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David Sprouse

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  • Shadow of the Exile

  • By: Mitchell Hogan
  • Narrated by: Neil Hellegers
  • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 65

Outcast and exiled, the demon Tarrik Nal-Valim has long been forgotten by the world of humans. At least, so he thinks. But when he is summoned as a last resort by a desperate sorcerer, it seems as though his past has caught up with him. The sorcerer is Serenity “Ren” Branwen, the daughter of Tarrik’s former master - and friend. Though she seems cold, driven, and ruthless, Tarrik can tell Ren has her back against a wall, and he is compelled by ferocious powers to obey her. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW!!!

  • By David Sprouse on 10-27-18

WOW!!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-27-18

I so loved this book! it is well written, has a great story that is still easy to follow, and just as importantly, it hits the ground running and doesn't stop! I love the lack of boring "down time". That's not to say it's non-stop action (it isn't), rather it's "lean and mean" without unnecessary filler. The narrator is also absolutely top-notch and I hope to hear more from him. Looking forward to the sequel!!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Warheart

  • Sword of Truth, Book 15
  • By: Terry Goodkind
  • Narrated by: Sam Tsoutsouvas
  • Length: 15 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,555
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,379
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,372

Soulmates, pawns of prophecy and inheritors of an ancient conflict, Richard and Kahlan's destinies have been bound together since their first encounter in Wizard's First Rule. But now Richard lies on a funeral bier - suspended between the worlds of life and death and Kahlan faces her greatest challenge. She must fight for Richard's very existence, and Richard, trapped in the underworld, must fight to keep the world of life from ending.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • For fans of the Sword of Truth series only...

  • By Billy Chan on 12-01-15

Awful

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-29-15

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I've been with this series from the beginning (Wizard's First Rule). I don't know what's happened in the last several books, but the quality of writing has become *terrible*. It's as if Terry Goodkind now has a 12 year old ghost writer. His books used to be great. Now, for instance, there's apparently some mandatory rule for one of the characters to ask the exact same question "What are you talking about?" at least every 30 minutes (has anyone else noticed this? Did this book even have an editor???). The only reason I've stuck it out this long is because the story itself is somewhat interesting, even if the journey has been incredibly frustrating. Interesting ideas/story, but *awful* writing. Maybe the author is getting senile, or (far more likely) he really has handed the series off to a ghost writer to implement his ideas. Either way, it's a real tragedy.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful