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Publisher's Summary

In this sequel to the phenomenal New York Times best seller The Shadow Rising, Robert Jordan again plunges us into his extraordinarily rich, totally unforgettable world:

...Into the forbidden city of Rhuidean, where Rand al'Thor, now the Dragon Reborn, must conceal his present endeavor from all about him, even Egwene and Moiraine.

...Into the Amyrlin's study in the White Tower, where Amyrlin, Flaida do Avriny a 'Roihan, is weaving new plans.

...Into the luxurious hidden chamber where the Forsaken Rahvin is meeting with three of his fellows to ensure their ultimate victory over the Dragon.

...Into the Queen's court in Caemlyn, where Morgase is curiously in thrall to the handsome Lord Gaebril.

For once the Dragon walks the land, the fires of Heaven fall where they will, until all men's lives are ablaze. And in Shayol Ghul, the Dark One stirs.

©1993 The Bandersnatch Group, Inc. (P)1997 Books on Tape; Published by Audio Renaissance, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC

Critic Reviews

"Jordan deftly weaves details from previous books into this narrative." (Publishers Weekly)
"Fires of Heaven upholds the very high standards of this major fantasy epic, with battle scenes, comic interludes, and character development all reaching perhaps the highest point in a work that has lacked for none of these." (Booklist)
"Jordan's epic saga of a world threatened by evil incarnate builds steadily as separate strands of a complex plot begin to come together. Fans of this richly detailed and vividly imagined series will not be disappointed." (Library Journal)

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I love Audible ..makes books come alive!

I love the narrators. They make the book come alive without seeming silly. I have been trying to read these books for years...and now I can on my commutes. I love it.

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  • Greg
  • Arizona
  • 05-16-17

Moiraine is awesome, please kill Nynaeve

What did you love best about The Fires of Heaven?

Moiraine's story comes full circle. Mat's character development continues, my favorite character in the story so far.

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

Kate Reading and Michael Kramer are 2 of the best in the business. They do a fantastic job narrating.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

There were some moments where I was proud of the development of some of the characters. Yes, there is a sad moment as well.

Any additional comments?

Yes, please kill Nynaeve. Her man-hate dialog is absolutely insufferable. Did Robert Jordan ever make it past middle school? All man-woman dialog is absolutely loaded with stereotypical "men are stupid" "men are stubborn" "men are wool-headed" comments. Then the men talk about how stupid, stubborn, and wool-headed the women are. I know from my brother giving me a spoiler that Nynaeve plays a crucial role later in the books. I don't care. Let the Dark One win if it means I get to have a few books without Nynaeve's constant man-hate dialog. Everyone cries about her braid tugging and skirt smoothing, but it's the dialog I can't stand.

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skipping chapters makes for a better experience

I found the book much more enjoyable by skipping over the parts read by Kate Redding. not because she is a bad narrator, but because I don't like the storylines she was assigned.

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Good but lengthy

Like all of the books so far, very detailed, almost to a fault. The performance was spot on.

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Love it!

Absolutely adore this series. really looking forward to the tv series. The narration is superb.

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  • Joe
  • Arvada, CO, United States
  • 04-13-17

Great.

Robert Jordon never fails to please. A little dry at times, but well worth the read.

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Good but Annoying

I have read and reread numerous times since the books release. I truly enjoy the series. I started purchasing the narration as it's getting difficult for me to read. For the most part, the narration is fantastic. The annoying part is the quality of the narration, the skipping and garbled narration is very frustrating especially when it drags on for minutes. I'm assuming this was caused by reformatting for device and size, but come on, for the cost of buying 14 for the series you would think audible would have a little better quality control. Btw, I have 8 of the 14, and so far each has the same issues. and the issues are pretty consistent with each book narration.

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Another good book in a series of them.

more in-depth explanation of the dream world, epic battles with new enemies, and a hint of old enemies coming back.

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Was a lot of character building

Not a lot of action but the story added layers of depth to our heros.

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  • EM
  • 03-20-17

another great book

almost didn't finish book 1, but I have enjoyed the series so far! really strong series.