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Winter's Heart Audiobook

Winter's Heart: Wheel of Time, Book 9

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Paul 05-02-15
    Paul 05-02-15 Member Since 2016
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    "audio is still messed up"

    But it's not so bad after all. didn't bother me all that much. so don't be discouraged.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 06-26-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Great Story, bad editing"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    maybe, someone needs to take the time to listen to the story and fix the 10+ errors where the story has repeating segments, as if someone took a taped copy of the story and just spliced it together without removing the overlapping segments from the many tape sides.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Winter's Heart?

    I would say, but it would be a story spoiler.


    What about Kate Reading and Michael Kramer ’s performance did you like?

    They both read aloud quit well, it would be nicer if Michael would read the guy arts and Kate read all the women parts. It is a bit confusing when they both read the same character different inflections and tones.


    Was Winter's Heart worth the listening time?

    Yes


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Cody Eckman 04-27-17
    Cody Eckman 04-27-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Unacceptably Incomplete"

    I truly love the story contained in Winter's Heart. The character development, plot points, climax, and denouement were all done very well. It's a great addition to Jordan's series.

    But this recording is unacceptable--at least as it is currently uploaded. Yes, there is a noticeable difference in quality from the previous entries (this is much poorer), yes, the breaks in tracks are more or less random and jarring, and yes, there are many repeated sections of text. All of that aside, I could have enjoyed this audio book and moved on without much a second thought.

    If, that is, it were at least complete. There are very nearly 3 chapters omitted near the end of this recording. (For reference, it jumps from Mat's PoV ending chapter 31 to Cadsuane's PoV just before chapter 35 begins. It then finishes the book and restarts at Cadsuane's PoV again.

    There's no adventure in Far Madding, no arrest of Rand, no explanation of Nynaeve's cool new toys, and no development of Alivia as a character. This all suddenly takes place "offscreen" (not how Jordan wrote it) and we're left to fill in the gaps.

    For how big a player this series is in the fantasy genre, this omission is absolutely ludicrous and must be repaired. If I didn't desire to own the entire series, I'd demand a refund. As it is, I'm demanding that this problem be rectified.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Diesel 04-26-17
    Diesel 04-26-17 Member Since 2014
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    "MISSING CHAPTERS!!"
    Any additional comments?

    As many of the previous comments have said, there were many editing issues like the repetition of passages and the awful breakup of 255 "sections."
    The worst thing, though, was that chapters 32 and 33 (A Portion of Wisdom & Blue Carp Street) are completely missing. I thought I was going crazy because all of a sudden someone was being freed from prison when they were just leaving an in a short while ago. Took me an hour of going through chapter summaries online along with the audiobook just to figure out where the error was... (Which would have been easier if the book wasn't broken up into 255 sections instead of 35 chapters..)

    And then at the end of the story where they say "we hope you have enjoyed this program", the last 13 sections just repeat. Its totally screwed up. Very disappointed.

    I thought it was a problem with the download on my phone but the online stream is messed up as well.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jessica 05-23-16
    Jessica 05-23-16 Member Since 2012

    Female, Military Background, Mother, Wife. Enjoys Science, Medicine (in particular viruses and diseases).

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    "Fix The Friggin' Audio"

    I am highly non-plussed. Why the heck has this been a problem that has been NOTED for 5 years? That is unacceptable.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Inconsideration Rules the World 05-23-16
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    "Editor: listen to this prior to publishing it!!"
    What disappointed you about Winter's Heart?

    The editing was horrible. There are 253 "chapters" in this audio book. Some "chapter" breaks occur where they should while other occur mid conversation. The absolute worst part is that there are at least 15+ occurrences of repeated content (10-20 seconds each time) and it's not just within different "chapters". I hope the so called "editor" of the audiobook does his/her job better for the remaining books because this is beyond ridiculous!


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amanda Phoenix, AZ, United States 09-08-14
    Amanda Phoenix, AZ, United States 09-08-14 Member Since 2017

    I rate as follows: 5 Stars = Loved it. 4 Stars = Really liked it. 3 Stars = Liked it. 2 Stars = Didn't like it. 1 Star = Hated it.

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    "How is it still not fixed?"

    I love this book. I love this series. Mostly I like the 2 narrators; the format is great, but through the series they will often mispronounce names for many books and then change to the right name, and it can be confusing.

    Anyway, I give this book 5 stars for the story, but the editing was all messed up. Over and over again chunks of the story will just loop back to repeat again. It's really irritating. That being said, I'd still 100% recommend the book - I just really hope at some point they fix the editing. It's a popular enough series that I think it's worth doing.

    9 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    HeSingsOverMe 02-14-17
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    "Audio issues but not story related"

    There were a number of repeated audio loops throughout the book, annoying but the the story/performance were minimally impacted. Just needs editing help.

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    Joshua 09-06-15
    Joshua 09-06-15 Member Since 2014
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    "great book towards end, but expect book on tape"

    I am committed to the series but will be calling audible for a partial reimbursement of money due to the DISTRACTING audio. repeated lines are what screw it up.... there is no way they had anybody listen to the recording because it repeats itself in certain chapters to the point of annoyance...

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Coni 10-18-11
    Coni 10-18-11 Member Since 2012
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    "Déjà vu again and again and again and again"

    the reading was wonderful as always
    the editing was worse then auful !!
    an example "i cannot say what customs will be kept of abandoned.... i cannot say what customs will be kept or abandoned but..." and the thought continues finishing the sentence

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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  • Iain Leedham
    7/5/16
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    "good book"

    Story great and well narrated but let down by frequently repeating sections of text. Still worth hearing however

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  • Katrina
    6/19/16
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    "poorly spliced together with"

    Is poorly spliced together with reepeat and silences otherwise great listening material, and highly recommend!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Estela
    Bristol, UK
    6/9/16
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    "Book is good - audiobook not so much"

    The chapters in the book do no coincide with the audiobook chapters, which makes setting the sleep timer impossible. There are also repeated paragraphs between the end of one audiobook chapter and the next, in several places.

    Wonderful book, let down by an annoying audiobook. A pity, cos the ones before were brilliantly done!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • del
    5/31/16
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    "brilliant!"

    This as expected was an other great book, a bit more politics but still great!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Katie Samuelson
    Cambridge, UK
    4/21/16
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    "Too many unnecessary characters & awful production"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    It builds on the original story but there was too much anecdotal content and focus on fringe character which distracts from the main storyline.The worst part was the awful production. There are many sections of the book where the audio is repeated twice. When you're paying £30+ for a book, you don't expect it to have the same 'pages' repeated several times.


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

    The characterisation and quality of the reading is excellent, although maybe a hackneyed in places. However given the vast number of characters they are expected to voice I think they can be forgiven for that!


    Any additional comments?

    Sort out the production - it is totally unacceptable and ruins the flow of the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dan
    Dublin
    2/19/16
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    "Brilliant"

    A lot of cool stuff happens in this book, and the voice actors are top notch as usual.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
    10/29/15
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    "Really good story"

    As with all the previous books in the series, this one is brilliant. The storyline is engaging. The readers' performances are superb. A joy to have the books so well performed. My only 'but' is that the production of the recording falters, stops, and repeats itself in places. An annoyance, but not prohibitive.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Neil Henderson
    Lincoln
    9/21/15
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    "very good"

    excellent story, enjoyed the performance very much. can't think of anything bad to say at all

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stephanie
    8/29/15
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    "Female Anatomy"

    Once again, throughout the book barely any female escapes having her breasts described, and when women fold their arms, they can't just do so, it has to be mentioned that they are folded *under* the breasts. Editing a series like this is a huge undertaking, I think it could have been done with a more ruthless hand. Still a great tale though. I'm going to get book 10 right now because I really do want to know what happens to the central characters, some of whom I really like.
    Both of the narrators do an excellent job (although sometimes American pronunciation bothers me, such as 'shone' being said as 'shown') but I would have used either one or the other reader, I don't understand why male and female were necessary. Oh yes, and quite often sentences are repeated, as other reviewers have mentioned. Whoever was dealing with continuity messed up, but fortunately the sentences being repeated aren't long.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • john morton
    8/9/15
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    "badly edited"

    if made it to book 9 you dont need review other than this one badly edited with multiple sentences repeated which grows annoying.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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