Sam is the best narrator I have ever heard. Listen to this book for that alone. The plot is simple, clever, and entertaining. The story stops right when it should and gives a strong sense of closure to the story, while leaving more room for sequels.
This book was something new and interesting to listen to. but the start was agravating, took a little while to get really good. once it started to pick up the pace I really hated when I had to stop at work when my break was over all too soon. I will leave the rest to you. I know it's simple I don't like giving stories away, that is what the teasers are for. if you like fantasy definetly worth a listen.
Terry Goodkind isn't afraid to take things to another level. And he treats children as the same as the adults in brutally, something very few authors would do. In his view where all just people. But I respect Terry for not being afraid to write as he did. The performance was lacking though. I didn't feel as I did in wheel of time series like being in that world in mind. But it does take a brave performer to read as he did and being honest.
I was told of this book by a friend and was not sure I would like it. I could not stop reading it! From start to finish this book exceeded my expectations. I ant wait to read the second book.
It was time well spent because I hated listening to the horrid story so much that it motivated me to do other things just so I could finish it.
Not any other book in this series. I personally moved to the wheel of time.
He gives the characters life. I would not have finished this book if it weren't for Sam. All the "good" guys seemed utterly dumb and pointless. I really have no idea why they existed in the story, but hey, Sam was good a reader, and gave their pointlessness life.
I think this has already been made into a series, although I should have known better than to read this book after the brief scene i watched for the series.
As i said earlier. The characters, other than the bad guys, are pretty pointless. Im really not sure why they exist. Richard falls for the girl FOR NO REASON. And then this painful love story goes on. And then she becomes suicidal. And the ways the auther moves the story forward always felt so forced and unlikely. As if the scene was just added because the author wanted some action to occur, but didn't really have an ultimate goal in mind, but it didn't matter because the entire world could have been against Richard and the most unlikely thing would happen and everyone would be saved. And the amount of times suspense was created because the wizard couldn't let anyone know or it wouldn't work appropriately... Seriously, the writer clearly does not understand people. This was an interesting world but, unfortunately, the characters were so dumb and useless, coupled with the extremely forced, and unlikely, ways in which the story and characters moved forward or made a decision, left me wanting to pull my hair out.
I will not be listening to any more of this person's books.
I wasn't to sure at the beginning. ..I love everything about this book the story too off after the second chapter and never slowed down.
NO, he gets too intense too soon. Leaves nothing for later. I see the next in the series has a different narrator. I'll try....
I hope the next narrator is better. I would like to think the author does not use too many familiar names in the next book (Darth Mal, the Sith Lord). Ect...