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Winter's Heart Audiobook

Winter's Heart: Wheel of Time, Book 9

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Publisher's Summary

Millions of Robert Jordan fans will rejoice at the release of the ninth book in the phenomenally best-selling series The Wheel of Time. The sequel to the number-one New York Times best seller The Path of Daggers, which swept the nation like a firestorm, Winter's Heart continues a remarkable tale that is mesmerizing an entire generation of readers.

Rand is on the run with Min, and in Cairhein, Cadsuane is trying to figure out where he is headed. Rand's destination is, in fact, one she has never considered. Mazrim Taim, leader of the Black Tower, is revealed to be a liar. But what is he up to? Faile, with the Aiel Maidens, Bain and Chiad, and her companions, Queen Alliandre and Morgase, is prisoner of Savanna's sept.Perrin is desperately searching for Faile. With Elyas Machera, Berelain, the Prophet and a very mixed "army" of disparate forces, he is moving through country rife with bandits and roving Seanchan.

The Forsaken are ever more present, and united, and the man called Slayer stalks Tel'aran'rhiod and the wolfdream. In Ebou Dar, the Seanchan princess known as Daughter of the Nine Moons arrives - and Mat, who had been recuperating in the Tarasin Palace, is introduced to her. Will the marriage that has been foretold come about? There are neither beginnings or endings to the turning of the Wheel of Time. But it is a beginning....

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    Paul 05-02-15
    Paul 05-02-15 Member Since 2016
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    "audio is still messed up"

    But it's not so bad after all. didn't bother me all that much. so don't be discouraged.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 06-26-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Great Story, bad editing"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    maybe, someone needs to take the time to listen to the story and fix the 10+ errors where the story has repeating segments, as if someone took a taped copy of the story and just spliced it together without removing the overlapping segments from the many tape sides.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Winter's Heart?

    I would say, but it would be a story spoiler.


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

    They both read aloud quit well, it would be nicer if Michael would read the guy arts and Kate read all the women parts. It is a bit confusing when they both read the same character different inflections and tones.


    Was Winter's Heart worth the listening time?

    Yes


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Amanda Phoenix, AZ, United States 09-08-14
    Amanda Phoenix, AZ, United States 09-08-14

    I rate as follows: 5 Stars = Loved it. 4 Stars = Really liked it. 3 Stars = Liked it. 2 Stars = Didn't like it. 1 Star = Hated it.

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    "How is it still not fixed?"

    I love this book. I love this series. Mostly I like the 2 narrators; the format is great, but through the series they will often mispronounce names for many books and then change to the right name, and it can be confusing.

    Anyway, I give this book 5 stars for the story, but the editing was all messed up. Over and over again chunks of the story will just loop back to repeat again. It's really irritating. That being said, I'd still 100% recommend the book - I just really hope at some point they fix the editing. It's a popular enough series that I think it's worth doing.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Jessica 05-23-16
    Jessica 05-23-16 Member Since 2012

    Female, Military Background, Mother, Wife. Enjoys Science, Medicine (in particular viruses and diseases).

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    "Fix The Friggin' Audio"

    I am highly non-plussed. Why the heck has this been a problem that has been NOTED for 5 years? That is unacceptable.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Inconsideration Rules the World 05-23-16
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    "Editor: listen to this prior to publishing it!!"
    What disappointed you about Winter's Heart?

    The editing was horrible. There are 253 "chapters" in this audio book. Some "chapter" breaks occur where they should while other occur mid conversation. The absolute worst part is that there are at least 15+ occurrences of repeated content (10-20 seconds each time) and it's not just within different "chapters". I hope the so called "editor" of the audiobook does his/her job better for the remaining books because this is beyond ridiculous!


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Joshua 09-06-15
    Joshua 09-06-15 Member Since 2014
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    "great book towards end, but expect book on tape"

    I am committed to the series but will be calling audible for a partial reimbursement of money due to the DISTRACTING audio. repeated lines are what screw it up.... there is no way they had anybody listen to the recording because it repeats itself in certain chapters to the point of annoyance...

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Snoopy 10-18-11
    Snoopy 10-18-11 Member Since 2012
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    "Déjà vu again and again and again and again"

    the reading was wonderful as always
    the editing was worse then auful !!
    an example "i cannot say what customs will be kept of abandoned.... i cannot say what customs will be kept or abandoned but..." and the thought continues finishing the sentence

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    RED United States 07-24-16
    RED United States 07-24-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Wonderful book. Terrible production quality."

    The story and the performance were wonderful. As of 2016-07-23, the production quality was so bad that I am amazed that Audible continues to make it available for download. I think this must be a post-performance and pre-production copy that has not been cleaned. There are a lot of blank spaces that have not been trimmed out. And there are a lot of duplicate sections that have not been trimmed and rejoined properly. In these sections you hear the performers reading, then a long pause that has not been trimmed out, then a repeat of what you just listened to, finally followed by the continuation of the story. If you can put up with the terrible production quality, and you have enjoyed the other books, then you will likely enjoy this also. As for me, I am returning the book in hopes of drawing Audible's attention to the incomplete production of a good book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Nathan 07-11-16
    Nathan 07-11-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Good book, but recording needs editing"

    This recording need to be edited. There are doubled parts throughout the book, most of them are short 15-20 seconds, and usually contained to there own track. Also, the tracks(chapters) are not divided up by chapter or even significant sections or where the narrators change, like they are in previous Wheel of Time books, they are just sections of time. Everything else about the book is fine, though the book does drag at a couple of points. Performances were very good.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dani B. Texas 07-08-16
    Dani B. Texas 07-08-16 Member Since 2016

    Out of this world Teacher

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    "Audible version"

    I enjoyed the book overall. The audible version of the story seemed to have skips if possible. Around 10 to 20 times the audio track would replay the same minute of the story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    10/29/15
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    "Really good story"

    As with all the previous books in the series, this one is brilliant. The storyline is engaging. The readers' performances are superb. A joy to have the books so well performed. My only 'but' is that the production of the recording falters, stops, and repeats itself in places. An annoyance, but not prohibitive.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Neil Henderson
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    9/21/15
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    "very good"

    excellent story, enjoyed the performance very much. can't think of anything bad to say at all

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  • Stephanie
    8/29/15
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    "Female Anatomy"

    Once again, throughout the book barely any female escapes having her breasts described, and when women fold their arms, they can't just do so, it has to be mentioned that they are folded *under* the breasts. Editing a series like this is a huge undertaking, I think it could have been done with a more ruthless hand. Still a great tale though. I'm going to get book 10 right now because I really do want to know what happens to the central characters, some of whom I really like.
    Both of the narrators do an excellent job (although sometimes American pronunciation bothers me, such as 'shone' being said as 'shown') but I would have used either one or the other reader, I don't understand why male and female were necessary. Oh yes, and quite often sentences are repeated, as other reviewers have mentioned. Whoever was dealing with continuity messed up, but fortunately the sentences being repeated aren't long.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • john morton
    8/9/15
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    "badly edited"

    if made it to book 9 you dont need review other than this one badly edited with multiple sentences repeated which grows annoying.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • John Gaston
    4/28/15
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    "greatness"

    another great book in this truly remarkable series
    couldn't stop listening, the 2 storytellers worked well with each other

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • robert
    clacton on sea, United Kingdom
    2/10/15
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    "poorly edited"
    Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Kate Reading and Michael Kramer ?

    Kate reading and Michael Kramer are a perfect combination and I am not able to see how it could have been narrated better


    Any additional comments?

    there are numerous miss edits where sentences are repeated I know others have pointed this out but I didn't realize how bad it was , if it had been a half a dozen times during the course of the narration I would have dismissed it but I lost count beyond 20 but it went way beyond that and after about a dozen times it became a real irritant and took me out of the story every time, thank goodness this is the only book like that, but if you have bought into the story so far its too late to turn back now and the story line and narration itself is just as good as the other 8 books I've listened too

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
    Upton, United Kingdom
    12/1/13
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    "Brilliant, enjoyable story"
    If you could sum up Winter's Heart in three words, what would they be?

    Brilliant, fantastic story. I am really enjoying the series. A good adventure but with a lot of humour as well, in spite of the dire times. Pity we cannot do our own 'travelling', would save a lot of traffic problems. Just a shame about Robert Jordan and that he wasn't around for the end of the series.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Nynaeve - very serious about herself, easy to wind up, quite funny but doesn't seem to realise it.


    What does Kate Reading and Michael Kramer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Make it quite easy to get into the characters.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The end of the world is nigh, unless.....


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Adam Osman
    12/23/15
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    "What actually happened? :)"

    I honestly have no idea what happened in this book, the ending is the most confusing part...a battle that went on for the better part of a day but was over with me not knowing what happened to anyone but Dashiva. The readers as always were spectacular, a pity they were let down by the author in this case.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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