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 from The Wizard's First Rule is by far the best narrator I've ever listened to. His characters were believable and enjoyable. I wasn't so keen on Jim Bond at first. It took him a while to not sound so mechanical in his characters. Had he been the first narrator, I don't think I would've gotten into the story. I am now invested in these books though. Terry Goodkind is a brilliant author.
This being the second in the Sword of Truth series, I had high expectations. I loved the first book, and, as far as the story and characters are concerned, this is its equal.
My only disappointment was the narration. I thoroughly enjoyed the narration of the first book, but this one--at times--seemed a bit stiff. Definitely not as smooth as I had hoped. It was most noticeable (to my ears) in the early chapters. It improved from there, but there were even times near there end that it brought that initial impression back to mind. It did not prevent me from enjoying the story, but neither was it something about which I might rave.
All in all, a fantastic story--epic in score and length. If the rest of the series is half as good as this one, I'll be enjoying Goodkind for a long time!
I got through the first book but the change in narrator really made me lose interest in this book
Throw in sexual topics and that really made me lose interest in this sci fiction novel
Almost like someone wrote the book
I'd rather relisten to old favorites
I am more of an, ask me and, i love to tell you kinda bases .
Love the book but the reader was droning and not into the book.. Not to mention it was hard to pay attention to the story, when the reader clearly had no interest. But I loved the book! Did not like the person reading it.. And he did not pronounce the names of some of the characters correctly..
The book is phenomenal. Terry's books are always time well spent. If you have read the books before, this will appeal more to you, the narration severely detracts from the immersion and suspension of disbelief.
Sword of Truth Series...enough said
Very mechanical, at times you wonder if this is a text to speech program doing the narration. He frequently pauses at strange times in the narrative. It is very distracting from the story. It is almost as though he was being interrupted while he was reading or lost his place. Worst narration that I have heard to date for any book on Audible.
It was and they ruined the story as so often happens when a book is re-written as a screenplay.
I love this series. I have read it and now listen to it while in the car. this narrator was average at best. when he was reading disctiptions of things, internal monolog, or events, his voice had passion and was a joy to hear. when he tried to create character voices and "speak" their words, it was all the same. flat, robotic, unemotional, and monotone. parts of this was hard to listen to because of it. hope to have a better narrator the next book, though it's reviews point toward worse...
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