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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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    Amazon Customer JANESVILLE, WI, US 01-13-17
    Amazon Customer JANESVILLE, WI, US 01-13-17
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    "Good Story - Poor Narration"

    The narrator is monotone and he doesn't read smoothly, he pauses in the wrong places.

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    Matthew J. 01-12-17
    Matthew J. 01-12-17 Member Since 2015
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    "great"

    couldn't put it down. it was addictive and an improvement over book 1. narrator was fine.

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    Amazon Customer 01-10-17
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    "Good one!"

    Narrator was hard to get used to at first but his performance got better and better as the book commenced.
    Great listen!

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    John VandenBrook 12-23-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Clever, Suspenseful and AWESOME NARRATION"
    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Richard is the main character in this epic fantasy and although he is kind and agonizes over the death of ppl, he is in a constant struggle with "kill or be killed" situations. In disgust, he assumes the prophetic title of "The Death Bringer". This is Goodkind's most complex character who is witty, unpredictable and enjoyable person in this series.


    Which character – as performed by Jim Bond – was your favorite?

    I have over 600 audible books and cannot understand the negative reviews Jim Bond has received. Aspects of narrators I don't like include: narrators with breathy voices, those who try too hard to perform female or male voices by altering the pitch of their voices, those who make it hard to distinguish between characters because the voices are too similar, those who don't properly emphasize words in sentences and drone on, those who inexplicably raise/drop their pitch when reading so the voices quiver.

    This author has none of these common flaws and enables the listener to become immersed is the story. He has a strong voice, is good with female voices, and is consistent with voices throughout the narration. I could list favorite narrators and compare and contrast them with poor narrations, but trust me on this one ...Jim Bond does an excellent job narrating this second installment in the series!


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

    The star crossed lovers who seem to never get a break and therefore are separated from each other. I also liked the friendship Richard finds in a young "Heart eater" after he kills its beast of a Mother to stay alive.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't miss out on this fun, cleaver, and suspenseful book due to some of the most bizarre, negative reviews of the narrator. I could not disagree more with them. If it turns out you don't like the narration, then return it. I believe, however, that you will enjoy Bond and this book as much as I did.

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    Kathryn Brannon 12-23-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Good Stories ruined by bad narrators."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would recommend the book itself, but not the audio book! So far each of the stories have bad narrators. It's like listening to robots read.


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

    No


    Could you see Stone of Tears being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Yes, because t was


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    Christina Thrasher 12-20-16
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    "Love this series, hated this narrator"

    I love this book and series but the performance of this narrator was wooden, halting and unmanageable. I hated listening to him butcher a good story. This needs to be redone badly. Preferably by Sam Tsoutsouvas who did an amazing job on book 1.

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    Gary 12-20-16
    Gary 12-20-16 Member Since 2016
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    "huge issue with the narrator"

    the narrator was so flat it didn't hold my interest as much as book 1. I found myself letting it play just to hurry it along.

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    nathaniel negretti 12-13-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Worst Narrator"
    What didn’t you like about Jim Bond’s performance?

    Although this has long been a favorite series of mine, the audio version has dampened my enthusiasm due to the atrocious narration. Do yourself a favor and simply read the books.


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    Chris 12-13-16
    Chris 12-13-16
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    "another great novel"

    I love the sword of truth books and will continue to read them and listen to them

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    RosenFineArt 12-12-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Read don't listen"

    I've read The Sword of Truth many times. After the first few books the story takes a bit of a nosedive and I'd like to punch Richard in the nose. However, the narrator for this particular book is just awful. He'll get into a flow for a few sentences and you'll think he's finally got the whole "speak like a human" thing down, but the he runs into some dialogue. Turns. Out. Every. Word. Needs. To. Be. Enunciated. And. Punctuated. And all sentences end with a sort of up and down tonal swing. Everything is almost a question... But maybe it's not? I got this on sale. I'm ditching the audiobook for a paperback.

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