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.
For the first time with the Wheel of Time, I'm not sure. As other reviewers have stated, there are plenty of audio editing issues that hinder the enjoyment of the book and (if you're like me) if you enjoy switching between the book and the audiobook, it's pretty much impossible here. Instead of putting the break points at the end of each chapter, they're scattered randomly throughout the text, and there's no way to find your place.
Without any spoilers, there are numerous major events that happen that have been foreshadowed since the beginning of the series, and it's great to see it all line up. The climax is tense and earth-shattering. The Wheel keeps turning, but in this book it's turning a bit faster.
Reading and Kramer are in fine form once again as the "voices" of Wheel of Time, and they continue to impress with their nuanced performances.
Once I made it to about page 200, everything kicked into a higher gear, and it was hard to tear myself away. That said, it would take more than a full 24-hour day to listen to it, so I had to be satisfied with spreading it out a little.
Audible, fix the formatting, and you've got another winner.
I've really enjoyed working through this story. in this book I was annoyed by the editing of the audio. A number of times the story skipped back a few sentences and repeated itself. other than that I enjoyed it a lot and can't wait to finish the series
Throughout the audio portion the story would repeat 30 seconds of the story; at least 20 sections. It was like it was highlighting the start of sections.
All of it. I am in love with this story. While there are parts I would change, it is mostly the writing style. People smooth their skirts, still, a LOT.
The issue I had is not with the story itself, but the audio. Parts of the story jumped back 30 seconds. I thought my players was messed up. And then it would go silent for about 5 seconds in the middle of a speech. While I could figure out the missing word(s), it was really annoying. I have not had that performance with any other book. It was odd.