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Publisher's Summary

The Wheel of Time is now an original series on Prime Video, starring Rosamund Pike as Moiraine!

In Winter's Heart, the ninth novel in Robert Jordan’s #1 New York Times bestselling epic fantasy series, The Wheel of Time®, Rand al'Thor and his friends face personal trials in their quests to build alliances against the Dark One.

After locating Masema Dagar, the Prophet of the Dragon, on Rand’s behalf, Perrin Aybara returns to his encampment to discover his wife Faile has been abducted by the Shaido Aiel. Determined to reclaim her, Perrin forgoes his mission, risking his army in pursuit of a dangerous and unpredictable enemy.

Wounded and trapped in the Seanchan-occupied city of Ebou Dar, Mat Cauthon is awaiting an opportunity to leave. But he is not the only one in hiding. Three Aes Sedai are desperate to escape. As Mat seeks a way to smuggle them all out of the city, he encounters his own prophesized fate when he meets the Daughter of the Nine Moons.

Rand himself is on a mission of vengeance. He has tracked the traitorous Asha’man who tried to kill him to Far Madding. It is a city where no one is capable of channeling the One Power, leaving Rand vulnerable to those who would stop at nothing to destroy the Dragon Reborn…

Since its debut in 1990, The Wheel of Time® by Robert Jordan 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

©2000 The Bandersnatch Group, Inc. (P)2011 Audio Renaissance

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Stretched

The last chapter took me by surprise! I never saw that coming.

A quick read.

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  • Trevor MacFall
  • 03-02-18

It is fixed!

Reading all the reviews, I almost didn't buy this just due to the audio quality issues everyone talked about. The issues have been fixed. No replays of some content and all the chapters are there. My only gripe is when Kramer has to read a sultry female character...sounds like a drag queen...kind of takes you out of the moment. Otherwise a really great book. Going to get book 10 now!

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  • Jessica
  • 23-05-16

Fix The Friggin' Audio

I am highly non-plussed. Why the heck has this been a problem that has been NOTED for 5 years? That is unacceptable.

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  • Christopher Potvin
  • 25-07-18

Not worth it.

even as short as this book was, it dragged. The sheer amount of needless dialog has become almost unacceptable and I'm struggling to finish the series. The first 4 books were exciting and things happened. Now everyone just talks, get irritated with each other, sniffs, snorts, and braid pulling fill just about every conversation .

9 books in and Mat still doesn't accept his role. 9 books in, what exactly is Perrin doing? 9 books in, I'm starting to lose interest in Rand.

IMO, you're better off just reading this and not wasting a credit buying the audiobook

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  • 23-05-16

Editor: listen to this prior to publishing it!!

What disappointed you about Winter's Heart?

The editing was horrible. There are 253 "chapters" in this audio book. Some "chapter" breaks occur where they should while other occur mid conversation. The absolute worst part is that there are at least 15+ occurrences of repeated content (10-20 seconds each time) and it's not just within different "chapters". I hope the so called "editor" of the audiobook does his/her job better for the remaining books because this is beyond ridiculous!

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  • Michele
  • 05-12-18

I'm getting tired

I'm very much tired of Jordan's lackluster portrayal of each gender. All women are contemptous all men and all men are confused by all women. I'm also sick of Rand's love interests going all starry eyed around him. I acknowledge they're teenagers but, in this universe, they should know better. I'm especially referring to Elayne.

But I'm determined to finish the series at this point and the excellent readings in the audiobooks make it worth it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24-08-17

WHOLE CHAPTERS MISSINGS!!!

WHOLE CHAPTERS MISSINGS!!!
what the bloody hell!!!! Just skips a large and vital portion of the story!

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  • Brian PDX
  • 15-01-13

On and ON and ON --will it never end?

MY personal opinion---you can skip both books 9 and 10 and miss very little. I'm seriously thinking of looking for an abridged version because I kept falling asleep during these 2 books (and had really weird dreams too) and just didn't go back and play it again,Sam.

I got so confused that I wrote a review for this book but posted it to Book 10 and it didn't really make any difference.

A few high points aren't worth the never ending taverns, battles and trite writing.

By this time, one would thing the main characters had developed-theres been the space to do it, but I feel I know more about -for example-Thom than Rand- and Avendah (sorry I don't have the books so I don't know the spellings) than Elayne.

My daughter just finished the last book and says the wait is worth the pain-but she read/listened to the books over 15 years and not in one fell swoop,like I am.

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  • blaine Smith
  • 16-08-18

Slow in the beginning but what a ending

One of the slower moving plots of the series. The ending however is fantastic and makes it worth your time. I do feel books 8,9&10 could be done in 1 maybe 2 books, but the Wheel weaves as the Wheel wills.

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  • Michael
  • 20-06-17

Editing Bad. MISSING CONTENT. DO NOT BUY!!!

Would you try another book from Robert Jordan and/or Kate Reading and Michael Kramer ?

Yes. The narration is consistent with the other books in the series.

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If you're working your way though the series, you're going to have to go buy the book here. It's a good book. But the audiobook is completely screwed up. There is missing content. Repeating content. About 2 chapters right before the end are missing. Instead you get other content repeating. I called customer service and reported it but from the reviews here it looks like this audiobook has been broken since 2011 and has not been fixed!

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  • David
  • 22-10-16

Adjectives

I don't know what happened to Robert Jordan during this period of his writing, but for some reason his writing style changed from verbs to mostly adjectives. He goes into great detail in describing a characters clothing and appearance,but the characters have very little action anymore. I feel cheated. Major event happens like this. Ten pages describing what the characters were wearing. Major event starts...major character passes out. When major character wakes up, major event is finished, but we get ten more pages on how disheveled his clothing is. I feel like Jordan took the last 25% of the series plot, divided in to five books, then filled the blank pages with adjectives so as to stretch it out to sell more books. Hopefully some day, someone will condense the last five books into one book that it should have been.

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  • Robyn
  • 16-05-13

Not a great recording

Am loving the series - despite starting to lose track of all the characters (there seem to be new ones added each novel) and becoming slightly bored with the use of the word "woolhead". Unfortunately this recording is not so good - there are numerous occassions where lines are repeated and although one accepts the odd error, there are just too many in this book. One wonders why in this digital age they can't simply edit it out? Audible?

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  • G
  • 11-05-17

Big chunk of story is missing at chapter 226.

A big swathe is missing at Audible chapter 226. Chapters 32 A Portion of Wisdom, 33 Blue Carp Street and 34 The Hummingbird's Secret. Are missing from the file. Presumably this is a glirch/error and not how it was recorded.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 31-05-17

Missing Chapters

Chapters 32, 33 and the majority of chapter 34 are missing from this recording. Track 225 ends as chapter 31 should and track 226 picks up most of the way through chapter 34. Tracks 240 to 253 are a repeat of the last part of chapter 34 to the end of the book.

As many other reviewers have stated many sentences are repeated throughout the audiobook, and having the chapters broken down into 253 4-7 min tracks can be annoying. I have also noticed a drop in audio quality compared to the previous books.

I would recommend skipping the audio version of this book if you can, and just picking up the paperback/kindle version. Save yourself the money/credit.

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  • J B W Lewis
  • 25-07-17

Missing chapters, other chapters repeated

Repeated audio sections throughout, several chapters missing, and then the last few chapters are repeated twice at the end. A terribly put together product.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-08-17

boring

in addition to a boring story, where the most volatile reaction characters ever give is either putting fists on hips, folding arms under breasts or glowering, the audio is chock-full of repeated sentences where audio has presumably been edited badly. pronunciation of places and names is inconsistent, and all of the female characters are irredeemably uninteresting and shallow. at this point the only reason I'm still listening is because I've been told Brian Sanderson saves the series after Jordan dies.

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  • Mr G Mendes
  • 02-08-17

253 chapters! Someone needs to fix this

The story is fine as a continuation of the epic. But the audio book is below par. The longest chapter is 6 minutes in length and the final 13 chapters are repeated at the end of the book. Would recommend a different audio version.

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  • Jonathan
  • 03-07-17

Broken audio book!! It has missing chapters.

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The story is great but it has missing chapters and there are a lot of times where it repeats the last few seconds. Such a shame. Its amazing that they havn't fixed it. Its probably todo with how audiable cut up the recording.

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  • A. May
  • 26-12-12

Excellent, a compelling and addictive epic.

This is one of the best fantasy epics ever written, a series right up there with the work of J. R. R. Tolkien but be warned it is not one to be taken up lightly, this series is Huge!



The books have been kept together so one audio book will get you one book and many hours of happy listening.



Sadly Robert Jordan died in 2007 after publishing book 11, but with the help of Jordan’s wife/editor Harriet McDougal, Brandon Sanderson has taken up the torch, using Jordan’s plentiful notes he is finishing off the series brilliantly, with book 14 being the final volume.



The series is voiced by Michael Kramer and Kate Reading throughout and their performances are exemplary, their narration brings the world to life in a way that simply reading it never had for me, they bring a unique voice and feeling to each of the characters that brings them to life and firmly embeds them in your heart.



The only negative I have to put in is that the audiobooks chapter division bears no relation to where the chapters start and end in the books making the chapter search and snooze modes on the app all but useless.



All in all a five star read. An absolute must for any fantasy epic fan.

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  • E D Moss
  • 09-10-17

Updated Files as of 18/08/17 - Fixed Recording

Previously the files Audible hosted for this title were very dodgy, the chapter structure was very broken leading to lines of dialogue being repeated and 2.5 whole chapters from the book were missing (32, 33 and some of 34). I complained about this and fortunately the AudioBug Department have fixed the files as of 18/08/17. Any new downloads since then will have the complete book, anyone who downloaded previously just needs to delete the old version and re-download it to get the new one.

Good book, continuation of form for Robert Jordan. If you've gotten this far through the Wheel of Time series then you might as well continue!

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  • Isabel
  • 25-07-13

Good story but one issue

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The recording had a couple of parts where the lines would repeat, not the worst but a little annoying

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  • Chris
  • 17-10-18

Good story but terrible audio book editing

While the story is just as good as the other books in this series listening to this audio book was an challenge due to the editing. The only conclusion that I can come to is that the brilliant individuals who put this out, assembled it and released it and totally skipped the "double check to make sure it is not messed up" step. Not only are there an excessive number of times that the book goes back and repeats the same section over again, it is also broken up into incredibly weird chapter lengths. This makes navigating the book a challenge at best and impossible at worst. In addition the book ends at chapter 240 but then jumps back and replays the last few chapters of the book for no understandable reason. Be prepared for some very frustrating times listening to this book and the only reason I did not return it was that the story and narrators are good making it listenable though incredibly annoying at times.

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  • Jonathan
  • 10-05-17

3 chapters have been cut from the book

Is there anything you would change about this book?

re-edit the book as every thirty or so minutes listening to the book, sections repeat themselves. Also chapters 32-34 aren't even in the audio book version, suddenly when listening to the book the story skips to a new section in the story without any explanation. I have already read the book before so i noticed immediately that a massive, and very important section of the story had been spiked over. after chapter 31 the story skips to 35, which is the last chapter in the story and once this chapter is complete instead of going back to listening to 32-34 the audio book just repeats chapter 35 again. I really enjoy this book in the WOT series but i can't recommend that anyone buy this book until Audible re-edits the book completely so that it is correct.

What three words best describe Kate Reading and Michael Kramer ’s performance?

pretty good

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  • oneofthe band
  • 26-06-17

Missing a chapter!

It's missing an important Chapter where Rand is in Far Madding! Please fix this and let me know when it's done. Otherwise great!

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  • Joe
  • 10-10-18

Yet again another amazing performance and story

Kate Reading and Michael Kramer continue to be the two best voice actors in the audiobook world and the story of Winter's Heart kept me entranced in a way the previous one could not. Winter's Heart is now my favourite of the past 2 imo.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-08-18

amazing

I have never been more entranced and intrigue before by a series.
when one thing is resolved 6 more challenges awake. Mat has finally met the daughter of the nine moons. I cannot wait to start book 10

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  • Peter
  • 29-08-17

Great book but lots of problems with it

There were lots of problems with the files, at first I couldn't download them and then when I finally managed it after deleting the audible app then reinstalling it and having to re download every title in my library including this one the order of the audio files were jumbled in some areas and there was a lot of repetition in some areas. I have seen some other comments on this title saying much the same thing, and wonder if amazon/ audible will actually do anything about it for future customers looking to purchase this book and if they will in anyway compensate the customers that have already bought and attempted to listen to it (I had to buy the hard copy to in order to actually understand the story)

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-09-22

Has all the chapters

This audiobook has all the chapters now when I listened to it so they must have added them in somewhere along the way. I checked against the book, so as per the other audiobooks in this series it’s a good listen.

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  • Honest Joe
  • 03-08-22

Give me more!

Excellent narration, I have grown to thoroughly enjoy the the change from male to female voice.

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  • R. T. Crooks
  • 26-03-22

Good

I did enjoy how the girls are finally catching up to the dark friends and coming into their strength.

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  • James
  • 08-02-22

Amazing

I’ve read up to this book twice before and given in to “the slog”, but for some reason this time through I didn’t feel the drag at all. Loved every chapter.