The Eye of the World
The Eye of the World
Book One of 'The Wheel of Time'
Macmillan Audio, Compact Disc, 9781593974329, 688pp.
Publication Date: May 1, 2004
Robert Jordan began writing in 1977 and went on to write The Wheel of Time(r), one of the most important and best selling series in the history of fantasy publishing with over 14 million copies sold in North America, and countless more sold abroad.
Robert Jordan died on September 16, 2007, after a courageous battle with the rare blood disease amyloidosis.Kate Reading is the recipient of multiple "AudioFile" Earphones Awards and has been named by "AudioFile"magazine as a "Voice of the Century," as well as the Best Voice in Science Fiction & Fantasy in 2008 and 2009. Her audiobook credits include reading for such authors as Jane Austen, Robert Jordan, Edith Wharton, and Sophie Kinsella. She has performed at numerous theaters in Washington D.C. and received a Helen Hayes Award for her performance in Aunt Dan and Lemon.
Michael Kramer has narrated over 100 audiobooks for many bestselling authors. He read all of Robert Jordan's epic "Wheel of Time" fantasy-adventure series as well as Brandon Sanderson's "The Stormlight Archive"series. He received "AudioFile" magazine's Earphones Award for the "Kent Family" series by John Jakes and for Alan Fulsom's "The Day After Tomorrow." Known for his "spot-on character portraits and accents, and his resonant, well-tempered voice" ("AudioFile"), his work includes recording books for the Library of Congress's Talking Books program for the blind and physically handicapped.
“Jordan has come to dominate the world Tolkien began to reveal....The battle scenes have the breathless urgency of firsthand experience....The evil laced into the forces of good, the dangers latent in any promised salvation, the sense of unavoidable onslaught of unpredictable events bear the marks of American national experience during the last three decades.”—The New York Times
“Adventure and mystery and dark things that move in the night—a combination of Robin Hood and Stephen King that is hard to resist. Furthermore, Jordan makes the reader put down the book regretting the wait for the next title in
the series.”—Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
“The Wheel of Time is a fantasy tale seldom equaled and still less often surpassed in English.” —Chicago Sun-Times
"Read by Kate Reading and Michael Kramer, who breathe life into this epic tale." —Patriot News "Michael Kramer sets this first book of a classic series on strong ground, with Kate Reading contributing to the narration. The characters spring to life as they face the challenges and torments that the wheel of life has drawn them into. These veteran narrators keep the plot moving and the narration fresh." —AudioFile