Synopses & Reviews
n one short decade, Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time has become the bestselling American fantasy series of all time—comparable in depth and scope to J.R.R. Tolkien’s legendary trilogy, The Lord of The Rings. Now, the first two titles in the series, The Eye of the World and The Great Hunt, are available unabridged on CD.For centuries traveling gleemen have told the tales of "The Great Hunt of the Horn." Now the horn itself is found: the Horn of Valere long thought only legend, the horn which will raise the dead heroes of the ages. Rand al'Thor, the farmboy who is thought to be the Dragon Reborn -- the leader long prophesied to save the world, but in the process will destroy it; the savior who will run mad and kill all those dearest to him -- refuses to accept his fate. But Rand cannot escape his power. For when the horn is stolen along with a dagger from the terrible ruins of Shadar Logoth, Rand is drawn into the hunt. For if he does not, his oldest friend, Matt, will die.As Rand, Perrin, Egwene and Nynaeve track the horn and dagger they enter a world stranger than time itself. Meanwhile the Dark One is stirring in Shayol Ghul. The Dark One wants the horn. The Dark One wants Rand.
“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
Audio Renaissance has a great opportunity to reintroduce fans to the second title in the classic Wheel of Time Series as a follow up to New Spring.
The Wheel of Time turns and ages come and go, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the age that gave it birth returns again. For centuries, gleemen have told the tales of The Great Hunt of the Horn. So many tales about each of th Hunters, and so many Hunters to tell of...Now the Horn itself is found: the Horn of Valere long thought only legend, the Horn which will raise the dead heroes of the ages. And it is stolen.
About the Author
was born in 1948 in Charleston, South Carolina. He taught himself to read when he was four with the incidental aid of a twelve-years-older brother, and was tackling Mark Twain and Jules Verne by five. He is a graduate of The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, with a degree in physics. He served two tours in Vietnam with the U.S. Army; among his decorations are the Distinguished Flying Cross with bronze oak leaf cluster, the Bronze Star with "V" and bronze oak leaf cluster, and two Vietnamese Gallantry Crosses with palm. A history buff, he has also written dance and theater criticism and enjoyed the outdoor sports of hunting, fishing, and sailing, and the indoor sports of poker, chess, pool, and pipe collecting.Robert Jordan began writing in 1977 and went on to write The Wheel of Time®, 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 Jordans epic Wheel of Time fantasy-adventure series as well as Brandon Sandersons 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 Congresss Talking Books program for the blind and physically handicapped.