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  • Confessor

  • Chainfire Trilogy, Part 3, Sword of Truth, Book 11
  • By: Terry Goodkind
  • Narrated by: Sam Tsoutsouvas
  • Length: 23 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 40

Descending into darkness, about to be overwhelmed by evil, those people still free are powerless to stop the coming dawn of a savage new world, while Richard faces the guilt of knowing that he must let it happen. Alone, he must bear the weight of a sin he dare not confess to the one person he loves...and has lost.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'm going to miss them all.

  • By Kindle Customer on 03-02-2018

I'm going to miss them all.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-02-2018

I can't be objective at all, so I will just say that even though there were some terrible books in the mix, this series has been amazing. The first book, narrated by Sam also, kicked it off brilliantly and this trilogy really brought it home so well. Thankfully Part 2 & 3 were narrated by Sam as well. His emotional range and absolute mastery of narration made it everything it had to be.

  • Phantom

  • Chainfire Trilogy, Part 2, Sword of Truth, Book 10
  • By: Terry Goodkind
  • Narrated by: Sam Tsoutsouvas
  • Length: 22 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 37

On the day that she awoke remembering nothing but her name, Kahlan Amnell became the most dangerous woman alive. For everyone else, that was the day when the world began to end.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yes yes yes!

  • By Kindle Customer on 24-01-2018

Yes yes yes!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-01-2018

Had me the whole way through! Sam's performance is always flawless in my eyes, so much emotion in the way he tells the story.

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  • Chainfire

  • Chainfire Trilogy, Part 1, Sword of Truth, Book 9
  • By: Terry Goodkind
  • Narrated by: Jim Bond
  • Length: 26 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42

As Richard fought to focus his mind on his need to remain conscious, the breathless voices sounded to him as if they were coming from some great, dim distance. He wasn't sure who they were. He knew that he knew them, but right then it just didn't seem to matter. He struggled to put voice to his burning concern, but he couldn't form the words, couldn't get out any more than a gasping moan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Frustratingly wonderful

  • By Kindle Customer on 15-01-2018

Frustratingly wonderful

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-01-2018

Absolutely frustrating for 75% of the book but that extra 25% is brilliant. Once it gets good it gets really good!

  • The Pillars of Creation

  • Sword of Truth, Book 7
  • By: Terry Goodkind
  • Narrated by: Jim Bond
  • Length: 22 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51

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.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Average story, great narration.

  • By Kindle Customer on 05-01-2018

Average story, great narration.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-01-2018

To be honest, I was expecting much worse when I read certain articles about TPoC and Book 8 being terrible, it really wasn't bad. The storyline was quite enjoyable and was a bit of a throwback to Wizard's First Rule in that everything felt new again. There was an incredible amount of filler though, waaaay too much detail and repetition in describing thoughts and surroundings. All in all, by not paying attention through filler and loving Jim Bond's performance, I enjoyed this book.

  • Faith of the Fallen

  • Sword of Truth, Book 6
  • By: Terry Goodkind
  • Narrated by: John Kenneth
  • Length: 30 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 60

A Sister of the Dark captures Richard and takes him deep into the Old World, to the very heart of the Order, while his beloved Kahlan remains behind. Free because of Richard's sacrifice for her, but unwilling to abandon the cause of the Midlands, Kahlan violates not only prophecy but her last pledge to Richard and raises an army against the advancing horde of the Imperial Order.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Uneasy feeling of political manipulation.

  • By Kenneth DN Parker on 03-04-2018

Love them all

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-12-2017

Sword of Truth is my fave series and Faith of the Fallen really hooked me with each character's storyline. Performance by John Kenneth was fantastic.

  • Soul of the Fire

  • Sword of Truth, Book 5
  • By: Terry Goodkind
  • Narrated by: Buck Schirner
  • Length: 24 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65

Now it has become terrifyingly clear that the Chimes have the potential to bring down all that Richard and Kahlan have worked to protect, and even the power of the Sword of Truth may not be enough to stem the tide of their unleashed magical force. But if the Chimes cannot be stopped, first they will ravage Richard and Kahlan, then all of D'Hara, and then the entire world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great voice acting not so great narration<br />

  • By Robert on 10-01-2018

Great performance, story lacks a bit.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-12-2017

There's far too much character development on a few characters in the middle, was bored through most of that as it's not even necessary.

Buck Schirner is awesome.

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  • Temple of the Winds

  • Sword of Truth, Book 4
  • By: Terry Goodkind
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 28 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68

The dangerous, fanatical Imperial Order, under the leadership of the power-mad Emperor Jagang and his multitude of demonic underlings, unleashes a deadly plague. To find a cure, Richard Cypher and his beloved Kahlan Amnell must seek out the legendary Temple of the Winds, a fortress of evil sealed away for three thousand years. But the path of the Seeker of Truth is never an easy one - even if he can reach the Temple at all, there is no guarantee he'll ever return.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Classic Sword of Truth quality

  • By Kindle Customer on 27-11-2017

Classic Sword of Truth quality

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-11-2017

I don't care to mention much about the story in this series of books. I love them, you know what you're getting into and I'm never disappointed.

Regarding the performance of Dick Hill, he did more than all the other narrators in the past books, more accents, more expression.. But a couple things frustrated me, his voice for female characters made a lot of them sound whiney and weak. And that wasn't how i saw, or how I feel anyone should see Kahlan or Kara at least.

Lastly, a bit of advice for Audible - Use the narrations that pronounce names in the same way for each of the main characters. After getting used to hearing 'Kay-len' in the first three books, it took a really long time to get used to 'Kar-len' especially as it sounds like Collin in an US accent.

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  • Blood of the Fold

  • Sword of Truth, Book 3
  • By: Terry Goodkind
  • Narrated by: Buck Schirner
  • Length: 22 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 78

In a fantasy world as rich and real as our own, Richard Rahl and Kahlan Amnell stand against the ancient forces which besiege the New World - forces so terrible that when last they threatened, they could only be withstood by sealing off the Old World from whence they came. Now the barrier has been breached, and the New World is again beset by their evil power.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it, top performance!

  • By Kindle Customer on 14-11-2017

Loved it, top performance!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-11-2017

Pros: Great series despite the predictable nature of the narrative generally, I found myself laughing with excitement at some parts, Perfect performance!
Cons: Some lengthy preachy parts.

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  • Stone of Tears

  • Sword of Truth, Book 2
  • By: Terry Goodkind
  • Narrated by: Jim Bond
  • Length: 38 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, poor performance

  • By Stephen Darragh on 25-03-2015

Average Narration, Great Series

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-10-2017

Worried about narrator at first, as I loved the narrator of Wizard's First Rule so much. But, he ended up being ok. Not fantastic but decent enough!

  • Wizard's First Rule

  • Sword of Truth, Book 1
  • By: Terry Goodkind
  • Narrated by: Sam Tsoutsouvas
  • Length: 34 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196

In the aftermath of the brutal murder of his father, Richard Cypher encounters a mysterious woman, Kahlan Amnell, in his forest sanctuary. She seeks his help...and more. His world, his very beliefs, are shattered when ancient debts come due with thundering violence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing voice acting

  • By Damien on 14-12-2015

Brilliant.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-09-2017

I had read this book years ago and never thought an audiobook could do it justice, I was wrong.