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Lynn

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  • Chainfire: Chainfire Trilogy, Part 1, Sword of Truth, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Terry Goodkind
    • Narrated By Jim Bond
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1264)
    Performance
    (706)
    Story
    (724)

    As Richard fought to focus his mind on his need to remain conscious, the breathless voices sounded to him as if they were coming from some great, dim distance. He wasn't sure who they were. He knew that he knew them, but right then it just didn't seem to matter. He struggled to put voice to his burning concern, but he couldn't form the words, couldn't get out any more than a gasping moan.

    Lynn says: "Richard, Richard, Richard..."
    "Richard, Richard, Richard..."
    Overall

    I love the series, but find the level of importance placed on two people nausiating. Not only does the current world revolve around Kahlan and Richard, but the world going back 3 millenia has also revolved around them. I'm also quite tired of hearing this character and that character profess their preachy, undying loyalty to Richard. Richard, Richard, Richard......RICHARD, Richard, Richard. "I would sacrifice my life to ensure he doesn't stub a toe." Good grief. If any character in a book were to mimick Jesus, this would be the one. Yet...he can never use his powers. Then she can't use hers. He and Kahlan are always separated and struggling to get back to each other. It's the same never-ending story.

    Having said that, I will always admire the different directions Goodkind has taken this story on other levels. There's always older, more powerful, more complex magic to be found. Ah, I love it. Goodkind has also always had the ability to bring the depths of evil and heights of good to life - make them shocking and real. He's not afraid to let the pendulum swing well beyond what other fantasy writers would.

    The narration was done quite well for male voices, but the female voices were annoyingly condescending and lifeless. Let's get real, someone with a great male voice will most likely not have a great female voice. lol I really, REALLY wish companies would employ multiple narrators.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Phantom: Chainfire Trilogy, Part 2, Sword of Truth, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Terry Goodkind
    • Narrated By Sam Tsoutsouvas
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1232)
    Performance
    (682)
    Story
    (706)

    On the day that she awoke remembering nothing but her name, Kahlan Amnell became the most dangerous woman alive. For everyone else, that was the day when the world began to end.

    Marie says: "Phantom Review"
    "Renewed faith"
    Overall

    This book renewed my obsession with the series. Everyone has their personal preferences, but I enjoyed the narration much more (no offense to the last narrator who has a wonderful, deep voice). Although one would like to think they could see a book in it's true nature despite narration, it does have its influences. The story line was more interesting and the manner in which it was told more vivacious and captivating. This book also clears up the "Richard, Richard, Richard" aspect of the series which was beginning to drive me nuts.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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