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Publisher's Summary

When their village is attacked by trollocs, monsters thought to be only legends, three young men, Rand, Matt, and Perrin, flee in the company of the Lady Moiraine, a sinister visitor of unsuspected powers. Thus begins an epic adventure set in a world of wonders and horror, where what was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow.
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©1990 Robert Jordan; (P)1996 Books on Tape, Inc.; Published by Audio Renaissance, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC

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"Jordan has come to dominate the world that Tolkien began to reveal." (The New York Times)

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Love These Books

I love these books! Not so fond of the fellow reading it though! Once I've read a book I have the voices and mannerisms of the characters in my head! His reading did not effectively convey those mannerisms to me and so, much of the emotion and personality of the chracters fell a bit flat for me!

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great read

enjoyed the characters! the plot was intriguing and it seemed to move along well. The narrator's did an excellent performance and I enjoyed their voice changes.

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Lack of character depth, poor audio execution

I did not feel captured and invested in this story. The characters felt predictable, like a Dungeons and Dragons ensemble. The story started with a great backstop, but it quickly flattened out and did not pick up until a confusing end which left me feeling unsatisfied.

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very good

i love the writing style. it is very captivating. Robert Jordan is new to me but i will pursue his work.

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came highly recommended

this was highly recommended to me, I'm very glad I tried it. I love it.

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Provides a different yet better perspective than reading

I have read this series a dozen times...Robert Jordan is fantastic but after he died, the last two books were not very good..you could still hear the little that he added to the books...but the rhythm is missing. I ended up reading the ending to find out his ending but he did a very bad choice of the idiot who ruined his series but I shall enjoy revisiting Jordan's stories by listening to the volumes he wrote!

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Loved it.

So being the ultimate Wheel of Time fan, I have read every installment of the series a total of four times. I plan to read it again here soon as well. I am so grateful for the opportunity to experience this amazing story on audio. Thanks and I can't wait to experience The Great Hunt!

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get this (or don't, I'm not your supervisor)

I drive about ten hours a week. This series lasted me about a year, and I am glad for it. It does, admittedly, start of sounding just like Lord of the Rings, but quickly becomes its own. By the end, I think this is by far the most developed, interesting universe I have seen in fiction, and the characters all come into their own. Jordan plays with unique and interesting writing techniques which further makes this series immersive and interesting.

I love the narrators, they remain for all 13 books, do continuity is maintained. they competently manage accents and pronunciations based on different cultures.

note that I literally just finished the last book, so may be a bit biased.

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An amazing journey in to the wheel

I've never read the books but this unabridged telling was amazing and frankly I would listen to the next in the series

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Male narrator riveting. Female narrator was slightly tedious, but acceptable given nature of her characters.