The story itself is good--i have not listened to any others of the Sword of Truth, only read them in book form, and I wish I had done that with this book.
The narrator was awful--she sounded like a GPS recording--where the voice is compiled of all the phonetic sounds without any inflection. It was distracting, and although there were many questions answered about the back story to SoT, I found my mind wandering because she was so monotone. It seemed to get better towards the end (or I got used to it), but i kept thinking how disappointed I was that Mr. Goodkind purposely selected this narrator and that the book was released with his approval.
The editing was awful as well, as other reviewers have said--I would get confused listening to the words being repeated.
Again, good book, lots of background, but awful recording. I hope they re-edit it and improve it!
this was much better than I thought it would be. I started out drawing parallels to "The Selection" (hey, both main characters had the same name!) but it was much more complex and mature. The characters were multidimensional and the plot is not a straight line, creating a realistic and extremely fascinating world.
This is a story about a young girl and the narrator sounds like she's sixty, with a raspy voice that does not fit the character. The editing was also horrible, with a change in point of view between one sentence and the next, but no pause in the reading--I got confused a few times as to which storyline i was following.
This story line was very contrived, the main characters don't want to do things (like marry each other) and change their mind without any explanation. There isn't much depth, the female character has a revelation after being in the castle for a year that there are other countries outside hers that threaten hers, and maybe part of being queen is having to protect her country from threats.
I'm not going to finish the book, I gave up 2 hours in.
Her voice is too old for the character, she shouldn't be reading young adult fiction.
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