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.
There's lots of sentences that are repeated. I've seen this happen sometimes before when going from one part to another, or occasionally there's a "please turn over cassette" and a sentence repeated after, but I'm only around 2 hours in and I've already heard three sentence repeats! This needs to be re-edited and re-released.
If there was a decent editor. I like these narrators, though they've annoyed me from the first book with their inability to understand some of the sentences they're reading and pronouncing words--English words--correctly. But that is the editor's fault, not the narrators'. More frustrating, this book has MANY moments where second cuts weren't removed, or maybe it's where the CDs went together. Completely takes you out of the story. And the chapters are SO frustrating.
All it needs is for someone to recut it, not reread, but to remove those spots.
They don't always know how to pronounce English phrases, or emphasis. It's as though they don't really understand what is going on at some points, but the real problem is the editing. I'm PRAYING the next book will not be so awful.
Disappointment. It's crap for an audiobook.
I have only been through the first of the 3 parts of this book, and I have not noticed long pauses or audible sounds other than the readers. I DO notice the repeated sections, which gets a little annoying. It is usually 1 sentence repeated, and I have counted around 8-10 occurrences in the first part. It is not THAT bad, but c'mon, we are paying for this, fix it!
The book is good so far, and the readers are EXCELLENT! =)
each bring something to tha table
both are the voices that bring the book alive!
You get cought up and swept along with events
great job on the books thank You
I have ready the Wheel of Time series 3 times now. However, listening to Michael Kramer and Kate Reading narrating the story has made it come so much more alive. I find that there are details that I missed when reading the book(s) that come out when listening to them. Both Michael and Kate do a marvelous job with the characters, helping you to get to know them even better.
I highly recommend that you start with Book 1 (The Eye of the World), and listen to the whole series. The prequel (New Spring) can be inserted at any point between the first few volumes. Start at the beginning and work your way through them all, you won't be disappointed.
This is a very enjoyable listening experience, and I can't wait to get to the next volume.