Good story, it follows directly on the end of The Wizard's First Rule. Just a different version of Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series, but fun to read.
The narrator often sounds like Stephen Hawkins talking computer. Inflection is off, and the voices are often annoying.
I got hooked on the Sword of Truth Series with the first book. I really loved the narrator of that book but this one is AWFUL! He has little change in inflection for different characters and sounds like a crazy robot most of the time. This guy should be working in voice recognition systems- not audiobook narration. I am probably going to go to hardcopy till the next book- too bad I lost $20 on this...
I was sold after the first book and figured I'd found the first series I've really gotten into since Joe Abercrombie's Trilogy but when I bought the 2nd book and pushed play I was thoroughly disappointed. I will be chugging through this book, however, I probably won't buy the 3rd.
Love the way the story was written. The characters' role in each little vignette flow all together towards the end. Definitely, looking forward to the rest of the series. Great listening!
After listening to the first book which was decent, I thought this was a good follow up. There was one part of the book I was lost on and still don't understand what happened because I believe that there was a lot to be discovered in this book as in Wizard's First Rule. I would give the story a higher rating had I not been lost on Chase and his daughter, whom I thought was a sister of the dark and a wizard, first. But, we all make mistakes. It won't hinder me from listening to the next series. I just can't give it a good review when it lost me as I was reading, although the story was good. Lots of deception, lots of life-threatening situations, lots of heartbreaking scenes, and plenty of magic....what I expect from The World of Fantasy.
I read this entire series in print, and listened to the first book in the series ("Wizard's First Rule", read by Sam Tsoutsouvas) recently and loved it. The series is fantastic, albeit dark and disturbing at times.
This reading is AWFUL. It actually sounds like text-to-speech, especially the omniscient narrated parts. There are even those odd pauses and lurches like a computerized voice that doesn't know where one concept stops and another starts.
I wish I'd read the reviews first, I had no idea how terrible a reader could be. Has ANYONE at audible listened to this recording? I want my money back, I can't stand this.
I really like the way that Terry Goodkind gives you the sites and sounds of his novels. Great listening.