The Great Hunt: Book Two of 'The Wheel of Time'

Version: Unabridged
Author: Robert Jordan
Narrator: Michael Kramer , Kate Reading
Genres: Fantasy
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Published In: May 2004
# of Units: 22 CDs
Length: 27 hours
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Overview

Soon to be an original series starring Rosamund Pike as Moiraine!

Robert Jordan’s #1 New York Times bestselling epic fantasy series, The Wheel of Time®, continues as Rand al’Thor and his companions set out to retrieve a powerful magical artifact from The Dark One’s Shadowspawn in The Great Hunt.

For centuries, gleemen have told the tales of The Great Hunt of the Horn. So many tales about each of the Hunters, and so many Hunters to tell of...

Now the Horn itself is found: the Horn of Valere long thought only legend, the Horn which will raise the dead heroes of the ages.

And it is stolen.

In pursuit of the thieves, Rand al’Thor is determined to keep the Horn out of the grasp of The Dark One. But he has also learned that he is The Dragon Reborn—the Champion of Light destined to stand against the Shadow time and again. It is a duty and a destiny that requires Rand to uncover and master magical capabilities he never imagined he possessed.

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 Wheel of Time®
New Spring: The Novel
#1 The Eye of the World
#2 The Great Hunt
#3 The Dragon Reborn
#4 The Shadow Rising
#5 The Fires of Heaven
#6 Lord of Chaos
#7 A Crown of Swords
#8 The Path of Daggers
#9 Winter's Heart
#10 Crossroads of Twilight
#11 Knife of Dreams

By Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson
#12 The Gathering Storm
#13 Towers of Midnight
#14 A Memory of Light

By Robert Jordan
Warrior of the Altaii

By Robert Jordan and Teresa Patterson
The World of Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time

By Robert Jordan, Harriet McDougal, Alan Romanczuk, and Maria Simons
The Wheel of Time Companion

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Patterns of the Wheel: Coloring Art Based on Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time

Reviews (45)

Written by Matthew S. on February 18th, 2021

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Fantastic book and narration!

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Written by James S. on January 19th, 2021

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Great book, great narrators. Kate Reading is probably my favorite narrator. Michael Kramer is great too.

Written by Anonymous on January 5th, 2021

  • Book Rating: 5/5

this is my third time going through this series but the first time as an audio book. very enjoyable .

Written by Johannes B. on November 14th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Can't get any better

Written by Nick Caron on October 21st, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

amazing book, and amazing narration

Written by Karisa M. on July 11th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I think this series is amazing and can’t wait till they make it into a tv series! Narrators are excellent!

Written by Anonymous on June 14th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

A very great listen.

Written by Anonymous on May 16th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

great writing great series. love the narrators.

Written by David T. on February 18th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

just an absolute epic book series! a wonderful story, told perfectly, and the narration in the series is also great. while listening to the storytellers it's so easy to visualize the story unfolding almost as well as watching in a movie, I'm currently on my second listen of the whole series, I am hopeful for the tv series to come, and I really hope the can do the books justice, I really think that if done the right way this series on screen could do as well as game of thrones, and getting Brandon Sanderson to finish the series was just a genius decision. this epic series is easily on my top 10 if not top 5 best series of all time. everyone should give it a try, you'll be happy you did!

Written by William W. on February 8th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Listening to the book made the work drive fly by.

Author Details

Author Details

Jordan, Robert

Robert Jordan was the pen name of James Oliver Rigney, Jr. (October 17, 1948 – September 16, 2007), under which he was best known as the author of the bestselling The Wheel of Time fantasy series. He also wrote under the names Reagan O'Neal and Jackson O'Reily. Jordan's works will be the subject of JordanCon, a three day genre convention scheduled for April 2009, in Atlanta, Georgia.

Jordan was born in Charleston, South Carolina. He served two tours in Vietnam (from 1968 to 1970) with the United States Army as a helicopter gunner. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross with bronze oak leaf cluster, the Bronze Star with "V" and bronze oak leaf cluster, and two Vietnamese Gallantry Crosses with palm. After returning from Vietnam he attended The Citadel where he received an undergraduate degree in physics. After graduating he was employed by the United States Navy as a nuclear engineer. He began writing in 1977. He was a history buff and enjoyed hunting, fishing, sailing, poker, chess, pool, and pipe collecting. He described himself as a "High Church" Episcopalian and received communion more than once a week. He lived in a house built in 1797 with his wife Harriet McDougal, who works as a book editor (currently with Tor Books; she was also Jordan's editor).

On March 23, 2006, Jordan disclosed in a statement that he had been diagnosed with cardiac amyloidosis, and that with treatment, his median life expectancy was four years, though he said he intended to beat the statistics. He later posted on his Dragonmount blog to encourage his fans not to worry about him and that he intended to have a long and fully creative life, working for another 30 years.

He began chemotherapy treatment at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota in early April 2006. Jordan was enrolled in a study using the drug Revlimid just approved for multiple myeloma but not yet tested on primary amyloidosis.

Jordan died at approximately 2:45 p.m. EDT on September 16, 2007.