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The Wheel of Time Audiobooks Read by Kate Reading and Michael Kramer

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The Wheel of Time audiobooks are worth their weight in silver crowns and bring extra charm and sparkle to Robert Jordan’s books.

They are a refreshing new way to experience the series, and I recommend you give them a listen if you haven’t already.

The complete works are brought to life by award-winning narrators, Kate Reading and Michael Kramer.

The work done by Kate Reading and Michael Kramer on The Wheel of Time audiobooks is treasured by the fan community, and highly praised by reviewers. I listen to The Wheel of Time audiobooks daily, and I’ll never tire of them. In the bath, in bed, or on the road, there are plenty of convenient places that work especially well for an audiobook listener.

It’s a real buzz to get through all fifteen volumes with Kate Reading and Michael Kramer. They have rich, engaging voices that ensure you believe in the world and its cast of characters. I have no hesitancy in recommending that you listen through The Wheel of Time audiobooks either before, after, or instead of reading the physical copies of the book series.

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Kate Reading and Michael Kramer

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Kate Reading and Michael Kramer have worked on hundreds of projects together. You can find more information about their background and recordings at katereadingaudiobooks.com.

The Wheel of Time narrators are both advocates of the Books to Prisoners scheme, so the link is to that not-for-profit organization’s donation page.

The reading of The Wheel of Time audiobooks is split between Kate Reading and Michael Kramer, though not always equally. They narrate scenes based on which character/s are central to it, but it’s not always a gender-specific divide.

This keeps the lengthy narrative fresh and engaging throughout. Both voice the characters splendidly, performing for the listener, and bringing even the minor parts alive. It’s easy to immerse yourself in the listening, and the story feels real as they recite it for us.

I have tremendous respect for Kate Reading and Michael Kramer as recording this lengthy series to such a high and consistent standard is an incredible feat. Reading the book series from beginning to end is immensely rewarding and listening to The Wheel of Time saga unfold with these narrators is no different.

The Wheel of Time Audiobooks

I’ve provided links below for the individual audiobooks. They can also be obtained for 1 Audible credit. If you’re an Audible subscriber, you receive 1 credit each month.

Prequel – New Spring Audiobook

“He was swimming in a sea of other people’s expectations. Men had drowned in seas like that.”

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Books on a yellow background. Yellow and white typography reads “The Wheel of Time Prequel: New Spring Audiobook.”

Book 1 – The Eye of The World Audiobook

“As the Wheel of Time turns, places wear many names. Men wear many names, many faces. Different faces, but always the same man. Yet no one knows the Great Pattern the Wheel weaves, or even the Pattern of an Age. We can only watch, and study, and hope.”

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Book 2 – The Great Hunt Audiobook

“No man can walk so long in the Shadow that he cannot come again to the Light.”

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Book 3 – The Dragon Reborn Audiobook

“‘til shade is gone, ‘til water is gone, into the shadow with teeth bared, screaming defiance with the last breath, to spit in Sightblinder’s eye on the Last Day.”

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Book 4 – The Shadow Rising Audiobook

“You have made a place in my heart where I thought there was no room for anything else. You have made flowers grow where I cultivated dust and stones. Remember this, on this journey you insist on making. If you die, I will not survive you long.”

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Books on a gray background. Gray and white typography reads “The Wheel of Time Book 4: The Shadow Rising Audiobook.”

Book 5 – The Fires of Heaven Audiobook

“With his coming are the dread fires born again. The hills burn, and the land turns sere. The tides of men run out, and the hours dwindle. The wall is pierced, and the veil of parting raised. Storms rumble beyond the horizon, and the fires of heaven purge the earth. There is no salvation without destruction, no hope this side of death.”

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Book 6 – Lord of Chaos Audiobook

“The lions sing, and the hills take flight. The moon by day, and the sun by night. Blind woman, deaf man, jackdaw fool. Let the Lord of Chaos rule.”

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Books on a white background. White typography reads “The Wheel of Time Book 6: Lord of Chaos Audiobook.”

Book 7 – A Crown of Swords Audiobook

“The trumpets of war shall sound at his footsteps, the ravens feed at his voice, and he shall wear a crown of swords.”

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Book 8 – The Path of Daggers Audiobook

“On the heights, all paths are paved with daggers.”

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Books on a brown background. Brown and white typography reads “The Wheel of Time Book 8: The Path of Daggers Audiobook.”

Book 9 – Winter’s Heart Audiobook

“The seals that hold back night shall weaken, and in the heart of winter shall winter’s heart be born amid the wailing of lamentations and the gnashing of teeth, for winter’s heart shall ride a black horse, and the name of it is Death.”

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Book 10 – Crossroads of Twilight Audiobook

“And it shall come to pass, in the days when the Dark Hunt rides, when the right hand falters and the left hand strays, that mankind shall come to the Crossroads of Twilight and all that is, all that was, and all that will be shall balance on the point of a sword, while the winds of the Shadow grow.”

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Book 11 – Knife of Dreams Audiobook

“The sweetness of victory and the bitterness of defeat are alike a knife of dreams.”

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Book 12 – The Gathering Storm Audiobook

“Two hands. One to destroy, the other to save. Which had he lost?”

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Book 13 – Towers of Midnight Audiobook

“And so we begin the game that cannot be won.”

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Books on a blue background. Blue and white typography reads “The Wheel of Time Book 13: Towers of Midnight Audiobook.”

Book 14 – A Memory of Light Audiobook

“There are no endings, and never will be endings, to the turning of the Wheel of Time. But it was an ending.”

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Books on a black background. Gray and white typography reads “The Wheel of Time Book 14: A Memory of Light Audiobook.”

Listen to The Wheel of Time Audiobooks with Audible

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The cheapest way to consume The Wheel of Time audiobooks (dependent, of course, on the time you have available to enjoy them) is by signing up for an Audible membership.

Audible is a subscription service that gives you access to the largest selection of audiobooks in the world. It also has podcasts, exclusive originals, and a growing amount of extra content.

Audible can be listened to on iOS or Android devices, Alexa-enabled devices, compatible Fire tablets, Kindle, Sonos devices, and more. I’ve provided links below for you to sign up for a free Audible trial. This means you can try the service and decide if it’s for you or not.

The trial offers:

  • One free audiobook of your choice, which you can keep even if you cancel (two free Audiobooks for existing Prime subscribers, by the way).
  • The ability to choose from a vast selection of audiobooks.
  • Unlimited listening to the Plus Catalogue which has thousands of Audible Originals, podcasts, and select audiobooks.

After 30 days, if you keep the service (you can cancel at any time), you’ll receive 1 Audible credit each month (which you can use to get a new audiobook) and continue to have unlimited access to the Plus Catalogue.

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Your Views on The Wheel of Time Audiobooks

I know there’s a lot of affection for The Wheel of Time audiobooks, so it would be great to hear about your experiences in the comments section. Please try to avoid book spoilers wherever possible though.

I respond to all comments on my site, and I’ll answer any questions you have. If they’re about the audiobooks or the Audible subscription service, pop your question in the comments. I’m sure others will be pleased to hear the answers too.

Until next time, may the Light shine on you, my friends!

Russell

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