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 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...
I this is a good book but the narrator leaves MUCH to be desired. From mispronouncing names to making the mud people sound like they are unintelligent. IF you can get past all of this (plus what the others have mentioned) the book over all is good but I hope that Dick Hill doesn't narrate ANY future books. I also hope that in the future they at least give a pronunciation guide to future narrators so that they can properly pronounce the names of the characters. So please NO MORE Dick Hill!
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!
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Richard loves Kahlan
Richard, he will always be the best character he is the s--t!!!!
He was ok I like Sam T. The best.
For sure I can't put them down.
I can't say it enough this is a great series.
I'm making my way through the 4th installment of this series. The reader for the previous books fit the role perfectly.
This reader makes all of the women sound whiny and helpless... his pace is too slow... and the guys all sound like darken rahl.... Still a great book -- maybe i'll read this one though
I had read all of the Sword of the Truth series in book form up to the last three. When they were finally released on Audible, I decided to listen to them again.
This series is one of my favorite fantasy series of all time. The only downside is the narrator in this one. His constant mispronunciation of Kahlan's name (it's pronounced Kay-len) is an extreme distraction. His accents are fairly annoying as well.
is "Kay-lynn", however it IS written as "Kah" and "len" which pronounced as spelled sounds like Call-in.
I too found the pronunciation confusing, but let's be fair, Goodkind should have spelled her name Kaylyn or even Kalyn. Yes, I agree the reader should have listened to previous books or at the very least, some editor should have corrected this, but I thought the possible reason for this mispronunciation should be pointed out as valid considering the spelling.
As to the series itself, I am seriously thinking of moving on to another series as Richard and Kahlen is starting to wear on me. So too is the desire to keep people in that Rada'Han...I mean the so called "good" people are constantly doing that!
And what's with all this torture stuff?
I love the t.v. series much, much better!
Narrator can't get the characters names right and is very unpleasant to listen to! I will never purchase a book narrated by Dick Hill again. Shame on the publisher for allowing such a sloppy narration!!!