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Stone of Tears: Sword of Truth, Book 2 | [Terry Goodkind]

Stone of Tears: Sword of Truth, Book 2

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.
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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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    Gary R. Harris 05-31-10 Member Since 2007
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    "Can't Get Into It"

    I was looking forward to this series after listening to book one. But the reader changes in this book, book two. It's an unfortunate way of life in audio books - although it doesn't happen after only one book, usually. It was enough to derail me in this series, however. Maybe I'll come back when the contrast will no longer be remembered.

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    Richard Bradford 05-31-10 Member Since 2007
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    "Narration ruined this book for me"

    Wizard's First Rule was a wonderfully narrated by Sam Tsoutsouvas. I couln't believe how badly this edition was narrated. I didn't make it through the first half hour. The reading of dialogue was mechanical and annoying. The inflections and pauses seemed almost random. I had looked forward to hearing the entire series, but now I may drop the entire series.

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    Greg Rossvanes 02-11-10 Member Since 2008
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    "What a DIFFERENCE a narrator can make!"

    The first book in this series was a little darker than it needed to be, but it was still respectable. However, this second book...WHOAAA! The narrator just makes it SUCH a chore to listen to. I have my favorite narrators, and I like to think that I'm a patient kind of person, but this...mmmm, good luck making it to the end of it.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Helion Hendersonville, TN, United States 10-20-09
    Helion Hendersonville, TN, United States 10-20-09 Member Since 2007
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    "Wish Sam Tsoutsouvas had read this one too."

    This is, I think, one of the strongest books in the Sword of Truth series and I highly recommend it. I truly enjoyed listening to Sam Tsoutsouvas narrating Wizard's First Rule, and as I moved on to Stone of Tears I couldn't help picturing Buzz Lightyear telling the story.

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    David La Porte, TX, United States 10-14-09
    David La Porte, TX, United States 10-14-09 Member Since 2004
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    "Good book but a hard listen."

    I was able to listen to the book and still enjoyed it but Jim Bond almost convinced me not to.

    The story is easy to follow and you like the characters but why can't they find one good narrator and stick with him? The one from the Wizard's First Rule was solid and the one from Blood of the Fold was excellent. He gave the story a very realistic and gritty feel.

    Bond seemed to never know what emotion the character was feeling at any given moment and that was translated in his narrative.

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    Eric Raleigh, NC, USA 07-03-09
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    "Narrator change"

    Loved the first book. "Wizards first Rule". read by
    Sam Tsoutsouvas really nailed the feel of the book. I just couldn't lose myself in the second book because of new reader. Don't get me wrong Jim Bond is a great narrator but not for this book.

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    Chris Coweta, OK, USA 07-01-09
    Chris Coweta, OK, USA 07-01-09 Member Since 2007
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    "Great story. Horrible narrator"

    The story is great, as is to be expected of Goodkind, but Jim Bond has to be the worst narrator i've ever listened to.

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    Michael Chico, CA, USA 06-20-09
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    "Horrible Narrator"

    I read this series quite some time ago and decided to listen to it on audio book. I loved the first book but, when I tried to listen to this one, the narration was so incredibly bad that I wasn't even able to get through the first part of it. This guy "might" be good enough to read want ads from the paper out loud but, when it comes to reading a book aloud, he is HORRIBLE.

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    Diane M. Davis OFallon, MO USA 05-27-09
    Diane M. Davis OFallon, MO USA 05-27-09 Member Since 2008
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    "Needs a different narrator"

    I enjoyed the first book, but this books narrator ruined this one. It was like listening to a text book.

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    Carter B. Mills 05-19-09 Listener Since 2004
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    "Oh my gosh the narration is aweful"

    I listened to the first book and thought it was great. I can tell the story is quite good underneath on this one. However, the narration is so bad I couldn't make it through the first chapter. It was as if he was some sort of a program reading this book. It coudn't have been more stiff and souless

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