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The Pillars of Creation Audiobook

The Pillars of Creation: Sword of Truth, Book 7

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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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    Maria BATON ROUGE, LA, United States 03-06-16
    Maria BATON ROUGE, LA, United States 03-06-16 Member Since 2011
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    "I forgive you Terry"

    I forgive you for turning your books into a Randian paradise, I Love Ayn, but you go kinda far. However, for not making me deal with the heartache of losing Betty, you are forgiven!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    JEFFERY 10-22-11
    JEFFERY 10-22-11 Member Since 2008
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    "Worse book in the series"

    I kept wondering if I downloaded the correct book. Where was Richard, where was Kahlan? To devote a whole book to a minor character in future books was just terrible. Like most of the middle to last books in the series, it is a filler book designed to lengthen the life of the series. Only intent is to pad the authors bank account. It adds nothing to the overall plot of the series. Skip this book. It is the worse one in the series. You only need to know Richard has a half sister through Darken Rahl. She is intent on killing Richard because of the mistaken belief Richard killed her mother. She is a pillar of creation- people who magic cannot touch. These people are used by the emperor to take the Wizards Keep and capture Jed

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Kara Haleiwa, HI, USA 01-12-10
    Kara Haleiwa, HI, USA 01-12-10 Member Since 2009
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    "A wasted credit"

    I agree with many of the other reviewers. I feel insulted by this book. Jensen is an immature, idiotic character who takes too long undertand the simpliest things. It is as if Terry Goodkind wanted a whole novel to spout her philosphy over and over. Since the reader knows that Jensen is fooled, the agony is sitting through hours of tedium. Love the rest of the books so far.

    7 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Jose M. Jr. 91801 02-07-09
    Jose M. Jr. 91801 02-07-09 Member Since 2016
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    "The worst yet"

    The first 3 books were fine, but the series has steadily deteriorated after Blood of the Fold. I thought it couldn't get any worse after Soul of the Fire...how wrong I was. There is so much dross in this book that I found myself skipping chapter after chapter after chapter until I got to about the last 5 hours, at which point the story became at least a bit bearable. The other reviewer was right - this book could have been a few chapters long and wouldn't have lost any of its essence at all. Now I have some very serious doubt about purchasing the remaining books in the series. If the trend continues to hold true, I might be better off just reading synopses of the remaining books.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Moose Wylde Newnan, GA USA 11-08-17
    Moose Wylde Newnan, GA USA 11-08-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Mediocre Voice Acting, No Main Characters"

    This book shouldn't be part of the main series since it doesn't feature main characters.

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    Michael Glen Burnie, MD, United States 10-18-17
    Michael Glen Burnie, MD, United States 10-18-17 Member Since 2010
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    "Favorite SOT book so far."

    Although it has the least appearances of Richard and Khalan, still one of my favorite so far. I just wish OBA suffered more!!!!!

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    Lisa WF 10-12-17
    Lisa WF 10-12-17
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    "Uncomfortable story, repetitive ending. "

    (Don't worry, no spoilers!)
    I love the idea of another back story to help flesh out the SOT universe, but 90% of this story is just either grotesque or uncomfortable, with very little emotional respite for the reader. If you have read the rest of the series, you'll spend a lot of time *wanting* to care about some of these newer characters, but being unable to because they are on the "wrong side." So, I didn't really get attached to anyone and thus my "personal investment" was low for such a long book.

    Then, the last 90 minutes or so feel like Goodkind realized he needed to tie things up before his deadline, and all the characters are suddenly in exposition mode. The big climax happens, reason and rationality wins out as always, and in an instant, characters who had technically been at odds for their entire lives are suddenly best buds. Also, one very important character's death really feels like an afterthought in order to clear the way for another thread to begin.

    One of the main characters is highly traumatized and mentally ill from lifelong abuse, and had become dangerous for reasons explained in the book. This tragedy is not addressed properly by the end and frankly is a gaping hole in the "reason and rationality" thread of SOT.

    I'm glad for the purpose of the story, but not so much in how it was done.

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    G. Scott Seavey Boise Id 10-04-17
    G. Scott Seavey Boise Id 10-04-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Spellbound"

    I am spellbound by the story. Enraptured by the narration and thoroughly in love with the characters. I can hardly wait to purchase the next book.

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    CigarVolante 07-26-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Suffering through Jim Bond. Strange story"
    What disappointed you about The Pillars of Creation?

    59 chapters of build up for a 1 chapter 'Meh' ending.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Imagine Marvin the Manic Depressive Robot reading for Audible.


    Any additional comments?

    Goodkind has offered us a poor man's Atlas Shrugged (if you value it by the word). I am a fan of the idea but there is little subtlety to the presentation. I will keep reading the series. I am the pig, committed.

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    Corey Blanchard 06-16-17 Member Since 2017
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    "no more Jim Bond"

    This story is so slow and boring. It's made worse by Jim Bond. His monotonous voice and bland reading makes this book unbearable. I'm done with the series as I see he narrates more. the first 5 or so books I loved. Time to move on. Plots are way to slow and to many speeches.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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