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 narrator is awfull, his voice is hurting my ears :/ after 5hours trying my best to get through it i had to give up becouse it was simply too terrible to keep on, really sad about it since i wanted to hear the story
I really enjoyed The Sword of Truth, but could not get past the change of narrator for Stone of Tears. The issue isn't just that the voice changed, but rather the voice became monotone and almost robotic. I have listened to many, many audio books, and this was the first one I ever stopped listening to just because the performance was unbearable.
I found the narrator to be very monotone and almost robotic sounding. His performance rubbed me the wrong way, and I chose to stop listening rather quickly.
I have read this series before but have enjoyed having it on audible for while I am running and working. The series is excellent with a well developed plot and story.
The narrator in the first book was excellent. In this book however the narrator Jim Bond is less then appealing. While he does indeed have a decent voice for the men he for some reason portray's all the women as being meek and weak willed in his voicing their parts. Not only is this in contrast to the words he is saying with his inflection it is in direct contrast to the story where the women are all very strong individuals with great character development for the most part.
The wheel of time series is very comparable to this series.
The narrators use of the same weak inflection for all the female characters is incredibly horrid and makes the strongest characters in the book less formidable.
It already has.
I will not purchase any additional books using this narrator.
Terry Goodkind is a master of storytelling, and follows the success of the Sword of Truth with the powerful epic.
The cast of characters are more developed, and seem to come into the their own.
The narrator sounds like a computer recording as there is no determinable inflection to any words. Furthermore, it is virtually impossible to tell one character from the next, as they each sounds alike.
I was immediately prompted to return my purchase.
Please remake this with a better performer.
No, I would rather read if I had the time, but sadly I don't.
I haven't finished yet.
He is extremely bland and robotic. Sometimes I couldn't tell which character was talking because he uses the same voice. He expresses no emotion. Almost makes me not want to continue.
Was this the first time Bond read the book? He doesn't even follow punctuation. When there is an explanation point, YELL don't mutter!!!
found the narrator lacks in his performance. as if it was a low budget narration.
Yes. This second book in the Sword of Truth series progressed the story nicely. It is easy to relate to the struggles of most characters in the story.
My favorite character is Richard because he stays true to his beliefs as he struggles to find out who he is and what he must do to help save everyone.
Not if I can help it. His reading of the story was ok, but the way he read the dialogue parts (dead-pan like a zombie) was so horrible that it distracted from being able to appreciate what was being spoken.
I've listened to hundreds of hours of books, and never once stopped listening..Until now. Perhaps I've been spoiled by other great readers, but I can not continue to listen to the narrator. I'll read from hear on out. I'd listen to every book in the series if they were by Sam Tsoutsouvas, the narrator of book one, but I'll be very careful to listen to samples before making any other purchases.
I love the sword of truth series by Terry Goodkind. I have read all the books, some more then once but thought it would be nice to listen to the series for once. I thought the first book was narrated nicely but this book....I found myself screaming in the car for the narrator to shut up. The accent for Jed went from american, to irish, pirate, Indian all the matter of minutes. I also question if Jim is a real person b/c most of the time his voice sounded robotic. Just horrible. I can wait to get through this book and I dread the The Pillars of Creation and Naked Empire (also by bond)
Someone who doesn't mind listening to a robot voice for 38 hours
Stone of Tears (along with the rest of Goodkind's Sword of Truth series) has brilliant character development and a richly developed world, much like Jacqueline Carey's Kushiel's Legacy series.
The first two chapters were barely tolerable owing to the narrator's total lack of tonal variety, and everything after that was just plain wretched. In Chapter 6 I realized his voice sounded identical to the mechanized voice that reads text from your computer. Ridiculous for an auditory novel!
I've read Stone of Tears (and the rest of the Sword of Truth series) before as paperback books and enjoyed them immensely, but listening to them now makes me wonder if I'll be able to put up with the robot voice for 50-something more chapters.
Please buy ANY narrator other than this one; Goodkind's beautiful, complex worlds deserve a narrator that can do them justice.
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