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The Eye of the World Audiobook

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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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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    Brett Belmont, NC, United States 12-08-13
    Brett Belmont, NC, United States 12-08-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Good Book and for me a new series"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Eye of the World to be better than the print version?

    no opinion


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Eye of the World?

    Found it entertaining when he met the princess. In general, this book doesn't really have one thing that stands out. Its more like a serialized novel like a three musketeers or something, with many smaller adventures escalating into a larger plot line.


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

    I enjoyed them very much, but the first time Kate appeared it was a little jarring as Michael's voice had already been present for a lengthy duration in the book.


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    Timster Florida 11-15-13
    Timster Florida 11-15-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Nicely Done"
    Any additional comments?

    A well-done dramatic presentation. Given the length of the book, it is impressive that everything flowed nicely.

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    Randy Amherst, NY, United States 11-14-13
    Randy Amherst, NY, United States 11-14-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Best fantasy series"
    Would you listen to The Eye of the World again? Why?

    I have read and listen to this book atleast 15 times. I re read/ listen tomthenseries each year. The audio version is very well read. The story line is amazing.


    What other book might you compare The Eye of the World to and why?

    If you like the fantasy setting of, lords of the rings, or classic dragons of perm, or dungeon and dragon style fantasy this series is amazing.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    In this book, my favorite battle is the last fight in the book, no spoilers here.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This book is what started 21 years of reading, and watching these characters grow up. The story will make you cheer and cry. The whole range of emotions, so well written very detailed and the world is just amazing in size and scope.


    Any additional comments?

    Once you start this series, you will be hooked. Be ready to buy 14 more in the series.

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    Johannes ASTORIA, NY, United States 11-07-13
    Johannes ASTORIA, NY, United States 11-07-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Had to give up after 30 min, unbearable narration"
    What didn’t you like about Kate Reading and Michael Kramer ’s performance?

    30 min into the book I had to opt out. The narrator of the first chapter did a terrible job, using the same melody for almost every sentence. I don't know about the story, but this audiobook I can't recommend.


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    Anthony Dunnellon, FL. United States 10-30-13
    Anthony Dunnellon, FL. United States 10-30-13 Member Since 2015

    Avid book lover and listener. Nuff said for this purpose.

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    "My First Robert Jordan Experience, but not my last"
    Any additional comments?

    I don't write reviews on every book although I read many reviews before I choose. Hmm, guess I should write more? However, after reading Brandon Sanderson's "The Way Of Kings" and finding I'll have to wait ?? For Book 2, I stumbled on to Wheel of Time series. Having only finished Book 1 I'm not as impressed with it as WoK, but it's only one out of 12, 13+/- so I'll reserve judgement. The reviews tell me it's worth it though so I've already bought Book 2 in the series.

    The world Jordan builds is much like most in the sci-fi fantasy genre no big surprise, but his characters are coming from a different POV, IMHO. Having listened to an interview with him at the end of Book 1, I now understand that. It's refreshing to find a 'Hero' who really only wants to be back home with his father tending their sheep. If I had to face some of the trials he and his friends faced I'd be packing now to find a lonely country lane myself!

    I've only recently started reading Sci-Fi/Fantasy. I'm more of a Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Adam Johnson fan and so many others in the Horror/sci-fi genre, Elizabeth Peters, Preston & Child, Ken Follett, Martin Cruz Smith to name only a few in the Fiction Genre. Only a smattering of authors and books in my vast Audible library from Great Courses to Classics, History, Science/Medicine......But, I read George R. R. Martins Game of Thrones and got hooked. So far, so good! I'm not sorry about any of them I've spent a credit on.I believe that the Wheel series is going to be a good ride down Fantasy Lane but I'm worried about saddle sores by Book 5/6 maybe. Don't know yet.

    This first book seems to be laying the foundation for future books (at least I hope so), so wasn't knee deep in substance. If Jordan can deliver the goods since the main characters have now been solidly introduced then it will be a fascinating ride....if he can't lets just say I'll be eagerly awaiting Sanderson's Book 2 WoK, ha, who am I kidding, I'm already waiting with baited breath for it regardless of intermissions! Still uncertain rather I should have picked Mistborn series before this one but I'll get to it eventually and won't have to wait for the dang sequel(s)! Still Jordan is a great interlude and who knows I might be pleasantly surprised and hunger after every book in the series as much as I am for Sanderson's . Have nothing to lose since Sanderson is having to "unfortunately" write the last(?) in the Wheel series since the untimely death (aren't they all?), of Jordan.

    Long and short of it.....if you like this genre I think you'll be glad you got this one. In fact my wife who normally IS NOT a Fantasy/myth fan type, loved the book and can't wait to start listening to Book 2. Go figure...

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    Jo North Perth, Australia 10-30-13
    Jo North Perth, Australia 10-30-13 Member Since 2013
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    "A great disappointment."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Actually hearing Kate Reading narrating.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The reading was erratic, spasmodic and rushed. There was minimal characterisation. As this is a book I have read many times I had a high tolerance to the delivery, but even with this I could not finish listening to this recording. Kate Reading is one of my favourite readers and I kept waiting to hear her read and found it incredibly frustrating that I didn't get to hear her after 2 hours into the story.


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    Fred 10-18-13
    Fred 10-18-13
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    "Great book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Eye of the World to be better than the print version?

    I don't know I do not have the print version.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Oh that is hard to say the character development I think.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The small battle at White bridge.


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

    no


    Any additional comments?

    A friend told me about this book series so I thought I would check it out. I have enjoyed it very much. It has a good story and is well written. I will admit it took a bit to get into it but after a few chapters I was hooked.

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    T. C. Baffy Dearborn, MI USA 10-09-13
    T. C. Baffy Dearborn, MI USA 10-09-13

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    "One of the very best fantasy series"
    What made the experience of listening to The Eye of the World the most enjoyable?

    I read a lot of different genres of books, but I enjoy fantasy most of all. Of all the fantasy I have read, or listened to, this is one of the very best series. The characters come to life and you learn to relate to them. There is enough detail to paint wonderful pictures in your mind without being boring. If you are a fan of fantasy then you should seriously consider this series a must read (or listen).


    What did you like best about this story?

    Good story line that made the characters human. Too often the characters in fantasy books are so powerful that they lack credibility. This book does not suffer from that flaw.


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

    There are so many great characters, but I think Perrin Aybara is probably my favorite.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    There were some laughs and some tears. You relate to the characters in this book so what happens to them will tug at you.


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    D-Amazon Prime Junkie 10-01-13
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    "Worth the Commitment"

    Absolutely loving this storyline. I will not give any spoilers but will just post enough to say my audible platinum 2 credit a month subscription is not enough to satisfy my need to know what happens next in the Wheel of Time series. I just finished book 4 and need book 5 now!

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    Amazon Customer KERKHOVEN, MN, United States 09-19-13
    Amazon Customer KERKHOVEN, MN, United States 09-19-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Epic"
    What made the experience of listening to The Eye of the World the most enjoyable?

    The narrators nail it.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    In this book I liked Perrin the most. I found his story to be the most enjoyable.


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

    They make the characters come to life and keep the


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

    The journey begins.


    Any additional comments?

    This is the epic beginning of the series. It took me long time to actually get enough time to fouc on listening to this, but once I got into it I could not stop. I would find myself taking the longer route or sitting in my car to see where this was going to go.

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