I seldom leave ratings but ... This is the worst narrative I have yet to experience in my 4 years membership with Audible. The narration is mostly flat, without motion. At times mechanical. When characters change the voices are just strange.
Richard of course is my most favorite character. Although, he is quite foolish at times. The television series ruined this series of books. I have found weekly television serial a chopped and minced license of a TV director. I am glad I've found time to finally to experience the full series and delve in the full story as written by Terry Goodkind.
Yes, absolutely. This book needs a new reading.
For you members PLEASE a new narrator.
The story is good, though some of Goodkind's writing is weak. However, Jim Bond as the narrator is completely flat and emotionless, each word is spoken with a painful, empty exactness, like a computer reading sound by sound.
Not really, it's a mindless book I listen to while I do other things.
Not buy books narrated by Jim Bond
I'd hate to say this, but the narration almost ruined this book for me. Almost. I really enjoy these books, but it sometimes seemed like the voices were 'sing songy' and not really how people speak. Tone inflection was strange. Just hard to get into the story when you have to force yourself to push through character dialogue. Still a great book though.
Anyone but Jim Bond reading it.
I couldn't get past five minutes of the audible, but from reading it in the past I always enjoyed the speech Richard makes when he first gets to the Palace of Prophets.
I'd rather be dragged naked and screaming by a pack of gorillas through a grove of cacti than listen to another second of that man's voice.
I don't remember having a problem with any of the characters. It's a good book if you like a can-do-no-wrong protagonist, I would just buy it and read it rather than listen to this recording. I feel sorry for people who don't have a choice.
Horribly disappointed. The Sword of Truth series was one of my favorites during my high school years and Stone of Tears was one of my favorite books in the series, but there's absolutely no way I can listen to Jim Bond for 30+ hours. His narration renders the character's emotions flat and out of place, and their actions have no sense of urgency or excitement. It's a flat, mechanical reading that's beyond distracting. This was a waste of money. Buy and read the book unless you're a masochist.
No. It was not very good at all. Sounded like I was listening to a computer automated voice program.
I really do enjoy these books. the series is wonderful. I don't normally read science fiction like this but I am pleasantly surprised at the wonderful story line and writing. the performance took a little getting used to, because of how amazing Sam was in the first book. otherwise.... Wow!
Different narrator. And NOT the first books narrator. Pay for someone better. PLEASE!
Common themes are expected, try some originality in the themes. Darken Rahl meet Darth Mail, lord sith ect.. Karakarn meet the kaharn at least use different consonants for names
Over enunciation!!! Talked to us like a children's novel