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The Wheel of Time is a PBS Great American Read Selection!

Now in development for TV!

Since its debut in 1990, The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan has captivated millions of readers and listeners around the globe with its scope, originality, and compelling characters.

The Wheel of Time turns and ages come and go, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the age that gave it birth returns again. In the Third Age, an Age of Prophecy, the World and Time themselves hang in the balance. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow.

The seals of Shayol Ghul are weak now, and the Dark One reaches out. The Shadow is rising to cover humankind. 

In Tar Valon, Min sees portents of hideous doom. Will the White Tower itself be broken? 

In the Two Rivers, the Whitecloaks ride in pursuit of a man with golden eyes, and in pursuit of the Dragon Reborn.In Cantorin, among the Sea Folk, High Lady Suroth plans the return of the Seanchan armies to the mainland.In the Stone of Tear, the Lord Dragon considers his next move. It will be something no one expects, not the Black Ajah, not Tairen nobles, not Aes Sedai, not Egwene or Elayne or Nynaeve.Against the Shadow rising stands the Dragon Reborn....

TV series update: "Sony will produce along with Red Eagle Entertainment and Radar Pictures. Rafe Judkins is attached to write and executive produce. Judkins previously worked on shows such as ABC’s Agents of SHIELD, the Netflix series Hemlock Grove, and the NBC series Chuck. Red Eagle partners Rick Selvage and Larry Mondragon will executive produce along with Radar’s Ted Field and Mike Weber. Darren Lemke will also executive produce, with Jordan’s widow Harriet McDougal serving as consulting producer." (Variety)

The Wheel of Time New Spring: The Novel

The Eye of the World

The Great Hunt

The Dragon Reborn

The Shadow Rising

The Fires of Heaven

Lord of Chaos

A Crown of Swords

The Path of Daggers

Winter's Heart

Crossroads of Twilight

Knife of Dreams by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson

The Gathering Storm

Towers of Midnight

A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan 

Warrior of the Altaii by Robert Jordan and Teresa Patterson 

The World of Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan, Harriet McDougal, Alan Romanczuk, and Maria Simons 

The Wheel of Time Companion by Robert Jordan and Amy Romanczuk

©1992 Robert Jordan (P)1997 Books on Tape

Ce que les critiques en disent

"Jordan's multivolume epic continues to live up to its high ambitions. Complex plotting, an array of strong characters, lavish detail, and a panoramic scope make this series a feast for fantasy aficionados." (Library Journal)

"The fourth volume of the most ambitious American fantasy saga continues to suggest that The Wheel of Time will also be the finest." (Booklist

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The best entry yet for the Wheel of Time

The story in book 4 is some of the best so far. Really spreading the lore and world building. This however foes lead to some difficulty in keeping track of the new cultures, religions, tribes etc. in audio format. Performance was still amazing, but if you've never read the books, you can get a little twisted around with all the new names, places and things in this book.

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Great Book

This series keeps on getting better with every book. I can't put them down. I'm about to start the next one.

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Fantastic

Robert Jordan is a master. although if you're reading a review for book 4, you already know that.

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phenomenal

big fan of the series
loved the books
love the audio actors
first class books

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Epic!!!!

You're not a epic fantasy fan, if you don't read/ reread the Wheel Of Time!

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Great book and narration

My face so far with book number 3. Only reasons why I gave a four is I noticed a few glitches during the story. Very minor

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Continuing Adventure. Falling into a Pattern

This is the 4th book of the epic Wheel of Time series. Robert Jordan enriches his world with every installment - adding new races and kingdoms. In this one he continues adding and enriching unique cultures like the Seanchan, the Aiel, and the Sea people. He immerses the reader in imaginitive traditions, customs, dress, and even foods to create richness beyond belief - this world of his is engrossing.
The pattern he has fallen into is the separation of characters into assorted groups - each going on a perilous journey - until bringing them back into some climatic battle with an evil foe (In this one, he instead drives the streams to four separate climaxes with evil foes). It's a twist on a formulaic plot pattern. Unfortunately, there is a noticeable sense that the climax is coming and knowledge that it will be overcome. There is consequently no sense of real jeopardy..the reader *knows* they will come through.

Jordan should kill someone off.

There is a noticeable effort at further character development in this installment as well. Mr Jordan puts a lot of effort into relationships in this one - even adding a wedding, and peppering the text with lots of exasperated comments of "Men🙄" or "Women🙄". It gets a little bit annoying.
This novel is also far less a stand-alone effort than the first three - it is quite clearly a continuation - albeit a good one.

Michael Kramer and Kate Reading remain the best reading tandem in the business. Near perfection.

This worthy installment merits 8 out of 10 stars.

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Keeps getting more interesting

You may think this is going on too long, but no, its just right.

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Michael Kramer and Kate Reading are gems.

listen to the first audiobook as a teen. Never disappoints to go back to these books.

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Graphic audio would've been better.

Still needs more than two people to voice all of the characters, but other than that these books are the best ever.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-07-29

The best Wheel of Time book?

The Shadow Rising is incredible from A to Z. It's truly where the series starts becoming this absolutely massive and yet incredibly well detailed world, with whole cultures fleshed out. The politics, the action, the character growth... Everything is just so well handled and written, so many great moments that I lost count... A big book for sure, but a brilliant one. Stellar job by the late Robert Jordan.

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  • Jasmine
  • 2019-10-11

I cannot finish this book!

I really loved the first three books, but Robert Jordan really turned a corner in this book. In the first three books, I was well aware of the fact that this was a matriarchal world, and it didn't bother me at all. Something changed in this book though, the women are arrogant, petty, egotistical to an extreme, and you as the reader are still supposed to like them. They treat all the men as if they were pure simpletons, and second class citizens to say the least. To make matters worse, the male characters accept this treatment without exception. They are good little lap dogs who take their lashings , and politely ask for another. It really is disgusting to read.

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  • Aaron Aide
  • 2019-01-26

PLEASE PROGRESS

The lack of real progress in this story is driving me crazy. I'm going to have to give it up cause I just can't sit through another 41 hours of boring lack of progress.

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  • Mica
  • 2008-04-27

The BEST of the Wheel of Time

Great development of Perrin and a decent amount of Mat, this novel stands out as the most emotional and most ecstatic novel in the series. This turn in the series is the most engaging and enjoyable. I have listened to it 4 times now and each time experience a tightening in my throat when...well better not spoil it. You will not regret this one!

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  • David
  • 2007-09-22

Best Book So Far

Now totally addicted to the pattern that Jordan has woven, I have to admit this last installment was by far my favorite. YES, critics of Jordan are right in that he can describe every detail in the most mundane scenes...and YES, his characters are a bit one dimensional in their personas...BUT with a story this complex I have to admit I appreciate characters that I know won't change on me from chapter to chapter or book to book. What I think most critics miss is that this book is about the storyline and the pattern, not just about the characters that play within it.

This past week I learned that Jordon has died and that he didn't finish his last book in the series (and rumor has it the last installment is a mammoth!). I am committed to finishing this out and seeing Rand through as the Dragon reborn, finding out what Lord Perin Golden Eyes does, and discover what's up with Matt and his flair for luck and history. 4 books down, 8 more to go!

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  • Suspect
  • 2019-09-06

Almost as great as the first book

Storylines pick up quite a bit in book four. The three main protagonists begin embracing their respective roles as Taurvanianamias (only Jordan knows how to spell that word). There's more action as well.

Note: I want to give this series one star when the story focuses on the women, Nineve in particular. I've never hated a character as much as Nineve; she's utterly obnoxious dimwit with less than zero common sense — a stupid, stupid girl.

Both narrators are truly outstanding, especially Michael Kramer. Bravo indeed.

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  • Brannon P
  • 2018-12-16

In depth plot and storyline but whats with the constant and petty quarreling?!

I truly love the wheel of Time series universe created by Robert Jordan. For years I have both read listen to these books the only drawback is the petty war of the sexes immature nearly constant quarreling between the primary characters.

Its quite incongruous when comparing the lifetimes of literally earth shattering import these beings represent to the high school level judgmental pithiness and childish banter they display towards each other.

Rand and Perrin seem to be the only ones evolving into capable characters matching their reality.

Already deep into Book 4 and seriously these characters should have grown out of this by now. if it doesn’t stop soon I don’t think I can continue listening. Its beyond annoying and destroys the otherworldly fantasy element i so enjoy

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  • Kyle
  • 2011-08-25

Good at first, then...Meh

I stopped reading the series after this book. The tragedy of this series is that the world, the back-history, and magic system are exquisitely developed, but the plot is repetetive and the characters are hollow. The pattern of the plot (no spoiler) is a less-than-brilliant move by (insert character), which leads to an emergency, which is resolved at the last second in a maddeningly convenient manner (usually either an unlooked-for rescue or a new manifestation of magic). The characters are fantasy stereotypes. However, the books are very suspenseful, and these are common issues in all but the best fantasy. All might be forgiven except for the sheer unnecessary length of the series. There are at least two major plot lines that a good editor would have axed altogether to bring focus to a badly meandering story arc and cut the size down a bit. I would recommend this series only to die-hard fantasy aficionados who will appreciate what was done well and forgive what was done poorly.

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  • Jiana
  • 2016-11-13

I'm still listening...

I am struggling with continuing this series. The overall concept is intriguing but the writing is difficult sometimes. Things happen to characters that after four books we still have no explanation for, the girls are airheads at the best of times, oh Rand this and oh Rand that and all of the sudden he and Egwayne have no feelings for each other with no lead up, Elaine writes two letters that we have no insight into, Minh is supposed to be street savvy yet she sounds like an idiot when it comes to the opposite sex and someone please shoot me when Nineavh speaks. She's mean and grouchy and how are we supposed to like her or how do the others like her? Anyways I'm still listening because it is entertaining but im hoping Mr. Jordan connects the dots and smartens up the characters in the rest of the books.

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  • Ironhead77
  • 2008-05-16

lances say

Through out the Wheel of Time different threads of each part continue to get more and more intriguing. The changes/challenges each character undergoe never fail to leave you wanting more.

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  • Eric A,
  • 2021-01-02

Lots of good stuff here

Quite a variety of really good storytelling and situations. Not at all predictable. Many characters and stories. A real page turner and engrossing. Of course being in the middle of a long series many unresolved threads. Listened to this for hours at a time.

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