Not the top of my list, but it was very good - probably number 2. I still wish they would get a different narrator.
I still like Cara the best, but Sammie was very good in this book.
I really have no choice if I want to listen to the Sword of Truth books. I will probably never buy a book narrated by Sam - unless he gets better at voice inflection - but because I love the Sword of Truth books - I will keep trying to listen to him, and enjoy the book for what Terry Goodkind was writing.
I do not think it was an extreme reaction, but because I read the book - and I got angry while reading the book - I got angry all over again. I really do hate Abbot Drier. I know the character - Bishop Arc - is supposed to be one of the main bad guy characters, and he is a great bad guy character, but the abbot is just so totally obnoxious and demented, that I wanted to jump in the book, for Kahlan and Richard, and do a job on him myself. Maybe just for my own satisfaction.
The Story was excellent, and the new characters that were added were wonderful. Even though Sam did a better job narrating on this book, I still wish they had Christina Traister doing the job. To tell you the truth - I don't know if Sam is even getting any better. I may just be getting used to his small variety of voices, and have come to terms with the fact that I can't have it any other way.
I have loved all of Mr. Goodkind books, but this one...oh man, I really had to force my self to finish it. Just way to much rumbling. I'm really hesitating to get the book followed by this one, hopefully is not like this one, I really want to know how it ends with Richard and kaihlan
This is not his best work. The characters spend too much time over analyzing their every move.
this book was a lot better. Story was great and made some good progress. There are some cons. First is no surprise to anyone, he repeats himself. Listening to Richard explains things over and over to everyone he encounters got old fast, also getting sick of the same story format Terry has been using. Richard and Khalan separated and Richard lost his gift, color me surprised..... For once would like these two to actually kick ass throughout the book together for once. Terry must get off putting the two main characters through so much torment and agony. Sam did a great job narrating.
Goodkind uses his gift of retelling the reader what they already know and ramps it up to 11. Skip the first 50 chapters and quell the feeling of wanting to reach into paper and strangle Sammy and do yourself a favour by not buying this festering pile of zombie flesh.
...and one of the better stories in the "Sword of Truth" series! The Omen machine is barely mentioned in this book, but may have a larger role in a future story. Richard is on a quest to save himself and his friends from the grips of "Death" itself!!! ...and the bad guys, as usual, want Richard's throne and empire for themselves! Very good action and the story moves fairly well. Can't wait to get to the next book!!!
Once again Terry did not disappoint. I have enjoyed all of his works of a fantasy master. if you are a fan of his style which is of his own and I have listened to no other other than the Shannara series and Tolkien that I have enjoyed as much.