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Winter's Heart

Wheel of Time, Book 9
Written by: Robert Jordan
Length: 24 hrs and 12 mins
5 out of 5 stars (254 ratings)

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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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Still good but dragging

It feels like the content of the books are getting filled with fluff and filler content dragging the story out. It's still worth the listen but everything that actually happened of any importance could have happened in one chapter.

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  • Kat
  • 2019-03-31

My favorite collection.

loved the book! The story and characters are just the right amount of complex. Amazing.

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Great Book

Kate reading and Michael Kramer really bring this to life. Have been hooked since book one. Consistent voice acting makes my drives to work amazaing.

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The Wheel of time saga

#Audible 1 This series is arguably the modern Lord of the Rings. Rich, detailed and filled with a unique take on old themes and words, the Wheel of time is a Must Read for those who call themselves fans of High Fantasy Genre books.

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Immersive

The narration of this amazing story is wonderful. They draw you in and really bring the story to life. #audible1

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  • Trevor MacFall
  • 2018-02-03

It is fixed!

Reading all the reviews, I almost didn't buy this just due to the audio quality issues everyone talked about. The issues have been fixed. No replays of some content and all the chapters are there. My only gripe is when Kramer has to read a sultry female character...sounds like a drag queen...kind of takes you out of the moment. Otherwise a really great book. Going to get book 10 now!

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  • Jessica
  • 2016-05-23

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.

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  • Inconsideration Rules the World
  • 2016-05-23

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!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2017-08-24

WHOLE CHAPTERS MISSINGS!!!

WHOLE CHAPTERS MISSINGS!!!
what the bloody hell!!!! Just skips a large and vital portion of the story!

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  • NAME_NOT_RETURNED
  • 2018-10-25

Technical Issue

I have read all the books on audio so far, I have had no issues whatsoever. It’s been very nice on long car rides. However, this book in particular I have an issue with. Where the very first chapter is supposed to begin, it starts you on chapter 13 in the book... there is nothing before that. I didn’t realize initially and now there is a ton of stuff happening that I have no prior knowledge of. I referenced my paper book copy and realized this audio book skipped 340 pages of book... highly annoyed. Now I need to go back and read what I missed to get caught up.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2018-09-10

Download is broken

About 2 hrs and 5 minutes before the end of the book, the book just stop playing. I've deleted and downloaded the book again, but it still does it in the same spot.

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  • Christopher Potvin
  • SLC,Ut USA
  • 2018-07-25

Not worth it.

even as short as this book was, it dragged. The sheer amount of needless dialog has become almost unacceptable and I'm struggling to finish the series. The first 4 books were exciting and things happened. Now everyone just talks, get irritated with each other, sniffs, snorts, and braid pulling fill just about every conversation .

9 books in and Mat still doesn't accept his role. 9 books in, what exactly is Perrin doing? 9 books in, I'm starting to lose interest in Rand.

IMO, you're better off just reading this and not wasting a credit buying the audiobook

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  • Michael
  • 2017-06-20

Editing Bad. MISSING CONTENT. DO NOT BUY!!!

Would you try another book from Robert Jordan and/or Kate Reading and Michael Kramer ?

Yes. The narration is consistent with the other books in the series.

Any additional comments?

If you're working your way though the series, you're going to have to go buy the book here. It's a good book. But the audiobook is completely screwed up. There is missing content. Repeating content. About 2 chapters right before the end are missing. Instead you get other content repeating. I called customer service and reported it but from the reviews here it looks like this audiobook has been broken since 2011 and has not been fixed!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-06-24

audio is fucked up.

skipped a huge portion of the book you will find yourself lost like I was. better to skip this book

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  • Blake
  • Garland, TX United States
  • 2019-02-08

Missing chapters?

Looks like this is missing 3 chapters. The battle with the shido and Rand losing his hand.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful