As her husband, Richard, desperately searches for his beloved, whom only he remembers, he knows that if she doesn't soon discover who she really is, she will unwittingly become the instrument that will unleash annihilation. But Kahlan learns that if she ever were to unlock the truth of her lost identity, then evil itself would finally possess her, body and soul.
If she is to survive in a murky world of deception and betrayal, where life is not only cheap but fleeting, Kahlan must find out why she is such a central figure in the war-torn world swirling around her. What she uncovers are secrets darker than she could ever have imagined.
©2006 Terry Goodkind; (P)2006 Brilliance Audio
Finally finished reading Phantom. This book was the dullest of the series, it seemed like TG dragged it out too long, especially with Kahlan's storyline. Now off to finish the series with Confessor. Hopefully this one will be as good as the beginning of the series.
I always get unabridged versions of my books, however, if ever there was a time for an abridged version the Chainfire Trilogy is it!!! OMG....some sections just go on and on! Don't get me wrong I love these books but why 3 books were needed for the Chainfire piece, I have no idea!! Whew...I'm glad I'm finally done with them!!!
What can I say, I really should have read the other reviews and taken a bit more notice. I read the preceding books in the series when they were first released, and I must say and advantage to printed books is that you can skip the bits that are repetitive and dull. I think that the three final books in this series could easily have been compressed into a single story.
Although I have memories of the early books being very good, the final "trilogy" set have been something of a disappointment. The characters are dreadfully one-dimensional, and Richard himself has become unbelievable, overly righteous and at times downright dull. And was it just me, or were all the "bad" characters fat and/or ugly brutes, and the "good" characters slim and attractive intellectuals? Please!
I also found the switch in narrators disconcerting - the narrator who did the first book was better, but by then I was sucked into the "but I just need to see how it ends" trap.
Avid fan of science fiction and love books. I do not have enough time to read the books and audiobooks is perfect for me.
As it is a part of a trilogy inside the The Sword of Truth series it would be perfect to listen to again when you revisit the series.
The entire backdrop of this trilogy is very exciting, there is alot of revisiting of characters from previous books. It keeps true to the main story line, the quest for unity, peace and freedom. Also the ever evolving journy of Richard Rahl. This book especially deals with alot of the questions you have from book one, but it still keeps you on the edge of your seat. You just want to hurry up and finish it so you can start on book three and the conclusion to this series.
He does not have the same broad specter of dialects and tones to differentiate different characters. Previous narrators have done a better job. But the main problem of a series this long is that it is near to impossible to keep the same narrator for the entire series. I have heard Zed's voice in alot of different ways so far, and you can not really get a feel for a character just based on its voice in The Sword of Truth Series. That being said I must say I enjoy Sam's deep voice, it is very pleasant and the small changes he does for the different characters is enough to know the difference, I feel now in book 3 that I can start to distinguish the difference on characters based on his twist on them.
If I could I would! I sneak in as much time as possible during my day to listen to books, and this one was very captivating indeed!
If I could chose a narrator I would go for Nick Poedehl, his performance of Kingkiller Chronicles day 1 is SUPERB!
I was some what dissappointed with Chainfire, part 1, but this book was a lot better. My only wish is that the narrator would stay the same. I really dont care who, although Jim Bond would be preference, but when you are use to one person, a change in the characters voices can throw you off.
I have found very little to turn me off the series. It reminds me very much of The Wheel of Time series, except I like it much better. I like the difference of political direction taken by the author. I feel like finally I have an author that sees things I'm a similar light. This series doesn't get caught up in the moral conundrum of whether or not to kill in order to help others. FINALLY!
However, switching narrators drives me bat $h!t crazy. Major characters and locations now have entirely different names. Even normal every day words are pronounced in such way as to give me pause. While this narrator does an excellent job of telling the story, I find myself missing parts of it because of his pronunciation of the aforementioned items. This is not the first narrator change in this series, and I find exasperating to keep switching captains in the middle of the channel. The story is entertaining, the characters are lovable/hateable, the notions of magic are exciting, the world building is a bit meh, but overall I have found this series to be one of my personal favorites. Too bad it loses its thunder with constant issues with narration.
Have of the. book is repet from previouse ..A person gets tired of hearing the same thing over and over again. I do like the story plot and how it unfolds. yes I would recommend it for other people to listen to it's a good story line.
I have read and listened to a lot of fantasy series including the Lord of the Rings and many many others. I liked almost all of them. This is the only series I actually loved and I loved every book! The lead characters are very good people who would rather win over an enemy as a friend than to get revenge. Sometimes they succeed. Sometimes at great cost. Sometimes with great forgiveness. Sometimes they fail. Very uplifting and very entertaining. Be sure to start with book 1.
"Great book but slow in places."
This book is yet another great instalment in this epic series and although slow at times the twists and turns are just as frustrating and exciting.
"Another fanastic book in the sword of truth series"
Gothic, Magical, Suspense
Yes I love the sword of truth series the narrator really brings the books to life
Book 10 of 11 in the series another outstanding performance
"Another Goodkind marvel"
This is book 10 in an 11 book series. I LOVED IT!! Such a rich world is created by Goodkind. At the end of the book I was so excited that I went straight on to the last one. This can be read alone but much more is gained if you read it as part of the series. The characters are so well conceived and the plot so well put together. The narrator is one of the better narrators of the series although to begin with he is a little robotic but once you get into the book you don't notice it.
If you've read or listened to the starting books you'll know you want to read some more, personally I found the reading better than the listening, but these are still a great listen if you don't have the hours and hours to spend reading the books
"this guy is just wrong"
Seriously, I have listened to the entire sreies up until now but this guy has no idea, he is just taking the mick. I posted a negative review about previous readers but n ow I realise that they were quite good; the current reader is atrocious. He has no idea about tempo, nuance or AAARGHHH, he is really bad. If I didn't care about the story I would stop now. It would be good if publishers did nlot rely on " he has a good voice" and went with a narrative that conveyed the story. Disapointing, but only because of the narrative...the story, of course, is compelling.
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