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Path of Daggers Audiobook

Path of Daggers: Book Eight of The Wheel of Time

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For millions of fans around the globe, the wait is over. Sequel to the international blockbuster best seller A Crown of Swords, this epic volume continues one of history's greatest fictional journeys and the most extraordinary work of American fantasy ever published--The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and worldwide best-selling series The Wheel of Time. The phenomenal tale that is mesmerizing a generation of readers now continues.

The Seanchan invasion force is in possession of Ebou Dar. Nynaeve, Elayne, and Aviendha head for Caemlyn and Elayne's rightful throne, but on the way they discover an enemy much worse than the Seanchan.

In Illian, Rand vows to throw the Seanchan back as he did once before. But signs of madness are appearing among the Asha'man.

In Ghealdan, Perrin faces the intrigues of Whitecloaks, Seanchan invaders, the scattered Shaido Aiel, and the Prophet himself. Perrin's beloved wife, Faile, may pay with her life, and Perrin himself may have to destroy his soul to save her.

Meanwhile, the rebel Aes Sedai under their young Amyrlin, Egwene al'Vere, face an army that intends to keep them away from the White Tower. But Egwene is determined to unseat the usurper Elaida and reunite the Aes Sedai. She does not yet understand the price that others - and she herself - will pay.

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    Chris 03-02-13
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    "Another stellar read!!!"
    What did you love best about Path of Daggers?

    If you have read the whole series to this point, the depth of the character development is paying off in spades!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Master (or Lord) Matt Cauthen has grown into this exciting and legendary warrior/leader/horn blower!


    Have you listened to any of Michael Kramer and Kate Reading ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    yes, and this is another GREAT performance


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    this is a dumb question


    Any additional comments?

    keep reading this WOT series... it just keeps getting better!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Helene 08-30-15
    Helene 08-30-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Beyond magical!"

    Magical! And I love the readers! They make it alive when they read! They rule!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Paul K. Tribbett Frostbite falls mn 01-10-12
    Paul K. Tribbett Frostbite falls mn 01-10-12 Member Since 2015

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    "the best of the best"

    You are reading the best epic fantasy series there is. period. It may take a while to get into it but you will. There are 2600 plus characters but don't get scared teenagers read this every day. You will know these peoples as "friends" and "enemies" and like your own family. Read by the dynamic duo of recitation kate reading and michael kramer... they pull it all together .. I switch genres just to listen to them... It [the series] is really one huge wonderful story broken into 14 too short books that nobody wants to see ended..I can not express how good these books are. I have started 16 different friends reading TWoT and they are all addicted. You think that maybe the books are enchanted some how???
    If fantasy is your genre you have arrived....... paul t.

    10 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 11-28-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Book 8 of the Wheel of Time"

    The action is getting much better and I can tell we have rounded the corner in this series and it is time to start approaching the final set ups in the second half of the series.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Craig H. Ohio 01-26-10
    Craig H. Ohio 01-26-10

    I'm a Cardiac Anesthesiologist with two college aged children. I used 2 check my kid's books for appropriateness & now enjoy those books 2.

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    "Jordan rules"

    I have loved this book series for many years. It is a cult classic and a great sci fi fantasy series. I read everyday and I am now listening to the whole series again. I love this series and even the new book written by another author after Robert Jordan died.

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    Daniel 01-29-17
    Daniel 01-29-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Another Fantastic Addition to a Great Series!"

    I love this series and have enjoyed every edition of this audiobook collection more than the last. Flawless save for some minor consistency issues with name pronunciation. Rereading the series and what a joy it is.

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    Amazon Customer 01-11-17 Member Since 2015
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    "amazing series!"

    Great books! Couldn't wait for my next credit so I bought 3 and I'm ready to dive into book nine!

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    James 11-14-16
    James 11-14-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great"

    Very useful app! I use at work all the time totally wish books were cheaper though

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    Matthew Skabialka 10-13-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Getting better"

    You know it's a better book when your listening and then all of a sudden he talks about the last chapter. Flew through this one...

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    Matthew Gibson 10-05-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Well done"

    Another excellent entry into the Wheel of Time. Well read and engrossing, the two narrators do an exemplary job of pulling the listener into the story. Some of the pronunciations are questionable (Ms. Reading and Mr. Kramer pronounce "Weiramon" differently, for example), but that is to be expected. All in all I was quite pleased.

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    "tiresome"

    I haven't been driven to write a review of the series before this book, having read all of them up to book 12 years ago my memories of them were good, but oh...this one was just hard work. I am sick of the 'bulging' eyes, and worst of all, 'gaping' expressions. I have committed to listening to all the books, mainly because it's a good tale, and I like the central characters, but there's another reason...this was Robert Jordan's life work and I was so upset that he died before it was completed, I found that poignant, however, were he still alive and writing, I would be sending him a Thesaurus, and an editor to cut out all the stuff that isn't gripping. So glad I've finished this book.

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  • del
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    "fast but good"

    Th3 story gets quite involved with all the different characters but its still a great book.

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  • Dai Makka
    8/19/15
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    "One of the top ten fantasy series ever !"

    Jordan's foresight in composing this series is incredible, so much so that this epic series outlasted the author, luckily Sanderson completed the final three books.

    The characters are excellent and balanced, while the depth of description can baffle at times it only serves to illustrate and soon draws you deeper.

    Simple put, listening or reading this series is hard to beat.

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  • N
    7/26/15
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    "Too much padding"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    The basic concepts are good and the story is pretty good but there's so much unnecessary padding as if the author is trying to get as many books as possible from the series. Basically twice as long as it needs to be.


    What other book might you compare The Path of Daggers to, and why?

    The previous book in the series.


    Which character – as performed by Michael Kramer and Kate Reading – was your favourite?

    Matt


    Was The Path of Daggers worth the listening time?

    Over long.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Steve
    7/24/15
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    "8 down..."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this series for anyone looking to make a BIG commitment to a single fantasy world


    What did you like best about this story?

    the huge expansive arc over the series


    Have you listened to any of Michael Kramer and Kate Reading ’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    Michael Kramer has also done the mist born series. very good


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    NO WAY!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • P. Alan Smith
    Cambridge, England
    7/20/15
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    "The end is not in sight"

    Having read the books dozens of times, the different stress in speech puts new facets onto the tale. Unfortunately, now starts the Plotline Of Doom ...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Frantisek
    Wallingford, United Kingdom
    3/1/13
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    "Average"

    Done it! Listened while working through the whole 14 books. Not bad - not brilliant either. Too much describing of what are people wearing, limited dictionary of dialogues and male-female relationships/interactions painfully similar, predictable -boring (Mr Freud would find it certainly interesting though :)

    Maybe because English isn't my first language, maybe I'm spoiled by other writers or maybe Robert Jordan just isn't my type of author but haven't I been working at the time of listening I would considered it time wasted.

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  • Cenydd
    8/24/16
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    "Eight down, five to go"

    one of the greatest fantasy series I have ever read. In this book there is more storyline and slightly less politics than in the last few, and it has rekindled my enjoyment of the series.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Doyenne
    Royal Greenwich
    1/29/15
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    "Odd words clash."
    What made the experience of listening to The Path of Daggers the most enjoyable?

    Continuation of a great epic.


    What other book might you compare The Path of Daggers to, and why?

    "Game of Thrones" for obvious reasons.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    N/A


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    N/A


    Any additional comments?

    There are several words in the text which are badly mispronounced. Most Americans will not agree with me when I say that "HERBS" has an 'H' and it is pronounced.
    An arrow is NOTCHED to a bow and not KNOCKED.
    The word LEAPED is pronounced LEPT.
    There are others but one would not want to be called pedantic. Overall I am enjoying the Series and particularly the performances of Michael and Kate. It's just that once in a while a mispronunciation has me jumping around and screaming at my Kindle.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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