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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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    Creature of Habit 07-28-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Beautifully written, terribly narrated"

    The suspenseful and riveting writing is the only aspect that allowed me the ability to suffer the terrible narrating. Long, unnecessary pauses and incorrect tone throughout this book left me wondering if the narrator was sleepy or simply uninterested in portraying this wonderful story of magic, life lessons, and love properly. The narrator of Book One would have been ideal throughout this series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Elliot Graebert 07-23-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Bad narrator, don't buy"

    Worst narrator ever. Half way through the book, I realized that his voice reminds me of the text-to-speech programs on old Mac computers from the 90's. He ruined the story for me

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Josh 07-20-15
    Josh 07-20-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Outstanding! If you love fantastic stories, this!"

    Fantasy at its finest! Get your story on! No spoilers tho, you have to suffer thru just like I did :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kevin Straub 07-16-15 Member Since 2016
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    "good"

    I disliked the voice actor. the performance was lack luster when compared to the first book

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    coleG 07-12-15
    coleG 07-12-15 Member Since 2015
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    "meh"

    I did not really care much for the voice actor. the booked seemed very bland.

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    Jim K. 07-09-15
    Jim K. 07-09-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great book terrible voice acting"

    What a great story! I can't believe how bad the voice acting is for such a great book. If they rereleased this with a better voice actor I would buy it again. I will not listen to another book read by Jim Bond. I do not like his portrayal of any of the characters. Which is quite impressive.

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    Pen Name 07-09-15
    Pen Name 07-09-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Excellence"

    The narrator was not as good. The story only gets better. I hope the third has a combination of both.

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    ANDREW R JONES 07-02-15 Member Since 2016
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    "If you can get past the different narrator its a great book"

    If you can get past the different narrator its a great book. A real "page turner". Especially the last quarter of the book.

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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.

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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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