Chainfire is definitely better than the last two books but still not quite as good as the first two and Faith of the Fallen. Performance was alright, not the best and not the worst.
The narrator, I would change the narrator for sure. Jim Bond's ability to ruin a decent book with his irritating robotic voice never ceases to amaze me.
Sam Tsoutsouvas doing the narrating would have made it better.
Chainfire like all of the other books narrated by Jim Bond inspire me to find a Speak-and-Spell and destroy it with a sledge hammer. Very easy to believe the voice coming from that is actually Jim Bond.
Please Audible, I'm begging here, as a fan of audio books (many different genres) and a fan of Goodkind, please re-do the books narrated by Jim Bond, the man has no business narrating any books, but especially this series! I love the series, have read them all and was so looking forward to hearing them read, but it is more a torture, having to struggle through listening to Bond, than anything resembling a relaxing time listening to a beloved series.
FINALLY! Terry went back to square one and wrote an excellent entry to this series. This book has wonderment and adventure in ways that the past few books haven't had. There is a slow middle section, but the last half of the book is gripping. Bravo to Jim Bond for being an excellent, "second place" narrator; no one can top Sam Tsoutsouvas - who is going to read the next two entries!! :D
Terry Goodkind spins a great tale. Also included are excellent studies on human nature, spirituality vs religiosity, and economic models and their unintended consequences! This series should be required reading for all high school seniors so they will have a realistic understanding of these topics prior to the liberal indoctrination of college professors!
The recording had background noise that was incredibly annoying. The volume was also lower than normal.
The book was a welcome change from the politics of the previous two.