This is an intriguing story that centers around a woman who is trying to solve the puzzle about her father's identity based on sparse clues from her mother. Her search takes the her back into the family history including some scandalous events. Lots of surprises . . . I loved it.
Terry writes an interesting story laden with atheist undertones. Also, it's too bad that Richard separated the worlds, but I guess that was to emphasize the author's point that those who believe in the Creator are hateful people who hate life...a very sad and misguided point Terry was trying to make about people who believe in God. Really, Terry?
Know what you believe. Terry writes an interesting story laden with atheist undertones. As you proceed through the Sword of Truth series, it becomes more and more evident. You will notice that everyone in this series has a voice EXCEPT the "Creator." While I agree with him on his values of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, our right to live our own lives. I don't share his other beliefs...The author, Terry Goodkind, seems to believe that there is nothing beyond the life in this world but darkness and that those who believe in the Creator are hateful people who hate life...very sad.
The author implies that those who believe in the Creator are hateful and ignorant people. I'm assuming that he is referring to God when he uses the term "Creator" ...not appreciating that in the story...
The narrator's voice sounds mechanical, like a robot.
People who like long, boring, and overly analytical stories that go around in circles will love this one.
I don't know.
I did not enjoy the quiet, whiny voice. If this is how she always sounds, no I won't be listening again. I'm hoping this was just part of the acting.
everything in the middle...yawn
No, I've spent too much time on this book already. The only reason why I'm responding now is to perhaps save others from wasting time.
I've read all three of the books in this series. For a while it looks like it's going to be a great story, but then comes the lame part. I suggest you stop after the Golden Compass. You are not going to like the ending of this trilogy.
Mr. Pullman's atheist views are clearly evident in this novel. There is a theme of disappointment and hopelessness complete with a disappointing ending to the entire story. I don't care for this novel at all. If you enjoyed the Golden Compass, I suggest you stop while you're ahead.
Right in line with the situation in America today. Loved it!
Great comedy for all shopaholics. . . the woman in this book just cannot pass up a "bargain." She gets into all kinds of priceless situations as she tries to juggle her credit cards and balance her checkbook.
A depressing book about suicide and its impact on the lives of friends and family
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