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.
I am sorry but I can't even listen to this any more.. I have forced myself to listen to two chapters thinking that the Terrible narration gets better, but this guy sounds worse than a cheap text to speech program.
The audio sample did not do it justice.. when he does the Zedd Character, well its just awful... I can't listen any more.
This book was a huge dissapointment.
First book was good. This book copied too much from Robert Jordan's Wheel of time series. It absolutely irritated me from the beginning.
Too much adult content no a good read for children.
What is most important to me is the story, the characters and the pace. These reviews are rated "Dude".
Richard. He's stupid and dumb, but he is not a punk.
smiles, some old guy making girlie voices. lol, the voice sets the mood most times.
all range of emotions. good stories do that.
looking forward to the character development in the upcoming audio books.