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"Jordan has come to dominate the world that Tolkien began to reveal." (The New York Times)
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this book, my favorite battle is the last fight in the book, no spoilers here.
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.
Once you start this series, you will be hooked. Be ready to buy 14 more in the series.
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.
Avid book lover and listener. Nuff said for this purpose.
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...
Actually hearing Kate Reading narrating.
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.
I don't know I do not have the print version.
Oh that is hard to say the character development I think.
The small battle at White bridge.
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.
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).
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.
There are so many great characters, but I think Perrin Aybara is probably my favorite.
There were some laughs and some tears. You relate to the characters in this book so what happens to them will tug at you.
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!
The narrators nail it.
In this book I liked Perrin the most. I found his story to be the most enjoyable.
They make the characters come to life and keep the
The journey begins.
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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