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Naked Empire: Sword of Truth, Book 8 | [Terry Goodkind]

Naked Empire: Sword of Truth, Book 8

"'You knew they were there, didn't you?' Kahlan asked in a hushed tone as she leaned closer. Against the darkening sky, she could just make out the shapes of three black-tipped races taking to wing, beginning their nightly hunt. That was why he'd stopped. That was what he'd been watching as the rest of them waited in uneasy silence."
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"'You knew they were there, didn't you?' Kahlan asked in a hushed tone as she leaned closer. Against the darkening sky, she could just make out the shapes of three black-tipped races taking to wing, beginning their nightly hunt. That was why he'd stopped. That was what he'd been watching as the rest of them waited in uneasy silence.

"'Yes,' Richard said. He gestured over his shoulder without turning to look. "There are two more, back there." Kahlan briefly scanned the dark jumble of rock, but she didn't see any others. Lightly grasping the silver pommel with two fingers, Richard lifted his sword a few inches, checking that it was clear in its scabbard. A last fleeting glimmer of amber light played across his golden cape as he let the sword drop back, in place. In the gathering gloom of dusk, his familiar tall, powerful contour seemed as if it were no more than an apparition made of shadows.

"Just then, two more of the huge birds shot by right overhead. One, wings stretched wide, let out a piercing scream as it banked into a tight gliding turn, circling, once, in assessment of the five people below before stroking its powerful wings to catch its departing comrades in their swift journey west. This night they would find ample food."

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©2003 Terry Goodkind; (P)2003 Brilliance Audio

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"Jim Bond's narration imparts a mythical quality while transporting the listener to a world of wizards, soul-stealers, potions, and magic." (AudioFile)

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    ahintz17 11-25-12
    ahintz17 11-25-12 Member Since 2010
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    I almost didn't download this after the terrible reviews but I did because I want to finish the series. I actually liked the story WAY better than the last one. Yes, Richard does go off a lot on the whole freedom at a price thing BUT he is dealing with people that are used to being enslaved so it takes a little more to convince them to fight for it. If you like the series this is more on line with it than the last book so I wouldn't skip it.

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    Hunter Huntsville, AL, United States 10-22-12
    Hunter Huntsville, AL, United States 10-22-12 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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    The reviews were bad on the 8th book,you have to stay the course.So far this is a great fantasy series every book wont be full of action.It had moments when the book was slow but over all a good book.The end was great and explained a lot.I cant wait to get to the next book,It starts the next trilogy of the sword of truth..So dont listen to all the bad reviews and finish the series...

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    Tim 04-12-12
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    It is already clear the author's ideas on life. Richard repeating it time and time again is a waste of time.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Terry Goodkind again?

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    Polly Wheelock, VT, USA 11-24-08
    Polly Wheelock, VT, USA 11-24-08 Member Since 2006
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    The characters fall into traps, come close to death and require efforts that go beyond the impossible to be "saved" in different ways. In each book each of the main characters take their turn at first being a victim then surviving insurmountable odds. It is all wonderfully entertaining! The narrator could do a bit better putting some drama into the characters. It is a nice to hear the same reader throughout the series. A good listen and incredibly fun!

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    Ronald H. Mers sub-tropics 11-01-09
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    Again, This narrator is the worst. It's like listening to a toddler's bed time story. Additionally, I'm really getting tired of Richard and Khalin/Kallin. Thier love story is begining to make me roll my eyes. It doesn't add to the story. The fighting, or strategy in this book was more fantasy than people having magic! Giving this 3 stars is Good-Kindness on my part. If I get a great deal... I may read book 9.

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    Desiree Raleigh, NC, USA 11-24-08
    Desiree Raleigh, NC, USA 11-24-08
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    "Warning - This series will disapoint"

    Cut bait now.

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