Listen to more books in The Wheel of Time series.
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"Jordan has come to dominate the world that Tolkien began to reveal." (The New York Times)
"Written with all the skill that has made Jordan one of the grand masters of fantasy." (Publishers Weekly
"Both narrators handle complex roles with feeling and confidence, never losing the excitement and tension of the fast-moving story. The performers breathe emotion into their characters with an earnestness that holds listeners close and leaves them wanting more." (AudioFile)
yes am going to check the next one of the series out
it flowed well
nothing comes to mind
nothing comes to mind
Yes, it lays out the characters and the pre history of the rest of the saga
Hard to answer and this is the beginning.
Easy to separate the characters... job well done.
Too long for that.
An interesting look into how Moiraine started her quest to find the Dragon Reborn. Well worth your time.
I read another review to not start with this book, to read the first three books first. I couldn't disagree more. This provides the backdrop for the series. I really enjoyed the story of early Moiraine and Lan. Kate Reading's and Michael Kramer's performances are excellent.
I listened to this book after listening to the first 13 of the regular series, before the 14th and final book. I enjoyed hearing the backstory for the many characters I have devoted so much of my listening time to. Now that I'm listening to the last book, that extra background enriches my listening that much more.
This book follows right with the other books in the series, so if you liked those, you'll like this one. One bonus: this book is as long as the others should have been! (In other words, it's shorter!)
I liked having some of Lan and Mouraine's backstory, but it could have been told at a faster pace with a little more excitement.
Yes, the series as a whole is amazing.
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You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” ― C.S. Lewis
Best fantasy series ever written and he doesnt' even use foul languange to make the bad guys bad. Good clean fun. Try it you will get lost in the excitment of a well written epic.
The prequel to the famous Wheel of Time series is a good listen. I have always enjoyed Michael Kramer and Kate Reading as narrators. This book should be for those who have either read up to Towers of Midnight, book 13, or have not read any books.
This book involves a inter-twinded Aes Sedai plot that unravelled even before book one of the Wheel of Time. A good read for those who are caught up and a good read for those who have not even started.
being dyslexic, I never read allot but I loved books...doesn't mix right? NOPE...wrong...Audible allows me to "read" at a pace that works for me and they have a great selection of books to keep me interested. I'm a fiction , sci-fi, and adventure books with strong female characters reader. I have been on a Vampire kick lately so female protags have been on my list.
The story is slow, the story was "bland" and did not seem to have an character to the reading.
The boring story, slow, and tons of quotes that didn't make much sense as it relates to the story.
Yes, some inflection in the story would be helpful. It seemed like the performer was a bored as I was to read it
Fantasy fanatic, sci fi dabbler
This book was quite good in and of itself, but what I liked most about it was the different perspective it gave me on the main series.
I listened to this just after finishing Towers of Midnight & wanting to fill the void while awaiting A Memory of Light.
I loved seeing Moiraine and Siuan as Accepted and very young Sisters. It hurt to see Lan so lost even though I knew things would work out for him (well, they have so far. Time and AMOL will tell). The betrayals of the Black Ajah in the main series cut even deeper after seeing how close the Novices and Accepted usually are (as Elayne, Nynaeve and Egwene have always stood apart from the others in the Tower the betrayal doesn't cut them anywhere near as deep). Also seeing how the "normal" Aes Sedai had their beginnings emphasised just how remarkable N, E & E really are.
Hint - if you haven't quite finished the existing books yet, read this before Towers of Midnight. It will really whet your appetite for the Towers of Ghenjei shenanigans (if you know what that means, you know enough not to be spoilered by the reference).
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