I rate as follows: 5 Stars = Loved it. 4 Stars = Really liked it. 3 Stars = Liked it. 2 Stars = Didn't like it. 1 Star = Hated it.
I love this book. I love this series. Mostly I like the 2 narrators; the format is great, but through the series they will often mispronounce names for many books and then change to the right name, and it can be confusing.
Anyway, I give this book 5 stars for the story, but the editing was all messed up. Over and over again chunks of the story will just loop back to repeat again. It's really irritating. That being said, I'd still 100% recommend the book - I just really hope at some point they fix the editing. It's a popular enough series that I think it's worth doing.
maybe, someone needs to take the time to listen to the story and fix the 10+ errors where the story has repeating segments, as if someone took a taped copy of the story and just spliced it together without removing the overlapping segments from the many tape sides.
I would say, but it would be a story spoiler.
They both read aloud quit well, it would be nicer if Michael would read the guy arts and Kate read all the women parts. It is a bit confusing when they both read the same character different inflections and tones.
Female, Military Background, Mother, Wife. Enjoys Science, Medicine (in particular viruses and diseases).
I am highly non-plussed. Why the heck has this been a problem that has been NOTED for 5 years? That is unacceptable.
The editing was horrible. There are 253 "chapters" in this audio book. Some "chapter" breaks occur where they should while other occur mid conversation. The absolute worst part is that there are at least 15+ occurrences of repeated content (10-20 seconds each time) and it's not just within different "chapters". I hope the so called "editor" of the audiobook does his/her job better for the remaining books because this is beyond ridiculous!
I am committed to the series but will be calling audible for a partial reimbursement of money due to the DISTRACTING audio. repeated lines are what screw it up.... there is no way they had anybody listen to the recording because it repeats itself in certain chapters to the point of annoyance...
the reading was wonderful as always
the editing was worse then auful !!
an example "i cannot say what customs will be kept of abandoned.... i cannot say what customs will be kept or abandoned but..." and the thought continues finishing the sentence
I own all of this series on audiobook. For some reason this one has a multitude of audio editing errors that most of the others do not. In at least a dozen places, a sentence is repeated in quick succession. This does not take away from the story, it is just an oddity when you hear it. It is excellent that the same audiobook talents/readers were hired for all of the books and this is one of the most exciting editions.
I don't know what happened to Robert Jordan during this period of his writing, but for some reason his writing style changed from verbs to mostly adjectives. He goes into great detail in describing a characters clothing and appearance,but the characters have very little action anymore. I feel cheated. Major event happens like this. Ten pages describing what the characters were wearing. Major event starts...major character passes out. When major character wakes up, major event is finished, but we get ten more pages on how disheveled his clothing is. I feel like Jordan took the last 25% of the series plot, divided in to five books, then filled the blank pages with adjectives so as to stretch it out to sell more books. Hopefully some day, someone will condense the last five books into one book that it should have been.