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The Path of Daggers Audiobook

The Path of Daggers: Wheel of Time, Book 8

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Publisher's Summary

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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    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.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Texnik 17/09/2017
    Texnik 17/09/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Not as bad as expected"

    If you're reading this, it's probably too late to stop now. The book is distinctly "above average" compared to books 1-7. Very important things happen here, with very little stupidity, relatively speaking. If I didn't know better, I might suspect that Robert Jordan decided to embrace character development.

    What he also embraced are way more words than the story deserves, as usual.

    There are few action scenes though and the ending is not as impressive as the previous ones. It snuck up on me. When I heard "the last chapter", I had to pause and check if it was a metaphor.


    TL;DR:
    Book 8 is better than people say, but as usual, half of it is still boring. You will read it anyway. You've come too far to give up now.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Guðrún Pétursdóttir Iceland 14/08/2017
    Guðrún Pétursdóttir Iceland 14/08/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Bit slow"

    A kind of middle chapter in the story. Jordan is building up to something big

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    Ryan 27/04/2017
    Ryan 27/04/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Great performance of a good book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Path of Daggers to be better than the print version?

    Yes


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

    Game of Thrones, similar themes with a more fantasy vibe


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

    Other books, as good as ever. Michael Kramer and Kate Reading are exceptionally good.


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    No

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dai Makka 19/08/2015
    Dai Makka 19/08/2015 Member Since 2017
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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
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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 ...

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    Anthony M. Padgett 29/01/2015 Member Since 2012
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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.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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  • 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!

    7 of 7 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!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • 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.

    10 of 12 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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • GM PHILLIPS
    21/08/16
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    "book 8
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    beginning to get a little cumbersome, still worth the read though. e n d o

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Dan
    Minneapolis
    22/07/15
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    "Hooked"

    Totally addicted. My first audiobook was "Game of Thrones" narrated by Roy Dotrice...and I hated it. With all of the characters and Dotrice's voice, I could not keep the characters straight. When I started "The Eye of the World", I almost stopped because of the similarities I heard between Michael Kramer and Roy Dotrice. However, after listening for another couple minutes, I was completely drawn in my the story and incredible voice work. Every book finds me downloading the next book in the series in continued anticipation. I used to hate traffic. Now I find myself sitting in the garage for a couple extra minutes.

    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.

    9 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Nick Damato
    Columbus, Ohio USA
    14/10/17
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    "Very disappointed in this book"

    This is by far the weakest book in the series so far. Book 7 was starting to show the signs but I was so disappointed with this book that I felt compelled to write a review. While I actually appreciate Jordan's presentation of slower-paced, immersive books he seems to take this to a new art here. The pacing is inconsistent, he may spend 2 pages detailing a party walking through a portal in one section and 2 sentences in another. The story timing was disjointed it was more difficult than usual to figure out where in the timeline the section was occurring. Most of that is forgivable but this book just did not move the plot forward enough given the time invested. It's more than 90% people moving around thinking to themselves and probably less than 10% plot progress. Book 7 and 8 could have been easily combined into one book. A major set of antagonists is virtually missing throughout the entire book while excessive detail is wasted on some minor antagonists. Again, I like slow paced immersive books but there's a minimum of plot development that I expect per book and that was not achieved here. Bottom line: it's still worth reading but less enjoyable that earlier books. I was relieved when I finished.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Kory Johnson
    16/09/17
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    "what happened? nothing"

    Jordan gets so caught up in characters in this book that he forgets to tell a story. I mean an entire book as a set up book, why put your readers through that. Matt, my favorite character, isn't even in the book. It's also getting annoying that everyone is a jumpy asshole ready to snap everyone's heads of for doing anything at all. If I hadn't heard from other readers that the last books were worth it to get through these middle books I would have quit the series right here. Here's to book 9, moving on.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Greg
    Arizona
    25/06/17
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    "This is where the story bogs down"
    Would you try another book from Robert Jordan and/or Michael Kramer and Kate Reading ?

    If you've made it this far, you're already committed.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Next book in the same series, I guess


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

    Yes, this one is just as good. They are really good.


    Was Path of Daggers worth the listening time?

    No, not worth the time. About 1/3 is worth listening to, the rest is bloated drivel. Jordan thinks we care about exactly what every character is wearing, in every scene. Purists might call this "world-building." The other 98% of us call it a waste of time.


    Any additional comments?

    So this is the book where I quit on Jordan 16 years ago initially. This story (books 1-4) starts out really great, and Jordan has some really top notch moments. But Path of Daggers man...Jordan really sucks with his female POV. Every female character has some over-arching personality trait that is super obnoxious, and he never ever deviates from that in any scene. His characters in general often feel like robots, just spouting off the same lines, giving the same glares, stares, etc in every. single. scene. Like i mentioned, the female POV's are particularly rough, and this book is loaded with storylines from the female characters. Blah. I literally find myself wanting Nynaeve, Faile, and at least 1/3 of the Aes Sedai to die. The dark one can have Perrin too. Wonder if we could trade those for the deaths of a few forsaken? I'd take that trade and I think the story would be much more tolerable.

    I am going to continue listening to the series (at 1.75 speed) only because Brandon Sanderson finished the series and my brother said he crushed it. On to book 9! Can't wait for more descriptions of dresses!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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