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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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    Brysen Logan, UT, United States 12-09-12
    Brysen Logan, UT, United States 12-09-12 Member Since 2011
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    "A terrible book with endless character development"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Those who have nothing better to do then listen to a monotone voice.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Robert Jordan again?

    Nope


    What didn’t you like about Kate Reading and Michael Kramer ’s performance?

    Sounds a little Wichy


    What character would you cut from The Eye of the World?

    Dragon


    Any additional comments?

    Nope

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    DONNA 09-08-12
    DONNA 09-08-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Awful."
    What disappointed you about The Eye of the World?

    The narration, the story. It was so silly sounding, that I could not even listen to it.


    What didn’t you like about Kate Reading and Michael Kramer ’s performance?

    Over acting!


    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Robert HUBERT, NC, United States 04-01-12
    Robert HUBERT, NC, United States 04-01-12
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    "Prefer Graphic Audio products"
    Any additional comments?

    I have read all of these books numerous times and they are excellent. I am a huge fan of the series. With that being said, I was very disappointed with the narration of these books. I feel it did the novels a disservice. My family and I have listened to Graphic Audio books on road trips that have numerous voice actors. Something like this should have been done for these books. You don't need to have all the sound effects but at least get different actors to portray the different people. After hearing Michael Kramer do every single voice, I stuck it out to see if they would at least do something different for the female characters. Nope! I turned the thing off when he started to do Moiraine. I was beside myself at how silly this was. How cheap can a company be that they can't get more people to portray the characters. As I said before, I absolutely love the books, but this audio book was a complete let down for such an amazing series.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jean Calery 09-19-11
    Jean Calery 09-19-11 Member Since 2006
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    "YAWN"

    I was surprised to know this book was written years ago. I will not purchase any sequels! The author obviously wanted to be a Tolkien contender... alas, he failed. Miserably. This story just doesn't invoke a movie in my mind. I bought it because it was long, and I dragged through it, bit by bit. Not on my list of recommendations. THIS IS THE FIRST BOOK I'VE REVIEWED FOR AUDIOBOOKS, an I've been a member for 6 years.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Julie Campbell 10-22-08

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    "Can we get everyone on the same page please?"

    Other than this being a very long book, I don't understand the reasoning behind splitting the narration between two readers. Even less do I understand why everyone wouldn't sit down beforehand and agree on the pronunciation of all the proper names. Kate Reading makes no attempt to differentiate the voices of the various characters (as does Michael Kramer), which makes her alternate pronunciations all the more jarring. I gave the book three starts simply because I read it in a paper version and enjoyed it. I cannot recommend the audio version at all.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Dan El Paso, TX, United States 11-22-09
    Dan El Paso, TX, United States 11-22-09 Member Since 2006
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    "I Can't Rate It."

    The 4 Stars is just following the polls.

    While I'm sure the story is..... "Well Prepared"; it's a little to "Fanciful" for my taste.

    Still on Part 1, but I've had to rewind several times as my mind keeps wandering.

    Pretty words and terminology just don't cut it, especially after such a striking opening chapter.

    Hopefully, I'll revise my opinion.

    1 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Brianna Boston, MA, USA 01-01-10
    Brianna Boston, MA, USA 01-01-10
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    "MY FAVORIE"

    THIS IS AN AWESOME ADVENTURE1 I COULOD NOT STOP MYSELF FROM LISTENING TO THE STORY THROUGHOUT THE PAST HOLIDAY! THE BOOK IS SO INTERESTING, WITH INTRIGUE, DARING ESCAPES, COLORFUL CHARACTERS WITH PERSONALITIES THAT SOON HAD ME BELIEVING THEY WERE REAL. THE STORY ITSELF KEPT MY IMAGINATION AT ITS PEAK FROM BEGINNING TO END. THE FLOW OF THE STORY KEPT ME IN THE ADVENTURE; CROSS WITH MATT FOR TALKING-S0-MUCH; AND FRUSTRATED WITH RYAN FOR QUESTIONING JUST ANYTHING! I BECAME SO MUCH INTO THE STORY THAT I FOUND MYSELF ALL BUT SHOUTING (ALOUD)TO MATT FOR HIM TO "LISTEN" OR HE WOULD GET OTHERS AND HIMSELF IN MORE DANGER!I WAS SWO MUCH INTOT HE STORY AS IT WENT ALONG, THAT IT SEEMED AS THOUGH I WERE ACTUALLY WITH CHARACTERS AND LOST WITH THE CHARACTERS AND ABLE TO HAVE THEM LISTEN TO ME!
    THIS BOOK IS A GREAT BOOK THAT REVEALS SO VERY MUCH TURNS AND CURVES, SUSPENSE AND ENERGY THAT I TOO, WANTED TO REST WHEN THE CHARACTERS NEEDED TO REST. I BECAME ACGRY AND ANNOYED WITH MATT FOR TAKING THE KNIFE; ANXIOUS WITH RYAN FOR ASKING SO MANY QUESTIONS AND SAYING TOO MUCH WHEN ANSWEREING A QUESTION ASKED OF HIM. I FOUND MYSELF IN THE DARK, RUNNING FROM "FADES" AND OTHER DANGERS; CLIMBING, RIDING HORSES, BEING FEARFUL AND SLIPPING FROM DANGEROUS SITUATIONS.
    THIS NOVEL IS SO WONDERFUL IT IS DIFFICULT TO WRITE A TRUS REVIEW OF IT.
    MY ONLY NEGATIVE COMMENT WOULD BE THAT I WANTED THE STORY TO CONTINUEFOR ANOTHER 53 CHAPTERS. INSTEAD OF HEARING "THIS IS THE LAST CHAPTER", I HOPE THA AUTHOR WILL HAVE FUTURE CHAPTERS FOR THE MANY ADVENTURE OF THE 8 CHARACTERS. THERE APPEARS TO BE A WEALTH OF REASONS WHY "WHAT HAPPENS NEXT" COULD CONTINUE IN THIS CIRLCE OF LIFE..LIGHT AND DARKNESS...I DO HPE SO1
    IN THE MEANTIME, I AM OFF TO PURCHASE THIS ADVENTURE IN THE HARDCOVER BOOK1..THANKS

    1 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Winona Decatur, AL, United States 06-02-09
    Winona Decatur, AL, United States 06-02-09
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    "Get on top of the Game"

    This Book is one of many that I plan to listen to from start to finish. there are several books and the reading would be lone but worth it.

    0 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Mark Brewster, NY, United States 05-10-07
    Mark Brewster, NY, United States 05-10-07 Member Since 2007
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    "Same as watching paint dry."

    This was without a doubt the worst book I have D/L so far. Reading was HORRIBLE. Story was Horrible. I dont know who the people were who rated this a 5 star book but I have a feeling they are related to the author. The first 3hrs were about as enjoyable as chewing off your fingers.

    0 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Marshall West Columbia, SC, USA 10-08-09
    Marshall West Columbia, SC, USA 10-08-09 Member Since 2009
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    "Kids Vs Adults"

    This is a Kids Story. Adults Go "Seeker of Turth" Very Nice but still for the kids. They read it in High School!!!In "The Seeker of Turth" has more Science To the magic Vs. I THINK IT; AND IT WILL BE" like in this book. OMG the LOve Story. The love and passion of the 2 main Char will touch your life. There is no passion in "The wheel of time' And last,it is real to life behavior. Well real as it would be if you had people running around with sowrds. Sex Love Rape Touchier Passion Just all around more LIFE. So you want to get in to a 8-12 book long Story. For kids go with Wheel of Time for adults Go!! The Seeker of Turth



    4 of 41 people found this review helpful
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