The Fires of Heaven: Book Five of The Wheel of Time Audiobook [Free Download by Trial]

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The Fires of Heaven: Book Five of The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan

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The fifth audio volume of the Wheel of Time series is now available in unabridged format on CD In this sequel to the phenomenal New York Times bestseller The Shadow Rising, Robert Jordan again plunges us into his extraordinarily rich, totally unforgettable world: ...Into the forbidden city of Rhuidean, where Rand al'Thor, now the Dragon Reborn, must conceal his present endeavor from all about him, even Egwene and Moiraine.



  • I read the books a long time ago, and I must say, the excessive filler really started to wear on me. The second time around, it got so unbearable that I wanted to tear some pages out in frustration. However, I did genuinely enjoy the storyline and how it built up to the action. But seriously, when it takes a character half to a full page just to enter a room due to unnecessary descriptions of clothing and hair, it becomes a bit tedious. I mean, come on, we already know what the braid looks like from the first four books and the first 40 chapters of this one. I'm sure everyone who's being honest will admit to their eyes glazing over and just skimming through those parts, which make up nearly half of the book, in search of some substance. The first three books were gripping reads with much less filler, and the story progressed at a faster pace. I haven't decided yet whether the audio version made the filler more bearable or harder to deal with.
  • I'm grateful that I started the series with The Gathering Storm, which is Brandon Sanderson's amazing initiation into the final trilogy of an otherwise subpar series. Every chapter focusing on the female characters, especially Nianeeeeve, is incredibly cringe-worthy - I strongly suggest skimming through those chapters - you won't lose out on any crucial developments in the story, and you'll likely have a better time with this book. Despite the unimpressive material assigned to Kate R for her narration, she still manages to deliver a commendable performance. And Mike K's narration is absolutely exceptional.
  • Most of the issues I had with this book have already been mentioned by other reviewers, but one thing I really enjoyed was the Perin/Loyal storyline. It provided a refreshing break from all the arguing and I was disappointed that it was hardly included in this book, except for a few mentions of Perin's name. Honestly, if I knew this beforehand, I probably wouldn't have bothered reading it. I'm giving up on the series unless book five is released in an abridged version. I wish I had stopped at book four.
  • Wow, I absolutely love these books! Michael and Kate really need to pick up the pace and read faster, haha. I completely agree that the unabridged versions are way more awesome than the abridged ones. Seriously, don't even bother wasting your time with them.
  • Honestly, this book was quite tiring to dive into. The beginning took its time in introducing the characters and situations, which don't become more intriguing until about halfway through. Nevertheless, I would still recommend reading this book as it contains significant events and at least one valuable clue.
  • I think I'm done with this series after listening to the four previous books. Throughout "The Fires of Heaven: Book Five of The Wheel of Time," the recurring theme of men being foolish and inept became tiresome. In my view, all the characters in this story come across as unintelligent and incapable (it's even hard to determine who is the most absurd). It's a shame because the plot itself is quite intriguing, but the constant repetition and silliness have become unbearably boring. I recommend seeking out a series with characters that won't make you feel frustrated.
  • The Fires of Heaven: Book Five of The Wheel of Time was enjoyable, but wow, it was way too long. There was an excessive amount of unnecessary information that felt like filler. Did we really need to constantly know the color of everything in the world? It became tiresome and overly detailed at times. Additionally, the ongoing boys vs. girls plotline was starting to feel repetitive and tired, especially after spending 40 hours on this book.
  • I felt like 'The Fires of Heaven: Book Five of The Wheel of Time' dragged on for quite a while. There were moments where I almost dozed off multiple times, but things picked up in part 5 and suddenly everything happened at once.
  • I've been really digging the series so far. Sometimes the names can throw you off (like "domaunie" the land and that girl who can channel but is on a leash) but the narrators are top-notch. Yeah, you heard me right, there are two of them. A lady takes on the mostly women parts and a dude handles the mostly men parts of the book. It's pretty slick and once you get used to it, it's a real treat. Every now and then, Robert tends to repeat himself with the whole "smoothing a skirt" or other little quirks of a character, but hey, that's just his style. Overall, the storyline is killer and has a refreshing touch of originality. If you're into Fantasy Books, I'd definitely recommend giving this one a go.
  • I can't handle the ongoing power struggle between women and men in this book. It's becoming tiresome. It's frustrating that most of the main characters are portrayed as childish, except for Matt. It seems like everyone is so eager to keep secrets from each other, which makes me think the shadow should just win. It's also disappointing to see that good advice is only valued if it comes from someone of the appropriate sex. Despite not making it through the series the first time, I'm willing to give it another shot because of the potential it has.