Love this series so much I will admit because it's not the same narrator it was hard to fall right back into knowing all the characters the way I remembered them but it couldn't be helped I'm not reading it myself and not everyone thinks of the character the same way but after awhile you learn to enjoy
Considering the narrator sounds like a Speak-n-Spell. I loved the part where they said "we hope you have enjoyed this audio production" the best.
His voice(mechanical in a way that reminds me of nails on a chalkboard) and the way he sometimes does like a 5 second pause for a comma and yet doesn't even slow for the end of a paragraph or sentence. His "voices" make me want to punch someone in the face.
I do love the story and I am a Terry Goodkind fan, I love all his books (even the ones others call preachy) but I absolutely detest Jim Bond as narrator of his books. I sometimes wonder if the folks at Audible really dislike Goodkind and just enjoy ruining his books by having Jim Bond narrate them.
I was extremely excited to find another book series like the sword of truth, but this narrator sounds like a demon speak and spell toy. If it wasn't for a new narrator in the book 3 I would have abandoned the series. I highly suggest recording this book with the new narrator, and firing Jim Bond.
I saw a lot of complaints about the voice actor for this one, but I was very excited to listen to the next part of the story so I decided to get it anyway. at first I didn't really see what the problem was. However, when I reached a chapter where he voiced a woman in despair or any person with evil intent (generally speaking) it started to grate on me real fast.
It was a good book and I don't regret the purchase, but I don't think I will be looking forward to the next one read by him. I don't like to say such things, considering how much work these people put into reading these for our enjoyment. For that reason, I can still appreciate it.
Narration was the worst I've heard yet on audible. Zedd sounded like an Irish Yoda and the rest like a dad nervously reading that caterpillar book to a circle of kindergarteners. Great story. Deserved a better narrator.
anything but this narrator. it is horrible
yes, because i can't listen to this one, i can't listen to the 3rd one yet and hence the rest of the series.
not auto tuned, not this guy.
I'd appreciate a new release. thanks
Not at this point. I would not try another one of Jim Bond's performance because he kind of ruined my book.
The issue that I have is that you should never have more then 1 person do a whole series The narrator whom did the Sword of Truth should be doing the rest of the series. This guy doesn't do it much justice. I understand that it isn't audibles fault. but WOW. this guy almost makes me rather read the book and hope the next guy is better. His telling of the story is disheartening. I was hoping that it would be better then the person before but I was wrong.
Alia Renee Capodici
I have read this series multiple times but have started listening to all my books by audible so I have vast experience with listening to books. Jim Bond has RUINED this book for me! I have no idea how this man was hired to narrate one book but Terry Goodkind has him narrating multiple books in this series and it is boggling to my mind how anyone could enjoy this! Not only is his natural infection off but he sounds like a computer half the time and I have no clue how or why someone would enjoy his style! I could narrate this better in my sleep! An absolute nightmare! I now know to actively avoid anything and everything narrated by Jim Bond. To make up for it Jim you should pay Goodkind back every cent he paid you to narrate his books plus damages for all the people you turned off from a truly awesome series. Shame on you Mr Bond!
The book I would give five stars but I wish I could give the audible book zero stars that's truly how terrible it is. But please don't let this narrator ruin your enjoyment of a wonderful book and just read it for yourself!