Lord of Chaos

Version: Unabridged
Author: Robert Jordan
Narrator: Michael Kramer , Kate Reading
Genres: Fantasy
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Published In: August 2005
# of Units: 33 CDs
Length: 36 hours
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The sixth audio volume of the bestselling Wheel of Time series is now available on unabridged cd
In this sequel to the phenomenal "New York Times bestseller "The Fires of Heaven, we plunge again into Robert Jordan's extraordinarily rich, totally unforgettable world. As the Wheel turns the winds of fate roil across the land. Rand al 'Thor struggles to unite the nations for the Last Battle when the Dark One will break free into the world to spring the snares laid by the immortal forsaken for unwary humankind. The White Tower in Tar Valon, under the Amyrlin Elaida, has decided that Rand must be controlled immediately. Drought and summer heat linger into winter and Nineveh al'Meara and Elayne, the daughter-heir of Andor, begin in a desperate search for the fabled ter'angreal that may enable them to restore normal weather conditions.

Reviews (9)

leads in to the next one

Written by Anonymous on March 9th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 3/5

This is a book that ends well but starts slow. but don't stop listing the next one is great and moves fast. In this book you find out more about the bad guys and who you can trust. it's good but not his best.


Written by Anonymous on March 6th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This was awesome as usual for Robert Jordan, always was a great read and it's just as great to listen to in the car

slow start

Written by Anonymous on July 25th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I think it is fair to say - there is no way to read Robert Jordan's novels out of order - you would be completely lost. That said - the first 30 chapters (yes, 30) - fill in the back story - and all the action happens on the last disk. Very frustrating. The world of the Wheel of Time series is very gripping, but has become so complex - it really needs to be presented more as a serial - chapters and episodes, instead of individual books. The story is so engaging, and there are so many major characters, it's easy to find ones you really care about. Short version - another fascinating, worthwhile book in the series - but not sure I can take the next one if I have to sit through another 30 chapters of recapping.

Slower and slower

Written by Mark from Colorado Springs, CO on July 20th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 2/5

Well, Mr. Jordan has done it again. Somehow managed to squeeze about 15 minutes worth of something happening into over 1000 pages. Don't get me wrong, I don't need constant excitement to keep me engaged, and typically find the political maneuvering more interesting than the hack and slash stuff. However, it seems to me that Robert Jordan is being paid by the word for his works. The story could EASILY have been told in about 300 pages (and told very well). Simply reducing the number of times he reminds us that "it is hot" could save hundreds of pages alone. Here's hoping the rest of the series returns to the intrigue and excitement of the first 2 books.

Lord of chaos

Written by Chad on June 5th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Another great book in the Wheel of Time series. The main characters have all gone their seperate ways and the story starts to get harder to follow.

Lord of Chaos

Written by Anonymous on June 3rd, 2007

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Very long but I still very much enjoyed this installment. Excellent character development. I have listened to 8 in this series so far and have loved every one of them.

Lord of Chaos

Written by Anonymous from Kansas City, MO on September 25th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 3/5

I enjoy these stories, even though it seems each subsequent book has less plot resolution than the previous one. I am afraid that I'll be left at the end of the series without a conclusion to the big story.

A tangled web

Written by Howeln from Alpine, CA on April 9th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 5/5

The books, and the lives they cover, get more complex. It seems everything has meaning, and it is something to listen too as the story unfolds. If you liked the others, this one is not different. The readers are also great. It's unfortunate that the next few books are not on CD.

The Lord of Chaos

Written by KCorsaro on August 1st, 2005

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Robert Jordan does it again. This is a fun book to listen to. I love the readers; Kate Reading and Michael Kramer make the characters come alive.

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.