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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.
©1990 Robert Jordan (P)1996 Books on Tape, Inc.

Ce que les critiques disent

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

Ce que les membres d'Audible en pensent

Moyenne des évaluations de clients

Au global

  • 5 out of 5 stars
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    155
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    24
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    5
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Performance

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    42
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Histoire

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
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  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars

Indulge

I was captivated and finished the book in 5 days, listening all day and night

2 personnes sur 2 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars

Small Pet Peeve

I love this series. My comment has nothing to do with the writing or subject matter of Robert Jordan's books. I have a small complaint about the two different narrators in this recording. If you are going to have two people reading one text, please make sure they both pronounce character names and place names the the same way. This might seem a bit petty, but it kind of annoyed me!

  • Au global
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    3 out of 5 stars

Classic Fantasy Epic

This was a good story, full of traditional struggles, action and adventure. An epic quest for sure. For such a varried and interesting team though, the emotions and interplay between characters fell flat. Hoping to see more development as the series progresses.

  • Au global
    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    4 out of 5 stars

great adventure

a great adventure of character growth and development, likeable characters and an interesting mythos for this world.

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars

loved it! met all expectations of being legendary!

I'd heard about it for long time, lived up to the hype! excellent book! would highly recommend to anyone considering it. I will be diving into the next book soon!

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars

The amazing first chapter in a great epic!

I’d say almost every fantasy fan I know has read this book, and they like myself loved the book, and most of the entire series.

For myself it was the first book I actually finished, reading from cover to cover... It ignited my love for writing and reading... but alas there isnt enough time these days to sit down and read.
But thanks to the amazing people behind Audibles and the amazing narration, I can once again make time for the books I love!!
If you’re debating paying for the book, I’d recommend it 1000x over anything out there in the genre.

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars

I enjoyed this book emmensley!

Micheal Kramer does an excellent job narrating this book, Kate Reading was superb as well, but it is mostly narrated my Micheal.

I always meant to read this series, but never found the time, listening to the book was great, and I'm excited that there are lots more in this series to listen too!

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars

Great reading of a timeless epic

I actually had a hard time reading this book but listening to this story was well worth the time.

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars

An epic adventure!

From start to finish this book leads you along hungrily wanting more, and thankfully more there is. With fantastic narration by Kramer and Reading, you will be spell bound to the story of a young man chosen by fate as he learns who he is and what he's up against. The great fight against the dark one begins here. For those looking for a Tolkien like journey with more than enough of it's own ground to stand on, look no farther. 10/10

  • Au global
    1 out of 5 stars
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    1 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    1 out of 5 stars

Not for me, glitchy recording

Didn't care for the plot, or the narrator, but most irritating was that the recording glitched toward the end and cut off the story so I couldn't finish it. I tried to ensure the glitch was not on my end - I deleted and re-downloaded the book a number of times but no cigar. Probably wouldn't finish it now if i cold - just frustrating after that much time invested.

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  • Au global
    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
  • Lore
  • SAN JOSE, CA, United States
  • 2012-06-29

Your first step down a very long and winding road.

The Eye of the World kicks off Robert Jordan's epic fantasy series and it is a step that should not be taken lightly. This first book is excellent and will likely have you listening to the next book in the journey before you know it. This is a long series (13+ books) and each book so far is between 23-41 hours of listening in unabridged format.

Some things you should know before you start:

1) Robert Jordan did not live long enough to finish the story, but he did pass along his vision for the conclusion to Brandon Sanderson who is writing the final books. Brandon Sanderson is an awesome Fantasy writer so the conclusion of the series is in good hands.

2) Robert Jordan can tend to be wordy at times and some of the books along the way feel a little bloated, but each one does advance the story.

3) The narration is done by 2 excellent narrators: Michael Kramer and Kate Reading. Each chapter will be read by one or the other depending on the chapter's main character. If the main character is female then Kate will read the entire chapter including the male voices. Michael will handle the chapter's where the main character is male and he will do the female voices. This means that you must get accustomed to 2 voices for each character. This put me off at first but I quickly became accustomed to it and now I really enjoy the format.

4) After a few books the narrators change the way they pronounce certain character names and this can throw you off until you realize that it is just a pronunciation change and not a different character. Just be prepared for it.

I am glad I started this long journey and I feel that audio is one of the best ways to experience Jordan's work. I had read The Eye of the World years ago but it didn't inspire me to keep going forward in the series, where the audiobook left me wanting more!

373 personnes sur 384 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Greg
  • Palos Verdes Estates, CA, USA
  • 2008-02-20

This Series Rocks

I am writing this review on the first of this series because as you consider beginning a multibook series you'll be wondering if the commitment is worth it. After having listened to all of the books now available on Audible (10 or 11 and the story is still not over) I am telling you to GO FOR IT. It took a several chapters to get my bearings with the material, but after that I was hooked in a terribly engrossing world of fantasy that I would never have thought would interest me. Some other reviewers have panned the narrators, and maybe with the first book they hadn't yet found their bearing either, but throughout the series they are outstanding in my opinion. I couldn't get enough of this story. I'm thankful that I came to it late, when there were already more than 10 books to enjoy. I admit that I have expected the author to wrap up this saga before now, but in reality I am thankful that he kept the characters and their world alive. I recommend this series with no reservations.

282 personnes sur 295 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Kyle
  • Laplace, LA, United States
  • 2008-11-25

everything you need to know

If you read several of the listener ratings you will find that half love it and half hate it. This is not anything like LotR. This is bigger in every respect. The world is bigger, the characters are deeper and thjere are many, many, more of them. If you take on this series you need to be ready to focus. If you listen half heartedly you will be lost very quickly. I understand some of the points of the bad reviews. This series is detailed. You will always know what everyone is wearing and what every room looks like and some people will find it tiresome. I however really get a sense of being in the story and that is why I read/listen. If your thing is a movie type book, a few hours and everything is rapped up, then you are looking for something else. There are many great stand alone books on this site alone but if you are looking for a neck deep fantasy with as much intrigue as can be put on paper then look no further. Personally this and the Sword of Truth are my favorites. Be warned though that the author recently died and the 12th book (A Memory of Light) is now being written by Brandon Sanderson of Mistborn. The final installment is about 60% through the rough draft phase. I usually dont get books until the series is done because i cant stand waiting a year to see how it ends but just the fact that the last book is on its way has prompted me into a second go round on this series so I know exactly what is going on. WHether you get this one or not happy listening.

203 personnes sur 214 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Robert
  • Yamhill, OR, United States
  • 2010-05-12

A Masterpiece

There is very little in the way of accolades that I could add to what has already been written about this book except to second the praise for it. When choosing a book, I do consider how many people have taken the time to rate and review a book, as well as what the reviews have to say. Therefore, the value of this book to me requires that I say something to encourage others to take it as a selection. This was my first Robert Jordan book. It's about 30 hours long and I finished it in two and a half days. I could not put it down. It is a masterpiece in almost every aspect of the word and I do not know how the narration could possibly have been improved. I was blown away.

117 personnes sur 125 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Tony Deleeuw
  • Los Angeles, CA USA
  • 2004-05-13

Amazing Series, Amazing Readers

I am overjoyed to find audible choose to carry this Unabridged series. It is pretty much the only place anywhere you can find this extraordinary Unabridged audio series. The abridged version of this series is horrible; however this version is a true and rare audio gem. I have listened to literally a few hundred audio books in my life, most of which were either sci-fi/ fantasy and this series stands out as one of the best I?ve heard. It has exquisite readers both Michael Kramer and Kate Reading are among the best audio readers I've ever heard. As anyone who has heard audio can probably relate to, the quality of the reader is vital to the experience of the book and these are simple two of the best in the business. They capture the characters perfectly and draw you in like few other readers can. Another great and fairly unique thing this audio reading does is when the books comes from the perspective of a female character Kate gives you the female voice to match, where as if you are in the head of a male character Michael reads to give you that male feel. This makes a big difference in the whole experience, how much the reading brings the character to life and draws you into their world. Speaking of which, Robert Jordan's WOT world is one of the most vivid, complex and original world I have experienced in fantasy. The world's complexity continues to grow throughout the huge epic series. It makes you want to know what is going on in different lands almost as much as what is happening with different characters. In the first half of this series each book is better then the one before as the main characters, the world and the adventure expands. If you get a chance, please request that audible carry the rest of this Unabridged series. As of now they carry book one (The Eye of the World) and two (The Great Hunt). I guess that's about it. Enjoy, I hope you have as much fun with it as I did.

169 personnes sur 181 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Kindle Customer
  • 2009-09-15

Better Every Time

I still pick up new tidbits, foreshadowing, and nuances every time I hear this book. Over the years I've read most books in this series twice and have listened to them on CD twice more. The audio format further highlights Jordan's genius and the fan's enjoyment.

7 personnes sur 7 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Daniel
  • FarnboroughUnited Kingdom
  • 2005-02-03

A big fan approves

I've been reading this series for years now and enjoyed it greatly, though I do hope it comes to an end soon. This production is very good especially as it is an Unabridged version which I believe the books need. The two voices are good and give a good range to the characters, the only quibble I have is minor, I wish the two readers had agreed on pronunciations before starting. This is not a big issue and did not spoil my enjoyment. I believe the producers will be making all the books available and I look found to collecting them all.

14 personnes sur 15 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Dana S Babcock
  • Navarre, Florida United States
  • 2008-07-10

Great Book!

I really enjoyed this book. At first the narrarator was a little annoying, you could hear him breathing alot. But after an hour or two, he got much better...you could even tell the characters by the voices he gave them. I will listen to the entire series. I don't know why I waited so long to read Robert Jordan!

21 personnes sur 23 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Michael
  • New Orleans, LA
  • 2012-10-09

Fantasy Writing And Listening At Its Finest!

Robert, Robert, Robert.

What have you done to me?

You 've kept me up countless nights, hanging onto every fantastic word, thinking about this incredible world you've created long after I finished reading and listening. You made me want more. And more. And you gave more of the same, and better.

What descriptive and well-thought out writing! What a rich and resplendent world you've created for us. A staggering storyline rich in history, politics, magic and mystery. Character development that captures us completely in the story, plots and journeys throughout this and the many novels to follow!

There are not enough words to describe the fantastic journey that awaits you in Jordan's Wheel of Time novels. They are long, descriptive novels that require more attentive listening that reward you for taking the time to really LISTEN.

If you like a deep rousing story that involves rich fantasy, political intrigue, dark forces with malevolent intent, secret societies, and MUCH MUCH MORE, than you might as well just crack open that wallet, and pull out your Audible credits.

You're going on an audiobook journey you'll never forget.

42 personnes sur 47 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    4 out of 5 stars
  • So Fain
  • Atlanta, GA
  • 2010-04-24

If you only knew what was coming....

This intro may seem slow to some, but it really is a great beginning to an amazing adventure. Not the best book in the series but it's one that will always be special to me simply because of the world that introduced me to.

If you want to spend 6 months of commuting wishing that your drive was longer so that you could listen to more.... This is your series.

13 personnes sur 14 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente