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

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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 March 22, 2010

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    Sword of truth

    Well let me start by saying its a ok book series. It has solid plot,ok characters...but my main complaint is that the author explains everything like were in 2nd grade and picking our noses and not to mention he does it every 50pages, another complaint is that if Zedd is the smarted person in their world,i could come into that world and more then likely becaome supreme eader in a month but i guess god..i mean Richard would just come and kill me , but as i said before it was ok and ill remember it but i wont read it again

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    Typical, very little charachter development

    The main characters go from being nobody's to superheros instantly.

    There must be more to it. Where is the difficulty in becoming the warrier?

    How come sometimes the magic doesn't work?

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