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The Law of Nines Audiobook

The Law of Nines

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.
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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 2011
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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 Member Since 2014

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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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    Jim Vick 02-01-16
    Jim Vick 02-01-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Another great book!"

    another great book by Terry Goodkind. I felt like the story came to a quick
    conclusion at the end but other than that I found it to be a great read

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    Joseph Siler 07-12-15 Member Since 2015
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    "gore suddenly got very descriptive lol"

    gore suddenly got very descriptive in this book. "flesh bone sinew tendon muscle " get used quite often. not bad tho nice concept.

    tho the book never explains what the fuck the law of nines is. thumbs up

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    david 07-05-15
    david 07-05-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great book but different from the rest."

    I loved this whole series but if your looking for a continuation of Richards story you won't find it here. This is a modern fantasy. Well written and a good story, not AS good as the first (what NINE?) books but good all the same. Worth a listen.

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    K-Writer-Actor 04-13-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Sub Plot Book"

    This twist on the sword of truth series is well written and well recorded. If you enjoyed the story of Richard, you will love the story of Alexander.

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    Dana 03-10-15
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    "Poor writing- should've been half the length"

    Sword of Truth was great but every book since has declined in writing style. Sad. The narrator is not convincing.

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