Macmillan Audio announced today that Rosamund Pike, who plays Moiraine in Amazon Prime's upcoming TV show, will narrate a new version of Robert Jordan's first Wheel of Time novel, The Eye of the World. the new version will be available November 16, 2021, which is just a few days before season 1 of the TV show airs.
The most well-known of version of the audiobook was recorded by the real-life husband and wife duo of Michael Kramer and Kate Reading. Prior to them, during the early 1990's, actor Mark Rolstrom recorded both an abridged and an unabridged version.
Long-time fans can be rest assured that the older version of the audiobook from Michael Kramer and Kate Reading will remain available along with this new version from Rosamund Pike.
Here's the full tree release from Macmillan Audio:
October 21, 2021, New York, NY — Macmillan Audio has announced that acclaimed actor and audiobook narrator Rosamund Pike will narrate a new audiobook version of Robert Jordan’s fantasy epic, The Eye of the World, which will be published on November 16.
Rosamund Pike, who will also star as Moiraine Damodred in the much anticipated The Wheel of Time series on Prime Video, has previously recorded blockbuster audiobooks such as A Slow Fire Burning by Paula Hawkins and Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice.
Of this new narration, Pike remarks, "It is such an honor to be narrating a brand new audiobook version of The Eye of the World. I’m excited to bring The Wheel of Time series to life in a different way once again. The Wheel of Time is an especially great series for audiobook listeners to immerse themselves in, and I reveled in voicing the robust collection of unique characters."
The audiobook, epic in scale, will be 30 hours long and contains not only a vast list of pronunciations, but also scores of distinctive character voices. As Rosamund Pike attests, “the magnitude of Robert Jordan’s imagination in creating this incredible series is simply astonishing.”
The Eye of the World audiobook, narrated by Rosamund Pike, is available for pre-order on Audible HERE now, and will be available on Audible, Apple Books, Libro.FM, Google Play Books, and more on November 16, 2021. The original audiobook version of The Eye of the World, narrated by Michael Kramer and Kate Reading, will continue to be available for purchase at retailers.
This new version of the audiobook will be a fantastic way of helping new readers enjoy Robert Jordan's books for the first time while preserving the version already familiar to fans. Rosamund Pike is an experienced audiobook narrator with currently over a dozen titles to her name.
The new audiobook can be pre-ordered here on Audible. It's also available on Libro.FM, Apple Books, Google Play Books, and more.
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