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The Pillars of Creation Audiobook

The Pillars of Creation: Sword of Truth, Book 7

Tormented her entire life by inhuman voices, Jennsen seeks to end her intolerable agony. She at last discovers a way to silence the voices. For everyone else, the torment is about to begin. Richard Rahl and his wife, Kahlan, have been reunited after their long separation, but with winter descending and the paralyzing dread of an army of annihilation occupying their homeland, they must venture deep into a strange and desolate land.
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Tormented her entire life by inhuman voices, Jennsen seeks to end her intolerable agony. She at last discovers a way to silence the voices. For everyone else, the torment is about to begin.

Richard Rahl and his wife, Kahlan, have been reunited after their long separation, but with winter descending and the paralyzing dread of an army of annihilation occupying their homeland, they must venture deep into a strange and desolate land. Their quest turns to terror when they find themselves the helpless prey of a tireless hunter.

Exploited by those intent on domination, Jennsen finds herself drawn into the center of a violent struggle for conquest and revenge. Worse yet, she finds her will seized by dark forces more abhorrent than anything she ever envisioned. Only then does she come to realize that the voices were real.

Staggered by loss and increasingly isolated, Richard and Kahlan desperately struggle to survive. But if they are to live, they must stop the relentless, unearthly threat that comes out of the darkest night of the human soul. To do so, Richard will be called upon to face the demons stalking among the Pillars of Creation.

Epic edge: listen to more in the Sword of Truth series.

©2001 Terry Goodkind; (P)2001 Brilliance Audio

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    CYriel T. O'Brien 12-14-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Awesome book!"

    Great read! I didn't like at first that the main characters were nowhere to be found for the majority, but you really grow to like the other characters that Goodkind introduces.

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    Jim K. 12-13-15
    Jim K. 12-13-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Odd book"
    Where does The Pillars of Creation rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Not bad, but not great


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Well the fact that the main characters of the series are barely in this book is the most interesting thing. The least interesting thing is the main characters of this book.


    What about Jim Bond’s performance did you like?

    After his reading of Stone of Tears, I really didn't like Mr. Bond's work. After this reading, I will take Stone of Tears as a one off from a great voice actor as his work here was awesome.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The end because I was happy to be done it.


    Any additional comments?

    If I re-listen to this series, I will skip this book without a doubt.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Alex G. 12-05-15
    Alex G. 12-05-15
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    "worst narrator ever."

    once again a wonderful story, a but slow at the beginning, but finished strong.

    Jim Bond has no business as a narrator.

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    J. Wade Elk Grove, CA 10-27-15
    J. Wade Elk Grove, CA 10-27-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great story but boring narration"

    The title says it all. The narration was extremely dull. It was like listening to NPR

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    John 10-04-15
    John 10-04-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Bravo!"

    After The Soul of the Fire, I was dismayed to learn that Richard and Kahlan weren't in The Pillars of Creation until the very end. TSOTF was so boring with all its side-characters, that I feared the same with TPOC. Boy, I was wrong! This book, in one word, ROCKS! I loved it! And it's nice to hear Jim Bond again; let the haters hate on him!

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    Clay KINGSPORT, TN, United States 09-24-15
    Clay KINGSPORT, TN, United States 09-24-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Why?"
    What would have made The Pillars of Creation better?

    To focus on the series main characters and change the robotic sounding narrator.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Jim Bond’s performances?

    I hope not, but I may be forced to if I continue the series.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Pillars of Creation?

    Honestly it's just a total deviation from the series with the different character focus, just doesn't work for me.


    Any additional comments?

    I really know very little about the process of turning a novel into an audiobook. However, I just don't understand how some of these narrators can get through the producer's quality control mechanism in place. How do you think Jim Bond is a good narrator and continue to use his services for the series? It's beyond me....

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cathlyn 09-18-15
    Cathlyn 09-18-15 Member Since 2014
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    "The narrator drove me nuts!!"

    Besides the fact that this is the slowest book in the series, the narration made it worse. I'm disappointed to see that this same narrator will be narrating the next book. I'm continuing on in this series because I'm committed. I'm hoping the other books will be better than this.

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    Ahmad Bassouni 09-08-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Awesome."

    Great book, at first I was not too happy with focusing on other characters in the story but the ending add it all worth it.

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    Gary 06-01-15
    Gary 06-01-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Good book but...."

    All right guys I would give this book a 5 star if I was not screaming up a storm in my head with how all the actions could be taken in a wrong way. not to mention how little all the characters I came to love were in this book. however I will grudgingly admit the the new character Jenson has grown on me. this book was a great building block for her character. I just hope after this one she keeps on appearing otherwise this book will be just a filler in my opinion. anyways happy reading!

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    Maria M. Quay Mount Vernon, WA 04-21-15
    Maria M. Quay Mount Vernon, WA 04-21-15 Member Since 2014
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    "horrible"

    horrible book. worst yet. makes me not want to finish the series at all. .

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  • Barrie
    Dudley, United Kingdom
    2/8/09
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    "Unexpected disappointment"

    This series has been gripping and adictive for me so far, but I did not enjoy this book. I struggled through it so that I could move on to the next one. Very little of the main characters. The best advice I can give is to not keep wondering when Richard will turn up, as I did, as it is not until near the end..

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  • T
    6/24/15
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    "Good Book"

    I liked the new characters but was disappointed it didn't have more of Richard. Roll on the next book!

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  • MR
    1/20/15
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    "other books in this series were wonderful."

    this was a little to drawn out. I loved the last three hours. but struggled with the rest. really hopeing the next book is more like the pervious publications.

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  • Ashley Shelton
    1/4/15
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    "No more arigato Mr robato"

    Audio a bit robotic, as in the quality not Jim's narration. Which as ever was great.

    Decent book, enjoyed the story.

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  • Aimee
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    9/7/14
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    "Any one who loves might and magic with love this"
    What made the experience of listening to The Pillars of Creation the most enjoyable?

    I like how more characters are introduced and they all seem to be related a great addition to the story


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Pillars of Creation?

    Finding out the characters special ability was not having magic


    Any additional comments?

    keep reading the other books it worth it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hattie
    Aberdeen, United Kingdom
    1/28/14
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    "Struggle"

    If I hadn't invested in 6 books up to this point I would have returned this book, although the story wasn't awful it wasn't on par with the previous books. For the most part Goodkind ignores the majority of his main characters introducing new ones that I struggled to either like or loathe. Hoping that in future books he returns to the usual suspects!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gareth
    Wickford, United Kingdom
    12/24/12
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    "Great listen"

    If you've read or listened to the starting books you'll know you want to read some more, personally I found the reading better than the listening, but these are still a great listen if you don't have the hours and hours to spend reading the books.



    Less Richard and Kahlan in this book but still a good listen, I was a bit unimpressed with the lead girl but I think her character fits really well with the story of her life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Peter
    Enniskillen, United Kingdom
    10/11/11
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    "A Drag"

    I found this book to be the worst in the series so far. It was quite repetitive in many parts which dragged the whole experience out. In all the most forgettable in the series!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • John
    1/20/10
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    "Another classic from Terry"

    I agree with the other reviewer that this book could be missed in the series yet you would be left wondering how the Jensen character came to be. In it's own right the book is a great sub-plot. You are left wondering quite often if only she had known this or that or been privvy to that information she could have stopped what happened. Yet how was she to know. Yes the book is about Jensen mostly but it goes along at a good pace and I didn't have to slog through it like some of the earlier books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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