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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I've not read the print version, but the audio version was awesome.
The cleansing of saidin.
This one is as good as the others.
The book is writen in a was that puts you in the room with the people
Peron throwing away his axe
Sprain freeing him self from the axe and starting to find who he i
Another good book in the series. The readers where excellent but the editing left a lot to be desired.
Yes, of course, excellent story line
the whole lot
not in particular
part of a 13 part series, why would you stop halfway?
These books have had me hooked from the start! Up until this book, the dubbing has been fine. But this one fell short. Did anyone listen to this before it was released? I am listening to the book now, and sentences have repeated several times in the first few parts. Much like the old cartoons when they came back from a commercial break! Regardless, this is an old issue that has been brought to Audible's attention, and really should be fixed.
I would recommend it with warnings. The story is so compelling you can almost ignore the odd narrative. The main characters all seem to speak like I imagine a snake to sound, and without individuality. Kramer seems to punctuate his paragraphs with questions.
I like Ninieve because she has a real personality, with a lot of foibles and inconsistancies.
kramer - always questioning, Kate Reading, - flowing and inviting
I would actually prefer to read this book to avoid the odd recitation by Kramer, but because I drive alot and like to listen to books and am engaged by the story I will put up with it.
I swear, I'm a glutton for punishment. I can't seem to stop listening to these books even though I often throw my hands up and yell about how I don't care about 99% of the people in this series.
If there's one thing I know for certain, it's Robert Jordan needed a good editor. He needed someone (other than his wife) to throw a manuscript back at him and tell him to cut out 25-30% of every book.
The story is a strong one and I do feel the need to see what happens to Rand, Matt and Perrin as well as some of the women. I do want to get to the climax of the story so I'll probably continue on and hope that when Sanderson takes over, there's more worth listening to.
Oh, and if you were wondering if all of the audio problems are fixed...they're not. Listening to some of this drags on already without having to listen to some of it a second time.
Ok, so I think this is the first review I have ever written. I was tempted not to by this one because of the bad reviews. This isn't my favorite book out of the WOT series but it by far does not deserve the reviews it has gotten from others on here. In my opinion the story is very good; its one of those books that is has to be told such as The Two Towers or Empire Strikes back in their respective series.
Also the audio is not the best but it sure isn't as bad as everyone has made it out to be. I am in the third part now and have maybe heard 7 or 8 times were words are repeated. To me that is not as bad as hearing this ends side 2 or whatever and then it continues on. People have to realize that the production team is most like taking these from tapes and putting into digital format. I for one am thankful they are doing this because the old walkman doesn't work anymore and I enjoy listening to the older books as much as the new ones.
I am looking forward to the rest of the series and seeing how it all end but to sum it all up this book is relevant to the story and the audio isn't that bad.
5 stars is i love and i will read agani and again. 1 is i hate and i never want to hear about it ever again. YES = :))) - NO= :'(
I have listened to this book with my iPhone... and no issues..... it is mainly 3 files you download .. and ya each one is like divided into 60-80 6mins segments.. but i never notice any game between each... also people made a big deal regarding how awful the quality of this audio book.... it was fine, same quality as the ones before, but there is couple of repeated sentences from time to time... but thats it , only few repeats .... the older reviews tend to give you the thought of hours of repeated sentences and paragraphs.... nothing like that..
The book itself is great, and i'm going soon to start with book 10..
Don't care much about the bad reviews.
I had read other reviews that panned WoT #9 Winter's Heart for not being the best effort put out for an audible book. Yes there are editing errors. I am about 1/4 of the way through and have noticed at least two times that material was repeated. Each time no more than 15 seconds each. While this is an instance of poor editing I currently do not feel the immediate need to slit my wrists because of it. I merely note it as interesting and get back to listening to a series that I am severely addicted to. Suck it up and have a nice day.
"Not a great recording"
Am loving the series - despite starting to lose track of all the characters (there seem to be new ones added each novel) and becoming slightly bored with the use of the word "woolhead". Unfortunately this recording is not so good - there are numerous occassions where lines are repeated and although one accepts the odd error, there are just too many in this book. One wonders why in this digital age they can't simply edit it out? Audible?
Done it! Listened while working through the whole 14 books. Not bad - not brilliant either. Too much describing of what are people wearing, limited dictionary of dialogues and male-female relationships/interactions painfully similar, predictable -boring (Mr Freud would find it certainly interesting though :)
Maybe because English isn't my first language, maybe I'm spoiled by other writers or maybe Robert Jordan just isn't my type of author but haven't I been working at the time of listening I would considered it time wasted.
"Brilliant, enjoyable story"
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.
Nynaeve - very serious about herself, easy to wind up, quite funny but doesn't seem to realise it.
Make it quite easy to get into the characters.
The end of the world is nigh, unless.....
"Good story but one issue"
The recording had a couple of parts where the lines would repeat, not the worst but a little annoying
"Excellent, a compelling and addictive epic."
This is one of the best fantasy epics ever written, a series right up there with the work of J. R. R. Tolkien but be warned it is not one to be taken up lightly, this series is Huge!
The books have been kept together so one audio book will get you one book and many hours of happy listening.
Sadly Robert Jordan died in 2007 after publishing book 11, but with the help of Jordan’s wife/editor Harriet McDougal, Brandon Sanderson has taken up the torch, using Jordan’s plentiful notes he is finishing off the series brilliantly, with book 14 being the final volume.
The series is voiced by Michael Kramer and Kate Reading throughout and their performances are exemplary, their narration brings the world to life in a way that simply reading it never had for me, they bring a unique voice and feeling to each of the characters that brings them to life and firmly embeds them in your heart.
The only negative I have to put in is that the audiobooks chapter division bears no relation to where the chapters start and end in the books making the chapter search and snooze modes on the app all but useless.
All in all a five star read. An absolute must for any fantasy epic fan.
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