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  • Book One of The Wheel of Time
  • By: Robert Jordan
  • Narrated by: Rosamund Pike
  • Length: 32 hrs and 55 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (573 ratings)

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The Eye of the World

By: Robert Jordan
Narrated by: Rosamund Pike
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A 2023 Audie Award winner for Best Female Narrator!

"Rosamund Pike brings a fresh narration to the first book in the beloved Wheel of Time series. At 33 hours, this audiobook is no small undertaking, but Pike's impressive performance leaves listeners wanting more."—AudioFile (Earphones Award winner)

“Through her smooth, dramatic performance, award-winning actor Rosamund Pike amplifies the new audiobook of book one in Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series.”—BookPage

A #1 New York Times bestselling audiobook!

The Wheel of Time is now an original series on Prime Video, starring Rosamund Pike as Moiraine!

This program is read by narrator Rosamund Pike, star of the hit Prime Video original series.

The Eye of the World, the first novel in Robert Jordan's #1 New York Times bestselling epic fantasy series, The Wheel of Time®, follows Moiraine Damodred as she arrives in Emond's Field on a quest to find the one prophesized to stand against The Dark One.

The Wheel of Time turns and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth returns again. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow.

When a vicious band of half-men, half beasts invade the Two Rivers seeking their master’s enemy, Moiraine persuades Rand al’Thor and his friends to leave their home and enter a larger unimaginable world filled with dangers waiting in the shadows and in the light. 

Since its debut in 1990, The Wheel of Time® has captivated millions of fans 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

©1990 Robert Jordan (P)2021 Macmillan Audio

Critic Reviews

“His huge, ambitious Wheel of Time series helped redefine the genre.” —George R. R. Martin, author of A Game of Thrones

“Anyone who’s writing epic or secondary world fantasy knows Robert Jordan isn’t just a part of the landscape, he’s a monolith within the landscape.” —Patrick Rothfuss, author of the Kingkiller Chronicle series

The Eye of the World was a turning point in my life. I read, I enjoyed. (Then continued on to write my larger fantasy novels.)” —Robin Hobb, author of the award-winning Realm of the Elderlings series 

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An excellent narration of a classic!

Highly recommended! Rosamund Pike did an excellent job and the recording quality is much better than the old MK & KR version. I hope Pike records the whole series!

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Like hearing the story anew!

This new recording of the audiobook is SO much more entertaining that the original. I really enjoyed having a single narrator, rather than a pair. Particularly for small things like consistency in pronunciations, it makes a big difference. Will be listening again!

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Amazing Read

Rosamond Pikes reading of the Eye of the world, brought this book to life.
Not only does she do an excellent job in Portraying Moraine she has gone the extra mile and embraced The Wheel of Time as a whole. I am hoping that she will continue to read and narrate the rest of the novels as well.

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Rosamund Pike was awesome. really enjoyed listening to her. the book comes alive. thank you.

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Dull story, good narration

Rosamund Pike did a fantastic job narrating this book and certainly much better than Michael Kramer. My issue was the rather slow and dull story. I don't really feel the need to continue with the rest of this series.

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Epic story and Great narration.

Well written story and Rosamumd Pike brings this story to life as a narrator with excellent voices and makes it easy to listen to.. I’m hopeful that she narrates the rest of the books too.

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Excellent story

Excellent story, great characters and fast moving plot. This audio performance with Rosamund Pike is the absolute best, hope she narrates all the books in the series, will be a definite purchase.

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Great Narration

I really hope Ms Pike will narrate the other books as well, she is simply fantastic and a joy to listen to!

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The Wheel Turns…

As a long time fan of the Wheel of Time series, since the very beginning…

This was an excellent reading of The Eye of the World, Rosamund Pike. I often forget that it was the same person reading for each character, as she brought them to life as individuals.

I truly hope she narrates each of the other books, I’ll wait with eager anticipation that she does, as it was one of the very best narratives I’ve had the pleasure to listen to…

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Finally a version I can listen to!

Rosamund pike is fantastic.
The story is a slow burn, but a great adventure novel.

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