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Pathetic quality control for CDs
on October 23, 2017
I recently purchased all 14 books of the Wheel Of Time in audiobook format, all read by Kate Reading and Michael Kramer (which was published by Macmillan Audio and Audio Renaissance).
In general I love Robert Jordan's work, and thought the reading by Kate and Michael was good.
The physical media, however, leaves much to be desired. The packaging was exceptionally poor, and the CDs arrived so badly scratched that they were difficult to play. Every one of the 14 books had one or more CDs with audible defects (popping sounds, skips, etc). Very unimpressed with the publishers...
Some, like this one, also had particularly poor production, for example chapters starting mid-track (I know it's a small thing - but how hard can it be? I've never encountered this on any of my other audio books).
Bottom line: these are great audiobooks for Robert Jordan fans, but be prepared for some work & frustration (and/or numerous/repeated returns) to get them to play properly.