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Chainfire Audiobook
Chainfire
Written by: 
Terry Goodkind
Narrated by: 
Jim Bond
Chainfire Audiobook

Chainfire: Chainfire Trilogy, Part 1, Sword of Truth, Book 9

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Publisher's Summary

"How much of this blood is his?"

"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.

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

©2005 Terry Goodkind; (P)2004 Brilliance Audio

What the Critics Say

"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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    Terry Goodkind spins a great tale. Also included are excellent studies on human nature, spirituality vs religiosity, and economic models and their unintended consequences! This series should be required reading for all high school seniors so they will have a realistic understanding of these topics prior to the liberal indoctrination of college professors!

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    Tiana DES PLAINES, IL, United States 08-07-15
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    The recording had background noise that was incredibly annoying. The volume was also lower than normal.
    The book was a welcome change from the politics of the previous two.

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    Frustratingly gripping all the way to the end. Only took 3 days to get through.

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    I wish i had the money to but the rest of this series right now because I so would do it.

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    This is one of the more crazy storylines where a major event happens and items you are already familiar with come back with ferocity.

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    I love this story so much that I am willing to listen to the narrator. I don't know why but it sounds a bit cheesy. Maybe I am just used to Jim Dale's amazing performance for all of the Harry Potter audio books.

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    The detail put the way the stories put I feel like I'm there! Highly recommended! Can wait for the next!

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    first part of this book was slow and repetitive. I love the stories but the emphasis in this one droned on a bit.

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    "love the suspense"

    I cannot wait to get to the next book. I love this story line. it's so exciting! getting the next book right away.

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    Shane 03-11-15
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    It's not worth your time. Please move on, nothing to see here. How many times can you say the same thing over and over and over. If you want to find out then read this book.

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