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©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)
I absolutely loved it! A friend of mine recommended it to me because he knows my love for fantasy stories. what and interesting, unique and complex story it is!
The most memorable moment for me is the finale of this book of course. how can it not be. Some things are resolved enough to satisfy me but then so many other things are left unanswered which leaves me yearning for more.
The narration was done very well the flow was nice and he was very distinct in his character voices. I really enjoyed Michael Kramer's narration in a lot of Brandon Sanderson work so it is nice to hear his voice again
This is an amazing series that you will be deeply drawn into. The characters are alive. They aren't just written they were given life by the incredible mind of Robert Jordan. These are "People" that you will come to know. Some of them you will love, others you will hate but all of them have the depth to be stories of people that once lived or are yet to live.
The Narration is extraordinarily done. Michael Kramer and Kate Reading are wonderful. They give it 110% in their effort to make the People in the Wheel of Time come to life for you. It's no wonder that they are the only ones to narrate the entire series!
As a fantastic story any fan of fantasy world enjoy completely! The performance by the readers is fantastic. They really do drawl you want to the store I make the world and each character feel real unbelievable! This is one the best audio books I have ever listen to and I've listened to many!
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.
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
You never have to wait for anything if you bring a good book.
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.
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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