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The Law of Nines Audiobook

The Law of Nines

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Publisher's Summary

A publishing event: number-one New York Times best-selling author Terry Goodkind turns in a new direction and delivers a stunningly original thriller.

Turning 27 may be terrifying for some, but for Alex, a struggling artist living in the midwestern United States, it is cataclysmic. Inheriting a huge expanse of land should have made him a rich and happy man; but something about this birthday, his name, and the beautiful woman whose life he just saved, has suddenly made him - and everyone he loves - into a target. A target for extreme and uncompromising violence.

In Alex, Terry Goodkind brings to life a modern hero in a whole new kind of high-octane thriller.

©2009 Terry Goodkind; (P)2009 Penguin

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    John 08-28-09
    John 08-28-09
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    "Equivocal"

    Typically Goodkind; the annoying lack of contractions makes the text sound unnatural when read aloud, even more so in the context of a modern thriller. The choice of narrator who reads monotonically would better be for non-fiction. I find falling to sleep during an exciting scene to be disconcerting.
    That said; a must 'read' for Goodkind fans. Once past the right-wing rants we have come to expect we find an engaging and enjoyable tale. While not a tale of Richard and Kyla, their fans will not be disappointed.
    In short, find a narrator more suitable to the tale, seek permission from the author to alter the text to include contractions in order to do justice to this epic, I hope, series beginning tale.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jake 08-23-09
    Jake 08-23-09 Member Since 2016
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    "3 1/2 stars"

    First, you really should read the Sword of Truth series before reading this book (all of it), its almost a sequel (as much as Debt of Bones is a prequel).

    Second, I was somewhat disappointed with this book, it just Isn't at the same level of quality as his other books (even Naked Empire had smoother writing at least). I think the problem here is that he's trying to write a much shorter book than what he's use to, and it shows. For those of you that didn't like all the philosophy in the SoT books, good news, its only alluded to and there are no speeches :) (Though, again, the bad guys are motivated by their hatred of all things good, etc... I'm an Objectivist and even I get tired of it...)

    Not a bad book, but not up to par with other similar books - perhaps a bit better than Dean Koontz has been recently.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Daniel Mcafee Texas USA 09-21-09
    Daniel Mcafee Texas USA 09-21-09 Listener Since 2005

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    "Not Good at any level"

    FIRST, this is a SCIENCE FICTION BOOK!

    It is categorized incorrectly. I called Audible and pointed this out so I hope they reclass it so someone else who doesn't know Goodkind will know what type of book this is...

    BTW, Audible Customer Service is TERIFFIC - one of the best Cust Srvs outfits out there!! They addressed my complaint and handled it perfectly - as usual!

    Anyway, once I got over the fact it was a Science Fiction book, the book fails on a lot of levels. It's basic premise is that there exists an alternative dimension and some have figured out how to cross dimensions. However, the author never describes the dimension from which they came and never describes or even alludes as to HOW they even made the jump.

    Definitely NOT recommended at any level!!

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    Nathan Ocoee, FL, USA 09-02-09
    Nathan Ocoee, FL, USA 09-02-09 Member Since 2006
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    "Complete waste of time"

    What starts out as an interesting story line, quickly turns to a predictable and painfully boring stab fest. Although I'm trying to hang in for the finish, the story has so little intrigue, why should I care?

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Christina Columbia, MO, USA 09-25-09
    Christina Columbia, MO, USA 09-25-09
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    "Law of Nines"

    I spent hours trying to get into this - finally, I gave up. I found this to be very boring and lacking substance.

    5 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Timorell Dingmans Ferry, PA, United States 09-16-16
    Timorell Dingmans Ferry, PA, United States 09-16-16 Member Since 2010

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    "is there are editor in the house??"

    hard to enjoy this story with such poor writing. preachy and predictable. inconsistent character development. 3 stars

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    Alan 08-02-16
    Alan 08-02-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Thanks Terry!"

    Your world is alive for me again!
    Can't wait for more. May magic never die.

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    Evan 06-02-16
    Evan 06-02-16 Member Since 2016
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    "A fresh breath from a stale author."

    Having heard quite a bit of negativity about this book I was never really interested. That being said I thoroughly enjoyed it. Yes there are lots of references to the Sword of Truth series. But having read all that as well, its not necessary to enjoy this book. After the authors last book Warheart I was disappointed beyond belief. But this book shows what made Wizards First rule so great and that is a detailed compelling story/world. My only real complaint is that some times Jax feels hollow and lacking depth. . .

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    Stanley Oliver 05-27-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Amazing characters as always"

    Yet another amazing book by one of the best story tellers of our time. Cut.

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    Matt 02-20-16
    Matt 02-20-16 Member Since 2015
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    "I wish this story was continued"

    The book was a great way to tie the sword of truth to modern times.

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