War, monsters, and treachery plague the world, and only Richard and Kahlan can save it from an armageddon of unimaginable savagery and destruction.
Terry Goodkind, author of the brilliant fantasy bestsellers of the Sword of Truth series, has created his most masterful epic yet, a sumptuous feast of magic and excitement replete with the wonders of his unique fantasy vision.
Epic edge: listen to more in the Sword of Truth series.
©1996 Terry Goodkind; (P)1999 Brilliance Audio
"A complex epic fantasy that crackles with vigor and magical derring-do." (Publishers Weekly)
"Buck Schirner is an adept reader, expert at rendering this vast, glittering tapestry of a world." (Library Journal)
I was expecting this book to be fantasy but instead he used that genre to make up nonsense and pass it off as a story. He would randomly make up some bit of "magic" or something that you needed to know about the fantasy world in the middle of the story by introducing you to a character who told a long boring story to explain this new bit of information to make the next part of the book make sense.
The only thing worse that the story was the narration. There were 3 different narrators that got progressively worse as the series went on. It was truly horrible!
I only continued listening to these books because I felt obligated because I had purchased them. When I completed book 3 and found out there was another book coming, I gave up. I will not spend another dime on these!
No. For two reasons:
1) The Storys of Terry Goodkind are too slowly narrated for my taste
2) I don't know why, but all the narrators reading the "Sword of truth" series seem not be the least interested in a certain continuity. For example, the name of a main character is pronounced very different in each part of the series, read by another narrator. This is very annoying to the listener.
In the "Sword of truth" series this book ranks above the series-average.
No. see above.
Tobias Brogan plus sister
ten miles out to sea
For some reason the author keeps re-explaining plot lines, almost as if he doesn't have faith we readers can follow or remember events and their details. Super annoying. If you took all the rehashing of what we already know it might literally reduce one quarter.
The prophet Nathan. He's very multi-layered and so much of him is a mystery.
Yes, I read complaints of this narrator but I found him entertaining, well paced, and he did a nice job acting out different voices.
I would cut all the re-hashing of plot lines. You don't have to tell me over and over how Richard's father was Darken Rahl, why Richard and Kahlan can be a couple but can't tell anyone why, and why Richard doesn't know how to use his magic. We get it.
I would also cut the repetition when a character is making a strong point. They tend to repeat themselves two or three times in dialogue, and in audible format it comes across as ridiculous.
I like the original plot and strong lead characters. Sometimes the author gets high minded and preachy.
Enjoyable story however wish they used the same narrator throughout the entire sequence of these books. Each one has a different narrator, therefore different voices and different pronuniciations.
THE PLOT AND LENGTH
Not too bad. Much better than the last guy !!!!
I've given up!! I really liked the first narrator. He had a large selection of different voices for the many characters When I started book 2 and heard Jim Bond's narrative skills I had to stop and listen to a totally different book before coming back to book 2. I honesty did not notice that one complete section did not down load and couldn't tell!! I just wanted to get through the torture while having a general knowledge of where the storyline was going. The third narrator wasn't too bad. However, with book 4 we are now with the fourth narrator! The first narrator was perfect for this series. Why did they not continue to use him? I'm not willing to spend any more money or credits on this bucket of odd nuts and bolts. Too bad. Even though it is certainly a WoT spin-off, it was still a decent story. Awe well on to other fantasies.....
I love this series. If you are a Goodkind fan, you will truely enjoy this series.
I discovered this series by accident when I read the Omen Machine. This book, like the others in the series has a great mix of adventure, magic and romance.
Good info on past peoples and times, why and what they'did , and the reason - even if it's flawed
I like when it followed up on all the characters
Was good, but kept messing up a main character name, it was very distracting. But I like the book so much& his other voices were great
People should not over analyze anyof these books, they been all good, but not perfect but so what, the story great the people in the series get better
When Richard and Kehlan are finally reunited.
When Prelate Anne confessed her trust and respect for Verna.
Started this series because I watched the TV show..this third book is just as good as the previous two. If you like George R. R. Martin, I think you will like Terry Goodkind
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