I can't stand how they pronounce the same character names differently, and inconsistently!
Terrible recording quality, every hour or so it repeats the last 30 seconds of audio. A quirk once, a minor annoyance 2 or 3 times, but constantly?! Where was the editor on this one?
Absolutely. Now that I've listened to all the audio books, I couldn't go back to print because Kate Reading and Michael Kramer have the voices so embedded in my brain.
Too hard to answer when they change so much over the course of the series. In this book, I'd have to pick Matt, but that changes from book to book.
They do great on all the books. It's nice to have such solid performers throughout an entire series.
I can't stop listening to this book. I've found extra chores to do around the house just so I can keep my ipod on and keep listening.
Something is up with this audio however. Every so often, a couple of sentences repeat themselves. It's not too often to be annoying but definitely quite noticeable when listening. Maybe it's the beginning of each new chapter? I don't know but it makes the listener stop and think, "Wait! Didn't I just hear that part? Did I miss something? Why is it repeating?" Then it moves past the repeat and you realize that it was just those couple of sentences. This only happened occasionally in the other books, way more often in this book. Does not detract too much from the enjoyment of the book or the series however.
Good editing! I can't believe the "chapters" in this book are only 6-7 minutes long and havve nothing to do with the real chapters. Unnecessary silences as a result.And why are there several "repetitions" where the narrators just repeat the last one/two sentences??? Didn't anybody at the editor listen to the book?This is the first time I am considering asking my money back and buying the paper or ereader version...It seems that at a certain moment this book even had a "lost chapter" (27). I am not there yet but so upset about the audio editing that I just had to write this review now.First audible book where I consider asking my money back...
Yes, I am reading the series and do not plan to give up. Strange question to ask someone who is currently reading book 9 .
The readers are good and the same as always BUT THE AUDIO EDITING NEEDS SERIOUS IMPROVEMENT.- As long as the editing is not fixed, put a remark about the faulty editing next to the book and give it cheaper or for free.- get rid of the repetitions- make real audio chapters, not 6-7 minutes chunks with annoying silences in between.I really would like to see a reaction from audible on this...
Huhe disappointment with the audio editing. Spoils the fun of listening to the book and makes me seriously doubt my next book will come from Audible!
I think I ranted enough in the other paragraphs.
Enjoy sci-fi & fantasy. Yet not horror.
Yes, the editing and the insipid dialogue. How many predictable stupid times can they drink the tea!
The snow. It was such a guy fantasy to have his 3 happy wives!
Narrators are fine... but really the editing and no one has fixed it and updated us? What a rip off!
Fix the audio, please.
I agree with previous reviewers. The audio on this book is not the quality one might expect. There are too many areas where it seems there is a "skip". Audible should revisit the editing on this book.
I love the story and the performers are very good.
I love the ending of this book, it is in my opinion the one of the most if not the most important event in the series.
BUT WHAT THE HELL IS UP WITH ALL THE REPEATING!!??
There are at least 20 places where 10-20 seconds are repeated. Very annoying. PLEASE FIX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
FIX THE REAPEATING!!!!!!!!!!!
enjoying the storyline although most of the main female characters are annoying and "wool headed"
Aviendha, she is strong and very likable
Kate Reading and Michael Kramer did such and awesome job narrating it is too hard to choose a favorite character based on their performance but if pressed, I would choose Rand and Aviendha.
So.. as I was listening several lines were duplicated so I would listen to the same line a couple times before the story would progress... kind of annoying but manageable.
I agree with a previous reviewer's headline: Editors on Crack.
The number of repeats and excessive pauses is unacceptable. I am very surprised this deliverable has not been reissued.
a lovely slog
the detail that went into all events
something for everyone
it was long but all the books of this series are you have to get through the parts /characters you don't like but it has something for everyone. you can get lost in the story or be critical but it makes you think.