Listen to more books in The Wheel of Time series.
©1990 Robert Jordan; (P)1996 Books on Tape, Inc.; Published by Audio Renaissance, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC
"Jordan has come to dominate the world that Tolkien began to reveal." (The New York Times)
Fan of most Sci-Fi and Fantasy.
No, Don't care much for re-reading or re-listening to many books, just not worth it to me. rather spend my time on a new book.
Any other Wheel Of Time book.
I enjoy that they have a distinct voice for most each character. Granted this was my first audiobook, and I will be listening strictly to the other books in the series until I am done, on the fourth now, so I don't know how normal that is.
Just the reaction of awesomeness!
Complexity of the story
The Dragon - Rhan
It was different to have two narrators, and it worked well enough.
Lorenzo I like fantasy, Science fiction and thrillers books
This book is slow to start but picks up at the end
The end where the main character is up against the main villain
Michael Kramer read very fast and it took a while to get used to his voice.Kate Reading does not read very much just a few chapters and read them fine
No it took a while to get going but towards the end I did not want to put it down.
This first book leaves you wanting more as so little has been explored in this world. Overall a good book but not a great book.
Cannot say enough good things about the audio edition of this book. Have loved the stories but stopped reading after book 8 waiting for the next release and never picked it back up. Highly recommended.
Rand is my favoirite in this book because even though he is terrified of everything happening he acts as the foundation for the others who at times just want to run and hide. He is driven to finding out why this is happening to them instead of shying away from it. Qualities to admire in a central character.
I think both did a great job in changing the voice tones so that you can distinguish between the other characters.
If I could I would have listened to it non-stop.
I just didn't like the book. I only listened for an hour and couldn't get into it. Not my style.
This was great. I got audible for this series alone and it has not dissapointed. I love the series of books seconding them to only the harry potter series. The voice actors did a fantastic job keeping the story moving along as this first book can drag in the middle as Jordan tries to get a lot of ground work in. I have read the entire series more than once and loved being able to listen to this while at work. I just started The Great Hunt and I'm already loving it. If you like fantasy you need to get this book. Print, ebook, or audible.
Great book! I think I'm hooked on the series. I read somewhere that Jordon was the heir to Tolkein; I'd have to agree. wandered a little but then The Hobbit was not a Home Run either. It wasn't until the Lord of the Rings that Tolkein hit it out of the park. The guy must have done something right with 14 books!
This audible ranked pretty high. The reading was really good. The characters were easily distinguished by the voice changes of the readers. The story was captivating.
That the characters were real, and yet they were on a most fantastic and significant adventure.
The voices that they use for the various characters make the story easy to follow. They were able to capture the individuals' feelings which made the listening easy even when I had to stop for awhile and come back later.
I enjoy reading and writing. I love fantasy, cyberpunk, and sometimes science fiction. Though I believe if a book is well wrote and compelling, I will probably read it through. I hope to one day write my own fantasy series and a book in the cyberpunk genre.
I have not read the print version but I think I don't need to now!
It's hard to say. I like the idea of loosely mixing elements of eastern religious thinking into a fantasy setting.
The action could have been bigger in the book but I suppose since the main characters are still young this will probably increase in later books.
Overall I loved the tale; the characters are well composed and memorable. Perrin, being my favorite.
I was not very fond of Kate Reading's read on it (maybe its because she doesn't get to read much in this audiobook) but Michael Kramer does a wonderful job in delivering dialog. He makes you believe that you are actually hearing the conversation from different characters. I love his voice for Perrin, the Dark One, and Loial. He gives Loial's voice a lot of character; speaking his words slowly to emphasize the importance of just speaking and he gives the character a very deep voice. Perrin, is given a slow voice which at first makes him (as you are intended to believe) seem slow-witted. But as the character progresses you come to learn that he is just thinking more deeply then most people do.
If you have read the book and still think you might enjoy re-reading it... Try this audible for Michael Kramer's voice work alone.
This may be a minor spoiler but... when Loial, sings to the great oak tree near the end so that it won't be corrupted by the blight.
I haven't listened to many audiobooks up to this point; but this has certainly been a hook. It works well for me since I do a lot of driving.
Tolkien Derivative Enjoyable
Its well written fantasy fare
I enjoyed both readers, but Michael Kramer has an interesting voice
I would worry about that person that could
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