...but this version of the audiobook, at least, turns me right off from listening as opposed to reading. The characters are well enough written, what I would expect from Brandon Sanderson (and honestly better than Jordan's exasperating caricatures), and the story is classic fantasy comfort food, but the narration is only bearable when Michael Kramer has a go at it. Kate Reading is terribly distracting with an upward lilt to almost every sentence, whether it be question or declaration or musing or anything. I will be specifically avoiding anything with her name on it in the future.
No from Robert Jordan, as his characters are thick-headed gender stereotypes and his pacing is mediocre at best. Yes from Brandon Sanderson, as he comes up with interesting stories and I like the people he puts in them.
Michael Kramer was fine, but in the case of the female parts being read by Kate Reading I would have taken literally anyone else with a feminine voice.
I very much appreciated Audible having this sample of the book and would like to see more such offered in the future.
Yes I love this book
The mystery of the book.
No I have not yet.
Yes I love this book and I would watch it if it was made into a tv show.
I wouldn't recommend it only because I didn't listen to it. Audio books at home are way too slow for me. While driving on a trip they're great, but when I want to read...I read.
As the title said, I accidentally clicked on the audio link and couldn't cancel it. I had started reading the book and thought this was the kindle version for a very low price. I like reading on my Kindle Fire HD so thought, "Great, I can get the Kindle version and not worry about spilling something on the book away from home." When I started to read it, it seemed pretty familiar. That's when I noticed it was ony a part of the book. It plainly says "Prologue" on it and I just didn't see that. Dan
Brandon Sanderson has managed to capture the essence of these books and actually lift it above the books written my the master himself!!
I love to listen to audiobook while doing everything I can think of that I can socially get away with!
Love that the Prologue was released early. This prologue felt quite different then previous ones as it centered on characters we've been following already instead of introducing new characters and then not revisiting them for half a book. So excited for the rest of the book to be released!
I have not read the print version
it is not as long as I love it all
they are probably some of the best Narrators
I have already bought the full book, coming out it 8-01-2013
I can hardly wait!!!!!!
Must. Have. More.
When The Band of the Red Hand figured out how to actually use the Dragons properly.
The battle in Caemlyn. Trollocs vs both The Band and the Queen's Guard.
The Dark One is Stirring.
I thuroughly enjoyed listening to this prologue, but it was also such a terrible tease. I didn't want it to end, but I could see the seek bar getting closer to the end by the minute.
If you're as excited as I am about Robert Jordan/Brandon Sanderson's Memory of light, the sneak peek preview is a great listen. It gets you warmed up to what's going to be happening, peaks your interest in the finale in this epic series, and gets you back in touch with some familiar characters.
Slayer is back, and he is chosen.
Michael Kramer and Kate Reading are the Superman and Wonder Woman of the Audiobook world. They are incredible. I would listen to anything these two produce.
This movie is so...long
I like mostly fantasy - Robert Jordan, Charlaine Harris, Jim Butcher, Patricia Briggs, etc.
WOT is the BEST fantasy series I have ever read & that is saying a lot. I have read & listened to WOT at least 10 times. I reviewed the 1st & 2nd books Sanderson wrote in the WOT installment after the passing of the original author (this is book 12 & 13 in the series). Book 12's story line & verbaige flowed well but & appeared to have much writing from Robert Jordan. Book 13 was definitely Sanderson's words & it took 3/4 of the book to get the story going but unfortunately the inconsistencies in the character verbaige & action just didn't fit with the other 11 books in the series. HOWEVER, the story was very good.
I listened to the Prolouge to a Memory of Light & it is VERY good. The story & words flow. Sanderson has hit his stride as a fantasy author with his series, The Way of Kings & the Mistborn series, & it shows in this final installment for the WOT.
If you like Tolkien then you will love this series & it certainly seems as if this last book is going to be as good as the rest of the series.
Awesome Horrible OMG
Talmanes Delovinde: He steps up from the end of the last book and is written brilliantly. His enduring wit in the face of everything made me love him all the more. Now all we need is an Aes Sedai.
Michael and Kate (I use first names because they are welcome over for dinner anytime) are perfect as usual. I can't tell you how much having them there through the whole series has meant to us listeners. Thank you two for all your hard work over these many years.
If this is the prologue then we are in for a troublesome treat. It's an amazing beginning.
Why the headline "Get Used To It!"? because when you're done with this 2 stunning hours of story telling you will have a sense of how you will feel on January 10th 2013. It will be wonderful to see the turning of the age. Thank you to everyone involved in bringing us this story and thank you God for Robert Jordan.