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Stone of Tears Audiobook

Stone of Tears: Sword of Truth, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

In Wizard's First Rule, Richard Cypher's world was turned upside down. Once a simple woods guide, Richard was forced to become the Seeker of Truth, to save the world from the vile dominance of Darken Rahl, the most viciously savage and powerful wizard the world had ever seen.

He was joined on this epic quest by his beloved Kahlan, the only survivor among the Confessors, who brought a powerful but benevolent justice to the land before Rahl's evil scourge. Aided by Zedd, the last of the wizards who opposed Rahl, they were able to cast him into the underworld, saving the world from the living hell of life under Rahl.

But the veil to the underworld has been torn, and Rahl, from beyond the veil, begins to summon a sinister power more dreadful than any he has wielded before. Horrifying creatures escape through the torn veil, wreaking havoc on the unsuspecting world above.

If Rahl isn't stopped, he will free the Keeper itself, an evil entity whose power is so vast and foul that once freed, it can never again be contained.

Epic edge: listen to more in the Sword of Truth series.

©1995 Terry Goodkind; (P)2004 Brilliance Audio

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    Jacob Padgett 06-16-15
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    "I just love this story!"

    I wish the series was narrated all by the same person, but this guy's good too.
    The story is my favorite! I love going with Richard and Kahlan through their adventures.

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    Amazon Customer 06-15-15
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    "The narrator was awful."

    I do love this series. I've already read the books and decided to listen to them again. It was almost unbearable listening to it though. The narrator was awful. Flat tone. Character voices were rarely consistent. Everyone sounded the same.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dan 06-11-15
    Dan 06-11-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Awesome"

    Awesome story. My favorite of the sword of truth series. I recommend reading the series as a whole.

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    Music 06-06-15
    Music 06-06-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Love this series :)"

    Awesome book, narrator was NOT suited for the story though. Still worth a read or listen.

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    Patryk Rurek 05-26-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Enjoyable entry in the series"

    I enjoyed this story, outside of a bits that ran a little long. The narrator was a little robotic, but that could be just compared to others.

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    david 05-21-15
    david 05-21-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great book!"

    The only bad thing I could say is that it seemed to be cut in a couple places. And that the narrator is a " hhhwhat " "hhhwhere" guy lol. If you can handle that you'll like this book! Worth a listen for sure!

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    Austin DeBoer 05-18-15
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    "Great book. First book's narrator was better."

    Loved the book so much I couldn't stop listening. It has great plot and story for any who like a good fantasy book. The narrator is alright but nothing special. He doesn't make the book any worse but doesn't add as much as there could have been to the performance.

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    kathleen e nolan 05-12-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Good story, but changing the actor through me."

    I wish they kept the performer from the first book, but once I got use to him it was really good.

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    Kaetlyn Aguirre 05-08-15
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    "Great book and series! AW-FUL narration!!"
    If you could sum up Stone of Tears in three words, what would they be?

    Intense, enthralling, and captivating.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story itself is absolutely wonderful, the detail riveting and exciting!


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Jim Bond?

    Anyone else. WHAT an awful narrator! His characters have hardly any distinction, and his pronunciation of names made my head hurt. This is a great book, but had I not read the series before hearing this audiobook with this narrator, I would have trashed it. Just awful.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    "The Sword of Truth- NOT affiliated with Jim Bond in any way."


    Any additional comments?

    I love this series and will listen to it despite the narrator. I'm glad that, after reading other reviews, I know that I am not the only one who was disappointed with Jim Bond.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jeff 05-06-15
    Jeff 05-06-15 Member Since 2011
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    "great story"

    enjoyed the plot especially with all the moving parts. This is a very creative series and I would recommend it to others

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  • Jeremy
    washington, tyne and wear, United Kingdom
    10/3/13
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    "Terrible robotic narration"
    If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

    This is a brilliant book, the strongest in the series in my opinion, but the only person to enjoy this narration would be someone addicted to text-talk handsets


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Ever get your handset or computer to read out a phrase to yourself? This sounded like Siri's less talkative and educated cousin was reading it, simply awful, I managed 15 minutes before deleting it. why change from the narrator of the first book?


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    utter disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    If you want an example of excellent narration try the Wheel of Time series, the narrators bring characters to life, this reading sadly was more of the nail in the coffin of the Sword of Truth series

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Barrie
    Dudley, United Kingdom
    12/17/08
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    "Excellent second book"

    This was a really good follow up to the first one in the series. Often the second book can be weaker, but not in this case. This really continued the story on, and took some original twists and turns. I've already got book 3, blood of the fold.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • R
    Stanley, Durham, United Kingdom
    2/15/11
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    "Awful narration!! Not worth one star!"

    I love this book and so I was amazed at how such a great book could be ruined by such bad narration. The reader puts emphasis on odd parts of sentences and words making it unbearable to listen to. I gave up after 5 mins of hoping it would get better. I don't normal write reviews but I had to comment on this waste of a credit that I always look forward to using!

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Scott
    Hammond Park, Australia
    1/23/13
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    "The narrator put me off."

    I listened to the wizards first rule and I was very happy with the narrator for that book. I really wish they didn't change the narrator for the second book. By the looks of it there is upto 5 different narrators over the whole series... I don't understand the logic behind this.



    Each narrator has a different style of reading and it's off putting to change narrators between books. I can't be the only person who feels this way.



    All that aside I really enjoy this series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • C. Heslin
    Norfolk UK
    7/30/16
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    "wonderful series of books"

    a wonderful series of books beautifully written and works wonderfully as an audio book now buying the next in the series :-)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    UK
    11/29/15
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    "Not the same narrator as book 1"

    The change in narrator meant I couldn't get past the first couple of Chapters . It just did not sound right. I was very disappointed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • William
    COLWYN BAY, United Kingdom
    9/21/15
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    "The second book in one of the Epic stories"
    Where does Stone of Tears rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    in the top hundred and that is because of the story it is fab.


    What other book might you compare Stone of Tears to, and why?

    i cant really . there isnt an epic this grim and dark that focuses on only two people this much. im a big fan


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    i hate that there is 7 diffrent narrators for this series. i may pay for them to be all done by one as it makes me cry. tears. many of them.i may have to go clutch by teddie bear and drink whiskey


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    the book moved me.


    Any additional comments?

    ladies and gents for what its work i love this series but how ever the swap in narrators ruins immersion and the change in the pronunciations is frustrating

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    7/20/15
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    "Book 2 of series"
    What did you like most about Stone of Tears?

    Good Story


    What did you like best about this story?

    Had read the book and this was a recap


    What three words best describe Jim Bond’s performance?

    Not very good


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No as too long


    Any additional comments?

    Good story butt let down by narrator who spoke in a very monotone manner at times not as good as the narrators in first and third instalments

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr
    5/23/15
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    "Terrible"

    The narration is appalling and such a let down after the first book. I cannot listen to this - back to the printed version.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • T
    5/4/15
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    "Great story wooden narrator"

    The story itself is of the usual high standard come on this author but the narrator isn't a patch on the one from the previous book. This one sounds like a speak & spell.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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