In my opinion, this is absolutely terrible, and that's giving it too much credit. The writing seems adolescent, the characters aren't likeable, the plot is beyond horrible, and the whole thing is just a bad rip off of the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan. I made the mistake of buying the first three audio books at once on sale. They're all just as bad, and I wish I could have the time I wasted on this drivel back. The author's name should be Terry Badkind! Go to his website, he seems like a narcissist. For the love of God, stay away from this book!! Check out Robert Jordan, RR. Martin, or Patrick Rothfuss instead.
I'm a big fan of the Patrick's other books, but this one was just not interesting to me. It just didn't seem to have a point, or at least not a point that needed to be made into a book.
This has got to be one of the worst fantasy books of all time. I thought Terry Goodkind was bad, but he's a true genius in comparison to Mr. Wolfe's work. I would give this book negative stars if I could. I'm almost at the end and I'm still waiting for the story to start. Some of these reviews brags about Mr. Wolfe's english, well his fine words might be great, but they don't tell anything. The narrator isn't a whole lot better, while not the worst I've heard, he most definitely gets on my nerves. Stay clear of this, don't say you haven't been warned!!
I understand that sometimes @#$@# happens where it is necessary to change the narrator for a sequel, especially for a series as long as this one. However, I'm extremely peeved that they couldn't find a better one than Mr. John Lee. He may do well with some books, but I think he should have stayed away from this one. If he was the only one available, they could have at least made him pronounce the names of people and places the same way as his predecessor! The book is still enjoyable, but Mr. John Lee definitely brought it down a few notches. Hopefully they'll find someone better to narrate the next book.
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