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The Pillars of Creation Audiobook

The Pillars of Creation: Sword of Truth, Book 7

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Publisher's Summary

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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    cynthia ayala 12-17-16
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    "I loved this story."

    If your reading the series, this is a must read. It really leaves you thinking.

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    John 12-03-16
    John 12-03-16 Member Since 2012
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    "2 out of 60 chapters"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    The only reason I did not delete this book out of my downloaded library is the same reason I would give as a recommendation: Only listen to this book if you want to see the series through to the end. There were entire chunks of the story that could be summarized in one or two sentences. The whole story involves alternate characters from Richard and Kahlan discovering these two sentences of information. I feel sorry for my OCD friends out there that can't stop until its finished.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Skipped this book in the series


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Jim Bond?

    The original narrator of the first book "The Sword of Truth"; pretty much any other narrator that records audio books (with the exception of any narrators that do not know how to pronounce "Kahlan")


    Do you think The Pillars of Creation needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No...I prologue could sum it up easily


    Any additional comments?

    Even though I am not OCD, I WILL finish this series. It's my free will...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Shack Cash 10-18-16
    Shack Cash 10-18-16
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    "Least favorite book so far."

    great effort went into developing a few new characters, instead of focusing on the main characters. This was not my favorite.

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    Caddidude 10-15-16
    Caddidude 10-15-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Entertaining read. "

    Goodkind's style is a little wordy; readers of the series don't need to have entire histories recounted in each installment. However, beyond that I thoroughly enjoy having this world and it's characters unfold in my minds eye, as only a gifted author can conjure.

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    Damian 09-20-16
    Damian 09-20-16 Member Since 2016
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    "great story"

    loved the story. couldn't stop till the end. I definitely suggest it to anyone that loves fantasy

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    JMZ215 08-21-16
    JMZ215 08-21-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Richard and Kahlen barely made this book."

    it was a tough listen. I was waiting for Richard and Kahlen to make the story. They barely had a role in this book.

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    M. Snow 08-13-16
    M. Snow 08-13-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Disappointed"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I would change the story. It was a long journey to get to a destination that readers will know is coming long before they get there. It became very tiresome and I was happy when it was finally over so I could read something else.


    Has The Pillars of Creation turned you off from other books in this genre?

    It hasn't turned me off of other books in the genre but it has turned me off of the series. I looked at the reviews for they next book and many of them say they can't take it anymore and are giving up on the series. With the way this book was and those reviews I'm not going to finish this series.


    What does Jim Bond bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Nothing. At some points it sounds like he is using an auto tuner which gives his voice an unrealistic robotic monotone.


    Was The Pillars of Creation worth the listening time?

    No. I only finished it because I thought I'm this far in the series I might as well power through and hope the next one is better but user reviews of the next book say it is worse so I'm done. I wish I would have used the time listening to something better.


    Any additional comments?

    I had high hopes for this series and some of the characters I really like but it is starting to feel like the series is being dragged out for $$$ rather then for the telling of a good story. It's like a TV series that was really good and popular but then the writers run out of ideas and rather then letting it go out on top they ride the money train as long as they can while it deteriorates into something no one likes and some come to resent.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Casey H 07-08-16
    Casey H 07-08-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Poor narrator..."

    Jim Bond sounds like a robot while he reads his lines . Makes the story sound dull when in fact the story is full of suspense.

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    Alex 06-20-16
    Alex 06-20-16 Member Since 2016
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    "awful narrator"

    this was pretty boring up till the end when Kahlan and Richard finally showed up. good kind is losing grip and I'm only finishing this series cuz I wanna know how it ends. not because the individual books are any good.

    the narrator is really the worse part. the story may be subpar but the narrator is awful. I wish there was another option but there isn't. he uses like the same two voices for every character and it is very obvious he's reading a script instead of making the story come alive. if he wasnt the only option I'd find someone else to listen to so I could finish off the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nathan 06-13-16
    Nathan 06-13-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Jim Bond ruins another novel..."

    Again Jim Bond's lackluster delivery takes what is otherwise a decent novel, and makes it a chore to listen to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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