This was a great addition to the series. A roller coaster ride of emotions, all of your favorite characters, I even enjoyed the triumph over mindless mob mentalities. A+ in my book.
A better narrator and no repeated passages.
There are multiple times in this recording that entire sentences and paragraphs are repeated exactly in what appears to be very poor editing.
The narrator has a very nasally whiny and monotone voice whenever narrating side characters and makes it difficult to tolerate at times.
Nope. Moving on!
1) cut the 2.25 hour preaching dialogue(s) to a concise concept that the moronic characters can understand and that the reader can tolerate. I drove across the state hearing " but Lord Raul" and Richards pleading imploring preachiness. One conversation was 2.5 hours. At some point I tuned out the stupid book and found the road noise more enjoyable. How bad is that!
2) at some fricken point Richard has learned some magic. For pity's sake start developing the characters. Stop keeping him back in book 2.
3) Kahlin is a wimp. Kill her off already if she hasn't figured out how to actually be the Mother Confessor she claims to be.
4) Start treating the books as a series. Stop reintroducing primary characters over and over again.
Nope not a chance.
I hope he was paid well ... how could anyone read the same two or three thoughts a thousand times ........ yikes. He should get an award
I considered going forward, but honestly I was using fast forward to get past the same thoughts repeated over and over and over and over and over and over ..... almost from book one. So no more credits for Terry ... and althought I enjoyed the early books unless you can let go .. do not start this very long trip. I should have stopped about three books back.
There has been times when I've loved this series and times when I've really struggled to carry on. This one has finally done it for me. The start doesn't dove tail very well with the end of the previous book. Either I was asleep last time and missed bits, or this one referenced things not mentioned before. Either way I got a few hours into it and got hopelessly lost, bored and fed up, so I stopped listening and haven't returned to it in over a month. I'm done with this series now and my advise is don't waste your money.
The Saga continues, and Terry Goodkind keeps the story exciting with new twists! This time Wizard Zedicus Zoul Zorrander shows what magic he can muster!
I see a lot of people complaining about book 8.... Terry in his own way is fighting the Apathy we see around us. If you have trouble understanding the points and logic he is making. If you can't figure out the simple comparison he is making to the bad guys in the novel to the Progressive movement we are seeing all around us. You're more lost than the society Richard saves.
It droned on and on....and I really felt that the story line was so weak. PLEASE REDO THE SERIES WITH THE ORIGINAL NARRATOR! I hoped Jim Bind would get better in his narration but his voices are so mechanical, it sounds like the story is about a group of robots! Bad bad bad! I plan to just skip the next one and get back to the excellent narration of the original.
I will not listen to anything narrated by Jim Bond ever again.
great story and well written. i did notice that the narrator changes voices of characters which is slightly confusing, otherwise good. my second favorite book in the series.
overall the book was ok. Jim Bond did the best he could narrating. His robot voice and lack of emotions to the characters really sucked. Only one more book to get through before we get Sam back to finish off the story, thank god.
The story was better than the pervious book. Terry tends to repeat a lot of information that we already know, and hearing Richard repeat it to everyone he encounters is getting super old. For example, Terry we get what a Mord sith is by now. No needs to explain. Just getting sick of hearing back stories of the same damn thing in every book. I pray it gets better. If not, going to be highly disappointed.