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The Shadow Rising

Book Four of The Wheel of Time
Length: 41 hrs and 13 mins
5 out of 5 stars (295 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

The seals of Shayol Ghul are weak now, and the Dark One reaches out in The Shadow Rising, book four of The Wheel of Time, as The Shadow is rising to cover humankind. 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.
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Critic Reviews

"Jordan's multivolume epic continues to live up to its high ambitions. Complex plotting, an array of strong characters, lavish detail, and a panoramic scope make this series a feast for fantasy aficionados." (Library Journal)
"The fourth volume of the most ambitious American fantasy saga continues to suggest that The Wheel of Time will also be the finest." (Booklist)

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Amazing

Really enjoyed this. It is complex so you have to pay attention. I read the books and have found things I missed. The narration is excellent. starting the next book today!

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better than the others

although the story deepens I also feel there is a tremendous amount of repetition. in the first book it was welcomed to create the depth, however now it feels a little too done.

I would like to finish the series, however many have stated this was one of the best books of the series. if that is the case I'm concerned about the future path.

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Perrin

slow at times but when it picks up it's a thrill ride. our lines my favorite characters in an exciting way

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shadow rising review

I really like this particular book of the wheel of time saga because things really get moving this was also read fantastically

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Growing Characters and Stroy

The story continues to grow. captivating and amazing. You will not regret this book series

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  • William Clements
  • 11-01-2012

Where do we go from Here?

So Rand has taken Callandor. Forsaken are falling, and Lanfear has staked a claim on Lews Therin in his sheppard costume of this age. In book 3 we were introduced to Aiel, and suddenly they are a key component to Rand's victory at Tear and at what cost? Rand must find answers, and although Tear outlaws channeling and anything to do with channelling, oddly it is their store of angreal that provides answers (albeit cryptic for now), and Mat Cauthon starts to come into his own here too.
Had book 1's journey been written with such focus and intent as this book, it would easily have been five stars and a brilliant novel in its own right. The story is clearly, firmly lodged in Jordan's mind and one can't help but imagine him over a computer or typewriter furiously churning out this brilliant continuation as it develops in his mind.
This book answers such questions as Who is Rand? What do the Aiel have to do with anything? Who are the forsaken, really? What roles do Mat and Perrin play in Rand's journey? And on Kate Redding's side, Nynaeve al'Meara, Elaine Trakand, and Egwene al'Vere really start to develop as they head to Tanchico opening up the world to the reader from the Aiel waste in the east right across to the west, in search of the black sisters that Siuan Sanche set them to hunt.
Just for the history presented in this book alone as exposition makes it 5 stars! Brilliant in every way, and the beginning of the development of Mat as a battle leader is handled beautifully!

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  • Ruth hill
  • 11-01-2019

The story grows and grows

I was captured and in the history of brilliant books I couldn’t put it down and I look forward to the next book coming to me .

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-09-2018

cuts in the audio lower performance quality

Often the audio paused more than as expected between sentences where we should here the continuation of the story. this seems to be due to the cut and edition of difference recordings. I noticed this for the first time in book 3, but in this one this issue seems more frequent and it decreases the performance quality m

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  • Ryan Bray
  • 26-04-2018

love it

another excellent continuation of the series, compared to the previous novels it meanders more but still thoroughly enjoyed.

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  • TEL
  • 24-04-2018

What a listen

This is the set to walk to . Read them all the first time . Love walking and listening

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-03-2018

loving the series

reading along with it, at certain parts different names were said or paragraph still makes sense

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  • Shaun Wolfe
  • 19-11-2017

Damn fine!

They painted the pictures in me head nearly as well as when i read the books :) Cant fault the book or the readers, keep it moving along nicely. The only drawback, they dont pronounce some of the names as i did :)

keep it up!

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  • Ruan
  • 30-08-2017

one of the best so far

it was great. i feel like the characters finally get somewhere and the development is great in this book. it feels like a lot gets set in motion in this book

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-08-2017

brilliant best fantasy series iv ever read

Great series
Great author
Brilliant narrator's that make the story and scenes immersive.
cant wait to read the other 11 now.

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  • Shaun H.
  • 09-07-2017

differing pronunciations

only thing that frustrates me in this audiobook is the narrators not pronouncing names and places the same, it makes me unsure how it should actually be said.