"Rosamund Pike brings a fresh narration to the first book in the beloved Wheel of Time series. At 33 hours, this audiobook is no small undertaking, but Pike's impressive performance leaves listeners wanting more." - AudioFile Magazine (Earphone Award Winner)
“Through her smooth, dramatic performance, award-winning actor Rosamund Pike amplifies the new audiobook of book one in Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series.” – BookPage
A #1 New York Times bestselling audiobook!
The Wheel of Time is now an original series on Prime Video, starring Rosamund Pike as Moiraine!
This program is read by narrator Rosamund Pike, star of the hit Prime Video original series.
The Eye of the World, the first novel in Robert Jordan's #1 New York Times bestselling epic fantasy series, The Wheel of Time®, follows Moiraine Damodred as she arrives in Emond's Field on a quest to find the one prophesized to stand against The Dark One."- BookPage
The Wheel of Time turns and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth returns again. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow.
When a vicious band of half-men, half beasts invade the Two Rivers seeking their master’s enemy, Moiraine persuades Rand al’Thor and his friends to leave their home and enter a larger unimaginable world filled with dangers waiting in the shadows and in the light.
Since its debut in 1990, The Wheel of Time® has captivated millions of readers around the globe with its scope, originality, and compelling characters. The last six books in series were all instant #1 New York Times bestsellers, and The Eye of the World was named one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read.
The Wheel of Time®
New Spring: The Novel
#1 The Eye of the World
#2 The Great Hunt
#3 The Dragon Reborn
#4 The Shadow Rising
#5 The Fires of Heaven
#6 Lord of Chaos
#7 A Crown of Swords
#8 The Path of Daggers
#9 Winter's Heart
#10 Crossroads of Twilight
#11 Knife of Dreams
By Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson
#12 The Gathering Storm
#13 Towers of Midnight
#14 A Memory of Light
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
Patterns of the Wheel: Coloring Art Based on Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time
Eye of the World
If you enjoy listening to a Gleeman, a story teller, get the audiobook version read by Rosamund Pike. You’ll feel every emotion; the joy, the fear, the love, the anger, the laughter, and the sadness. The voices and inflections make you feel like you’re right in the middle of the group and the action.
My only complaint is that Ms. Pike is not narrating the other books in The Wheel of Time series. I’m listening to the second book and the narration is just like someone sitting on my sofa reading a book. It’s not the story telling. It’s not the adventure I felt listening to the Eye of the World.
This is a beautiful, immersive narration of the first book in the wheel of time series. My only slight criticism of the narration would be that sometimes she shouts, and then seamlessly transitions to quietly narrating, which caused many instances of quick volume adjustment.
As for the content of the book, it is a very solid start for the series. It does well at beginning character development and world building and engages the reader. I did find the ending to be a bit of a mess and not the easiest to follow upon first read through.