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
John Kenneth's protrayal brought the characters to life, it was an excellent listening experience and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
My eyes are geting old. its nice to listen to a good book with a good preformance.
This is a great series, with chacters you love and hate.
How does Goodkind keep writing books of the series that incorporate brand-new storylines while still maintaining an overall flow to the series? The stories just keep getting better and better as the series rolls on.
Goodkind has an enviable ability to weave subtle nuance into stories that make for perfect storytelling, all while giving the characters a perfect amount of depth and believability.
Yes, good story.
I wish the narrator would have used a different voice for Zed. He made him sound like a decrepit old man.
Overall a good listen! Good further character development and a superb climax as usual. If you do not like wordy or some what repetitive story telling this series may not be for you. That is just Goodkind's style. Can be tedious at times, but if you stick with it the payoff is great. This book is a little too preachy on communism/socialism versus democracy. I think Goodkind is on target, but it seems a little too much. I felt a little more like I was being lectured to than his previous books. I would still highly recommend if you are a fan of the series.
I started listening to these books after watching the Legend of the Seeker series. I enjoyed the first 3 books but, although I liked the basic story of 4 and 5, I was getting sick of it being so grusome. I was determined to listen through this book because I had already paid for the series through book 6. I planned to abandon the series after this one. However, I loved this story. It was very inspiring and (except for the beginning) not quite as violent as some of the others. I think I will now continue to listen to the rest of the series.
I really love Faith of the Fallen - it's a good solid book. Not great, just good. Unlike book 5, the strange back story isn't a distraction. The battle scenes are rich in description in true Goodkind fashion. The reading is well preformed too. If you've been reading the others in the series, you'll like this one too.
A Story Epic of major proportion; the characters are strong and the story lines are good; the world living and vivid. Yet, from the 3rd and 4th book onwards it starts to be very long winded with repetitions and reiterations from previous books with whole chapters devoted to incidental minutia. It is unfortunate. If the books continues as the first book, it would have been better than the Wheel of Time. As it is, to quote a character from the book, BAGS!