The Shadow Rising: Book Four of The Wheel of Time Audiobook, by Robert Jordan Play Audiobook Sample

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Author: Robert Jordan Narrator: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer Publisher: Macmillan Audio Audio Length: Series:The Wheel of Time Series Release Date: November 2004 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781593975340

Publisher Description

The Wheel of Time is now an original series on Prime Video, starring Rosamund Pike as Moiraine! In The Shadow Rising, the fourth novel in Robert Jordan’s #1 New York Times bestselling epic fantasy series, The Wheel of Time®, Rand al’Thor now wields the sword Callandor. He is both the Champion of Light and the Dragon Reborn. Now, he seeks answers to another prophecy that lies with the warrior people known as the Aiel to put him on the path of learning how to wield the One Power. Accompanied by Moiraine Damodred, Rand arrives at the Aiel Waste and is granted permission by the Wise Ones to enter the sacred city of Rhuidean. After passing through a doorframe ter'angreal, Moiraine gains foresight while the Aiel await Rand's return, either with both arms marked by dragon symbols, validating his identity as He Who Comes With the Dawn, the Chief of Chiefs of all the Aiel—or to never emerge at all. Since its debut in 1990, The Wheel of Time® 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

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  • “Large and splendid. The saga reaches a new level of emotional impact.

    - Chicago Sun-Times
  • Fast and absorbing...will keep the reader...entranced.

    - Publishers Weekly
  • An exciting, well-written adventure, Jordan offers distinctive heroes and themes, including an interesting look at relations between the sexes.

    - Milwaukee Sentinel
  • A complex tapestry of fascinating characters, descriptive details and events. I highly recommend this series to anyone who loves epic fantasy.

    - Carol Lynn Ukockis, Galactic Dispatch
  • Robert Jordan writes with the stark vision of light and darkness, and sometimes childish sense of wonder, that permeates J.R.R. Tolkien's work. His style is undebatably his own.

    - The Pittsburgh Press
  • From start to finish, the narrators are fresh and engaged as they draw out the story's humor and suspense.

    - AudioFile

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  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I will be rereading this series in a couple of years when the final books are released. I'll write a proper review at that time. "

    - J., 2/17/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I am really loving this series. The characters are amazing. The story has really captivated me. I do find it hard that there are so many books and they are all so long, that the story progresses rather slow at times. I wish I could read them all fast, so I know what happens! "

    - Marcie, 2/12/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " 3 great story arcs, with some of the most exciting moments in the entire series. "

    - Heidi, 1/28/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This series takes a long time to read, but worth it! "

    - Becky, 1/26/2014
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    " Recently rereading the series "

    - Keri, 1/26/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " While not my favorite in this series, it is a complex and exciting addition to the series. This book chronicles the transition of Rand into the Dragon Reborn with clarity and depth. "

    - Nan, 1/20/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Yet another great installment. Think this has been the best read yet. Plenty of action throughout & I love how in this book you can really see each character evolving & growing - weaving their own patterns in the wheel as it were!! "

    - Wild1, 1/18/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Still original rather than inovative; a huge read; allow plenty of time and read the hardback rather than the paperback for bigger print. "

    - Elizabeth, 12/25/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This book gets a little slow in spots but the end leaves me ready for more. After 3 in a row, I am going to force myself to mix in something else first. This world gets increasingly amazing and intriguing though. "

    - Tabitha, 10/8/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I continue enjoying the plot and characters. On to the next one! "

    - Jenna, 10/3/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " The Shadow Rising is the fourth book in the Wheel of time series. Its a fun read and the ending is really unexpected! "

    - Lizzy, 9/25/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I loved this series. It moved a bit slow and he was trying to keep track of a million different characters at once. But I have not read any author that was as descriptive as Robert Jordan is. At this time he is my favorite author. It is too bad he could not have lived forever. "

    - Alexander, 8/24/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I'm hooked. Lot's of plot progress and action. Glad to move on to the next book to continue the story. "

    - Graeme, 8/16/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " enjoyed, attached to the characters. He has a weird way with men and women interaction, but I liked it. "

    - George, 12/25/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This was my favorite of the Wheel of Time series so far. On to the next one!! "

    - Kiston, 10/3/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Good overall book, but Rand's ending was confusing until the very end. The other plots were more fun than the main one. Well, another one down. Time to start the next one! "

    - Xavier, 9/27/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Thrilling continuation of the dragon reborn series. Enthralling, page turner. "

    - John, 9/1/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " The grand adventure continues with the real introduction to the Aiel. We also get some more back story about where the wheel of time started and how the dark one was freed. "

    - Martin, 8/25/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Bastante mejor que los 3 anteriores. "

    - Gerli, 7/2/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I really liked these books but after I read this one took a break, read each in two days consecutively, and need to start over to refresh my memory:) "

    - Brenna, 3/30/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Again, very amazing! Can't wait to hear the next book!! "

    - Shaina, 2/28/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I still love these books! This one was one of my favorite for some reason...maybe because I love the dream world :) "

    - Cindy, 1/9/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I never did progress past this fourth book. It was just too daunting of a task. What are they at now, 11? (and each of 1000 plus pages) "

    - Michael, 12/27/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This one's a good one. The Battle of the Two Rivers. The breaking of the White Tower. Rhuidean. Good times (my wife is rolling her eyes at my nerdiness right now.) "

    - Joshua, 6/27/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " as usual, the story is interesting but the writing and characterization is underwhelming. I'm committed now though, so I'll see this through to the end. "

    - Eri-chan, 5/12/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This one rambled a bit. Unfortunately, I found myself skipping a whole lot of paragraghs where NOTHING was happening. Editing was shoddy in my opinion. And frankly, the women in this book are starting to get on my nerves with all their snapping/braid-tugging/mood-changing/secret-keeping. "

    - Mith, 4/20/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " i am just hooked, that's all. you get to know the characters and want to find out more. "

    - Vivian, 4/20/2011
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Somewhere about Book 4 the pace of the story really begins to bog down. There's a grace to Tolkein that Jordan can't duplicate, because he's trying to be completely comprehensive. "

    - Ezra, 4/13/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 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. "

    - K., 4/11/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " What can I say again. A work of art. "

    - Melissa, 4/1/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " On Audiobook. Very nicely done. "

    - Brian, 3/26/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Robert Jordan wrote such in-dept and fabulous books. I'm so sad he's gone. "

    - cassie, 3/14/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Great book. Favorite series of all time. "

    - Khappe, 3/11/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Very good read. You learn a lot and get more insight into a lot of the players "

    - Loveeac, 3/9/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Longest of all the books out so far. Still kept my attention pretty good, things are getting a bit spread out with so many different stories to jump back and forth from it is a bit tough to try and remember who is where doing what. "

    - Brian, 3/8/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Again, very amazing! Can't wait to hear the next book!! "

    - Shaina, 3/8/2011

About the Author

Robert Jordan (1948-2007) is best known for his internationally bestselling epic fantasy series The Wheel of Time®, which has sold over forty million copies in North America and has been adapted for the screen. The series is considered one of the most important and bestselling series in the history of fantasy publishing. A native of Charleston, he graduated from The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, with a degree in physics. He served two tours in Vietnam with the US Army and received multiple decorations for his service.

About the Narrators

Kate Reading has recorded hundreds of audiobooks across many genres, over a thirty year plus career. Audie Awards: The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter (mystery), Breasts (non-fiction), Bellwether (fiction), and Words of Radiance (fantasy). Among other awards, she has been recognized with: the ALA Booklist best of 2019 for Bowlaway (fiction), AudioFile Magazine Voice of the Century, Earphones Awards, Narrator of the Year, Best Voice in Science Fiction and Fantasy, and Publisher’s Weekly’s Listen-Up Award. She records at her home studio, Madison Productions, Inc., in Maryland.

Michael Kramer is an AudioFile Earphones Award winner, a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration, and recipient of a Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award. He is also an actor and director in the Washington, DC, area, where he is active in the area’s theater scene and has appeared in productions at the Shakespeare Theatre, the Kennedy Center, and Theater J.