I have been waiting it seems forever for the conclusion of this saga. Goodkind does not disappoint. Although very, very "talky" this conclusion to the adventures of Richard and Kahlen ties up almost all of the loose threads and hands it to the listener/reader. The dramatist who reads the book does quite well.
This is the final end to the conflict with the Empirical Order. It just seemed too pat and sudden.
I did love how the author worked in characters and events from the whole series.
possibly my favorite book in the series. the author holds nothing back. there is love and loss and all of the other emotions that create depth in the characters. it all comes together so well t the climax answering questions since book one of the series.
This book is really good overall. Story was great, Sam did a fine job narrating. Terry didn't do a lot of repetitive like he did in the past, but there is still some. Just not as much which is greatly appreciated. Wish someone would have had a more agonizing death. "Don't want to spoil anything and tell you who. " Terry did a good job closing this end of the story. Look forward to what's next.
Wonderful conclusion to the Imperial Order tale! ...plus dragons and gars are back (albeit limited)! It was hard to stop listening. Story is well read and engaging! However, this is not a good starting book!!! Go back to Wizards First Rule to begin this story! You'll have 10 books to get through before you start this one!
Yes I would listen to this series again. Terry Goodkind brought all the characters and threads of the series together in a a masterful way for an exciting conclusion to the story. I would compare this series to the level of the Wheel of Time, although the story is entirely different. My only complaint about the story would be that parts of it were very wordy. Terry Goodkind over describes certain motions or thoughts of the character involved to the point of tedium sometimes. However, that being said, he definitely paints a vivid picture of what is happening.
I thoroughly enjoyed listening to the narrator's performance of this book. I would definitely listen to other books narrated by him. he was very good at inflections and voices. I could tell one character from the next by the way that he spoke and his voice sounded very emotional in parts where the characters would have been emotional.
This was a very long book so I would not be able to listen to it in one setting. I often use my audible books to help put me to sleep at night. However when I was listening to this book it kept me awake because it was so interesting.
I really think these last 3 books could have easily been 1 book if Terry Goodkind had quit rehashing events from earlier books like we all had amnesia and quit the preaching. I believe he could have gotten his message across without the sledge hammer. What really annoys me is the series started off so well I did want to see how it ended. On another note while the narrator has a pleasant voice he screams to emphasis an emotion and he does it a lot.