• The Great Hunt

  • Book Two of 'The Wheel of Time'
  • By: Robert Jordan
  • Narrated by: Rosamund Pike
  • Length: 28 hrs and 23 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (410 ratings)

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The Great Hunt

By: Robert Jordan
Narrated by: Rosamund Pike
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Publisher's Summary

Rosamund Pike returns with an outstanding narration of The Great Hunt, Book Two of the Wheel of Time, now an original series on Prime Video, starring Rosamund as Moiraine.

In The Great Hunt, the second novel in Robert Jordan’s #1 New York Times bestselling epic fantasy series, The Wheel of Time®, Rand al’Thor and his companions set out to retrieve a powerful magical artifact from The Dark One’s Shadowspawn.

For centuries, gleemen have told the tales of The Great Hunt of the Horn. So many tales about each of the 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.

In pursuit of the thieves, Rand al’Thor is determined to keep the Horn out of the grasp of The Dark One. But he has also learned that he is The Dragon Reborn—the Champion of Light destined to stand against the Shadow time and again. It is a duty and a destiny that requires Rand to uncover and master magical capabilities he never imagined he possessed.

Since its debut in 1990, The Wheel of Time® has captivated millions of readers around the globe with its scope, originality, and compelling characters. The last six books in series were all instant #1 New York Times bestsellers, and The Eye of the World was named one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read.

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

©1990 Robert Jordan (P)2022 Macmillan Audio

Critic Reviews

“Jordan has come to dominate the world Tolkien began to reveal....The battle scenes have the breathless urgency of firsthand experience....The evil laced into the forces of good, the dangers latent in any promised salvation, the sense of unavoidable onslaught of unpredictable events bear the marks of American national experience during the last three decades.”—The New York Times

“Adventure and mystery and dark things that move in the night—a combination of Robin Hood and Stephen King that is hard to resist. Furthermore, Jordan makes the reader put down the book regretting the wait for the next title in the series.”—Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 

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When the narrator blows you away...

I've stated previously how much I loved this series as a child growing up. Eagerly awaiting the release of every book. I loved them all, I cried, rejoiced, mourned. The story had felt so alive and I had never thought that anybody would be able to 'tell' me the story as well as I had read it. I had tried the other narrators but... it hadn't felt right. They're not bad, I'm listening Sanderson. But Pike has blown me away. This isn't the first time, nor the second considering that I read Eye of the World. No, the first time she blew my mind was when I watched a play called Madame de Sade in London. I knew then, when she stood equal to Dame Judi Dench in that theatre, that she was someone to watch. And she has not disappointed. The performance is rich, the characters all given their own voices. Her words, those of Jordan, paints the world in bright colors. This is such a pleasure to listen to.
I truly hope Rosamund Pike will complete the whole series. I'm willing to wait for every book, as I did decades ago for the series. This narration has done the world justice.

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THANK GOD, ROSAMUND PIKE IS BACK!

even though I like Kate’s narration, I can’t stand Michael’s. I don’t mean he’s bad, he’s just NOT FOR ME.

So glad Rosamund Pike is back!

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Rosamund Pike deserves an award

Both Wheel of Time books narrated by Rosamund Pike are phenomenal. There are times when listening, I stop, turn to my wife in shock and go:

“This is ALL one person.”

I’ve never enjoyed narration so much as I have when she does it, and it’s so true to how I’ve experienced the characters when I’ve read the books on my own. If there was an Oscar for best narrator, she should have it! Much better then the other WoT audiobook narrators, so much so I’ll have to wait another year for Pike’s narration of “The Dragon Reborn”

Buy this version, you won’t be disappointed!!

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Phenomenal

Rosamund Pike is one of the best narrators I have ever listened to. She brings the story alive. I've even listened to a couple of Jane Austin books she did on here. The way she gives characters unique voices is both fitting for their personalities and impressive. I know who's speaking before it's even specified, after getting to know them. Just amazing. I really hope she does more of the series!

For the book itself, The Wheel of Time is classic. If you enjoy rich worlds of fantasy and magic, you need to experience this story. The amount of life and detail Robert Jordan put into this world is amazing. This series has been a staple part of my life since I was about 8 and trying to read the big books my mom read lol. I might be biased, but it's worth diving into.

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Breathtaking story and narration!

I just finished the audiobook of Robert Jordan’s “The Great Hunt” narrated by Rosamund Pike, and I’m awestruck.

The story is as epic as any in fantasy, with character drama and development that makes you care at the individual human level, all the way up to world (and time!) shaking events.

And Pike’s absolutely masterful performance brings it to life more than you can imagine! The emotion, tension, romance and battles leap from the page into your mind’s eye thanks to Rosamund Pike, who has to be the most gifted narrator alive today.

Let the Dragon ride again on the winds of time, and let Rosamund Pike narrate all 14 books of Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time!

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Awesome Story and Narration

Rosalind Pike does justice to All the characters and her pace is amazing. This second in the series just got better and better.

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Rosamund Pike Makes this Book

This book is simply fantastic. It's more mature than the first book and has some very genuinely shocking, emotional, and almost scary moments. This coupled with Rosamund Pike's fantastic performance and it'll be hard to not finish this book in a week. I found myself excusing myself from conversations with my roommate to go listen to this book. At times I grew annoyed at Rand, as he comes to terms with who he is but those moments are far and few between, compared to the times I was actually chewing my fingernails in anticipation.
I'm now torn as I want to listen to the next book, but don't want a new narrator.

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Rosamund saves The Wheel of Time

The second book in the series read by Rosamund Pike continues to bring this series to life in ways that the previous recordings never could. The entire production is phenomenal. I had attempted to get into this series so many times over the years and never could. Now it’s like a feast for the ears and imagination. The story comes to life and it as enjoyable as book one.

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I only wish pre-sale of book 3 was available now

Rosamund Pike was made to make these audiobooks. She understands the material and brings it to life in such a say as you adventure with Rand and allbof the Two Rivers Folk.

Hopefully book 3 is ready before season 2 of the Prime series is released.

This fan of WOT is beyond pleased.

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Spectacular performance of a great story

I love this series, but have always found parts of it to be cheesy or of inconsistent quality. Rosamumd added so much emotion and gravitas to the whole thing that it smoothed out all the rough edges in the text.

Now I don't know whether I want to continue through the series or wait for her next reading to come out.

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  • J. Cook
  • 08-15-22

Rosamund Pike triumphs again!!

I listened to Rosamund read book 1 last year & I was thoroughly entertained. At the time after listening to book 1 I wanted to hear her read book 2 but it was unfortunately not available. I tried to listen to the yanks reading it & I’m sorry but I just couldn’t get on board with it….I know that this may ruffle feathers but Rosamund reads it so beautifully I find myself swept away during her fantastic narration. The yanks seem to have the opposite effect…I made a point of not purchasing their narrations holding out hope for Rosamund!! I was delighted when it was announced that Rosamund had recorded book 2. I’ve been extremely entertained listening to this over the last 12 days, it was read beautifully as previously mentioned. I also very much liked the additional singers during the songs. I have book 3 preordered I’m just disappointed that I’ve got to wait another 10 months for it. Please keep them coming Rosamund, I’ll happily pay for all 14 books + the prequel. I want them all now!!

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  • 11-24-22

Absolutely awesome reading

Love the narration by Rosamund Pike. She has brought alive the first two books of WoT. Can’t wait for book 3!

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  • J. Tsang
  • 11-23-22

Good story

The storyline is great and Rosalind Pike’s performance is excellent. I don’t know how she does it with so many characters. I haven’t read the books so I don’t know if it is how it is directed or the intention from the author but I find it a little bit annoying with the way the main character’s stubbornness is portrayed, almost a bit too petulant; people around him treat him as an adult but he behaves like a very young teenager. People’s maturity in an old era happens much earlier in life than the modern world. The story is really very good though!

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  • Thomas A R Gifford
  • 11-10-22

What a performance!

Outstanding narration, great sound design and well thought out character voices. This could be far less of a story and the performance would carry it.

Love the book and the series but I can't wait for more of them performed by Rosamund pike.

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  • ahiya
  • 11-04-22

fantastic story and Pike is second to none!

the story itself is adventure after adventure. a lot of fun. a little dated inasmuch as though the women are strong characters they fall in line a bit behind the bloke who carries the weight of destiny blah blah but a great version of the trope.

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  • Mrs Jude
  • 11-02-22

Brilliant!

Really enjoyed this book so well read all the different accents brought the story alive

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  • Lauren
  • 10-23-22

Love this narration!

I loved Rosamund Pike's narration, I can't wait for the rest to be recorded!

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  • Kevin
  • 10-12-22

Great

Rosamund Pike gives an amazing performance of this excellent story. I look forward to her completing the next one. A really enjoyable audio book

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  • Jethro
  • 10-07-22

Pike is amazing!

I love this series. I have read it several times. The TV show is awful. But Rosamund Pike does an absolutely amazing job of bringing this world and all the characters to life.

Her vocal range is simply staggering. Jaw dropping good. I honestly don't know how she does it. I can't wait for the next one.

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  • Millie River
  • 09-24-22

Even better performance than book one

Oh what to do???

I have listened to many audiobooks by the Michael Kramer & Kate Reading and thought, till now that they were the King & Queen of fantasy narration. Then along comes Rosamund Pike to take narration of this genre to a totally new level. So now the dilemma… do we wait a year for her narration of book 3 or settle for the Kramer/ Reading version.?I guess it’s a good problem to have!!

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  • Chris
  • 11-27-22

eh...okay I guess

I didn't find the story particularly interesting. A lot of it seemed like the sort of boring stuff that would happen between chapters that didn't really need to be mentioned.

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  • Shaun
  • 10-24-22

Excellent work from Rosamund Pike

I am I love wit this story and the narration of Rosamund Pike is phenomenal. Her accents, timing, emotion, volume and pacing is all spot on! I hope she continues to narrate them all! ❤️❤️

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  • Sheryl
  • 10-09-22

Gripping till the end

Rosamond Pike narrated this book and book 1 very very well. She has enhanced the story even more if that's possible. I have two choices now, 1. wait for her to narrate book 3 or listen to the previously narrated books by a significantly less talented narrator who's voice grates on me. I really want to continue the story but don't know I can endure the current narrator. it's a delema.

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  • Kaari Watkins
  • 10-05-22

Exceptional Performance!

Rosamund Pike absolutely brings this story to life! She does so many amazing voices that it's hard to believe they were all read by the same person. I'm so looking forward to her performing the next book in the series and I hope she does them all!

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  • Kirsten Willis
  • 09-14-22

Fabulous

Pike's narration is so good! A very familiar book felt fresh listening to her read it.

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  • Jamie
  • 09-12-22

rosamund pike has done it again!

Rosamund Pike's narration of this book is amazing. she's actually made me want to read more.

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  • Bree
  • 08-28-22

Rosamund Pike, was a gift this was to hear

I wish I could listen for the first time again. The World came to life in this second book of the series

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-14-22

Great rendition of a fantasy classic

Rosamund’s narration is perfection! I hope she gets to narrate the whole series, not just the first three. I will definitely count down until her recording of the Dragon Reborn comes out next year!

It’s been a while since I’ve done a reread of the Wheel of Time series, and Rosamund brings the story to roaring life. The Great Hunt is where the story starts gaining traction, and anyone who liked the first book is guaranteed to like the new adventures the protagonists get up to.

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  • jenny
  • 08-14-22

Love these new recordings

Rosamund Pike does an amazing job of narrating these books, so happy they are being redone as I couldn’t stand listening to the previous ones. Love the book, love the whole series and love the new narration