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 story is good, though some of Goodkind's writing is weak. However, Jim Bond as the narrator is completely flat and emotionless, each word is spoken with a painful, empty exactness, like a computer reading sound by sound.
Not really, it's a mindless book I listen to while I do other things.
Not buy books narrated by Jim Bond
I'd hate to say this, but the narration almost ruined this book for me. Almost. I really enjoy these books, but it sometimes seemed like the voices were 'sing songy' and not really how people speak. Tone inflection was strange. Just hard to get into the story when you have to force yourself to push through character dialogue. Still a great book though.
Anyone but Jim Bond reading it.
I couldn't get past five minutes of the audible, but from reading it in the past I always enjoyed the speech Richard makes when he first gets to the Palace of Prophets.
I'd rather be dragged naked and screaming by a pack of gorillas through a grove of cacti than listen to another second of that man's voice.
I don't remember having a problem with any of the characters. It's a good book if you like a can-do-no-wrong protagonist, I would just buy it and read it rather than listen to this recording. I feel sorry for people who don't have a choice.
Horribly disappointed. The Sword of Truth series was one of my favorites during my high school years and Stone of Tears was one of my favorite books in the series, but there's absolutely no way I can listen to Jim Bond for 30+ hours. His narration renders the character's emotions flat and out of place, and their actions have no sense of urgency or excitement. It's a flat, mechanical reading that's beyond distracting. This was a waste of money. Buy and read the book unless you're a masochist.
No. It was not very good at all. Sounded like I was listening to a computer automated voice program.
I really do enjoy these books. the series is wonderful. I don't normally read science fiction like this but I am pleasantly surprised at the wonderful story line and writing. the performance took a little getting used to, because of how amazing Sam was in the first book. otherwise.... Wow!
Different narrator. And NOT the first books narrator. Pay for someone better. PLEASE!
Common themes are expected, try some originality in the themes. Darken Rahl meet Darth Mail, lord sith ect.. Karakarn meet the kaharn at least use different consonants for names
Over enunciation!!! Talked to us like a children's novel
I didn't mind the narrator, of course, he was a bit strange in the beginning but I like his normal narration voice.
Story was definitely worth reading!
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