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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.

©1998 The Bandersnatch Group, Inc. (P)2008 Macmillan Audio

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  • Global
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  • Chris
  • 02/03/2013

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!

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  • Global
    2 out of 5 stars
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  • Kory Johnson
  • 16/09/2017

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.

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  • Greg
  • 25/06/2017

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!!

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  • Jason Hird
  • 28/03/2017

Mat isn't in it!

What disappointed you about Path of Daggers?

Almost nothing happened of interest in this entire book. Mat isn't in it at all even though the end of book 7 has him in an interesting situation. Seriously the witches move their plot forward, Rand thinks he's crazy, Perrin's wife gets caught at the end. That is really all you need to know happened. Worst book in the series at this point. I was left constantly thinking get to the point! Stop describing the stupid dress give me information that will actually do a damn thing in the 15 plots you already have happening.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Ready Player One.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Path of Daggers?

Cut almost the entire opening until the bowl is used. Then jump to where the meeting with the nobles happens.

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  • GM PHILLIPS
  • 21/08/2016

book 8<br />

beginning to get a little cumbersome, still worth the read though. e n d o

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  • Ivan Kvapil
  • 11/03/2016

Wheel of Meh

This book felt a lot like filler plain and simple, a few things happened but overall it felt like things remained static

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  • Helene
  • 30/08/2015

Beyond magical!

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

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Dan
  • 22/07/2015

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.

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  • A. R. Ward
  • 14/05/2015

It was okay.

Not the best book in the series, but it moved the story along. I hope the next book picks up. This book just didn't excite me like the one's before it.

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  • Paul K. Tribbett
  • 10/01/2012

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.

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • delfinnetti
  • 07/01/2018

Super wie alle Bücher dieser Reihe.

Alles spitzt sich zu und die Situation v wird immer unübersichtlicher. Man macht sich auch langsam Sorgen ob Rand noch wirklich bei Verstand ist. Spannend und fesselnd wie die Bücher davor schon.

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  • Reik
  • 22/03/2017

Show Must go on

Entgegen der weit verbreiteten Meinun das dies das schwächste Buch ist wurde ich gut unterhalten.

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Patrik Vogel
  • 10/02/2016

Eine der besten Buchserien.

Sehr gutes Buch. Spannend aber nicht so aufregen wie das Ende von Lord-of-Chaos. Die Geschichte wird immer komplexer.