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.
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©1995 Terry Goodkind; (P)2004 Brilliance Audio
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
LOVE reading but illness makes listening easier. Thanks audible, for pulling me back into life!
The book is fantastic. Funny, mesmerizing, creative, NOT predictable. Fantastic book and series so far, but...
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!
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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