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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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    J. Williams Indiana, USA 05-13-15
    J. Williams Indiana, USA 05-13-15

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    "A fantastic tale"

    I'm a fan of the Shanarra series and decided to give the Wheel of Time a go. It did not disappoint. I found the telling to be vivid and engaging. Would recommend to any fan of fantasy fiction.

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    Peter Rebiskie 05-12-15 Member Since 2015
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    "I dove in"

    I wasn't sure what to expect when I started the novel. I mean the series is so long it's almost daunting. But I dove in and really enjoyed the story. The narration was superb, and the story was really strong. Look forward to my credits renewing to start the second novel

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    Kenneth Clark Robinson 05-12-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent"

    Great book! Good plot, interesting characters and compelling story. Very intriguing and filled with twists and turns that will astonish.

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    Ethosian Earthquake Zone, California 05-10-15
    Ethosian Earthquake Zone, California 05-10-15 Member Since 2013

    You never have to wait for anything if you bring a good book.

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    "Conflicted feelings about this book and series"

    On the positive side, this book is entertaining, and at 30 hours of story for 1 credit, it is a bargain. I noticed that lots of people have given this story stellar reviews, and I hold back for a couple of reasons:

    1) The woman narrator is not nearly as good as the male reader. She rushes through her portions and often seems kind of mechanical about it, missing the inflections that help a reader understand what's going on. She also fails to give different voices to the people in her chapters, unlike the male reader who is awesome. It's jarring going back and forth between a top-notch reader and a speed reader.

    2) While the author is very talented, it seems like there is no substance to the story other than a supernatural battle between good and evil in an overly detailed (I mean does it really lend anything to the plot to spend a paragraph describing details of a clock that you never come back to again?) fantasy world where people are born with special powers and are forced by fate in spite of all their efforts to follow a path from which they cannot escape.

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    alleric357 05-09-15
    alleric357 05-09-15 Member Since 2015
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    "One of the greatest fantasy epics of all time!"

    Much the same as Tolkien, Brooks , and Mcaffrey before, Jordan has created a vivid world full myths, legends, and the eternal struggle between good and evil. Jordan's grand story telling combined with excellent narration of Michael Kramer and Kate Reading make you feel as though you are actually there witnessing the story unfold. So for those who love fantasy, but are somehow not familiar with his works, the Wheel of Time series is a must have!

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    Joshua 05-08-15
    Joshua 05-08-15
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    "Epic first book"

    I have read this entire series twice and listend to the audio books once. if you have the passion to read a very long series, this is one of the best fantasy stories out there.

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    Daniel 05-08-15
    Daniel 05-08-15 Member Since 2015
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    "One of the best books I have ever read."

    This book brings you into a world of magic and adventures,where battle is fought and where love is found.

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    Maryann 05-07-15
    Maryann 05-07-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Awesome Start!"

    I wasn't sure if I wanted to start such a long series but I've heard about this series for some time and after reading the reviews decided to take the plunge and take it one book at a time. What an Awesome start! The world created is rich and the characters really draw you in to their journey. I'm a fan of the narrators having heard many of the books they read for Sanderson and others. I'm thrilled they will be reading the series. If you're deciding whether or not to begin this series, go for it!

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    Dan 05-06-15
    Dan 05-06-15 Member Since 2014
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    "In the tradition of Tolkien. ."

    A great book full of adventure and turns, Good and evil, dark and light. This book drives into the heart of the mythology that gave us the Rings and hobbits, but develops the characters and mythology in new and exciting ways. Worth the money and of course the time.

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    Michael Siudzinski 05-05-15 Member Since 2014
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    "awesome!"

    love this series and the audio books are very good. highly recommended! ! ! !

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