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Blood of the Fold: Sword of Truth, Book 3 | [Terry Goodkind]

Blood of the Fold: Sword of Truth, Book 3

In a fantasy world as rich and real as our own, Richard Rahl and Kahlan Amnell stand against the ancient forces which besiege the New World - forces so terrible that when last they threatened, they could only be withstood by sealing off the Old World from whence they came. Now the barrier has been breached, and the New World is again beset by their evil power.
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Publisher's Summary

In a fantasy world as rich and real as our own, Richard Rahl and Kahlan Amnell stand against the ancient forces which besiege the New World - forces so terrible that when last they threatened, they could only be withstood by sealing off the Old World from whence they came. Now the barrier has been breached, and the New World is again beset by their evil power.

War, monsters, and treachery plague the world, and only Richard and Kahlan can save it from an armageddon of unimaginable savagery and destruction.

Terry Goodkind, author of the brilliant fantasy bestsellers of the Sword of Truth series, has created his most masterful epic yet, a sumptuous feast of magic and excitement replete with the wonders of his unique fantasy vision.

Epic edge: listen to more in the Sword of Truth series.

©1996 Terry Goodkind; (P)1999 Brilliance Audio

What the Critics Say

"A complex epic fantasy that crackles with vigor and magical derring-do." (Publishers Weekly)
"Buck Schirner is an adept reader, expert at rendering this vast, glittering tapestry of a world." (Library Journal)

What Members Say

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    Dayna K.Brown Panguitch, UT United States 11-15-13
    Dayna K.Brown Panguitch, UT United States 11-15-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Horrible!"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I was expecting this book to be fantasy but instead he used that genre to make up nonsense and pass it off as a story. He would randomly make up some bit of "magic" or something that you needed to know about the fantasy world in the middle of the story by introducing you to a character who told a long boring story to explain this new bit of information to make the next part of the book make sense.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Buck Schirner’s performances?

    The only thing worse that the story was the narration. There were 3 different narrators that got progressively worse as the series went on. It was truly horrible!


    Any additional comments?

    I only continued listening to these books because I felt obligated because I had purchased them. When I completed book 3 and found out there was another book coming, I gave up. I will not spend another dime on these!

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    Martin New York, NY, United States 02-11-13
    Martin New York, NY, United States 02-11-13 Member Since 2011
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    "poor speaker, medium story"
    Would you try another book from Terry Goodkind and/or Buck Schirner?

    No. For two reasons:

    1) The Storys of Terry Goodkind are too slowly narrated for my taste

    2) I don't know why, but all the narrators reading the "Sword of truth" series seem not be the least interested in a certain continuity. For example, the name of a main character is pronounced very different in each part of the series, read by another narrator. This is very annoying to the listener.


    If you’ve listened to books by Terry Goodkind before, how does this one compare?

    In the "Sword of truth" series this book ranks above the series-average.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Buck Schirner’s performances?

    No. see above.


    What character would you cut from Blood of the Fold?

    Tobias Brogan plus sister


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Donga Monhegan, ME, USA 01-03-13
    Donga Monhegan, ME, USA 01-03-13

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    "Re-Explaining of Plot Details Super Annoying"
    What disappointed you about Blood of the Fold?

    For some reason the author keeps re-explaining plot lines, almost as if he doesn't have faith we readers can follow or remember events and their details. Super annoying. If you took all the rehashing of what we already know it might literally reduce one quarter.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The prophet Nathan. He's very multi-layered and so much of him is a mystery.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Yes, I read complaints of this narrator but I found him entertaining, well paced, and he did a nice job acting out different voices.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Blood of the Fold?

    I would cut all the re-hashing of plot lines. You don't have to tell me over and over how Richard's father was Darken Rahl, why Richard and Kahlan can be a couple but can't tell anyone why, and why Richard doesn't know how to use his magic. We get it.

    I would also cut the repetition when a character is making a strong point. They tend to repeat themselves two or three times in dialogue, and in audible format it comes across as ridiculous.


    Any additional comments?

    I like the original plot and strong lead characters. Sometimes the author gets high minded and preachy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Leslie Mobile, AL, United States 11-22-12
    Leslie Mobile, AL, United States 11-22-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Overall worth the time"

    Enjoyable story however wish they used the same narrator throughout the entire sequence of these books. Each one has a different narrator, therefore different voices and different pronuniciations.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    11-14-12
    11-14-12 Member Since 2007
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    "TOO MANY DIFFERENT NARRATORS!!!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Blood of the Fold to be better than the print version?

    Unknown


    What did you like best about this story?

    THE PLOT AND LENGTH


    What three words best describe Buck Schirner’s performance?

    Not too bad. Much better than the last guy !!!!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    NO


    Any additional comments?

    I've given up!! I really liked the first narrator. He had a large selection of different voices for the many characters When I started book 2 and heard Jim Bond's narrative skills I had to stop and listen to a totally different book before coming back to book 2. I honesty did not notice that one complete section did not down load and couldn't tell!! I just wanted to get through the torture while having a general knowledge of where the storyline was going. The third narrator wasn't too bad. However, with book 4 we are now with the fourth narrator! The first narrator was perfect for this series. Why did they not continue to use him? I'm not willing to spend any more money or credits on this bucket of odd nuts and bolts. Too bad. Even though it is certainly a WoT spin-off, it was still a decent story. Awe well on to other fantasies.....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lvseahorse GOODYEAR, AZ, United States 09-04-12
    Lvseahorse GOODYEAR, AZ, United States 09-04-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Terry Goodkind Fans"
    What did you love best about Blood of the Fold?

    I love this series. If you are a Goodkind fan, you will truely enjoy this series.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    barc2003 Glendale, AZ, United States 09-03-12
    barc2003 Glendale, AZ, United States 09-03-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Another chapter in the series"

    I discovered this series by accident when I read the Omen Machine. This book, like the others in the series has a great mix of adventure, magic and romance.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    scott Albrightsville, PA, United States 08-28-12
    scott Albrightsville, PA, United States 08-28-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Good book, buck did a good job, just kept messing"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Good info on past peoples and times, why and what they'did , and the reason - even if it's flawed


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like when it followed up on all the characters


    Did Buck Schirner do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Was good, but kept messing up a main character name, it was very distracting. But I like the book so much& his other voices were great


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Both


    Any additional comments?

    People should not over analyze anyof these books, they been all good, but not perfect but so what, the story great the people in the series get better

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lisa Keller, TX, United States 08-27-12
    Lisa Keller, TX, United States 08-27-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Loved it. Can't wait for the next listen"
    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Richard and Kehlan are finally reunited.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Prelate Anne confessed her trust and respect for Verna.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mcmenace23 CT, USA 08-18-12
    Mcmenace23 CT, USA 08-18-12 Member Since 2011
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    "A good decision"
    Any additional comments?

    Started this series because I watched the TV show..this third book is just as good as the previous two. If you like George R. R. Martin, I think you will like Terry Goodkind

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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