This was the follow on to Wizards rule. the timeline is a little hard to believe.the events seem to happen over a very short time, but this certainly brought the base story to a nice close.
I do like the book.
Very much like a robot, and stilted.
I do not think I will ever buy a book narrated by Jim Bond again.
I love this series and own all of the actual books. I love listening to Audible and decided to listen to this series since I love the books. The first book was thoroughly enjoyable and I looked forward to the next. I am hugely disappointed in the narration. The first book narrative was excellent. This narrator, Jim Bond, speaks in monotone, robotic rhythm which I find difficult to listen to. I am tempted to stop listening from sheer annoyance.Before I purchase another book in this series, I will be checking narrators so I don't waste my time and money.
I would not consider it to be better.
The narrator Jim Bond was terrible. My grandson could have done a better job of reading the book.
The movie would have to be 2 movies.
I enjoy epic fantasy and biological science books. While biological science appeals to my professional life,epic fantasy gives me a break.
This book picks up right were the previous one left off. This book splits and follows a few of the characters on there different paths. This book is more involved than the first, but the story is still just as great as the first book. The narration was not as good as the first book. The narrator starts off almost robotic, but slowly gets better. There are many adult situations in this book and it is not for young readers.
No, I would not. Not Terry Goodkind, whose writing I do not appreciate, nor Jim Bond whose narration I found grating.
The next book I'm listening to is Monster Hunter International.
I'm sorry, but there is nothing I *did* like about the performance of this narrator on this particular book.
It had no redeeming qualities I can come up with. It has torture, sex with monsters, incredibly stupid characters, flat characterizations, and so thinly veiled politics that I had to stop before the end of the book.
To each her or his own when it comes to fiction. We all like what we like in our escape into a book and I totally respect that. But this book is just so bad that for the first time in three years as an Audible customer, I decided to put my opinion out there. I'm a fan of fantasy literature and am willing to try all kinds, but this book stank. I made it through the first book in the Sword Of Truth series, but couldn't make it through this one. As a point of reference, I recently listened to the Codex Alera series and loved it.
One of the best stories I've listened to, but one of the worst narrations I'm sorry to say. The narrator seems to overpronounce each word like a child reading infront of a class.
I love the way the writer really pulls you in to how the characters feel.
This performance could have been better if someone else was reading it. Nick Sullivan read this book a while ago, and his performance is much, much better. Sam Tsoutsouvas who read the first book in this series did a much better job as well, even if I don't care for the way he does yelling.
In my top 100 list
Actually, I purchased the first in the series Wizard's First Rule: Sword of Truth, Book 1, only because it was on sale and 30+ hours long. I was pleasantly surprised upon listening to find it was the book behind the television series
Kaylynn -- yes, I spelled it different than Mr goodkind.
No extreme reaction
I made the mistake of assuming the first book's narrator would continue through the series. The choice of Jim Bond for this book was absolutely horrible and what's worse to me is that the rest of the series uses several more narrators.
It's like recasting the entire cast of a tv show each season... To me they just aren't the same characters that I enjoyed in the first book.
I can't even comment on the book itself. I couldn't finish it. I'm sure Jim Bond is great for certain genres (self-help books maybe) but definitely not one that requires strong emotion and intensity.
I'm not continuing a series that can't have consistent narrators. I can't even finish this one. The strange intonations remind me of Yoda.
I enjoyed this story. It was a pretty good sequal to the Wizards First Rule. Once again Terry Goodkind has put some intriquing twists and turns in it. The main characters remained.
On the downside, the naration sounded pretty robotic for most of the story. After a few hours it became less of a distraction. I thought Wizards First Rule was better narated.
Overall, I would recommend this book. Just be patient and work through the naration.