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If you like the series you will enjoy this Book.

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

Reviewed: 2019-03-04

Orson and Johnston work well to develop a back story on characters for which the ending has already been written. Much is same when it comes to this book of the series. Character development and plot lines are well established and the story line itself fits well with an ending we all know is written in The Ender Game series.

Without getting into details fans of the series will appreciate the story for what it is and the details and thought that went into developing the main characters back stories. At times I will say that I found the repetitiveness of the details a little over done but the details themselves were well developed.

The narrative team did another great performance adding character depth that listeners can really follow.

Overall great story.

Light, fun and easy read.

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

Reviewed: 2019-01-22

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I selected this book. While I have read a lot of Scott Meyer’s other titles never really popped out. However, I was pleasantly surprised after I started reading/listening to it.
While the plot line is a bit slow to start it does pickup as the character development comes through. That said I did find the plot line light and what kept me reading was the character development, and supporting story lines that the book has.

Luke Daniels does well to develop the characters but it takes a bit to hear his subtle voice changes that identify each character.

Overall I found it to be a quick, light and fun read for anyone looking for a one off read/listen.

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Engaging and Captivating, with a narrative to match!

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

Reviewed: 2019-01-14

A novel that appeals to a wide variety of readers/listeners. Fiction, fantasy, history, pop culture, sci-fi, comedy and more.

Ready Player One is a story that will grab your attention and allow your surroundings to fade away not unlike the virtual world of the “Oasis” in the novel.
Add Wil Wheaton’s narration to the mix and the two couldn’t be more exciting to listen too.

Fantastic on all accounts! A must read/listen to for anybody who enjoys a truly captivating story.

Some of the same but with a twist.

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

Reviewed: 2018-10-01

If you are a fan of this series you won’t be disappointed with this title. While yes it seems that again there is a dark force come to fight against Richard and Khalan this one is darker yet. This book is definitely one of the more graphic books in the entire series but it serves the story well being that way.
Overall an enjoyable read or listen.
Having Sam Tsoutsouvas as narrator again also helps to build on the detail that Goodkind wrote.

Well written and performance was engaging.

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

Reviewed: 2018-05-03

While the storey follows Richard and Kahlan it introduces a side plot that only helps to build on the main story line. If I have one criticism of the story it is the speed of which the book ended. A long read and well developed story line that is wrapped up in the span of two chapters. While the way TG has written for Richard and Kahlan to solve the problems at hand works well it seems summarized, where the build of the problems they face was the entire story.
Overall if you enjoy the series and TG’s works Naked Empire is a great read.

Good story but lots of filler.

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

Reviewed: 2018-02-09

This book in the series is an interesting one to me. The overall storyline is really good but there is a lot of the book focused to develop supporting characters that could have likely been done with half the detail and still maintained the overall story strongly. If you enjoy the series stick with this one and it is worth the listen/read.

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Listen past the performance and the story is good.

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

Reviewed: 2018-01-16

What can I say about Dick Hill, besides the obvious that he mis-pronounces Kahlan name and a few others his pace and his tone of spearheaded is consistent making the story simple to follow.

As for the story itself, I love this book. Other readers might think it flat at times I find it detailed and intriguing. Terry Goodkind works to build the supporting characters up in the book while still following Richard and Kahlan’s main story.

Overall I enjoyed the book and while this was my first time listening to it, I have read it half a dozen times myself.

Hope you enjoy it for the great story it is.

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Amazing story, narrative paints a movie in your mind!

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

Reviewed: 2017-11-08

I have read this series countless times and decided to try the audiobook to listen on my drive to and from work.
Sam Tsoutsouvas’s narrative reads just as smoothly as if reading it yourself. Some of a character voices are a little funny from what you might imagine but you quickly get used to them and the story just flows.
Amazing story for anyone who enjoys Fantasy.