this is a great series with depth in Wonderland so many different people play such unique and diverse roles no one person or sex has any more favors in the story then another for they all intermingle together
I have read this series multiple times and listened to the series even more. This is the beginning of an amazing journey. It I great stress relief to get lost in these amazing characters. My daughter was a bit too young to read these books when we started listening, but because of them, she has fallen in love with reading. Now she reads them whenever she as a chance.
I love the characters. That is what kept me coming back... they become old friends after a few books.
They are both amazing. Because of these books I have looked up others narrated by them.
Even though it is fantasy, I was able to relate from the beginning. Growing up in a small town then going out to experience the world is disconcerting enough.... this story has the added evil element. It certainly leaves real life looking much easier.
I began this journey when I was confined to bed in a hospital pregnant with my daughter. I was 35 and that was near enough 12 years ago. Trust me when I say you are never too old to appreciate these writings.
Great epic fantasy
Perrin- I read this book the first time when I was 12. I was and am (at 35) perrin
Bland, Stiff, ehh
Pronunciation of words differed from narrator to narrator. The music over the end of the book was EXTREMELY annoying and irritating.If a book and a narrator are not enough to create an enjoyable experience then someone has missed the mark. Please don't ruin the end of a story with overpowering music. Audible- keep up the great work and get some David Gemmell books on here ASAP :)
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.