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Publisher's Summary

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. Their quest turns to terror when they find themselves the helpless prey of a tireless hunter.
Exploited by those intent on domination, Jennsen finds herself drawn into the center of a violent struggle for conquest and revenge. Worse yet, she finds her will seized by dark forces more abhorrent than anything she ever envisioned. Only then does she come to realize that the voices were real.
Staggered by loss and increasingly isolated, Richard and Kahlan desperately struggle to survive. But if they are to live, they must stop the relentless, unearthly threat that comes out of the darkest night of the human soul. To do so, Richard will be called upon to face the demons stalking among the Pillars of Creation.
Epic edge: listen to more in the Sword of Truth series.
©2001 Terry Goodkind (P)2001 Brilliance Audio
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4 out of 5 stars
By D on 04-11-09


If you know up front that the Richard,Kahlan, and the usual cast are not the main characters in "The PIllars of Creation" then the story is not dissapointing. They serve as the background story for most of the book until the last several chapters. This book centers around 2 other offspring of Darken Rahl, Jennsen and Oba. Rather then distracting from the series, these new characters expand and inrich the story. It starts off a liitle slow but worth listening to the end.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Wesley on 03-12-16

Ruined by the Narrator

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I think anyone that really enjoys a robotic style voice with improper inflections would really enjoy listening to this book.

What did you like best about this story?

Due to the narrator I liked the story being over best.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Jim Bond?

I think Stephen Hawkings could have read this book for us and sounded less mechanical than Jim Bond did. However, if I could have my way in the matter I would have cast almost any of the other narrators from this series...preferably Sam Tsoutsouvas, but Buck Schirner or John Kenneth would also have made it much better.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Pillars of Creation?

The scenes where Jim Bond is reading are the ones I would have cut...sadly that is the whole book.

Any additional comments?

Please Audible, I'm begging here, as a fan of audio books (many different genres) and a fan of Goodkind, please re-do the books narrated by Jim Bond, the man has no business narrating any books, but especially this series! I love the series, have read them all and was so looking forward to hearing them read, but it is more a torture, having to struggle through listening to Bond, than anything resembling a relaxing time listening to a beloved series.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Rachel on 02-08-09

Unexpected disappointment

This series has been gripping and adictive for me so far, but I did not enjoy this book. I struggled through it so that I could move on to the next one. Very little of the main characters. The best advice I can give is to not keep wondering when Richard will turn up, as I did, as it is not until near the end..

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4 of 5 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By T on 06-24-15

Good Book

I liked the new characters but was disappointed it didn't have more of Richard. Roll on the next book!

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3 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 01-05-18

Average story, great narration.

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.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Julian on 08-27-17

Another great chapter to the story

Not only was the book great, but this performance was the best of the series so far. 100% recommend this version.

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