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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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"Jordan has come to dominate the world that Tolkien began to reveal." (The New York Times)

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    Ed 10-16-15
    Ed 10-16-15 Member Since 2015
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    "excellent fantasy novel"

    one of the best fantasy stories out there. well written and perfectly executed. U will have no regrets.

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    Tammy 10-15-15
    Tammy 10-15-15 Member Since 2015
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    "excellent in every aspect!! :)"

    so much depth in this one, I had to listen to it twice. great series!

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    ali merhi 10-14-15
    ali merhi 10-14-15
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    "very good reading by Michael and Kate"

    there were some parts of the history of this world that made me feel like a child listening to campfire story all around very well put together

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    mogreturns 10-10-15
    mogreturns 10-10-15
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    "fantastic"

    love it awesome. series ten outta ten would read again can't wait to finish again

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    Bethany 10-09-15
    Bethany 10-09-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Not Tolkien"

    I have avoided the Wheel of time series for a long time, thinking it would be Tolkien but watered down. A good friend told me he likes Jordan better than Tolkien. I listened to this book to decide for myself. I enjoyed it and I will listen to the next book in the series, but the prose itself does not move me like Tolkien does. My friend was wrong.

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    Ennvyy 10-08-15
    Ennvyy 10-08-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Love Michael and Kate"

    I got into this book because I enjoy Sanderson's writing was a little skeptical because Sanderson didn't write the whole series but I enjoyed a few of his other books so much that I thought I would give this series a try when I saw that it was read by Michael Kramer and Kate reading that was what pushed me over the edge to try this series I thoroughly enjoyed this book and intend to listen to the entire series

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    Murph 10-08-15
    Murph 10-08-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Top Notch"
    What did you love best about The Eye of the World?

    One of the best fantasy series and the first book sets the epic tone for this adventure.


    What about Kate Reading and Michael Kramer ’s performance did you like?

    Big fan of Michael Kramer and Kate Reading does a superb job as well.


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    ElChangoPelon 10-07-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Very cool"

    If you like fantasy novels, this series will definitely catch your interest. I'm fascinated by the world Mr. Jordan created in this series. It's cohesive and feels so true to human myth and longing. I majored in Anthropology in college and have read lots of creation beliefs and legends from many different cultures, and the Wheel of Time series universe is very convincing. The story itself has action and fighting but stays clear of racy scenes or vulgar language if you're wondering about its appropriateness for children. My 11 year old son is reading it too, and can't put it down. I admit that stories that portray the struggle between good and evil really draw me in, and this is one of those epic stories about the struggle between good and evil, specifically between forces trying to destroy mankind and forces working to preserve it. Characters are hard-working, moral, yet imperfect and relatable. I highly recommend this book and I can't wait to read the next one in the series. I can't believe I hadn't heard of this series until now. Where have I been?

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    Cat USA 10-06-15
    Cat USA 10-06-15 Member Since 2016

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    "Great start to the series"
    What other book might you compare The Eye of the World to and why?

    Lord of The Rings, which is the obvious comparison that everyone uses. I enjoy it more than LOTR though.


    What does Kate Reading and Michael Kramer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Their voices really brought the dialogue alive. I loved how Michael Kramer's voice intensified and sped up during action-filled sequences.


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    Big Family 10-04-15
    Big Family 10-04-15

    Dad of 6, Tech, Gamer

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    "25 years late!"

    I finally got around to starting this series, boy am I happy I did! Fantastic story on so many levels and highly recommend the book!

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