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
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.
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
Fantasy at its finest! Get your story on! No spoilers tho, you have to suffer thru just like I did :)
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.
If you can get past the different narrator its a great book. A real "page turner". Especially the last quarter of the book.
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.
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.
"Terrible robotic narration"
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
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?
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
"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.
"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!
"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.
"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 :-)
"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.
"The second book in one of the Epic stories"
in the top hundred and that is because of the story it is fab.
i cant really . there isnt an epic this grim and dark that focuses on only two people this much. im a big fan
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
the book moved me.
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
"Book 2 of series"
Had read the book and this was a recap
Not very good
No as too long
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
The narration is appalling and such a let down after the first book. I cannot listen to this - back to the printed version.
"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.
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