Absolutely love this series and the narrators that bring it to life, have 10 more to go and will come back to it again for the third time after listening to some new adventures by other writers/narrators
Great continuation of a great serious. Shining performances from both narrators. My only complaint is the length. Took a really long time and some of the chunks didn't seem very necessary. Easy to forget where characters are, what they're doing, much less remember their goals, any subtle motivations, etc. You almost need a reference handy to keep abreast of what's going on. But worth it all at any rate.
yes, i have actually. It was the book that got me to love the series
they were amazing, their different characters were what brought the book to life.
if I could. but it was over 30 hours
great book, great actors , great experience
Sci-fi and fantasy fan, Buddhist, Social Scientist and Doctoral Student.
The biggest thing that stands out in regards to The Shadow riding is how much less of the story is told from the perspective of Rand rather than other characters. This however, gives readers or listeners a chance to learn more about other characters, especially Mat who is separated from Rand until the end of the book. Mat is healed by the Aes Sedai and separated from the Dagger, and now we get to learn more about him without the personality changes the Dagger caused.
Spilers- The ending was not very interesting though. Although the theme of the whole series is time as a wheel that repeats over and over, it's starting to get a bit boring by book 3 to have essentially the same ending again as with book 1 and book 2. Rand fights the Dark One, and despite two other times thinking he has killed him and being wrong, one again is certain that he has killed him and he is gone.
As with the other books in the series on audible, the chapters of the audible book do not match up in any way with the book chapters and this still is frustrating.
I don't know that I would listen to it again - there is a lot of repetition, not only between the books, which is expected with a series, but also within each book - same phrases (and not just important points) repeated constantly. Also the women (ALL OF THEM) are such exaggerated characters they all irritate me - they are all nags, bitchy, harrassing men all the time, and being contradictory. And those are the "good" women. It would have been refreshing to have a woman in there somewhere who was just cool, and normal.
it's a series, so it really hasn't ended, but it is keeping me going.
no, other than the others in this series
when Perryn finds a young cousin after thinking his family is lost
I know a lot of readers complain about how R.B. Painstakingly goes over every detail but I sincerely enjoyed how meticulous he was. More times than not I'll I finish a good book and wish it was longer, so this lessens the blow. If your a fan of high fantasy novels then don't think twice!
I can't stop listening. Kramer is a superb narrator and his counterpart doesn't take away from anything. I'm not a fan of the female voice so much in reading or singing but that's not to say she detracts in any way. Just a personal preference.
Moving on to book 5!