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Soul of the Fire: Sword of Truth, Book 5 | [Terry Goodkind]

Soul of the Fire: Sword of Truth, Book 5

Now it has become terrifyingly clear that the Chimes have the potential to bring down all that Richard and Kahlan have worked to protect, and even the power of the Sword of Truth may not be enough to stem the tide of their unleashed magical force. But if the Chimes cannot be stopped, first they will ravage Richard and Kahlan, then all of D'Hara, and then the entire world.
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Publisher's Summary

Terry Goodkind returns to the epic Sword of Truth saga in a tale of sweeping fantasy adventure bound to enthrall his growing legion of fans. In Temple of the Winds, the New York Times best selling fourth novel in the series, the Seeker of Truth Richard Rahl and Mother Confessor Kahlan Amnell risked their lives and souls to free the land of D'Hara from the scourge of a magical plague. But in doing so they accidentally unleashed the Chimes, a magic whose threat will reach far beyond D'Hara.

Now it has become terrifyingly clear that the Chimes have the potential to bring down all that Richard and Kahlan have worked to protect, and even the power of the Sword of Truth may not be enough to stem the tide of their unleashed magical force. But if the Chimes cannot be stopped, first they will ravage Richard and Kahlan, then all of D'Hara, and then the entire world.

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

©1999 Terry Goodkind; (P)1999 Brilliance Audio

What the Critics Say

"Goodkind's ingenious world building will keep readers captivated." (Publishers Weekly)
"Buck Schirner takes the massive cast list in stride, switching from character to character, nobleman to native, and male to female with subtle and effective grace." (AudioFile)

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    Cynthia Seattle, WA 10-12-11
    Cynthia Seattle, WA 10-12-11 Member Since 2011
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    "something a little different"

    terry goodkind did an excellent job of creating a new society, introducing and humanizing several new characters and telling a new story.

    honestly, i'm glad to have so much time to get to 'know' another culture. the constant arguing between richard an kahlan over who is 'right' is starting to get old.

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    Blaine 05-09-11
    Blaine 05-09-11
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    "Great book, bad narator"

    Like many other people are saying, the narrating in this book is frustrating. However I enjoy the book, I've read them all and now listened most of them once already and now doing it again with the new narrators.

    I'm glad he only reads 2 books.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Pint-sized Bookworm 08-16-14

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

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    "Mind what people do."

    "Mind what people do, not only what they say, for deeds will betray a lie", is the lesson Richard and Kahlan learn in Soul of Fire Book 5 in The Sword of Truth series. Kahlan unwittingly released the three chimes upon the world when she saved Richards life in Temple of the Winds, and as a result magic is dying. Together they travel to Anderith which is protected by the mysterious weapon the Dominie Dirtch, to try and set things right. A great read and listen although Buck Schimer tends to become a tad monotonous, in his narration after a while. Still an enjoyable listen and another great story in the Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind.

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    Sora SOMERVILLE, MA, United States 02-17-14
    Sora SOMERVILLE, MA, United States 02-17-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Refuses to Sync"
    Any additional comments?

    My audibles edition of this book refuses to sync with my Kindle version. I have to manually update each chapter progression on both my iPhone and my Kindle.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    tjalfe roskilde, Denmark 12-17-13
    tjalfe roskilde, Denmark 12-17-13 Member Since 2013
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    "story was awfull"
    What would have made Soul of the Fire better?

    they used half the book on explaining about a country which should have had less then 30min for the story to be told -.- only got half way through the book. found it very bad. the story was extremely slow and the chimes made absolutely no sense (so they where made to combat magic in a time where EVERY mage had both types, but they doesnt remove sub magic o.O say what, then they are completely useless in the time when they was made..)..

    besides that there are too many stupid decisions made which makes little sense, and almost nothing happens for the first 12hours....

    will skip the last half and just go on to the next one


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    nik CRETE, NE, United States 03-23-13
    nik CRETE, NE, United States 03-23-13 Member Since 2013
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    "ok story and finally a good narrrator"
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    finally they found a decent narrator while he isn't as good as the one who did the first book he is a greatly appreciated change from the terrible narrators that did books 2,3,4. though i agree with other people this story isn't as good as the others though it still is ok.

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    kathy 03-05-13
    kathy 03-05-13
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    "Great story"

    I have been reading the entire series, in order and this narration is sooo much better! I also enjoy te whispersync! Making me love my new Kindle Fire!

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    Paul Grand Rapids, MN, United States 11-21-12
    Paul Grand Rapids, MN, United States 11-21-12 Member Since 2009
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    "classic fantasy"

    this is a must read for any fantasy fan. either you are one of us or you're not

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    Annette FORESTON, MN, United States 02-29-12
    Annette FORESTON, MN, United States 02-29-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Maybe I should end this series now..."

    The first half of this book has too much summarizing. Slow, almost boring.
    Debating on whether this series is worth my time and money to listen to the next one.
    The ending picks up but is it too little, too late?

    Switching narrators is really a problem throughout this series. Although this one is ok, some are terrible. It's very annoying when they pronounce the main characters names different. It 's distracting.

    Also, I am getting tired of all the rape and violence against women. Is it really inspiring?

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    Mitchell 02-09-12
    Mitchell 02-09-12
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    "soul that just smolders."
    Where does Soul of the Fire rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    the story has all the high of the previous books, but the ending is weak. It has a lack of conclusion to some of the mail characters.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    The ending was uneventful. there were to many lose end left unanswered.


    What about Buck Schirner’s performance did you like?

    He was what I come to think of what Richard and Zed should sound like.


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

    yes, I was hoping for more of the situations to come to conclusions.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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