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Stone of Tears Audiobook

Stone of Tears: Sword of Truth, Book 2

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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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    Pedro Luis 10-07-15
    Pedro Luis 10-07-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Love the book, Needs better narrater"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    The time I spent listening to the book was ... okay. The story was great and interesting but it was fighting with the narration the entire time. I did not feel a desire to read the story coming from the narrator.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Jim Bond?

    Jim Bond is a good narrator, but not the right person for this book. Looking at his portfolio here in Audible, it looks like this may have been one of the first books he has read in this gear (for audiobook purposes that is). I struggle to put all of the blame on him because it feels like director of the reading (or similar position in this franchise) did not do their part in making sure that the reading was something someone would want to listen to.

    What is needed is to bring out the excitement present in the book, to play with the scenes, vary the volume and pace of the reading. As it is, everything sounds the same whether it is a discussion for the purposes of relaying information to the reader, a fight scene, location descriptions, or showing anyone's emotion.


    Any additional comments?

    I love this book. I read it when it first came out and remember it fondly. Now, many years later, when I don't have time for reading I wanted to get the audiobook to listen on the daily commute to work and back. I still love the book, but the narration leaves much to be desired.

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    Anthony Kelley 09-25-15 Member Since 2014
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    "great series "

    am enjoying the series an the t.v. series did not do justice to the books the actors were perfect for the series. I think it would make a great series of movies. would give star ears a run for it's money

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    Alex G. 09-25-15
    Alex G. 09-25-15
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    "great story, terrible narrator."

    The story is amazing, but the narrator is the worst that I have ever heard...
    I will never listen to another book narrated by Jim Bond. A computer program would grant more life to the story than Jim Bond ever could.

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    AMnEM UT 09-22-15
    AMnEM UT 09-22-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Amazing book."

    I'm not happy they changed the author though. It's still such an amazing story though. I can't wait to listen to the next one.

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    mogreturns 09-22-15
    mogreturns 09-22-15
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    "so goood"

    if you liked the first book then you'll love this one it expands on a beautiful world. and really ups the anti

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    Charles 09-16-15
    Charles 09-16-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Turned off at first. Great Story."

    At the beginning I had trouble getting use to the narrator after listening to the first book. Jim Bond on first impression had seemed to me very robotic but grow on me. He voices the dialogue well but the his narration is dry.

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    Connor 09-13-15
    Connor 09-13-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Terrible Narrator"

    The narrator takes pauses at the worst times in sentences. Detracted from the story. Dialogue between characters was hard to listen to.

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    willie 08-31-15
    willie 08-31-15
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    "Some times you can't beat paper."

    Say your company was gonna pay some one to narrate a 38hr book. Wouldn't you listen to him read a paragraph first? Worst narration of any book yet. On top of that he loses all the personality the previous narrator created in the first book. Terrible decision to change the reader mid series but in this one it happens multiple times. I previewed the 3rd book and the guy sounds worse yet. Then I check 4-5 and they continue to change so I'm giving up on this as an audio book series. Guess you still can't beat paper some times.

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    John 08-28-15
    John 08-28-15

    LOVE reading but illness makes listening easier. Thanks audible, for pulling me back into life!

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    "Amazing story- HORRIBLE narrator - OMGosh..."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    The book is fantastic. Funny, mesmerizing, creative, NOT predictable. Fantastic book and series so far, but...


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Jim Bond?

    I've never heard such an awful narrator. He is either using a monotonous 80's computer voice, or way-over-acting creating sloppy melodrama that's not in the text itself!


    Do you think Stone of Tears needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Can't wait for the next books for the story to continue AND to get this horrible narrator out of my head!


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    joseph 08-21-15
    joseph 08-21-15
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    "Great Book"

    I loved the book but I want very fond of the narrator. I can't wait to read the next book in the series.

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