I'd recommend this book, because despite the occasional repeated phrase or overly long pause, the two readers give a great performance. At it's worst, it is on par with your husband or wife reading to you on a car trip. At it's best, you feel as if you are watching a reading in person by the author himself. In front of a fireplace.
How much the other characters in the novel are brought into the main story. This book, so far, seems very much like a method to flesh out the other characters in the story and bring their parts ready to close. Some might not like it, but an epic like this should not be rushed, and I find this to be wonderful to listen to.
Elayne being summoned to become Aviendha's near-sister. The political mess she was dealing with at the time was enough to confuse anyone, but to see that it all came to a stop when this intimate matter came up was heart-warming.
A great deal of chuckling, and feelings of pride at the actions of some of the characters. Trying to understand how Perrin feels about Faile, particularly when he decides to treat her more firmly, is quite touching.
Great book, I just wish the recording was a bit cleaner. Overall I love the readers, and the occasional repeated phrases do get my attention, but it doesn't break my enjoyment.
I was surprised at how much I enjoyed listening to this book...much more than I remember liking it reading it when it first came out. But there are some serious editing problems with this audiobook. The readers are excellent but many times throughout the book, several lines will repeat and it really takes you out of the story. I've listened to books that had an occassional glitch and you just move on but with the number of times this happened it just got annoying after a while.
I have enjoyed this story thus far and i am sure to like the rest. plenty going to keep you interested. although ocationaly when they jump to different characters and their story line i get a little messed up for a bit.
recording seems to be messed up. breaks and pauses thru the whole book. and every now and then it loops back a line or 2.
I LOVE books. And dogs & quilting & beading & volunteering.
MY personal opinion---you can skip both books 9 and 10 and miss very little. I'm seriously thinking of looking for an abridged version because I kept falling asleep during these 2 books (and had really weird dreams too) and just didn't go back and play it again,Sam.
I got so confused that I wrote a review for this book but posted it to Book 10 and it didn't really make any difference.
A few high points aren't worth the never ending taverns, battles and trite writing.
By this time, one would thing the main characters had developed-theres been the space to do it, but I feel I know more about -for example-Thom than Rand- and Avendah (sorry I don't have the books so I don't know the spellings) than Elayne.
My daughter just finished the last book and says the wait is worth the pain-but she read/listened to the books over 15 years and not in one fell swoop,like I am.
contains several segments where the audio will repeat the last few minutes. this is a flaw in the recording itself. it is just common enough to kill the book's momentum, and this one is all about it's momentous ending that resolves one of The Wheel of Time's major conflicts.
The book was good but the editing was absolutely terrible. The other reviews are 100% correct. The team needs to have this book redone from scratch. It skips, repeats sections, and the whispersync doesn't line up with what is being said. In some cases it can be pages off!
A lot of story progression in this book but the author way over described inconsequential things in the story. Sometimes these help build a picture in your mind but the over use of detail is numbing at times.
Love the narrators! The skipping wasn't their fault and I always enjoy listening to them.
Performance was great as always, but story was quite glitchy- I lost count of the times the story would play a passage twice in a row- short passages always -15 to 20 seconds. But became quite annoying. Happened more than 20 times
Over all it was great. I was a little annoyed that near the end of some chapters the recording would go back 30 seconds to a minute and repeat.