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The Eye of the World: Book One of The Wheel of Time | [Robert Jordan]

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

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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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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    rachel AUSTIN, TX, United States 02-16-13
    rachel AUSTIN, TX, United States 02-16-13

    Interested in the sciences and maths. But also enjoy YA fantasy.

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    "Love the story, narrator is a bit sleep inducing."
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Eye of the World to be better than the print version?

    No. But only because when I read I have my own versions of what the characters sound like.The audio version isn't bad, it's just different than what I had in my head.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The depth and detail.


    Did Kate Reading and Michael Kramer do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Mostly.I found that the characters of the boys started to sound alike after a long period of listening.


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

    No. I started having trouble distinguishing between the characters, they all started to sound alike.I need a break now and again to keep my ears fresh.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    maxine McKinney, TX, United States 01-30-13
    maxine McKinney, TX, United States 01-30-13
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    "Not what I expected"
    What disappointed you about The Eye of the World?

    I just could not stay interested in the story


    Has The Eye of the World turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, I love this type of book. I just could not stay interested in the story.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Eye of the World?

    none


    Any additional comments?

    none

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Robert Rothwell, Australia 01-29-13
    Robert Rothwell, Australia 01-29-13 Member Since 2011
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    "not the best book out there"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I did not get in to this book it was hard going.


    If you’ve listened to books by Robert Jordan before, how does this one compare?

    N/A


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    not been so flat


    Could you see The Eye of the World being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    no


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Darren 01-08-13
    Darren 01-08-13
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    "A Good Listen"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Eye of the World to be better than the print version?

    I have really enjoyed listening to this book. I have read many of the books in this series and just noticed Jordan had written another one I haven't read yet. Instead of re-reading the very long series I thought listening to the books would help me remember the finer details. Well read and a great story to read and or listen to. Highly recommend.


    What three words best describe Kate Reading and Michael Kramer ’s voice?

    Good characterization without distracting from the story.


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

    Fantasy/Action wagon ride!


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jon Satterley New York 12-09-12
    Jon Satterley New York 12-09-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Horribly predictable snooze"
    Any additional comments?

    I knew prior the cliches I would confront (as friends had warned me), but this was the worst kind of kiddie fantasy. Direct rip off of Tolkien, filled with characters and places with stupid names sounding like "Shanshahar" or "Bor-Ag Kel"...kind of like fantasy literature bingo was played by Jordan. What is worse are the characters who display a tedious lack of depth and commit the classic crime of poor fantasy: actions without consequences. The wizard in their party seems to be able to do almost anything with minimal drain.

    After reading anything by George Martin you will quickly realize this Wheel Of Time rubbish belongs to another age....

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    digitalkhan TACOMA, WA, United States 11-29-12
    digitalkhan TACOMA, WA, United States 11-29-12 Member Since 2011

    Audible Freak

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    "Tedious"

    Based off all the positive reviews for this book and the series in general I expected that I would be getting ready to drop 13 or 14 credits to finish the series. After spending 29 hours trudging my way through this slow and tedious book I've decided to get off of this train before I waste another credit and hour.

    Brandon Sanderson please finish A Memory of Light and get back to the Stormlight Archive (The Way of The Kings) series.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Josh 03-05-12
    Josh 03-05-12 Member Since 2011
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    "This is a GREAT and fun series."
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Eye of the World to be better than the print version?

    The story telling is fantastic, choosing Michael and Kate to read the entire series was wise and I thank them for it! Great work guys!


    Any additional comments?

    Listen to ALL the books! They never drop the ball.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ryan newton, MA, United States 02-25-12
    Ryan newton, MA, United States 02-25-12 Member Since 2005
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    "A fun, yet vacuous, time"
    If you could sum up The Eye of the World in three words, what would they be?

    Exciting, Addicting, Mediocre


    Would you be willing to try another book from Robert Jordan? Why or why not?

    I have read the whole series.


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

    Yes. I found myself walking around the house doing my chores, commuting to work, even lying in bed at night listening to this story.


    Any additional comments?

    The Eye of the World is a great story. It just isn't very well written. Alas, the poor writing quality is only more apparent with the great readers that narrate this audio version. It may not be apparent in this first book, but by the 8th part of The Wheel of Time, the characters (especially the women) have become caricatures of themselves. Fortunately, I think that Brandon Sanderson's continuing books are better written than the originals.

    Nevertheless, I am a bit of a hypocrite, because despite my eye-rolling at the writing quality, I have listened to the whole series and look forward to the last volumes. The scope of these stories is astonishing, the world building is fantastic, and that is what you really end up coming back for.

    Finally, let me compliment the quality of the narration once more. Michael Kramer is such a good reader, Kate Reading isn't bad, but she is unlucky in that she is a decent act following Kramer's fantastic one. In fact, listening to other actors will just sound sadly lacking after these two champions.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    chris white marsh, va, United States 02-13-12
    chris white marsh, va, United States 02-13-12
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    "fantasy audible book"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Just could not get interested enough to keep listening was disappointed usually am immersed quickly but not this time!


    What was most disappointing about Robert Jordan’s story?

    very very slow start


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    very boring tone of voice


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Rand 02-22-11
    Rand 02-22-11 Listener Since 2010
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    "Don't Stop!!!"

    I started to read this book (series) because I thought it had to do with dragons, well it doesn’t.... exactly. With that said I'm happy that I did. The book takes a while to develop into an interesting story but I didn't hold that against it. The first book always takes some time to introduce and develop characters but that is necessary in order for reader to connect in some way with the characters, whether they are antagonist or protagonist. I recommend listening to both “The Eye of the World” and “The Great Hunt” together. It's been awhile since I've listened to/read these books but I distinctly remember that “The Great Hunt” wrapped up “The Eye of the World” more fluently. I know this is going to sound convoluted but try thinking of “The Eye of the World” as a two part book but it would have been too big for one book so it was split it and rather than calling it “The Eye of the World: Part Two” it was called “The Great Hunt”. I applaud Michael Kramer as narrators for this series. He carries the voices between characters distinctively. Kate Reading took me a while to start liking (book six), either she’s improved or I’m just really used to her voice; I’d like to think she’s improved.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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