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Sword of Truth Boxed Set I: (Books 1-3) Wizard's First Rule/Blood of the Fold/Stone of Tears

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6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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I have read a great deal of books. By a great variety of authors. Every author has their own unique style of writing that may or may not appeal to certain groups of people. Terry Goodkind has made a profound impression on me. His use of detail makes it seem as though yo...
I have read a great deal of books. By a great variety of authors. Every author has their own unique style of writing that may or may not appeal to certain groups of people. Terry Goodkind has made a profound impression on me. His use of detail makes it seem as though you were looking at the scene before your very eyes instead of through his words. Goodkind also has a unique way of making his heroes inexcapably human, like they really were and not simply fictitious beings made for our own enjoyment. They have faults, they make mistakes. This has got to be one of the best series I've read by one of the best authors I've encountered.

posted by Heteru on August 3, 2009

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Author is great, Book is great....reader is not.

A good audiobook requires two things: good material (Terry Goodkind writes an awesome book) and a good reader.

Book 1...couldn't stay away...had to have it playing in the car, in the shower, when I made it in from work. The reader did the material justice.

Book 2...
A good audiobook requires two things: good material (Terry Goodkind writes an awesome book) and a good reader.

Book 1...couldn't stay away...had to have it playing in the car, in the shower, when I made it in from work. The reader did the material justice.

Book 2...don't waste your money. The guy sounds like someone trying to sound like a robot reading a book. Like the guy you'd hire to talk at you about not leaving your bags unattended in the airport. I listen to a lot of audiobooks...even the mediocre readers, you can get into them after accustoming yourself to their cadence. Book 2, however, is read by Jim Bond, and Jim Bond is a terrible reader. His voice is nice, sure, but his ability to perform the book just isn't there. It has me thinking I should avoid Book 3, on audio, if he's the reader...he's just that bad. Unless, perhaps, they let him read the role of a robot in a cartoon...he shouldn't read aloud for money.

posted by whitepawn on February 17, 2012

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  • Posted June 25, 2013

    I managed to get through Wizard's First Rule, but only part way

    I managed to get through Wizard's First Rule, but only part way through Stone of Tears, and just couldn't finish it. The plot is weak, the magic uninspiring, the character dialogues are remedial, and mostly he seems to make it up as he goes along. It will sell copies, but ANYONE can write pages of graphic sex and violence to make up for a lack of story content. I wish I had not purchased the first boxed.

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