Hey all. Ran into a bit of an issues with my WoT Re-read and wanted to get some other WoT fans opinions.
Was trying to do a full re-read of the WoT before AMoL came out. Haven't had a lot of really free time lately though (apparently having kids does that?), so I've been doing the re-read through the audio books. Problem is, I'm just now at Chapter 1 of WH. ~150 hours of audio books left to listen to in 27 days (assuming I don't find an early copy again this year). That works out to over 5.5 hours a day, which just isn't likely to happen over Xmas break.
So what should I do? Should I just get as far as I can between now and then, then skip to AMoL when it comes out? Or just wait til I'm done with the re-read and then read AMoL so I can say I read the whole thing in order? Or go crazy and try to get through those 150 hours before it comes out (I have the rest of my life to spend with my kids, right?)?
Post by King Richard on Dec 13, 2012 2:41:18 GMT -6
This is also something I've run into. I'm in a much worse off position though. I'm still in EotW. I posed this same question to my clan members, and at the time, to read the whole thing, would have required over 300pages a day. If I had started that day, it would not have been unreasonable for me, but not likely to happen. But I didn't start.
So, I'm giving up and just reading Gathering Storm, and Towers of Midnight.
Also, anyone who votes to make you read the Twilight Saga, is a cruel and heartless person.
Post by Baldur Nordal on Dec 13, 2012 3:54:16 GMT -6
I'm currently stalled re-reading (listening this round actually) to The Dragon Reborn. The 'girls' are just being too annoying and I keep switching to other books
I'm thinking of jumping to Knife of Dreams. That will give me one purely Jordan book to properly set the tone before re-reading the Sanderson books. I'll probably go look at the plot summaries again and see if that pushes me into starting at Crossroads.
So - my advice (for what it's worth) is to figure out how many books you think you can actually get through before it comes out and start that many back from the end.
Also - for audiobooks some players support speed up without effecting the pitch (no 'chipmunks') through some fancy audio transforms. There are various desktop players/plugins (VLC does it by default I think) - but I use the rockbox firmware installed on my portable players. I slowly increased the rate to get used to it starting at 110% and now listen to audiobooks at 133%. That could cut down the time quite a bit
And you need a voting option for "The world's going to end on the 21st so don't worry about it"
come on Tim! whats more important? kids or anything written by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson? the correct answer is.......drum roll please........the books. duh haha
just kidding. im voting for what Baldur suggested with the sped up audio. sounds awesome actually. on a side note, are the audio books good? are any audio books good? never used one before, love regular books too much lol
Yeah. That was a good idea. Been doing that this week when listening at home (my mp3 player doesn't have that option that I can find. ). On the prologue to CoT now.
As of right now, my hope is to stay strong and finish my re-read before I start. Got to thinking about it and I decided it will probably be a while before I get the urge to do a full end-to-end re-read again. Would like to say I've read the series start to finish at least once.
Audio books are ok. WoT books have 2 reader (one for male POVs and one for female) and sometimes they pronounce names slightly differently. Both of them pronounce things different then I did in my head, but I'm guessing they are more right than I was. You can find some sample chapters if you look around. I know the preview of chapter 2 from AMoL was the audio version. Same thing for ToM if you don't want to listen to anything from AMoL yet.