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Finally finished reading Phantom. This book was the dullest of the series, it seemed like TG dragged it out too long, especially with Kahlan's storyline. Now off to finish the series with Confessor. Hopefully this one will be as good as the beginning of the series.
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Would you try another book from Terry Goodkind and/or Sam Tsoutsouvas?
I'll end up finishing this series, but listening to Phantom feels like I'm just drudging through it to get to see how it all ends.
Would you ever listen to anything by Terry Goodkind again?
As I said, I do want to see how it all ends - I've invested a couple of hundred hours listening to this series.
What three words best describe Sam Tsoutsouvas’s performance?
Could you see Phantom being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?
They tried with this series and when you read TG's remarks about it, you can tell he wasn't thrilled with it.
Any additional comments?
Okay, so I've really enjoyed this series. Really, really enjoyed it. This end trilogy, though, is turning out to be so tiresome. Throughout the books, the characters have been a vehicle for TG to put forth his ideas about free will and the rights of the individual and a story of the atrocities of unchecked evil and how one must fight back against it. So far, this second book of the trilogy is pretty disappointing. There are HOURS where characters are retelling to someone a list of the goriest things TG could think of which go on and on to the point where one is just wishing whichever character was being told would just say, "Look. I get it. They're a bunch of ruthless savages. Geez. Move on, already." There is at least one LONG, LONG, LONG lecture - like an entire chapter - where a poor, ignorant character is enlightened about the evils of faith - any faith - and how those who have faith love to kill those who don't believe as they do. Not to mention, those who have faith are ignorant, stupid, illogical, blind, sheep-like, intolerant, egotistical, condescending, uncharitable, judgmental, misled fools who hate everyone around them and despise life itself. Believe it or not, that's not an exaggeration. The book is SO repetitive and wordy. Where TG could use 10 words, he uses 100. It reminds me of Jordan's Wheel of Time series where there were passages that lasted for 200 pages where literally nothing happened. It's like the author was told, "Okay. We want to end this with a trilogy. I don't care how short that story is, fluff it up to 800 pages so we can divide it into three books." It's like what Peter Jackson did with the Hobbit, but preachy.All in all, I've truly loved this series. It's so disappointing that this one book has turned it into a grind.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful
It is a nice story and very captivating at places but at others i just bad to skip as it was too repetitive about things we know from the previous books.
This book is yet another great instalment in this epic series and although slow at times the twists and turns are just as frustrating and exciting.