The reader does the best she can with the material, but it is as if she were reading a textbook. As far as the material is concerned, it presumes that the listener will be familiar with places and naming conventions based on a brief disclaimer in the preface. I really wanted to finish this book, but only got about half way through the second part of the three part download before giving up.
Four books, four different narrators. The first three narrators, while bring their own style to the story, at least got the names right. Dick Hill doesn't pronounce Kahlan's the same as the three other narrators. This is probably the result of bad direction instead of the narrator's skill, but I wish he had taken the time to listen to prior work before accepting this job.
The story was ok. It dragged along in a few places and was sometimes predictable.
He was inconsistent in how he pronounced the character's names.
Sword of Truth - direct to video.
If you like stories about psychics or paranormal stuff, you would probably like this. I had picked up a book by Kay Hooper one summer as a beach read. While I likes it, I felt like I was missing too much back story, so I decided to start with the first novel, Stealing Shadows. While the first novel in a series, it is a stand-alone story that does not leave the reader / listener thinking that a sequel is required to finish the story. I liked that.
Nothing really comes to mind.
For me, the narrator definitely distracted from the book. While she did a good job with the voices, the microphone was too close to her mouth so I could hear her breath intakes and lips smacking. Very annoying.
I thought the book was pretty good. While not a literary masterpiece, it was fast moving and kept my interest.
This book was exceptional and I highly recommend it. It is a quick paced story with interesting characters, and is not heavy-handed about political messages.
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