As other reviews have said, the narrator does a good reading BUT he failed to, at the very least, research how some of the names are said. I didn't realize at first which character he was referring to but you figure it out after awhile. It can be quite distracting. The author also has a tendency to ramble but if you made it this far you probably don't mind it much either. The series is getting better and the characters seem to have come alive causing the reader to want to know what happens to them next. I am working my why through the series and have enjoyed it so far.
I failed to read the reviews first and suffered through the awful narration. If you listen to every other book in this series do the right thing and just read this one.
The narrator used name pronunciation very inconsistent from the rest of books before it, on main characters, making it very had to follow. Especially during conversations between Kara and Kahlan. It about drove me crazy.
None. All the characters seemed well in place the entire way through.
The story is great, but for the 4th book in a series I would have expected the narrator to have listened to at least a small amount of other of the previous 3 books for the "common" pronuceation of names...
Not to beat a dead horse...Even the 150th time I hear this guy say "Collin" instead of "Kay-Lin" as was done for the last, what, over 45 hours of listening in the first 3 books, I still find myself wondering "Who the Hell is Collin?" Oh yeah, it's one of the main characters.
Then I have to wonder who cared so little about the buyer's and listener's experience as to overlook this production flaw...
Yes the story is okay, even wonderful, when describing other characters. Serves the purpose of entertainment while I drive my weekly 3000 miles, but doesn't endear me to this work. It's a distraction to have to mentally tell myself..Collin isn't a guy Richard loves..it's the same woman, pronounced "Kay-Lin" in the 1st three books.
Also, Zed sounds like a wheezy, weak old man in this book. Makes me glad he isn't in it as much.
The story is fantastic, one of the best in the series in my opinion.
While the narrator does do some cool things with one or two characters, on the whole this guy stinks. You can tell he has not read any of the other books. He mispronounces names. He gives the mud people voices that remind me of Don Corleone from the Godfather, German accent for one of the generals, and the accents are on and off. Sometimes he uses them sometimes he doesn't.
if you were thinking of reading instead of listening to one of these, this would be the one. it is another great book, but the reader does all he can to take it down a few notches. too bad. can someone do a re-do?
Good book - but you'd think - 3 books in - that the editor would insist on the narrator getting the names right. That's probably the most annoying thing about this reading. Other than that the books is great!
I don't need to say anything more then this.
After ten minutes I stopped listening to this book and ordered the hard copy from Amazon this narrator is terrible and from now on if I see his name I will bypass the book. I clicked on his name and was really suprised Audible was stupid enough to let this jerk read 304 books.