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Summary

The prologue of the long-awaited conclusion to Robert Jordan's fantasy masterpiece. This selection features a bonus recording of Robert Jordan's widow and longtime editor, Harriet McDougal, discussing the process of continuing the Wheel of Time series after Jordan's death, and how they came to select Brandon Sanderson to carry the torch.
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Prologue Separated? Don't do this...

After having listened to the Gathering Storm, and thoroughly enjoying the next enthralling episode in Jordan's Fantasy Epic series, I looked at this and thought it would be an interview with Brandon Sandersonand Harriett McDougal , similar but in more depth to the one on the main audiobook. It does say in the 'blurb' that it inlcudes a 'bonus recording...' of the 2 people. And so for some reason my mind thought it would be like a mini Audio Documentary about Brandon, Harriett, and of course Jordan, and where to next (the next couple of books).
Boy was I disappointed!! It is literally the 'Prologue' from the book!! The book I ALREADY have!! So this was a complete waste of money.
Okay, if you want to go out and purchase the first 50 pages of a book at Waterstones, and then return later to pay the full amount for the rest of the book (including the pages you have already purchased!) then this audio presentation is for you!! Whoever you are, please make a comment on this review as I am convinced you do not exist. Why would anyone want to do that???
Please do read my review of The Gathering Storm Though when I write it, as this is one of the most exciting of ALL the books in the series (though having just completed book 13, well lets just say that 11, 12 AND 13 are as good as each other!!).
My advice? DON'T BUY THIS!! Buy the real audio book instead. It is worth it, but if you haven't already, start at Book 1 (The Eye of The World), listen through Book 10 (Crossroads of Twilight). Then listen to New Spring (Prequel, but 11th book released by Jordan). Finally, Book 11 (Knife of Dreams) through Book 13 (Towers of Midnight), and the final book out later this year (2011).

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DO NOT BUY - see other reviews for more info

A waste of money, the prologue to the Gathering Storm, which is included already in the novel itself!

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DO NOT BUY! This prologue is included in The Gathering of Storm

Interesting read. Be aware though that this prologue is part of gathering storm. Its audio quality in gathering storm is superior to this one.

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really bad sound

To low quality, had hard time hearing what the narrator said. This should be fixed as all other books has good sound

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Jon from Beverley

Worth the wait! A five star start to the conclusion of this masterly and fantastic epic. Adhering to the highest of standards set by the late lamented Robert Jordan. With something portentous on the horizon, it hooks the listener almost from the first sentence. Can't wait for the complete story.

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  • An Open Book
  • 25-03-19

Don't Buy This... This is Part of the Full Book

Wasted my money on this one. This is included in the Full Book (The Gathering Storm). Please need to up vote newer reviews warning others... so other people don't make the same mistake in thinking they need to buy this prologue. Nothing is new here. Amazon should take this down... or credit the money back when people get the actual book. I rated the performance 5 stars... the readers are incredible.

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  • Neil
  • 18-09-09

The Dragon Reborn is back!

I have been waiting so long for this book. From the sounds of it Brandon Sanderson has done Mr. Jordan proud. If the rest of the book is written like this then I am hooked once again. Man I hate the forsaken. Go Rand!

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  • David
  • 10-10-13

Prologue is included in The Gathering Storm

What would have made The Gathering Storm - Prologue better?

It should be free as an enticement to purchase The Gathering Storm

What was most disappointing about Robert Jordan’s story?

I thought this material was in addition to the book. It is not. The prologue is part of the full audiobook.

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You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

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Any additional comments?

If you intend to purchase the full audiobook of The Gathering Storm, then don't purchase this also. You're wasting your money.

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  • Brent
  • 24-09-09

Exactly what I expected, something extraordinary

First of, I have read a majority of the WoT books and finished the remaining of the series via these Audio tapes. The quality of the reading by Michael Kramer and Kate Reading is superb. It is so much, to the extent that I will be purchasing the Gathering Storm audio only once it is released, as I have become attached to their interpretations of the characters and narration. In regards to the prologue, Brian Sanderson has done RJ well. Any WoT reader and fan will be pleased to find out that it seems exactly like RJ has never left - or even that what guided RJ in his writing is in spirit, with Brian Sanderson. Also, the beautiful thing about the audio tapes is I didn't notice one difference in Brians writing vs RJ - since it's being read to you! I highly recommend this as well as the series to any fan of Fantasy or great story telling of what really to me, embodies more than the typical light vs dark themes. I've learned and applied much of this series to my life - the subtle themes and lessons to be learned are there like diamonds sparkling in the rough. The first time I ever cried for someone I did not know, was when I heard of the death of Robert Jordan. It moved me that much, and I know it will do the same for you. Please, read his books.



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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-07-20

this is not the book

I bought this thi kit g it was the actual book and it was not it is only the intro to the book.

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  • batbird
  • 20-10-19

bleh

I'm really REALLY glad I spent one of my credits on ONE chapter of a book. Obviously I thought I was buying the WHOLE book and now I'm out a credit. LAME. But my fault; I'm just irritated.

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  • Don
  • 31-05-21

shame on audible

it's a shame on audible to only list the prologue to a great book this is in no way a reflection of the story or the author only audible

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  • M.
  • 17-09-09

Excellent

The prologue was wonderful. The opening scene with the farmer was utterly chilling. Great to see Rand and the gang back in action.

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  • Anita
  • 01-01-10

Good re-introduction to the WOT series.

Good re-introduction to the WOT series. I loved hearing Robert Jordan's wife explain the process of continuing this wonderful series. I am so relieved to know that Kate Reading and her husband Michael Kramer will continue to narrate all of the books in the series. They are the best!

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  • Christina
  • 05-10-09

Great !

I cancelled my book pre-order and will be getting the Audio only. I love how this husband and wife team have brought the WOT to life! I will be online at midnight with the hopes it appears at 12:01 :)

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