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.
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 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...
I would probably not listen to this again until they fix the repeat issue on some of the tracks. I did not like how they split the book into several 5 to 10 minute clips, instead of each chapter being an actual chapter. While listening some of the tracks would have repeats of about 10 seconds of dialog. I rewound these tracks a couple of times to make sure it was not a glitch on my devise and it was actually part of the audio download. It was quite annoying after the 10th time this happened.
Anyone listening this book is likely already addicted to the series. While the recording quality is poor and the editing apparently nonexistent, at least the two narrators have agreed on name pronunciations and have decided to be consistent this time around. But the story is the reason to put up with such blatant incompetence.
The repetitions are annoying, distracting, and a clear indication that whoever was in charge of editing this audio book was an idiot.
This is a very popular series. It should be re-edited or even re-recorded to correct the editing issues. There's just no excuse for such shoddy work being sold.
Yes, the story is well written and well performed.
The editing was not well done. Several times each chapter, the story would repeat 4-5 seconds. This happened no matter which device I was listening with.
The story is what I've come to expect from the last three of the WoT series. Plots, sub-plots and not a lot of real action. Whatever. I'm 20 years invested in the series.
But the huge disappointment is the audio. How is Audible charging $40 for this crap of an excuse for an audio book? I like the narrators, but the audio has no place being in a Best Seller like this. I thought it was my device at first, so I deleted and re-downloaded twice. The audio has been arbitrarily split into 253 (yes 253!!!) chapters with odd breaks, 15-second repeats and a feeling like there's something missing between long pauses. This is extremely disappointing. Thinking I might get my money back on this one. It is nearly un-listenable.
The book and story are great...I find that sometimes Audible app via Android will repeat what it just said 10 seconds before. It will rewind and repeat just once the past 10 second or so section. It does it once a day and I listen to about 1-2hrs a day.