WoT Audio Books

Discussion in 'Wheel of Time Discussion - Books 1-8' started by Serenla Tamowith, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. Maibella ni Rhoiden t'al'Varrak

    Maibella ni Rhoiden t'al'Varrak Aes Sedai TVT Editor Forum Moderator

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    I hope you enjoy them @Kalis Flynn ! I'm a huge fan of audiobooks in general and the WoT books specifically. I listen to a LOT of books. :look Be sure to let us know what you think about the narration!
     
  2. Leala Gymorraine

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    The WoT audiobooks have been my introduction to listening instead of reading.

    My poor ADD brain enjoys being able to multi-task. :lol

    I really enjoy them, although I have developed a couple of petpeeves. :look
     
  3. Ealandrelle Melyma

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    Hi, I'm Eala, and I'm an audiobook addict.

    I loved "books on tape" as a kid. It took me a while to realise that, thanks to this digital age, I could get back into the same kind of thing as a grown-up! It was Mai talking about the WoT books which made me try them... And now I'm hooked :lol

    I will say that the narration gets better as the books go on, in WoT. They still make annoying errors (the aforementioned "Mogadeen" being one!). I prefer Kramer to Reading in the WoT series, because I feel he does accents better. Also, the women somehow end up sounding whiney a lot. I find the audiobooks make parts of the story which I found annoying to read a lot more palatable. The whole Perrin/Faile/Shaido/axe/hammer thing seemed to be a lot shorter when someone else was reading it :lol It took me a while to get used to the measured pace of the narration, but now I like it.

    Slight aside from WoT, but Audiobooks are the only reason I am into Brandon Sanderson at all. I read the Way of Kings several times and absolutely hated it. I kept reading it because surely, surely I was missing something. But nope, my brain clashes with Sanderson's writing style. I find the books so jarring to read that I lose the story in my dislike. The fantastic narration somehow avoids that (no idea why!), so I hear the story and not the words. Or something :look. I'm now a Cosmere addict as well as an audiobook addict :lol
     
  4. Feros Sandulf

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    The audio books are pretty bad for the first few books. As everyone says they do get better. I enjoy listening to them on my drives to work and its how I am getting through the series. I did read the first one and enjoyed it but know that sadly I don't have enough free time to really sit down and ready something as epic as WoT series. Sometimes it can depend on the narrator for the books that can make or break it for listening to it. As everyone has already states the Kate Reading is better when she is reading for the series.
     
  5. Alenya Al'Roran

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    Have they done the whole series in audio books? I have a friend with some Army injuries and he can't sit to read anymore and has gotten into audio books. He read up through book five, but couldn't read anymore and would like to be able to listen to the whole series and find out what happens.
     
  6. Feros Sandulf

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    They have the whole series is on audiobook if you want to listen to them.
     
  7. Alenya Al'Roran

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    Thanks. I'll let my friend know and also tell him that the reader gets better over time.
     
  8. Juliya Karasu

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    I did this. My husband and I were doing a 10 hour road trip and I had the audiobook CDs way back in the day for tEotW. He had refused to read the series despite my recommendations so I had brought it along and persuaded him to listen to it. We listened to it for 8 hours straight. Winternight! SO EXCITING! (Incidentally, there was a guy in the back seat who slept the entire time.)

    And then my husband was hooked and he read/listened to all 13 books in 6 months!! (That was before aMoL came out). And now he's actually read and listened to the series more times than me.

    I love audiobooks and I really like the WoT ones. I listened to them all when I was working and driving 2+ hours per day. It is a great way to pass the time, feel like you're doing something other than driving, and also, you don't even get mad when you're stuck in traffic.

    We both like both narrators. Yes, the pronunciation annoyed me a few times. I mean, come one, it's in the back of the book! They should have at least went over it beforehand.

    My favourite audiobooks are the Harry Potter series read by Jim Dale.