It is definitely not the best of the books in the series, but it is not bad. The people are portrayed the same way as in the other books of the series and Richard doesn't use much magic as usually. One of the things I like there is almost no explanations of the things a reader should already know from the previous books, which I find very annoying (we already know what the Mother Confessor power does, who are Mord Sith, etc).
I was thinking that ordinary people portrayed as way too stupid or gullible, but now after looking at the recent and historical elections I think it is just a little bit exaggerated.
The story is unfinished and we can read about the new enemy emerges, so I'm looking forward for the next book it the series
Finale as usually
top ten percent
the gathering storm. Of course you would have to listen to the whole series to understand.
He made me see what he was telling.
Yes it made me laugh, cry and want to scream in rage and terror.
Good story until the end. Too short, it almost seemed like several chapters were missing from the end. I have been a huge fan of Goodkind since I read wizards first rule about 15 years ago. You could always count on a good long story with several plot lines. This one as well as his last book law of nines have been a lot shorter and less going on. I would only recommend this to someone who has read all the books and is a big fan of Goodkind. If you haven't read any of his books read (or listen to) wizards first rule. It's a great book and Goodkind at his best.
Not as good as his others, about half the length and just doesn't have the usual quality of his other works. Almost seemed thrown together, not a bad story just not up to par with what I am used to from him.
I've heard better but I've heard much worse, several people have narrated the other books and Sam is by far the best. A lot of the voices sound similar but he does a good job of showing the emotion the people are feeling. He has a powerful voice and it's pleasant to listen to. He is no Jim Dale, he is absolutly amazing, but he's better than most.
Yes, it's commute time anyway
I enjoyed this reading so much! Terry Goodkind did not disappoint. I wish it were longer and cannot wait for the next installment.
I just finished listening to this book and I have to admit, it was not at ALL what I expected. I had no idea from the blurb on the site that this book is set in medieval times, not something I would normally read. However, the further I got into the the book, the more I became wrapped up in the story. The characters are interesting and well developed. The story is full of magic, conflict and drama. I was actually looking forward to my commute each day so I could get the next installment while I was driving.
If this book was listed as a science fiction novel I would probably feel different about it. For that matter, I probably wouldn't have wasted a credit on it. The beginning chapter makes you think you're starting in the middle of the story. It sounds like it is written for about a 10th grade high school teenager. I just could not get into it. If you like shallow science fiction, you'll like it. If you are looking for a Clive Cussler "type" novel, don't waste your money or credits.
If you are a Richard and Kahlan reader you won't be at the edge of your seats on this new release. It seems Mr. Goodkind was looking to advance the story line but just doesnt seem to have the same enthusiasm for the characters or plot as In past books. Thin is the best I can say.
If you are looking to fill time go ahead and listen, it is not a bad read just mildly entertaining.
Sam tried to bring some life to this book, but the story was underdeveloped and left incomplete, probably with an eye on bringing out another book. A waste of my time and money, please don't waste yours.
Do not get your hopes up too high on this one...
Being that I read / listened all the books in the series and have come to realize there are some books that are "fillers" until a good story line is written. Well this is such a book. A Filler.
It's not bad, it's worth a credit but not to buy "unless" you are a true Terry Goodkind fan and wish to add this to your collection. I myself fall into this category.
If you are not a fan, start with the first book in the series. You will not be disappointed. If you start with this book, it may leave you scratching your head and asking what's all the fuss about.
For those "TG" fans, this is a good book to listen to while on a plane, bus or ready to go to bed. It's starts off slow, picks up a tad, slows back down, picks up near the end and will leave you wondering... Is that it?