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The Path of Daggers Audiobook

The Path of Daggers: Wheel of Time, Book 8

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For millions of fans around the globe, the wait is over. Sequel to the international blockbuster best seller A Crown of Swords, this epic volume continues one of history's greatest fictional journeys and the most extraordinary work of American fantasy ever published--The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and worldwide best-selling series The Wheel of Time. The phenomenal tale that is mesmerizing a generation of readers now continues.

The Seanchan invasion force is in possession of Ebou Dar. Nynaeve, Elayne, and Aviendha head for Caemlyn and Elayne's rightful throne, but on the way they discover an enemy much worse than the Seanchan.

In Illian, Rand vows to throw the Seanchan back as he did once before. But signs of madness are appearing among the Asha'man.

In Ghealdan, Perrin faces the intrigues of Whitecloaks, Seanchan invaders, the scattered Shaido Aiel, and the Prophet himself. Perrin's beloved wife, Faile, may pay with her life, and Perrin himself may have to destroy his soul to save her.

Meanwhile, the rebel Aes Sedai under their young Amyrlin, Egwene al'Vere, face an army that intends to keep them away from the White Tower. But Egwene is determined to unseat the usurper Elaida and reunite the Aes Sedai. She does not yet understand the price that others - and she herself - will pay.

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    Cenydd 24/08/2016
    Cenydd 24/08/2016 Listener Since 2009
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    "Eight down, five to go"

    one of the greatest fantasy series I have ever read. In this book there is more storyline and slightly less politics than in the last few, and it has rekindled my enjoyment of the series.

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    del 16/05/2016
    del 16/05/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "fast but good"

    Th3 story gets quite involved with all the different characters but its still a great book.

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    Dai Makka 19/08/2015
    Dai Makka 19/08/2015
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    "One of the top ten fantasy series ever !"

    Jordan's foresight in composing this series is incredible, so much so that this epic series outlasted the author, luckily Sanderson completed the final three books.

    The characters are excellent and balanced, while the depth of description can baffle at times it only serves to illustrate and soon draws you deeper.

    Simple put, listening or reading this series is hard to beat.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    N 26/07/2015
    N 26/07/2015 Member Since 2011
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    "Too much padding"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    The basic concepts are good and the story is pretty good but there's so much unnecessary padding as if the author is trying to get as many books as possible from the series. Basically twice as long as it needs to be.


    What other book might you compare The Path of Daggers to, and why?

    The previous book in the series.


    Which character – as performed by Michael Kramer and Kate Reading – was your favourite?

    Matt


    Was The Path of Daggers worth the listening time?

    Over long.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Steve 24/07/2015
    Steve 24/07/2015
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    "8 down..."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this series for anyone looking to make a BIG commitment to a single fantasy world


    What did you like best about this story?

    the huge expansive arc over the series


    Have you listened to any of Michael Kramer and Kate Reading ’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    Michael Kramer has also done the mist born series. very good


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    NO WAY!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    P. Alan Smith Cambridge, England 20/07/2015
    P. Alan Smith Cambridge, England 20/07/2015 Member Since 2012

    AlanS

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    "The end is not in sight"

    Having read the books dozens of times, the different stress in speech puts new facets onto the tale. Unfortunately, now starts the Plotline Of Doom ...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Frantisek Wallingford, United Kingdom 01/03/2013
    Frantisek Wallingford, United Kingdom 01/03/2013 Member Since 2011
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    "Average"

    Done it! Listened while working through the whole 14 books. Not bad - not brilliant either. Too much describing of what are people wearing, limited dictionary of dialogues and male-female relationships/interactions painfully similar, predictable -boring (Mr Freud would find it certainly interesting though :)

    Maybe because English isn't my first language, maybe I'm spoiled by other writers or maybe Robert Jordan just isn't my type of author but haven't I been working at the time of listening I would considered it time wasted.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Stephanie 23/08/2015
    Stephanie 23/08/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "tiresome"

    I haven't been driven to write a review of the series before this book, having read all of them up to book 12 years ago my memories of them were good, but oh...this one was just hard work. I am sick of the 'bulging' eyes, and worst of all, 'gaping' expressions. I have committed to listening to all the books, mainly because it's a good tale, and I like the central characters, but there's another reason...this was Robert Jordan's life work and I was so upset that he died before it was completed, I found that poignant, however, were he still alive and writing, I would be sending him a Thesaurus, and an editor to cut out all the stuff that isn't gripping. So glad I've finished this book.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Doyenne 29/01/2015
    Doyenne 29/01/2015 Member Since 2012

    I'm 69, live in South London and I'm Retired.

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    "Odd words clash."
    What made the experience of listening to The Path of Daggers the most enjoyable?

    Continuation of a great epic.


    What other book might you compare The Path of Daggers to, and why?

    "Game of Thrones" for obvious reasons.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    N/A


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    N/A


    Any additional comments?

    There are several words in the text which are badly mispronounced. Most Americans will not agree with me when I say that "HERBS" has an 'H' and it is pronounced.
    An arrow is NOTCHED to a bow and not KNOCKED.
    The word LEAPED is pronounced LEPT.
    There are others but one would not want to be called pedantic. Overall I am enjoying the Series and particularly the performances of Michael and Kate. It's just that once in a while a mispronunciation has me jumping around and screaming at my Kindle.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Andy 25/05/2011
    Andy 25/05/2011

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    "Dull Narrative"

    While the story is as expected from a continuation of this story my real issue comes from the voice 'talent' used for the narration.

    Both the male and female voices are extremely dull and monotone which really detracts from the story.
    The male voice in particularly bad with an odd patronising tone.

    The story is quite good but this version of an audiobook isn't up to much.

    1 of 8 people found this review helpful
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  • Paul K. Tribbett
    Frostbite falls mn
    10/01/12
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    "the best of the best"

    You are reading the best epic fantasy series there is. period. It may take a while to get into it but you will. There are 2600 plus characters but don't get scared teenagers read this every day. You will know these peoples as "friends" and "enemies" and like your own family. Read by the dynamic duo of recitation kate reading and michael kramer... they pull it all together .. I switch genres just to listen to them... It [the series] is really one huge wonderful story broken into 14 too short books that nobody wants to see ended..I can not express how good these books are. I have started 16 different friends reading TWoT and they are all addicted. You think that maybe the books are enchanted some how???
    If fantasy is your genre you have arrived....... paul t.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Chris
    Camas Valley, OR, United States
    02/03/13
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    "Another stellar read!!!"
    What did you love best about Path of Daggers?

    If you have read the whole series to this point, the depth of the character development is paying off in spades!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Master (or Lord) Matt Cauthen has grown into this exciting and legendary warrior/leader/horn blower!


    Have you listened to any of Michael Kramer and Kate Reading ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    yes, and this is another GREAT performance


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    this is a dumb question


    Any additional comments?

    keep reading this WOT series... it just keeps getting better!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Craig H.
    Ohio
    26/01/10
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    "Jordan rules"

    I have loved this book series for many years. It is a cult classic and a great sci fi fantasy series. I read everyday and I am now listening to the whole series again. I love this series and even the new book written by another author after Robert Jordan died.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Helene
    30/08/15
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    "Beyond magical!"

    Magical! And I love the readers! They make it alive when they read! They rule!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Chris
    Australia
    05/04/11
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    "Getting bogged down"

    I very much enjoyed the first 6 books, but since the 7th this series has started to get bogged down. This particular book to my mind is the worst of the lot. Jordan is having difficult tying together somewhat disjointed plot lines and is losing the plot in giving us a clearer description of what is happening in some situations. Rand barely gets a look in and the main episode with him against the Seanchan is probably the worst piece of writing he has done to date. There are way too many characters (and dresses) and descriptions into details of almost minute proportions serve to distract the listener and do nothing to advance the story line. Frankly the books could be easily half the length without all the dross.

    Having said that, if you have already gone through the first 7 books, then continue, although this is sometimes punishment that the Mistress of Novices might be handing out. I trust the rest of the series picks up and gets to the point a little quicker and with less distraction.

    As usual the readers have delivered an excellent vocalisation of the content. Full marks the Michael and Kate.

    I've given this a 4 only because of the benefit of the previous material, otherwise it would score 3.5

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Derald
    PENSACOLA, FL, United States
    05/05/11
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    "I' M STARTING TO PULL FOR THE DARKSIDE"

    From book 5 on the women are depicted as becoming more and more selfish, deceitful and basically intolerable. The men are mechanical, boring and insane. To applaud a hero they must have some redeeming qualities like respect for honor , loyality, sensitivity to the suffering of the the weak. I think with Jordan gone the purpose of character has been lost. I don't care who wins out there are no worthy choices

    14 of 24 people found this review helpful
  • Steven
    Nutley, New Jersey, United States
    29/06/11
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    "Get it going"

    This book was not as good as the first 6 just like book 7 it gos on and on about things you don't care about and he could have gotten rid of half of it and it would have been better. Also to many people to try to follow I find myself getting lost.All the books a long winded but this on takes the cake and I don,t care what they are dressed up inis it a fashion show or a adventure . I hope the next book is better.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    28/11/16
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    "Book 8 of the Wheel of Time"

    The action is getting much better and I can tell we have rounded the corner in this series and it is time to start approaching the final set ups in the second half of the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • James
    14/11/16
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    "Great"

    Very useful app! I use at work all the time totally wish books were cheaper though

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Matthew Skabialka
    13/10/16
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    "Getting better"

    You know it's a better book when your listening and then all of a sudden he talks about the last chapter. Flew through this one...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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