I read The Afghan Campaign back in 2007 and still, to this day, is my favourite book. Though the audio book leaves out a few things here and there I still found it enjoyable and would recommend it to anyone interested in the subject, as it is eerily applicable to the experiences of the British, Soviets and now the United States.
Borrows heavily from Left 4 Dead and 28 Days Later. Doesn't offer a lot of originality but it has some cool bits. I found myself unable to get too attached to the characters. If you got a free credit you could do a lot worse... though I would recommend Max Brooks' World War Z over this one.
Totally worth it. George R.R. Martin and Joe Abercrombie are the two best fantasy writers around today.
This series has some of the most memorable and likable characters. Great narration, great story to boot. Just get it. It's my new favourite fantasy series.
Good stories. Good narration. There was only one that I didn't like. You'll know when you hear it because it's a story where the Spartans act completely out of character to help out some aliens when they totally just would have killed them in the beginning. The rest is great. We get to learn more about Cortana's ordeal on High Charity and a little more back-story of Masterchief. I would recommend this to anyone who likes science fiction, even if they've never played the games.
I seriously don't understand what the fuss is about. So many reviews saying the series is 'Masterful' or 'Incredible'. It is not. Non of these characters are interesting or likable and non of the places they journey to are original or exciting. Eye of the World was mediocre at best, but I thought maybe the series would get better with The Great Hunt. It doesn't. It gets worse.
Now, I've read my fair share of bad epic fantasy and this is by no means the worst, but I can't let pass how dull the characters are or how little I care for them. Non of them have any of the strong personalities that George RR Martin instilled in Song of Ice and Fire or Joe Abercrombie did in The First Law Trilogy. Those were memorable characters. The ones in Wheel of Time are all so lifeless and boring that I gave up caring about their stupid problems about half-way through.
Spend your credits or money on something else. Robert Jordan is way over-rated.
It's alright. Parallels Lord of the Rings in a lot of obvious ways, though some cool characters and ideas make it passable. Narration is also good.
Has the feel of your standard fantasy novel. Some reluctant hero who is the chosen one has to go on some crazy adventure with his buddies to save the world. Not sure if I'll get through the whole series. Just started on the second one. A lot of people are really into this series, and I can see why, but it just didn't hook me like I had hoped.
If you're looking for more hilarious/awesome fantasy readings I would recommend Joe Abercrombie's First Law series (so good). As far as fantasy goes you could do a lot worse than The Eye of the World.
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