Great story. Made me want to read the next. The second narrator made things confusing especially with different pronunciations of names.
One other nit. After the book, there was an interview with the author Robert Jordan. He stated he wanted to write a book that was different then Tolkien. Jordan said that Tolkien characters were not reluctant to go on adventure. Contrary to what he said, I remember Bilbo being very reluctant. OK, I said it was nit:-)
Not unless the following books in the series get a lot better. There was so much of this book that felt like it was right out of Tolkein - the guide-who-is-really-a-king is the most egregious example.
My personal preference is for one narrator throughout the book; it was very jarring to suddenly change voices for what, a chapter or two? Kate's performance was fine, it just seemed unnecessary to have someone else reading those chapters, just because they were from a women's POV. (I'd probably care differently if those chapters actually read like a woman's POV and not as a man guessing at how a woman thinks, but we can't have everything.)
My books are water; those of the great geniuses are wine; (fortunately) everybody drinks water. - Mark Twain
I've always shied away from fantasy, instead I'm a sci fi fan. Well, Ive heard alot about this series and Robert Jordan, thought I'd give it a try. The outcome is this is not my genre. I know fantasy fans highly regard Jordan, but I just couldn't get into it.
I find that in my opinion the audio books are better then the written as long as the narrators are good and that the quality is good. to me its like a Gleeman (story teller) regaling you with an amazing tale from a far off land ^_^
Everyone has heard of books that you just can't put down, well this was one for me. I would spend half my commute each day listening to this book and had to almost force myself to get out of my car once I got home because I was so pulled into the story.
I am excited for the rest of the series. Hopefully it will have some more detail about the history and where all the different creatures came from.