Robert Jordan, may he rest in peace, has woven a rich world and a rich story that combines action and fantasy with rich narrative that immerses the reader into his story. listening to it, the reader/listener will feel as though they travel alongside the characters, much like the Lord of the rings. newer fantasy readers will see correlations between this and newer fantasy novels, such as eragon, but the eye of the world was the forst, and is a must read.
Good story in some ways, but it's very long. Some good performances, especially from the male voice artist.
In my early teens I devoured the Wheel of Time voraciously. My appetite for Robert Jordan and his story was insatiable and as I waited for the next book to be released I reread the previous books in the series. As time passed I drifted away from this masterpiece, then I saw it on Audible, and my flaming passion has been rekindled. Thank you Robert Jordan and may you rest in peace, sheltered by the Light, and far from the clutches of the Dark.
If you like long fantasies, this is as Tolkeinesk as I've found. I do wish the author would have given a bit more personality to the characters. I'm definitely going to continue the series. Can't wait for book two!
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I have been an avid reader all my life. Because it's become necessary to wear readers to see print, I mostly listen to audiobooks now. Sometimes a bad narrator will ruin a good book. This is definitely not the case with this one. Michael Kramer is incredible! He does the voices of so many different characters, and each one is discernible from the other. He actually does the female voices better than the the female narrator, in my opinion. As for the book itself, it is very good, but sometimes hard to follow. I am listening to it for the second time, the first time being about 3 years ago, and I still get lost sometimes. Nonetheless, I do recommend it, and will be getting the rest of the series.