As the Wheel turns, the winds of fate roil across the land. Rand al 'Thor struggles to unite the nations for the Last Battle when the Dark One will break free into the world to spring the snares laid by the immortal Forsaken for unwary humankind. The White Tower in Tar Valon, under the Amyrlin Elaida, has decided that Rand must be controlled immediately. Drought and summer heat linger into winter and Nineveh al'Meara and Elayne, the Daughter-Heir of Andor, begin a desperate search for the fabled ter'angreal that may enable them to restore normal weather conditions.
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"Nothing short of remarkable." (Library Journal)
"Quite excellent volume." (Booklist)
"The Wheel of Time [is] rapidly becoming the definitive American fantasy saga....A fantasy tale seldom equalled and still more seldom surpassed in English." (The Chicago Sun-Times)
This is it! Lord of Chaos is finally out in Unabridged format!
Jordan/WoT literati argue about their favorite scene or the best part of the series. Ever since this book was published the battle at the wells has ranked near the top. This book and the two before it are Jordan at his best, his most innovative and balanced. I highly recommend the series (make sure you start with book one).
As for the audiobook... Michael Kramer and Kate Reading have been doing the narration for all 8 unabridged editions so far and they do a very good job of it. The only part of the narrations that bugs me in the slightest is Kramer's portrayal of Gawyn. How come Gawyn has a Brit accent and Elayne and the Emond's Fielders have normal accents? They're all from Andor... Anyway, very good production quality; engrossing story; able to fit on an iPod. What more could you ask for?
I have really enjoyed the unabridged versions of WoT series (I really disliked the abridged version of the first book). Now I just have to find the patience to wait for books 7 and 8.
Kate Reading & Micheal Kramer do a fantastic job of narating this series. Anyone interested in High Fantasy should start this series at book 1 and not stop until they are done. My only hope is that they will get the next book done in unabridged formate before I finish this one.
Overall a great story never get me wrong with that...The audio is very well done and helps with the often tedious overwrought introspection and repetitive and needless self-indulgence of the main characters and the verbal diarrhea of others.
There is a great story behind the book that always seems to get lost as characters search there souls, indulge in their own introspection, complain about there plight on and on. The books as a whole start off strong then sink into long periods of diatribe and drivel that does little for character or plot development. The editors/author could have taken out hundreds of pages (hours of listening) and had a much stronger product. I find myself "not listening" to the book as they characters drone on needlessly about nonsense with little regard to the overall plot. Then the plot and action returns and we remember why we love these books. Take the first dozen chapters and the last few and we have a "cant put it down" It is almost like we need more words for the sake of having more words.
One thing I always muse upon is the similarities in plot and characters between the wheel of time and the sword of truth. Reading one is like reading the other.
There are so many great scenes in the series of books...
Will weaton weaves as the will weaton wills hahaha
worth a listen..
You are reading the best epic fantasy series there is. period. It may take a while to get into it but you will. There are 2600 plus characters but don't get scared teenagers read this every day. You will know these peoples as "friends" and "enemies" and like your own family. Read by the dynamic duo of recitation kate reading and michael kramer... they pull it all together .. I switch genres just to listen to them... It [the series] is really one huge wonderful story broken into 14 too short books that nobody wants to see ended..I can not express how good these books are. I have started 16 different friends reading TWoT and they are all addicted. You think that maybe the books are enchanted some how???
If fantasy is your genre you have arrived....... paul t.
Lord of Chaos is book six of the Wheel of Time series and from book one I was absolutely hooked by Robert Jordan's unique style of writing. One of the reasons I join audible.com is so I could get a hold of all 13 books in this series. Even if you don't like fantasy-type book (I didn't) you'll love the intriguing story laid out in this series...
i find this to be one of the more complex and well told stories of our time. Well read and perfomed by two artists in their own right.
Love this entire series. Narration is superb.
Exciting for the most part. Few parts here and there that involve the female characters can get a little dry.
I'm loving audio books more each day-being able to walk the dog, do the dishes or keep an eye on grandkids in the pool-all while listening to a book is great. My favorite genres are mystery/romance, some paranormal and lots of Science Fiction.
Urged by my daughter I've spent much of the past month involved with this series. Staying up late, falling asleep listening (thank the Light for the iPad sleep settings and bookmarks).
As complicated as this book is, with it's thousands of characters it's quite light on character development. I agree with many that the major arcana (protagonists) are shallowly developed.....the most involved I've gotten is with the Aiel (I'm listening-this is most likely spelled wrong-haven't seen it written out) as a society.
If you're looking for something to keep you busy-say you're recovering from some surgery or have a lot of traveling to do or are-like me-retired and get to do what you want whenever you want then I suggest this...but beware...it's a commitment.
First of all, I love the narrations of Kate Reading & Micheal Kramer. Well done once again. My interest in this series was lagging a bit and it was getting harder to listen to but this book started picking it back up. By the end of book 6, I was fired up and ready for the next book! After a slight lag with book 5, this one makes a great comeback. Not the best book in the series but one of the better.
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