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The Shadow Rising: Book Four of 'The Wheel of Time'

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Robert Jordan

Narrated By: Michael Kramer, Kate Reading

Publisher: Macmillan Audio

Date: November 2004

Duration: 41 hours 21 minutes


The seals of Shayol Ghul are weak now, and the Dark One reaches out. The Shadow is rising to cover humankind. In Tar Valon, Min sees portents of hideous doom. Will the White Tower itself be broken? In the Two Rivers, the Whitecloaks ride in pursuit of a man with golden eyes, and in pursuit of the Dragon Reborn. In Cantorin, among the Sea Folk, High Lady Suroth plans the return of the Seanchan armies to the mainland. In the Stone of Tear, the Lord Dragon considers his next move. It will be something no one expects, not the Black Ajah, not Tairen nobles, not Aes Sedai, not Egwene or Elayne or Nynaeve. Against the Shadow rising stands the Dragon Reborn.....


  • Wade Schultz

    The story continues, although this one had some major things happening, there were several points that seemed to drag on. Also, for a plot driven story, this book did not have a strong, major conflict or resolution. The characters are developing, and that is fun to experience, and the world and the history here continues to grow in intrigue. I am still enjoying the overarching story and am hopeful that the next one starts trying more things together before opening everything back up. One thing that has been bothering me is something that bothered me in Thomas Covenant, that is that the main hero is imbued with incredible power, but though he is rarely able to make good use of it, when things get to an impossibly challenging level, he dues ex machinas it all away

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Brandon C

    the story is continues as does some major plot points. Perrin starts his journey and truly becomes one if my all time favkrite characters. absolutely love the story and book. the 3* rating comes from the skips in the audio book. There are multiple occasions where it skips like a scrstched cd

  • Ryan B

    great book

  • Daniel M

    I love the story telling.

  • Anonymous

    Great book

  • David Evans

    great experience. I couldn't stop listening to it.

  • Jerimey Howard

    This book was fantastic, I am so into the wheel of Time series Robert Jordan is an epic story teller that keeps on fascinating me a new

  • Jessica White

    Great book! I've read Robert Jordan's wheel of time series before and now I'm listening to them while at work. It really helps to pass the time and I much prefer it to listening to music. The only issue I have is with the quality. There are several skips in places like listening to a bad cd. The narrators are not what I would want but what are you going to do? 9/10 would recommend.

  • Juanita Bates

    Lover being able to listen to the book and the narration is so wonderful.

  • Rick Heidan

    Great Series, I really enjoy listening to them and I can't stop listening