The Fires of Heaven: Book Five of 'The Wheel of Time'

Version: Unabridged
Author: Robert Jordan
Narrator: Michael Kramer , Kate Reading
Genres: Fantasy
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Published In: April 2005
# of Units: 29 CDs
Length: 30 hours
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Overview

The fifth audio volume of the Wheel of Time series is now available in unabridged format on CD
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.
Into the forbidden city of Rhuidean, where Rand al'Thor, now the Dragon Reborn, must conceal his present endeavor from all about him, even Egwene and Moiraine.
Into the Amyrlin's study in the White Tower, where the Amyrlin, Elaida do Avriny a'Roihan, is weaving new plans.
Into the luxurious hidden chamber where the Forsaken Rahvin is meeting with three of his fellows to ensure their ultimate victory over the Dragon.
Into the Queen's court in Caemlyn, where Morgase is curiously in thrall to the handsome Lord Gaebril.
For once the dragon walks the land, the fires of heaven fall where they will, until all men's lives are ablaze.
And in Shayol Ghul, the Dark One stirs...
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 (28)

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Written by Thomas Baker on November 28th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Yet again another great book in the series, though it is a shame that Perrin's part of the story is not advanced at all in this book for some reason (it is in book six) which was somewhat of a surprise to me. But It is still a really good listen and well worth it.

Written by Anonymous on July 16th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I love the book, but the track skips really bad in some parts! It either skips or talks over itself.

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Written by Bill K. on January 24th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 4/5

There were several times that the audio would skip. Not sure why other than that that it was great narration I love how the narrators change depending on who was the first person account for the chapter. Well done!

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Written by Michelle C. on October 29th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

If you\'ve made it to book five then you should love the story as I do...so I give the book as a series 5 stars. These narrators do a really good job and I enjoy their voices but, as someone else commented in the reviews, I did hear certain things pronounced differently in this book than they were in the previous one.

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Written by James G. on May 25th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

As with the rest of the series the book and narration was great, the only reason I gave it 4 stars was the random talking over itself/skipping.

Written by Thomas G on May 1st, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I’ve read the whole series really good book

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Written by Anthony C on April 22nd, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Awesome! Wish the audio didn’t skip, but overall book and narrators were great!

Written by Ryan B on March 27th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

great book

Written by Anonymous on January 2nd, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

good narrator

Written by Juan W on August 5th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Absolutely love this series! It's hard not to skip work and just listen too it all day. The narrator is fantastic and makes the book that much better. I feel like listening to wheel of time on audiobook is the only way with this narrator.

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.