Next month, a new audiobook of The Eye of the World is being published—and this one will be narrated by none other than Moiraine Damodred herself! Actress Rosamund Pike will narrate the novel, the first in Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series. This new audiobook will be published just before Amazon’s Wheel of Time adaptation, arriving on November 16th—three days before the series premieres.
This is not Pike’s first experience as an audiobook narrator; she’s also read Paula Hawkins’ A Slow Fire Burning and Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. In a statement, Pike said, “It is such an honor to be narrating a brand new audiobook version of The Eye of the World. I’m excited to bring The Wheel of Time series to life in a different way once again. The Wheel of Time is an especially great series for audiobook listeners to immerse themselves in, and I reveled in voicing the robust collection of unique characters.”
Here’s the novel’s synopsis:
The first novel in Robert Jordan’s #1 New York Times bestselling epic fantasy series, The Wheel of Time®.
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 The Two Rivers is attacked by Trollocs—a savage tribe of half-men, half-beasts–five villagers flee that night into a world they barely imagined, with new dangers waiting in the shadows and in the light.
Since its debut in 1990, The Wheel of Time® has captivated millions of readers 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 Eye of the World audiobook, narrated by Rosamund Pike, is available for pre-order on Audible HERE now, and will be available on Audible, Apple Books, Libro.FM, Google Play Books, and more on November 16, 2021. The original audiobook version of The Eye of the World, narrated by Michael Kramer and Kate Reading, will continue to be available for purchase at retailers.