Well I didn't last past chapter 2. I just can't take it anymore. I think I could stay with the story even though it has clearly ripped off Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time Series. BUT THIS NARRATOR IS THE WORST I HAVE EVER HEARD IN ANY AUDIO BOOK I HAVE LISTENED TO...EVER Brilliance Audio did not do Goodkind any favors here. Book 2 was a little tough with the narrator but Schimer's lisp is too much to take. Nice to know he is reading aloud to work on it but I would suggest he work on it some more before he goes Pro as a narrator....
Very Disappointed I was looking forward to a long series but both the book 2 narrator and this guy repeat in the series...so Moving On to something else
I had read reviews here that the reading of this book was horrible. I think that it was really done quite well. I was impressed with the ability of the narrator to change characters. I have listened to some really poorly read books and was a little nervous after reading some of the posts. I have enjoyed this reading and it had make my daily drive quite enjoyable.
A fan of epic fantasy...the darker the better!
After listening to this book I have decided to stop listening to this series. As mentioned in a previous review this series rips off The Wheel Of Time so obviously that it makes it hard to enjoy. At times I would laugh out loud because I couldn't believe that anyone could take so much from another author's work. The narrator is the best one in the series thus far. I hope he does more work with a better series.
I downloaded all six books in this series, so I keep going along. However, the same issues bother me in each one: Kahlan is whiny and weak; topics are reiterated over and over, even within the same book -- which is more of a distraction than a help; people are STUPID. I don't think I've ever engaged with books that treat people as such idiots. Richard is forceful and bullying even when he doesn't understand an issue; Kahlan is silly in how she listens to everyone BUT Richard; Zed just needs to spank them all and get them into line. The stories are good, but there are quirks that irritate me about them.
Before I bought this book the reviews had me scared that the narration would be unbearable. The truth is, it's not that bad. It takes some time to get used to, especially considering the fact that my last book was Wizard's First Rule (which had great narration!). But, after only a few minutes, an hour at most, I was acclimated to the style and enjoyed it very much. The book is a little more graphic than the first (hard to believe) and while good, was a bit long winded. Some of the subplots and characters were left unfinished/underdeveloped and the ending came quickly without much closure. However, being that there are several more books in the series it makes sense that alot is left open for the next installment. Overall, a nice easy listen that keeps you engaged throughout.
It seems in this book that the author is looking for inspiration! A lot of rambling allong without action, re explaining the characters for those who would not have read the previous books. the main characters mainly Richard loses his personality, to the point where I was loosing interest in the whole story. A disapointment.
What can I say - boring and repetitive. He said it all in the first two books and I don't feel any closer to any of the characters.
This is a very repetitive series. The author likes to preach a lot about his philosophy on sex and sex bondage. By this book it is all ready getting boring. I would recommend stopping at book 2 in the series.