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Winter's Heart Audiobook

Winter's Heart: Wheel of Time, Book 9

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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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    Jessica 05-23-16
    Jessica 05-23-16 Member Since 2012
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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.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Vernholio San Diego, CA, United States 02-27-12
    Vernholio San Diego, CA, United States 02-27-12
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    "Yep, Bad Editing... But That's Not the Worst Part"

    I can't believe I'm doing this... I've made it through the first nine books and 2/3 of the way through the tenth, and I have to put it down... I've tried and tried to come back to it, but gone are the trollocs and myrddraal, and the good page-turning adventure from the start of the series (The "Great Hunt" is one of my all-time favorite books), to be replaced by incessant political "game of houses" suspicions/mistrust; the "gilded, jeweled, highly polished mother-of-pearl enameled matching serving tray and goblets filled with steaming effervescent rose petal-scented spiced wine" (take a breath); and "high neck, gold embroidered pleated riding dresses with lace 'spilling' from the sleeves". Way too over-explained in the detail department! No need to explain the full dress of every single character in the room. And, on the note of characters... There are WAY too many of them, and too many of those have too similar names (trying to discern between/remember the 300+ Aes Sedai he's introduced is becoming a real chore... "Wait, who was she again? Is she the little plump brown ajah that I haven't read about since book five? Or, was it book seven?"). Too many long-winded, overly detailed, full-page explanations of irrelevant things... Primarily, characters that have absolutely no bearing on the story (Really, that much content to explain a serving maid?) I get it... He's trying to set the stage/environment for the reader, but there's a limit to the amount of detail necessary. And, then there's the gender dynamic: Every woman is spiteful towards men, and every man is a dullard where women are concerned... Mr. Jordan was definitely letting his real-life experience show through in his writing, and way too often (in my opinion, anyway).

    On the positive side, the reading is performed well. Well, except for maybe the male reader's incessant need to sigh at the end of the majority of the sentences -- I guess for emphasis. Creeped me out a little. But, that's a minor thing and both readers performed well.

    And, like everyone else has been saying in these reviews... HORRIBLE editing. Content read and then repeated several times throughout. Definitely emphasized by the overly detailed, unnecessary content.

    I will probably try to come back to it again, because I have a lot invested in the series -- and at one point in time I really enjoyed it. Not to mention, I want to see it all come to a conclusion... I guess I just wish Jordan had done it in, maybe six or seven books, instead of 13.

    32 of 36 people found this review helpful
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    Joe Arvada, CO, United States 10-24-11
    Joe Arvada, CO, United States 10-24-11 Member Since 2017
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    "Good book bad edit"

    Like all Robert Jordon books it's a good read but yes the editing was very poor. I wonder how much time they gained by the long pauses and endless verse repeating. I agee this book needs to be edited correctly then released.

    16 of 18 people found this review helpful
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    Paul 05-02-15
    Paul 05-02-15 Member Since 2017
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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
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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


    5 of 5 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!


    4 of 4 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
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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.

    10 of 12 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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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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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  • Mr. Kristian Benning
    Swindon, Wilts
    10/13/17
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    "Story got a bit lost in the middle."

    Too many new characters in the middle of story that didn't really add anything to the storyline.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • E D Moss
    10/9/17
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    "Updated Files as of 18/08/17 - Fixed Recording"

    Previously the files Audible hosted for this title were very dodgy, the chapter structure was very broken leading to lines of dialogue being repeated and 2.5 whole chapters from the book were missing (32, 33 and some of 34). I complained about this and fortunately the AudioBug Department have fixed the files as of 18/08/17. Any new downloads since then will have the complete book, anyone who downloaded previously just needs to delete the old version and re-download it to get the new one.

    Good book, continuation of form for Robert Jordan. If you've gotten this far through the Wheel of Time series then you might as well continue!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mark Jones
    8/4/17
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    "Great story - sloppiest editing you can imagine"
    Any additional comments?

    I read the books when they first came out and have found new depth to the story in the audible format. A shame about the sloppy editing, last 15 chapters repeated, a chunk missing, surprised Audible has not done something about it ?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tyler Maher
    7/10/17
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    "Fantastic book, spoiled by audible issues."

    The shortest book of The Wheel of Time brings possibly the most climatic ending to date. We see strong developments in every main characters individual plots, some old questions answered, and some unexpected ones as well.

    I would recommend reading the book over the audible version, as I had issues with the download. For some reason there were almost 300 chapters, and some actual chapters were missing (late on in the book so the build up to the climactic ending was slightly ruined as I needed to clarify previous events that were not actually told).

    All in all, an incredible book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • magic jo
    6/27/17
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    "The one power goes full tilt"

    The Aes Sedai have past peak annoyance! from awesomely mystic feminists in the early books to catty gossips, the decent of the Aesdai has pained me!

    But the tide has turn in this book and the wheel of time really turns

    You've made it this far in the series, keep listening!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    6/22/17
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    "Missing large segment, you'll need a text copy "

    I cannot recommend this "unabridged" book that is missing several chapters. chapters that contain a major plot point.

    The book itself and the narration are fantastic. only it's missing several chapters and the last hour is repeated (which makes up the missing time).

    I've reported this to audible, after a cursory Google I found it had been reported several times months before.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Richard McKirgan
    4/11/17
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    "Missing Chapters and Repeated Lines"

    This is a great book, a good improvement on the previous one, Path of Daggers, with more action and Mat is back!

    Unfortunately it is let down by the terrible production of the audio - there are repeated lines several times, the last hour is repeated from Chapter 35 after the book ends and there are two entire chapters missed out! This audiobook would have made no sense had I not read the book previously. For something costing £30+ that is just not acceptable.

    I suggest Audible should rectify these issues or if possible you read the missing chapters (chapters 32 and 33) from the actual book to cover the missing details.

    Don't let these issues put you off the series though, it only gets better and better!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Karen Smith
    4/5/17
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    "Technical problems"

    Story wasn't smooth, sections kept repeating and last hour repeated. I'm sure this is a technical issue but it was still very annoying.
    Story and reading excellent though.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Luke
    3/23/17
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    "Fantastic series, lazy editing"

    Loved every book so far but it's a shame the editing on this one was particularly bad, the other books have a few instances where lines are repeated but no where near the scale of this one! Not that big an issue but it is pretty annoying.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nick
    1/9/17
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    "Tiny chapters, repeated sections"

    Chapters are 2 - 15min long and there's a pause between. There are also a lot of repeated sections- not a big deal; just annoying

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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