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The Eye of the World Audiobook

The Eye of the World: Book One of The Wheel of Time

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Publisher's Summary

When their village is attacked by trollocs, monsters thought to be only legends, three young men, Rand, Matt, and Perrin, flee in the company of the Lady Moiraine, a sinister visitor of unsuspected powers. Thus begins an epic adventure set in a world of wonders and horror, where what was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow.

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©1990 Robert Jordan; (P)1996 Books on Tape, Inc.; Published by Audio Renaissance, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC

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    james drew 06-18-15
    james drew 06-18-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Amazing book!!!"

    This book draws you in right from the start and keeps it's grip on you all the way till the end.

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    mary 06-18-15
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    "Detailed complex epic characters"

    Glad this is a series- and I was sorry for the book to end here💗 ready to start the next one.





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    Nick 06-16-15
    Nick 06-16-15 Member Since 2015
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    "If I wanted LOTR, I'd just go listen to that again"

    The writing/story:

    The main problem I have with this book is how completely derivative of Lord of the Rings it is. There are way too many characters and themes that are ripped straight out of Tolkien. There's even a place called the misty mountains!

    The other problem with the story is how utterly stupid the characters are. They have no personalities and have no personal desires or motivation. So you're hiding in a dark castle after running from monsters for weeks, but when a man pops out of the shadows whose name sounds like MURDER, you happily follow him into a dark dungeon at the promise of treasure? Give me a break. There is no part of this book that is grounded in reality.


    The narration:

    I know a lot of people love Michael Kramer, but I'm not one of them. I had the same problem with the Sanderson books. His voice is gritty and monotone, he doesn't bring characters to life. Also, the switching between narrators is confusing and jarring. There doesn't seem to be any reason for a male and a female narrator, since they both do voices of female and male characters.

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    M. C. Riley 06-15-15
    M. C. Riley 06-15-15
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    "Loved it!"

    Loved the book, and the narrator, looking forward to listening to the rest of the series.

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    Bryan 06-15-15
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    "The chapters don't match"

    The chapters do not match what Audible indicates they are. But overall a good experience.

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    Juxxthefluxx 06-14-15 Member Since 2016
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    "A rich, immersive story."

    It's a long book to read, and to listen to, but both are well worth it.

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    Rob 06-12-15
    Rob 06-12-15
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    "Wonderful"

    A story to remove me from my day to day. Thanks to all that made this possible.

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    Derek D. 06-10-15
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    "Wonderful masterpiece"

    Excellent. Awesome. Great. Fantastic. Exceptional. Beautiful. Thrilling. Awe inspiring. Original. Full of life and adventure. Jordan is the best

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    Joel Memphis, TN, United States 06-09-15
    Joel Memphis, TN, United States 06-09-15 Member Since 2013
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    "This is my 4th listen through of this series"

    The sound of the narrators is a bit off in this book, but is corrected later in the series. It is a wonderful start to an amazing series. Great magic system, lots of detail, good character development.

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    KevyG 06-09-15
    KevyG 06-09-15 Member Since 2015
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    This is one book that immediately made me want to listen to every single one of the series

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