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- Listening Length: 30 hours and 2 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Macmillan Audio
- Audible.co.uk Release Date: 3 May 2004
- Language: English
- ASIN: B002SQ946A
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Sub-plots galore, love and hate relationships, twists and subtle hints as to what the horrifying ending is all make this book possibly the beginning of the best series I will ever read. People say the later books are more boring and too long, but THIS IS NOT TRUE. Robert Jordan has an amazing talent for story-telling, and I recommend him to everybody.
I must also say that his characters are perfectly developed so that you know precisely who they are and what they would feel and think. By book 9 you will know and love our main characters, and don't start book 1 without thinking you won't finish, because you will be hooked. Enjoy, everybody, you will not find better.
Finally, I found myself in a situation where I'd read every book I owned, and was halfway through my last book - time to open Amazon and browse through my Wish List. The Eye of the World has been sitting in there for a while, and was a great price, so I decided to take the plunge into a new epic series - and I'm glad that I did.
The story is a classic among fantasy novels - poor farmer's son is destined to save the world, and a powerful magician drags him and a couple of friends on an epic journey. It worked well in Lord of the Rings, and in Terry Brookes' Shannara series, and although this gives the story a familiar feel, it is done in a way that keeps the reader enthralled from the start, right through to the last page. By the time I was a third of the way through book 1, I had already ordered books 2 and 3, and the 'prequel'.
Of course, the entire series is huge, but I am now halfway through the second book, and don't plan to stop until I've read all 15 books. If you like Tolkein or Brookes, then you'll love this!
The last UK editions of the WoT from Orbit had great covers, but I've never been a fan of the smaller A-format mass-market format, which makes colossal books such as this, with its copious page count and minute font size, a royal pain to read (they also often feel quite cheap too with regards to paper quality). These new editions, however, are the larger B-format size, which makes reading a much more pleasant experience on both the hands and eyes. The new covers are also growing on me, and have a nice matte finish.
All in all, a superb price for one of the genre's masterworks. Unavoidable.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I finally got around to reading this to see what all the fuss was about. What I found read to me like a massive Tolkien plagiarism, even more so than usual fantasy books. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Luke
I'm over due in submitting my review of this series and no doubt it will be lost amongst the litany of existing reviews, nonetheless: Robert Jordan created one of the most... Read morePublished 9 days ago by James S
An incredibly exciting tale; it's hard to put the book down. Familiarity and fantasy are interwoven such that you can easily identify with the main characters and feel the same... Read morePublished 21 days ago by M A CLEGG
Looking forward to the rest of the series 13 more books I'd definitely say give the first a go to see if it's your cup of tea cos if it is an you enjoy reading you'll be... Read morePublished 24 days ago by paul white
i am enjoying this book and looking forward to the rest of the seriesPublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Its not as gritty as Game of Thrones, but has just as engaging a story in my opinion. The "magic" is a lot more overt than Lord of the Rings or Game of Thrones, but is very... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Bluth
Not very impressed. It's too long drawn out. I'm not surprised it runs to 15 volumes!Published 2 months ago by Gill Atkin
If you're looking for something to get your teeth in over a series this is the one for you. Hardly surprising its been picked up by a major TV network. the next Game of Throne?Published 2 months ago by Michael Howard Hawkey