but there are a lot of yawns between the substance.
I never thought I'd like Sci-Fi/Fantasy type audio books, but after listening to Frank Herbert's Dune books, I immediately began my search in this category. I tried several series, and although they had great readers and were good books, most simply were not written as well as Frank Herbert's Dune books. Even so, listening to these different series ended up being a good thing as my Audible Recommendations began changing. But for this happening (oh, and thank you, Audible), I would not have considered Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time books.
Not only does this series have awesome readers, but the way Robert Jordan writes? Wow! In my eyes, he's up there with Frank Herbert, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Stephen King. I don't necessarily like all of Stephen King's stories, but I do consider him one of the best authors of all-time. Presently, I consider Robert Jordon one of the best authors of all-time, as well! And after listening to Eye of the World? Whoosh! I'm so excited I don't even think I can wait for my next Audible credit! I am totally addicted now!
This is a good long series to get into if you have a lot of time to kill. It kept my interest very strong for the first 5 books...lost me a little bit on the middle books but still very worthwhile. Its not on par with the George RR Martin books but if thats what you are into it will hold you over.
Couldn't stop listening to it. I really enjoyed the people who read the parts. They did a really good job in describing the characters without being too corny. I am onto the next in the series and hope its as good as the last two!
I have read this book three times and this is the first I have ever listened to a book. I must say that I was quite pleased. Listening made me feel closer to the characters and their feelings. The readers were great and captured every moment very well. My hats off.
Fairly entertaining, it can get a bit boring at times, but with an hour commute twice a day there are worse things that you could be listening to.
I wasn't "crazy" about this book as other reviewers are. It was just ok. I'm glad I read it bc it had been on my 'to read' list forever. But now that I have, I don't think I'll go on to read any other books of the series. Perhaps one day, but not any time soon.
Book 1 of the Wheel of Time series shows how the imagination can be amazing. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes magic and excitement.