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The Pillars of Creation Audiobook

The Pillars of Creation: Sword of Truth, Book 7

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Debra Pasadena, Ca, United States 03-08-16
    Debra Pasadena, Ca, United States 03-08-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Decent story horrible narrator"
    What disappointed you about The Pillars of Creation?

    There was an awful lot of talk of propaganda... so much so that it almost drowned out the story.


    What didn’t you like about Jim Bond’s performance?

    At first I had thought that the narrator was my computer's text to speech but I soon realized that it was not. Jim Bond is incredibly skilled at having little to no inflection when speaking and making all the female characters sound alike.


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    Cari Johnson 03-07-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Not my favorite of the series"

    This series is amazing but this book and the next are a couple of my least favorites. They detract from the main story and this one is kind of frustrating as the character is so wrong throughout the whole book. Just not nearly the quality of the book before this one.

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    Bryan 03-03-16
    Bryan 03-03-16 Member Since 2014
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    "The ending was anti-climatic"

    The book spend the entire time building up a potential enemy to fight. Only to end in a neat and easy way. Very anti-climatic.

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    Robert J. Green 02-14-16

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    "Good story, but with caveats..."

    Good story! Well read! However, if you're looking for the continuing adventures of Richard and Kahlin, you may be a little disappointed. This is primarily "background story" to enlarge the the world and it's "mythology!" There are some very good story moments worth experiencing, but if you've been following the series, you may find yourself knowing the end before you get there. It's not overly obvious, but not as big a surprise as one might expect, though it is very heartwarming. The bad guys are easy to dislike, and you find yourself rooting for their demise!!! Wizard Zorander and Addy are remarkable, in this book!!! This story is well worth the "read" or "listen!"

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    Marc 02-12-16
    Marc 02-12-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Good story,ended quickly, reading lacking."

    I have really liked all of the Sword of Truth books, and I enjoyed this one, but everything came to a head really quickly toward the end, so much so that I thought I had accidentally skipped a bunch of chapters. I wonder if Goodkind was getting bored with the characters of this book and was just eager to continue the story of Richard and Kahlan. All that aside, I've never really liked Jim Bond as a narrator, because he reads everything so robotically, every word pronounced very precisely and with no conveyance of the emotions of the situation or, really, even the characters. All the really intense, emotional scenes have their effect dramatically muted by Bond's calm and steady reading. If a character is crying, or shouting, or whispering, you would be hard put to imagine it without the author actually telling you. It's not always so bad, but more often than not, in my recollection, which is a problem, as a bad reading can really ruin an audio book. I would still recommend the book to others, but be prepared for Bond's rather too calm reading. If you've listened to the books this far, however, you probably already know what to expect from this narrator.

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    david 01-26-16
    david 01-26-16 Member Since 2015
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    "epic"

    woot woot luv them books sad I can't afford them all at once..breaks my heart

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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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    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.

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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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