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Stone of Tears Audiobook

Stone of Tears: Sword of Truth, Book 2

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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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    hannah 05-08-16
    hannah 05-08-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Narrator change"

    It bothered me so much the the narrator didnt say names the same as in the first book & that he sounded so much different than first narrator. Zed just wasnt the same.

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    Kindle Customer 05-06-16
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    "Poor narrator"

    I love the story, but I had trouble making it through the book. The narrator would often speak in a complete monotone with random pauses between words.

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    Brandon Parks 05-05-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great follow up!"

    Just when you thought everything ended so nicely in the last book this book shows you otherwise! Great book! Don't like the narrator as much as the first though.

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    Kvothe 04-28-16
    Kvothe 04-28-16 Member Since 2017
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    "little hard to get use to"

    the reader was hard to get use to but after a few chapters, it no longer bothered me. the storie is so good I can't wait to get more.

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    K. Leach 04-26-16
    K. Leach 04-26-16 Member Since 2015
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    "narrator made it a painful listen"

    due to the horrid "conversation" voice of the narrator the book was a challenge to get through. I just hope he isn't used in other books in the line.

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    Michael D Jensen 04-18-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Outstanding"

    Loving this series. Terry Good kind does a outstanding job bringing everything together . Miss Sam doing the narrator, but Jim did a good job as well

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    Anna Bailey, Colorado, United States 04-15-16
    Anna Bailey, Colorado, United States 04-15-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Great story if...."

    If you can get past the poor narration, and then be able to ignore the authors rather simplistic sentence structure you will hear a quite good story. For the story line itself, I can recommend this trilogy with sincerity.

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    Sothar 04-12-16
    Sothar 04-12-16 Member Since 2017
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    "great book bad narrator"

    this book is great I've loved it for years however this author couldn't voice Act his way out of a paper bag

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    Theresa Portwood 04-10-16
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    "Amazing"

    This book is truly amazing. It's not for all ages but all together a wonderful story.😊

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    Mateo 04-08-16
    Mateo 04-08-16
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    "good book horrible narrator."

    after the narrator in the first book I thought a little less dramatic of a reading would be nice... this guy was so dry I thought he would fall asleep while reading. please audible get all your books narrated by Jim bond redone. I'll be returning this one and any other Jim bond narrated one in this series out of protest

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  • Andrew Cochrane
    1/15/17
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    "good follow up book but narrator is horrific"

    If you enjoyed wizards first rule then you'll enjoy this follow up story in the series.
    But seriously consider reading the story instead of listening to it.
    There's a change of narrator, this is a bit jarring at first but ordinarily you could get used to it after a chapter or too (Dune changes narrator frequently and it's fine after a while). This narrator however is beyond terrible. He had a horrific, wooden voice and doesn't seem to have learnt how sentences are spoken. He pauses all over the place and never reads a sentence in full, his tones of voice used to represent certain characters are extremely off puting and don't seem to match the characters (Zed is particularly bad, Darken Rahl also ridiculous).
    Thankfully they seem to have a new narrator for book 3.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Jez Cajiao
    South Shields, tyne and wear, United Kingdom
    10/3/13
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    "Terrible robotic narration"
    If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

    This is a brilliant book, the strongest in the series in my opinion, but the only person to enjoy this narration would be someone addicted to text-talk handsets


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Ever get your handset or computer to read out a phrase to yourself? This sounded like Siri's less talkative and educated cousin was reading it, simply awful, I managed 15 minutes before deleting it. why change from the narrator of the first book?


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    utter disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    If you want an example of excellent narration try the Wheel of Time series, the narrators bring characters to life, this reading sadly was more of the nail in the coffin of the Sword of Truth series

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Scott
    Hammond Park, Australia
    1/23/13
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    "The narrator put me off."

    I listened to the wizards first rule and I was very happy with the narrator for that book. I really wish they didn't change the narrator for the second book. By the looks of it there is upto 5 different narrators over the whole series... I don't understand the logic behind this.



    Each narrator has a different style of reading and it's off putting to change narrators between books. I can't be the only person who feels this way.



    All that aside I really enjoy this series.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Rachel
    12/17/08
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    "Excellent second book"

    This was a really good follow up to the first one in the series. Often the second book can be weaker, but not in this case. This really continued the story on, and took some original twists and turns. I've already got book 3, blood of the fold.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • R
    Stanley, Durham, United Kingdom
    2/15/11
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    "Awful narration!! Not worth one star!"

    I love this book and so I was amazed at how such a great book could be ruined by such bad narration. The reader puts emphasis on odd parts of sentences and words making it unbearable to listen to. I gave up after 5 mins of hoping it would get better. I don't normal write reviews but I had to comment on this waste of a credit that I always look forward to using!

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • David
    2/27/17
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    "great book bad narrator"

    love the book but I am not a fan of the narrator he murdered some of the characters the way he potraid them

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Nigel Hillyer
    Letchworth Garden City, UK
    1/16/17
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    "Great Story, not the best delivery."

    Love the story and it's many layers. The delivery is a little dull and unnatural however.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dobs Totev
    London
    1/6/17
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    "Disgusting robotic aweful narrator"

    It's such a shame that this amazing story is ruined by a narrator who is so bad, robotic and incapable in changing his voice into the different character personality. If you buy a PDF version of this book and run it through a reading software would be better!

    I want to know how the story ends so I will bear with it but I really had much higher expectations from audiobooks in audible.

    Once again truly disgusting narration that is starting to make me sick every time I hear this annoying robotic voice!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • William
    COLWYN BAY, United Kingdom
    9/21/15
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    "The second book in one of the Epic stories"
    Where does Stone of Tears rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    in the top hundred and that is because of the story it is fab.


    What other book might you compare Stone of Tears to, and why?

    i cant really . there isnt an epic this grim and dark that focuses on only two people this much. im a big fan


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    i hate that there is 7 diffrent narrators for this series. i may pay for them to be all done by one as it makes me cry. tears. many of them.i may have to go clutch by teddie bear and drink whiskey


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

    the book moved me.


    Any additional comments?

    ladies and gents for what its work i love this series but how ever the swap in narrators ruins immersion and the change in the pronunciations is frustrating

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • J. Waldron
    UK
    4/5/17
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    "part 2 even better than the 1st!"

    What could have been a very generic fantasy novel was stylish, exciting and captivatingly original. Recommend!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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