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Debt of Bones | [Terry Goodkind]

Debt of Bones

A milestone of storytelling set in the world of The Sword of Truth, Debt of Bones is the story of young Abby's struggle to win the aid of the wizard Zedd Zorander, the most important man alive. Abby is trapped, not only between both sides of the war, but in a mortal conflict between two powerful men. For Zedd, who commands power most men can only imagine, granting Abby's request would mean forsaking his sacred duty. With the storm of the final battle about to save the life of a child....

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A milestone of storytelling set in the world of The Sword of Truth, Debt of Bones is the story of young Abby's struggle to win the aid of the wizard Zedd Zorander, the most important man alive.

Abby is trapped, not only between both sides of the war, but in a mortal conflict between two powerful men. For Zedd, who commands power most men can only imagine, granting Abby's request would mean forsaking his sacred duty. With the storm of the final battle about to save the life of a child...but neither can escape the shadow of an ancient betrayal.

With time running out, their only choice may be a debt of bones. The world - for Zedd, for Abby, for everyone - will never again be the same.

©2001 Terry Goodkind (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Kurt THORNTON, COLORADO, United States 03-27-13
    Kurt THORNTON, COLORADO, United States 03-27-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Wonderful back story"

    I really liked this book. It filled in so many places and questions about Zed and his history. It gave a great explanation of how the great barriors were put up and why. It shows a playful side of wizard life in the wizards keep. There is a wonderful connection that is made around the confessors and their duties in the new world. If you are a fan of the Wizards First Rule and the Sword of truth series, you will enjoy learning some of the reasons why things are as they are in the midlands. I recomend this one.

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    Pint-sized Bookworm 08-06-14

    I enjoy reading fantasy, crime and mystery thrillers, as well as historical novels.

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    "A debt that needs to be paid"

    Debt of Bones is the story of a sorceress' daughter Abby and the First Wizard Zed. Abby has a debt of bones owing and she wants Zed to pay it by saving her family from the clutches of the D'Haran army. Zed is trying to end the war between D'Hara led by Panis Rahl and the Midlands. Debt of Bones tells the story of the origin of the boundaries between D'Hara, the Westlands and the Midlands. It also reveals the role Zed played in the death of Richard's grandfather Panis Rahl and introduces us to Richard's mother, Zed's daughter as a child. It is brilliantly narrated by Sam Tsoutsouvas who captures the emotion of the characters and is a great little prequel to Wizard's First Rule the first book in the Sword of Truth series written by Terry Goodkind. I recommend that readers new to Terry Goodkind read and listen to Wizard's First Rule before Debt of Bones, so they will have a stronger understanding of what the story is about.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Patrick Sanchez USA 05-02-14
    Patrick Sanchez USA 05-02-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Bags! This is a good prequel."
    Would you listen to Debt of Bones again? Why?

    Yes! This is a good prequel to the Sword of Truth Series. It is a bit short though. I would have loved to get to know more of the characters during that time. But, Zedd alone makes up for this. It was great to know the younger wizard.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Zedd! Bags! He is truly the Trickster!


    What about Sam Tsoutsouvas’s performance did you like?

    His performance was spot on!


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

    The trick.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Hunter Huntsville, AL, United States 07-01-12
    Hunter Huntsville, AL, United States 07-01-12 Member Since 2012

    I just achieved App Scholar!! 1000 hours in 1 yr 7 mo and 10 days!!! I never thought I would make it this far!! Thanks Audible

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    "Tha beginning!!!"

    Great story about Zed, a young Zed. Tells the story of the boundaries,how they got put up. Zed is a powerful funny start up first wizard. A great book and short,a sTart to finish book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Waldorf, MD, United States 01-09-12
    Amazon Customer Waldorf, MD, United States 01-09-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Nice bit of background"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    It's fairly common for authors to write prequels to their long series. Some prequels tell important stories that help to lay a good foundation for what they have already written about but never revealed in the series. In this case, although the story was interesting, it really didn't enhance the series. I'm not convinced the book was worth reading. If it had been included with a few more background stories, I would say the value (price) of the story would have been justified. Otherwise it comes close to disrespecting the loyal readers of the series.


    What does Sam Tsoutsouvas bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The reader was excellent. He stayed fairly true to the pronunciation of used by most of the other readers of the series. The only divergence was in how he pronounced Zedd Zorander's last name.


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    C. Turner Marietta, Georgia United States 06-13-11
    C. Turner Marietta, Georgia United States 06-13-11 Member Since 2008
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    "just never took off for me"

    I did not think this book had enough good character development and all of the information was dumped on the reader in one small part of the book instead of in sequence as building blocks. The overall idea of the story is good, but the delivery was not well done. Wish I had something better to say about this book.

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    Andrew United States 12-08-14
    Andrew United States 12-08-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Not bad, but not great"
    Would you try another book from Terry Goodkind and/or Sam Tsoutsouvas?

    I wouldn't have read this one if I'd not read others. And I wouldn't recommend this until after reading others, actually.


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

    It's pretty decent, but it's more like the extra features on a DVD than its own movie, when compared to the other books. That's not to say it's not good, but it seems like there's a start and a finish, but no real body to the story.


    Have you listened to any of Sam Tsoutsouvas’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    He's pretty consistent.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    It would probably make a pretty epic movie, actually.


    Any additional comments?

    I'd read at least Wizard's First Rule before reading this one. You miss a lot if you don't already understand the world at all.

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    Steven WALNUT CREEK, CA, United States 04-02-12
    Steven WALNUT CREEK, CA, United States 04-02-12 Member Since 2012
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    "A Good Start for a Prequel"
    What did you love best about Debt of Bones?

    It was wonderful to hear more about Zed in his prime. We get a glimpse of him at the height of his power and I hope Goodkind follows up with more of the same. A great, but short, read perfect for a lunchtime break or a day of


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Debt of Bones?

    Watch for the quiet moment when Panis Rahl gets what he deserves.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Thomas MADISON, AL, United States 04-02-12
    Thomas MADISON, AL, United States 04-02-12
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    "Not Required"
    What would have made Debt of Bones better?

    This book is a prequel that has very little to no value to the overall Richard and Kalin story. I wish I had my credit back...


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    Charles Davis Cibolo, TX 06-04-12
    Charles Davis Cibolo, TX 06-04-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Fine Little Story"
    Where does Debt of Bones rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Near the top


    What did you like best about this story?

    There's a good twist at the end.


    Which character – as performed by Sam Tsoutsouvas – was your favorite?

    The confessor.


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

    Not quite. I'm an iPod man.


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    "A Must Listen, A Must Read"
    If you could sum up Debt of Bones in three words, what would they be?

    Excellent,Engrossing, Captivating,


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Debt of Bones?

    The book itself is captivating, I enjoy the trials they have to endure along there journey. It keeps you on your toes to find out what happens.


    What about Sam Tsoutsouvas’s performance did you like?

    He keeps the story alive and is not boring, he is easy listening,


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

    all his books are great, you can really feel the passion and fear of the characters and really get to grips with the plot. I could not stop listening just to find out what happens with Richard and Khalan.


    Any additional comments?

    The first book in the series is Wizards First Rule and there are about 11 books in the series would definitely recommend if you are a fantasy book lover or are into Tolkien type novels.

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