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Emelyn

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  • By Grace and Banners Fallen: Prologue to A Memory of Light

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer, Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (691)
    Performance
    (627)
    Story
    (624)

    Since 1990, when Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time burst on the world with its first book, The Eye of the World, fans have been anticipating the finale of this extraordinary saga, which has sold over 40 million copies in over 30 languages. The wait will soon be over. The 14th and final volume, A Memory of Light, will be available in hardcover and audiobook on January 8, 2013. However, you can read the prologue, “By Grace and Banners Fallen”, before the book’s official release date.

    Amazon Customer says: "Worth every penny (but no need for it any more)"
    "The book might be worth it, from this prologue..."
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    Would you try another book from Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson and/or Michael Kramer and Kate Reading ?

    ...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.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson ? Why or why not?

    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.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Michael Kramer and Kate Reading ?

    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.


    Do you think By Grace and Banners Fallen: Prologue to A Memory of Light needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    n/a


    Any additional comments?

    I very much appreciated Audible having this sample of the book and would like to see more such offered in the future.

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