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Severed Souls: Sword of Truth, Book 14 | [Terry Goodkind]

Severed Souls: Sword of Truth, Book 14

Enter the unique world of Terry Goodkind. A world of high adventure, brilliant storytelling, and people you will never forget. A sweeping new novel of Richard Rahl, Kahlan Amnell, and their world.
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Enter the unique world of Terry Goodkind. A world of high adventure, brilliant storytelling, and people you will never forget.

A sweeping new novel of Richard Rahl, Kahlan Amnell, and their world.

©2014 Terry Goodkind (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    David 08-17-14
    David 08-17-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Opinion on Severed Souls"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    No


    What was most disappointing about Terry Goodkind’s story?

    Terry Goodkind didn't put his heart into his book so it is slow. I want him to take me on a real Journey...for the next book maybe Bring the sliph back and bring in the mud people to fight. He could show me some 3 thousand year old magic. Bring the barriers back up. I want him to show me that Richard and Kahlan aren't completely grown up. Show more spark. He put on a performance but it seems like he feels sad about something so the book is slow and sleepy. The next book could end with a bang because he he is setting up for a big battle or maybe two. If I was him I would bring Richard back and bring with him some underworld magic. There are so many ideas and so many tools he can work with.


    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Jeff 08-22-14
    Jeff 08-22-14 Member Since 2015
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    "A shockingly disappointing adition to the series"
    What was most disappointing about Terry Goodkind’s story?

    The story progressed in a painfully sluggish manner and ended in a way that made me feel that Goodkind simply wrapped things up as quickly as possible to meet a deadline.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Hey......it's a Sword of Truth book which is probably my favorite series......too bad it wasn't a good addition to the series


    Any additional comments?

    No spoiler, but seriously?...........really?..........that character?......whatever...

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    sheela 08-20-14
    sheela 08-20-14
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    "Zombies"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Terrry Gookind was my favorite author and I love the story of Kahlan and Richard - the entire first 10 books of it - but now he turned into something altogether different - or common, unfortunately...does everything has to be about zombies these days? He wrote an exceptional story but now turns average or less...


    What could Terry Goodkind have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Leave the zombies out. He is such a good writer, he does not need them...


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Bruce 08-12-14
    Bruce 08-12-14
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    "Worst Book in the Series"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A faster pace, By far the pace is to slow! Story line should of been better. It read like Terry is trying to get 10 more books out of this series


    Has Severed Souls turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Yes.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The Story line could and should of been concluded in this 3rd book.


    10 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    bryan curr 11-04-14
    bryan curr 11-04-14 Member Since 2014
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    "OMG what has happen to Goodking"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Very very frustrating. I don't know what the author is thinking. For the last 3 books, he has changed the format and i'm just not enjoying them. His first 10 books were some of the best books i've ever read but the last three in the series are becoming more and more of a joke. Terry Goodkind does not wrap up the sub plot as he has done in each book in the beginning and this new format is very drawn out. This book worse than the last two. I think maybe he is just stretching the same story line out for another 10 books necessarily instead of actually finishing a story in each book and starting a new sub plot in the bigger story like in early in the series. Come Terry, get back to the format that has got you to this far.


    What could Terry Goodkind have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    finished the sub story line like he does in the first 10 books


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    very slow and drawn out. Could have said the exactly same thing in a book half this size.


    Do you think Severed Souls needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Unfortunately, because of the way Terry Goodkind is writing the new books, yes there needs to be a followup book. I getting tired of unfinished stories and don't think i'll be rushing to get the next book.


    Any additional comments?

    I hope the author actually takes note of the many similar comments about the way he is writing these days and goes back to his old format and providing a story that has a beggining, middle and END for each of his books

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    T. Trefan Calgary, Canada 08-25-14
    T. Trefan Calgary, Canada 08-25-14 Member Since 2011

    Compulsively Reading

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    "Another damn Zombie book"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A better storyline and for gods sake, if I have to hear the word "soul" one more time I am going to effing scream!


    What could Terry Goodkind have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    End this stupid half people storyline and get back to making magical stories


    What about Sam Tsoutsouvas’s performance did you like?

    He's ok, he's not the worst narrator I've heard by far. We need more talented narrators like Kate Reading and Michael Kramer


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Not particularly, I'm only finishing it because I paid for it, but I'm not really all that in love with it.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jordan Pringle 08-12-14
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    "very, very good book"
    Any additional comments?

    loved the book, really good narrator and I hope that this wasn't the last book. the only problem I have with Goodkind's books is the rehashing of conversations when the characters seem to be in a hurry, really, if you need to get somewhere fast don't talk about it for 50 pages, lol, otherwise cant wait for the next one

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    65BAJA SHINGLE SPRINGS, CA, United States 09-28-14
    65BAJA SHINGLE SPRINGS, CA, United States 09-28-14
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    "How many times can we describe the same thing."
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I really liked the first few books in this series. But lately TG has been struggling it seems to fill a book with enough words. The whole bit of describing something over and over and over in one scene is getting really annoying. Which sucks because I'm already invested in the characters.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Terry Goodkind again?

    Probably


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Keith LIVERMORE, CA, United States 09-09-14
    Keith LIVERMORE, CA, United States 09-09-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Just Eh...."

    Decent. Very predictable like the last one and the author is still filling in words to try and stretch the story unnecessarily. It is almost like the author came up with a story for a book and is trying to make that into a series. Goodkind is definitely going downhill. Maybe he needs to write a completely original series and move on from this one. I will still read him because I have invested this much but it is not as enjoyable a journey as it has been in the past.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Lindsey Mason 08-25-14

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    "I can't believe he actually wrote this book..."
    What would have made Severed Souls better?

    A plot that actually went somewhere.


    What could Terry Goodkind have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    This is by far the worst book he has ever written. The story wasn't told well, and it was completely devoid of feeling. Goodkind used to be the kind of writer that made you laugh out loud and cry, but this book just left me feeling empty.


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

    He is a great narrator. I like his voice as a whole, and he has decent differences in character voices.


    Any additional comments?

    I wish I had never read past Confessor. This book will ruin any fan's love of The Sword of Truth series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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