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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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Terrible Narration

This is a fantastic story! However the narrator was awful. There was no emotion nor was there anything to separate characters. Muscle through the terrible narration to finish the story.

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great book

l really like this story. the characters are fun and very intertwining. would recommend to a friend

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Just like what everyone else said

The story is great, but the performance makes it a chore to get through. I'm pretty sure this reader was the voice they used for the first computerized voices. I'd say they may have had this book read by computer but it was done in 1995...

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  • Tim
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  • 03-09-17

First time quitting a book due to the narrator

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Not the audiobook. The narrator was killing the story for me. I'm unsure if the book on its own would be good.

Would you recommend Stone of Tears to your friends? Why or why not?

I am unsure. Didn't make it far enough to comment.

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

Poor inflection. Poor voices. Hard to distinguish characters. Poor direction on comic and dramatic timing. Doesn't bring the story alive, actually makes it a chore to listen. Felt like his narration was making the story worse than originally presented in book form.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Don't know.

Any additional comments?

Please re-record this book again with a new narrator. Sam Tsoutsouvas was great in book one. I would love to see him record this book as well.

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monotone narration

the book is great! was written very well but the narrator sounds like a robot.

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My fantasy

I have loved Terry's books from the first day I read the first page. I am relistening to them!

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why...

why isnt the reader the same as the first.. this guy was monotonous as all hell...

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Great book. Terrible narration

The narrator failed at delivering the story in a way that captivates his audience. At times he sounds like a robot. He is not nearly as good as the narrator for Wizards First Rule, however, the book is very good. I wish that they would have chosen better, there were very emotional moments in this book that were robbed of their feelings by this narrator.

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Favorite Book Series Ever

This book series has gotten me through some of the toughest parts of my life! Love it always!

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great

the voice was a little off but overall it was a great book best in 1.25