"Most of it, I'm afraid," a second woman said as they both rushed along beside him.
As Richard fought to focus his mind on his need to remain conscious, the breathless voices sounded to him as if they were coming from some great, dim distance. He wasn't sure who they were. He knew that he knew them, but right then it just didn't seem to matter.
The crushing pain in the left side of his chest and his need for air had him at the ragged edge of panic. It was all he could do to try to pull each crucial breath.
Even so, he had a bigger worry.
Richard struggled to put voice to his burning concern, but he couldn't form the words, couldn't get out any more than a gasping moan. He clutched the arm of the woman beside him, desperate to get them to stop, to get them to listen. She misunderstood and instead urged the men carrying him to hurry, even though they already panted with the effort of bearing him over the rocky ground in the deep shade among the towering pines. They tried to be as gentle as possible, but they never dared to slow.
Not far off, a rooster crowed in the still air, as if this were an ordinary morning like any other.
Richard observed the storm of activity swirling around him with an odd sense of detachment. Only the pain seemed real. He remembered hearing it once said that when you died, no matter how many people were with you, you died alone. That's how he felt now - alone.
©2005 Terry Goodkind; (P)2004 Brilliance Audio
"Bond's somewhat understated style and relaxed, steady pace keep the story moving and help listeners sustain interest from start to finish. The characters' secrets and political maneuverings are in good hands with Bond." (AudioFile)
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After nine books where can you go with this story? How about a trilogy!!! Terry hit it on the head..This is a great first book, i feel sorry for Richard everyone thinks he is crazy but he's not!! He's the seeker and he will find the truth..He always does but in this case their is no Kalyn!! Know one can remember Kalyn except Richard.. This kind've reminded me of Dallas when Bobby Ewing came back after a year,he's just in the shower.. Chainfire gets really good in the last chapters when they figure it out and The seeker,the bringer of death,the war wizard,THE SWORD OF TRUTH figures it all out.. watch out four headed viper Richard and Zed is coming!!!!
If you like the Sword or Truth books already, you have to read it
yes, I have enjoyed all of the sword of truth books as good fiction. The last few books before this have become more and more blatant with his personal philosophies and politics though.
If necessary...his voices are good, but he has a very "whiney" voice that he uses when one character is lecturing another (which happens a lot in these books) and it is one of the few inflections that he has. In long speeches it is very grating.
yes - I miss the sword of truth TV series, I would like to see more of it translated to the screen.
For 3 out of the 4 parts of this audio book the story is sooooo redundant. The same story line stated over and over and over. If I boiled all the new plot down it would take up 1 page. Very Disappointed.
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All my favorite characters were there, however, Kahlan plays a very small part due to her being affected by the chainfire spell...
Jim Bond gets all the character and place names right... and even changes his voice a little depending on who is speaking...
When Nicci had a talk with richard and encouraged him to carry on, even though no-one believed him about Kahlan's existence.
I don't know what it is with this series and the narrators, but so far they are hit and miss. The narrator for this book seemed bored with his job. Very little effort put into his performance/reading. The story was well written, and you feel Richard's frustration and confusion as your own.
Didn't like... Though you could always hear him.
The author implies that those who believe in the Creator are hateful and ignorant people. I'm assuming that he is referring to God when he uses the term "Creator" ...not appreciating that in the story...
The narrator's voice sounds mechanical, like a robot.
this book was one of the first I have had as an audio. It was well read and I could still use my imagination of where they were and what was happening.
I am now listening to the other audio books in this series and I am liking them as well
Richard and Kalan as they want so little but still cannot have it.
the way he could do different voices to emphase the way they could have talked.
No extreme reaction just an unusaul one as I could still think about other things and get thing done with my hands like washing up the dishes.
Overall this was a good experience for me. I will be buying other books to listen to in the future
This is getting to be borderline
Yes but I am beginning to wonder.
His character voices are weak.
This is the ninth book in the series. The author spends too much time explaining what went before. I've read the prior books, quit repeating. The same applies to his idea of the way the world should be run. Get back to the story.
I believe some folk may really love Goodkind and this series. I have tried to read several of his books but I can't get into them. I think the abundance of detail is exhausting. Just my opinion though, some may think otherwise. I didn't care for the reader either, they just didn't fit the book. The overall story line seemed interesting, it was just everything else that did not fit.
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