I'm not sure - the first book was great and I was so excited to hear the second but the reader of the second book absolutely ruined it for me. When I saw the reviews that the third had a reader who was even worse, I gave up the series.
Little Rachel's escape
Sam did a great job with Zeb
I hope the producers of the recorded versions realize how critical the reader is to the story. These are adult listeners. Sam Tsoutsouvas was amazing and set a precedent that none of the subsequent readers could even come close to.
High school English teacher for 46 years.
Better imagination, Better writing, Logical plot. Original names.
Another author's books.
Too loud and ovrly emotional.
90 percent of them
Awkward phrasing and childlike plot trying to sound adult make it tedious. I was only able to endure the first part of the four parts of book one. It was a waste of my credits and money.
I never studied while in college. I just soaked it up like a sponge soaks up water. Everyone knew me ... and called me "The Wizard".
I've read it elsewhere, but never gave it much thought. But Sam Tsoutsouvas truly does make this an exceptional story. In times of stress his voice gets louder and faster ... and louder and faster ... until your heart beats HARD in sympathy ... or fear.
It is easy to distinguish his 'voices' and the level of emotion he puts into 'situations' is just unbelievable.
I would recommend this book even to persons who don't normally 'read' fantasy just for the performance. BRING HIM BACK!!!
Excuse me ... I've got to go look up Tsoutsouvas and see if he does anything else.
I have not read the print version so I cannot answer this.
My favorite character was Zed. I have a fully formed picture of him in my mind and I love the way that he teaches Richard. He is a well developed character with great charisma and flaws.
His voice is rich and expressive and he performed the characters expertly. The depth of emotion was dead on. There were times when it made my skin prickle!
I chose this book because my daughter recommended it. I'm not overly fond of this genre BUT I cannot WAIT to get the next one. It is fantastic.
The narration was over the top, repeated crescendos, and melodramatic.
Good start, but not toot long into the book the characters proved shallow, cliche', and inconsistent. Between the nauseatingly bad narration and the wretched writing, I could not finish the book.
This story had lots of potential, but I can't count the number of times I almost yelled at the main characters for being SOOO stupid. The side characters were smarter and more interesting.
Drizzt Do'Urden is why I come here.
no because they are equal. I can read but not as good as the person reading this to me. the story is the same no matter what.
it is a long book, and a love story
I would say but I do not want to spoil anything for anyone that has yet to read or listen to the book. it involves Richard and Denna
read the book don't watch the movie!
great book I read it first and then bought it on audio. I am currently reading book 2 then I will get the audio same for rest of series.
very long books like 600 to 1,000 pages and about 13 books or more cause Terry Goodkind is still turning them out I believe.
I just started the 2nd book and do NOT understand WHY they would change the Narrator. He is incredible, it is how I identify the characters. The next narrator sounds like a ROBOT!! Extremely frustrating. I have read series that have spanned over decades and they have the same narrators. I do not understand. It is hard for me to get through. But this book is an awesome read and a great performance.
There seems to be an audio glitch, every so often, a sentence or two repeats? its a little weird. Hope they fix this or review new files before they put them up.
Not a deal breaker, but a definite flaw.
Have not finished yet, great story so far.
can't think of anyone.
This book had me going from the beginning to end as fast as I possibly could. It pulled me into its world so fast that before I realized it, all i could think of was whats going to happen next.
This book blended mystery, secrets, fate, and magic together to create a world filled with a rich variety of people, creatures, and places.
Bringing this book to life Sam Tsoutsouvas' voice was a pleasure to listen to. His narration awakened each character's individuality as he read.
Great writing combined with beautiful a performance made this book a pure pleasure to listen to.