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

The Wheel of Time ® is a PBS Great American Read Selection! Now in development for TV!

Since its debut in 1990, The Wheel of Time® by Robert Jordan has captivated millions of readers around the globe with its scope, originality, and compelling characters.
The Wheel of Time turns and Ages come and go, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth returns again. In the Third Age, an Age of Prophecy, the World and Time themselves hang in the balance. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow.
For centuries, gleemen have told the tales of The Great Hunt of the Horn. So many tales about each of th 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.
TV series update: 'Sony will produce along with Red Eagle Entertainment and Radar Pictures. Rafe Judkins is attached to write and executive produce. Judkins previously worked on shows such as ABC's "Agents of SHIELD," the Netflix series "Hemlock Grove," and the NBC series "Chuck." Red Eagle partners Rick Selvage and Larry Mondragon will executive produce along with Radar's Ted Field and Mike Weber. Darren Lemke will also executive produce, with Jordan's widow Harriet McDougal serving as consulting producer.' -Variety
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 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
By Robert Jordan and Amy Romanczuk
Patterns of the Wheel: Coloring Art Based on Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time

Reviews (34)

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Written by Thomas B. on October 21st, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Enjoyed this listen just as much as the first one. Look forward to listening to the others too.

Written by James B. on September 5th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

thank goodness the audiobook lacks for the diversity mythology of the contemptable casting directors. Jordans's story is one of myth and legend. not one of antiwhite garbage. Rand's portrayal is especially solid in book 2, and the reasonable expressions of ethnic dismay surrounding the invaders is a sane one. i can only imagine what a hollywood tribesperson will do with invaders...

Written by Jacob G. on November 8th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Bit skippy at times both forwards and backswards. But over all a great book.

Written by Ryan B on March 27th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

great book

Written by Heather M on February 13th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I am re-reading this book. It is nice to have the audio version to go along with the actual book. It helps with the story telling and name pronunciations. I very much enjoy this fantasy world!

Written by W P on October 9th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Love the book. It's awesome to have an audio of it so that I can listen while I work and travel. The audio is can be a little skippy and if it isn't 100% downloaded I found that it stops often but overall I'm happy with it.

Written by Brady S on June 7th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Wonderful book but a few annoying skips/stutters with the track here and there.

Written by Hairy V on May 26th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 4/5

A great book, designed for those who want to go beyond the world of Tolkien. The narration is fantastic and the adventure is unparalleled!

Written by John H on April 23rd, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

WoT > GoT

Written by daniel j on April 12th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Great series to listen to I would recommend to anyone.

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.