I would not recommend this book unless you are a consummate Ayn Rand fan and a devotee to objectivism. It goes on an on about how the individual and their personal wants are more important than the community and that anyone who sees a different perspective was either stupid or ignorant. The "hero" miraculously overcomes all the issues that poor people have been oppressed with in the empire without explaining HOW it's done attempting to give the impression that if the poor were so lazy they could overcome all their problems. It's about as condescending a book I've ever read.
Not turned it into a vehicle to rant his political views.
Mr. Kenneth's performance didn't appear to have any issues that I could see.
No. I am not into obviously biased political diatribes.
This book has been the hardest for me to get through so far in this series. It seemed like nothing was really happening and what was seemed the same thing over and over. I did however, really enjoyed the last four or five chapters. Mostly though, i forced my self through this one just so I could move on. Sorry, I love the series but this book was....boring.
Say something about yourself!
The hidden political agenda. I can see how a lemming would not like this book and wonder if that is why so many people have rated it low. The book is mainly about a corrupt leader trying to take over the word. It talks about giving all to a good cause, although the cause is truly for enslavement!
The characters were read well and this is a great bookThere are some slow parts in the book, but there are so many great parts in the book that it is well worth listening to.
Yes. it's a great read.
Well, i can't say without giving spoilers, so i won't.
The second revolt.
Well, no, but that's because i can't sit still for long. i listened to this at work. it was great company.
Faith of the Fallen is Terry Goodkind's most obviously Objectivist work, so if Atlas Shrugged bothered you, this one will too. That said, if the concepts that are blatantly, obviously and repeatedly preached herein don't put you off too much, it's a well crafted story with excellent characters and an interesting world. John Kenneth's narration, on the other hand, is not up to snuff. Admittedly, names in fantasy can often be hard to pronounce, but the fact that he changes pronunciation on at least one name midway through the book is VERY off-putting. One of the main characters has a name that is pronounced in a way that doesn't really make sense given its spelling, but every other narrator who has tackled this series managed to get it right, and he doesn't. While I'm a fan of the book, the inconsistencies and errors in narration are somewhat jarring.
When I read reviews for this I thought it would be the end of the series for me but I liked this just as much as the others so I wouldn't give up here. If I say anything more it will be a spoiler review.
I haven't read the print version, and have LOVED the series on audio book.
I love John Kenneth as the narrator of this book. He's done a couple of others in the series and I wish he'd done ALL of them.
Yes, I had a hard time pulling myself away from the story for real life:)
the interaction between richerd and nicky. also the the people of altorang
the blacksmith becous i am one
when the people saw the statue
when nicky came over to the good side
solid performance by the person reading and the story
This book is as if the author tried to have a debate between Ayn Rand and Karl Marx in story form. While it does have its high points it drags too much in the social and emotion struggles of the characters