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Download The Dragon Reborn: Book Three of The Wheel of Time Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample The Dragon Reborn: Book Three of The Wheel of Time (Unabridged) Audiobook, by Robert Jordan
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (76,285 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Jordan Narrator: Kate Reading and Michael Kramer Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2004 ISBN:
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At the end of the second Wheel of Time installment, Rand al'Thor was declared the Dragon Reborn. As before, the past, the future, and the present are vulnerable to The Shadow, and though Rand Al'Thor has been anointed as Dragon Reborn, he is unable to wield the One Power. Now, his only clear mission is to face the Dark One in a battle to the death--the next great test for the Dragon Reborn.

With the third installment of the Wheel of Time series, this epic tale reaches new heights of emotional impact and we find the author intrepid in his prose, treading stealthily on the tracks of fantasy writing, which J. R. Tolkien opened up to audiences decades ago.

Robert Jordan is the pseudonym for writer James Oliver Rigney, Jr., who uses this pen name for his fantasy collection and other names for historical fiction, westerns, and dance criticism. He is also a ghostwriter for an international thriller. Born in Charleston, South Carolina, he served two tours in Vietnam as a helicopter gunner. After, he completed his bachelor's degree in physics. He was then employed by the U.S. Navy as a nuclear engineer before beginning his writing career. His wife is his editor, and he lived with her in a house built in 1797, until his death in 2007. When he became ill with cancer, he related the appropriate details to friends and family for his last books in the Wheel of Time series, in order that they might be fleshed out, in spite of his dying too soon to complete them himself.

The Wheel of Time returns, and Ages come and pass. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow.

Rand Al-Thor is the Dragon Reborn, able to touch the One Power, but unable to control it. Rand knows only that he must face the Dark One in a battle to the death. Ahead of him lies the next great test for the Dragon Reborn. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paddy Sheridan | 1/19/2014

    " Boring and repetitive. I now realise that this 10 book fantasy saga should have been a trilogy. What a disappointment and indeed a rip-off. I won't be reading any further books in this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Johnny | 1/18/2014

    " Another 700 pages down, another great Wheel of Time book read. As soon as I finished, I went to the library website to reserve the fourth in the series, if that tells you anything. Great development of other characters' storylines... great story again weaved together from so many different threads. Loved it. A little slow at parts, much like any 700 page book, but enjoyed throughout. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lennie Grace | 1/16/2014

    " the wheel of time is one of my all time favorite series. if my father ever did anything good for me, it was introducing me to fantasy. he introduced me to lord of the rings, harry potter, and star wars. even though i've never watched them all the way through. i want to SOOOOOOOOOOO badly. i do like the family guy spoof though. and with these great works of fantasy and science fiction, i was introduced to the wheel of time. now, it did take me almost a year to read the eye of the world. and i'm glad i finished. it i consisder it one of the best birthday persents i ever got. next to my trip to the wizarding world of harry poter, of course. then he sent me the 2nd book. the great hunt. i finished it much faster. i like it even better the the 1st book. there was more action, and magic. thenthe 3rd book. i got it at the library and i flew through it in two week. and considering the size of the book, the size of the tpye, that was incredabley fast. i loved it!!!! this is were the series starts to get good. i love rand. he is so awesome. but Mat is my favorite character. :D he's the most funny and entertaining. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephen | 1/15/2014

    " Still one if the best in the series as Jordan has you racing forward with each chapter. The complexity of character, drama, and humor makes it a joy to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Billy | 1/11/2014

    " This book takes off in adventure, just like any other Robert Jordan book in this series. the storyline if this series is very complex and amazing. lower level readers may have trouble with the length, but to anyone up for a challenge or a fantasy lover i highly recommend these books. if you have not red the other books in this series then you will want to start from the first book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 J. Wootton | 1/7/2014

    " A bit of a stopgap in the primary story of this epic series, but important for developing some of the subplots and secondary characters so that Jordan can use them effectively later on. To call him a master-weaver of story-threads would be a significant understatement. The glossary Jordan includes at the back of each Wheel of Time novel has reached 22 pages and counting. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ivar | 1/4/2014

    " Much weaker storyline than the previous two books. Not much story progression until the ending and quite tedious dialogues throughout. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patrik | 1/3/2014

    " In my opinion the all time greatest fantasy series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mustafa | 12/19/2013

    " 3.5 stars maybe not sure Good Reads needs to change this rating system too shallow. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aaron | 12/15/2013

    " Just didn't pack the same punch as the earlier books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brandon Pratt | 12/14/2013

    " best of the series so far. the creativity from this author is amazing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zip | 12/9/2013

    " Most of it was a little slow, but the last part, when everything converges, was interesting. It was nice as an audiobook to listen to while doing other things but I am not sure I would finish it as a regular book. I will continue to the next books of the series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Meghan | 11/19/2013

    " The dud of the first three books. Persevere, book 4 is better. But I would advise skimming for dialogue through this installment. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Theresa | 9/30/2013

    " a great story about true friends and the whiles of a world gone insain "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave Hicks | 8/9/2013

    " I love the beginning of the Aiel showing up and the travels to the siege of the Stone of Tear. Rand needing to believe himself that he is the Dragon Reborn. All good stuff. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Miranda | 11/29/2012

    " I couldn't get into this book no matter how hard I tried. I wasn't interested in the characters or their plights. I may try again in the future. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 JF Quincy | 9/7/2012

    " I had to put this one down. It just did not hold my interest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Keith Craig | 7/18/2012

    " The third book in the series was good exciting story. Oddly despite the title the dragon is hardly the focal point of the story but the other characters adventures were fun to follow. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jamie Mann | 6/15/2012

    " The third book in the series, brings to height foreshadowed in the first two books, but introduces the read to the story line beyond. Yet again i could not put it down until it was done. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 2/16/2012

    " I love this series and this book is one of the best in the series, in my opinion. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jens | 9/2/2011

    " These characters just get more angery and more confsed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kiston | 6/18/2011

    " The series is starting to pick up speed. I can't wait to read the fourth book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mr. Hellbaum | 5/20/2011

    " I loved the end of book 3. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Balbina | 4/16/2011

    " Much better than than The Great Hunt, for which I am profoundly glad. I've already purchased The Shadow Rising, but won't be able to read it before... June? Oh, well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 K. P. | 4/11/2011

    " I enjoyed the first few Wheel of Time books when I read them, but it was years ago. I started to find the series tedious around the fourth or fifth book, and never finished it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 4/4/2011

    " Starting to feel a little Terry Goodkind, I don't mean that in a bad sense... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly | 4/4/2011

    " In rereading these slowly, I think this is my favorite so far. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 4/1/2011

    " Same review as the first two. All three books are excellent. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daniel | 3/29/2011

    " It has solid qualities. It draws readers in and keeps them reading. The story is interesting and I recommend this book to people who enjoy reading action books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alan | 3/27/2011

    " I love the way Jordan has made a whirlpool of characters, with Rand in the middle. It is odd how Rand -who is the main character- is not the one we read off the most. We are told more off the whirlpool than it's center, and it makes my toes itch for more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian | 3/26/2011

    " On Audiobook. Very nicely done. "

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About the Author
Author Robert JordanRobert Jordan 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.