The Shadow Rising: Book Four of 'The Wheel of Time'

Version: Unabridged
Author: Robert Jordan
Narrator: Michael Kramer , Kate Reading
Genres: Fantasy
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Published In: November 2004
# of Units: 34 CDs
Length: 43 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.
The seals of Shayol Ghul are weak now, and the Dark One reaches out. The Shadow is rising to cover humankind.
In Tar Valon, Min sees portents of hideous doom. Will the White Tower itself be broken?
In the Two Rivers, the Whitecloaks ride in pursuit of a man with golden eyes, and in pursuit of the Dragon Reborn.
In Cantorin, among the Sea Folk, High Lady Suroth plans the return of the Seanchan armies to the mainland.
In the Stone of Tear, the Lord Dragon considers his next move. It will be something no one expects, not the Black Ajah, not Tairen nobles, not Aes Sedai, not Egwene or Elayne or Nynaeve.
Against the Shadow rising stands the Dragon Reborn...
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
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#12 The Gathering Storm
#13 Towers of Midnight
#14 A Memory of Light
By Robert Jordan and Teresa Patterson
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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 (26)

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Written by Thomas Baker on November 19th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Book 4 is another great listen and the series is still going strong as far as I am concerned.

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Written by Michael Smith on November 3rd, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

It's a great story series with a great plot oh, very well written, and very entertaining. As for the narration it was really good has been for all the books previous as well.

Written by Nathan G. on May 7th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

excellent book! really gets you involved with the cultures of tear and the aiel. personally my favorite book in the whole series

Written by Brandon C on April 18th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 3/5

the story is continues as does some major plot points. Perrin starts his journey and truly becomes one if my all time favkrite characters. absolutely love the story and book. the 3* rating comes from the skips in the audio book. There are multiple occasions where it skips like a scrstched cd

Written by Ryan B on March 27th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

great book

Written by Daniel M on February 16th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I love the story telling.

Written by Anonymous on January 26th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Great book

Written by David Evans on September 27th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 5/5

great experience. I couldn't stop listening to it.

Written by Wade Schultz on September 7th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 3/5

The story continues, although this one had some major things happening, there were several points that seemed to drag on. Also, for a plot driven story, this book did not have a strong, major conflict or resolution. The characters are developing, and that is fun to experience, and the world and the history here continues to grow in intrigue. I am still enjoying the overarching story and am hopeful that the next one starts trying more things together before opening everything back up. One thing that has been bothering me is something that bothered me in Thomas Covenant, that is that the main hero is imbued with incredible power, but though he is rarely able to make good use of it, when things get to an impossibly challenging level, he dues ex machinas it all away

Written by Jerimey Howard on July 6th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This book was fantastic, I am so into the wheel of Time series Robert Jordan is an epic story teller that keeps on fascinating me a new

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.