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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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    Costas San Ramon, CA, United States 09-14-10
    Costas San Ramon, CA, United States 09-14-10 Member Since 2008
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    "Soul of the Fire"

    First of all, I can't wait for this book to end so I can get to the next one, hoping it will pick up the pace a bit. Secondly, I'd like to know who picks the readers. I think I may have gotten spoiled with Sam Tsoutsouvas in book 1. He did such a fabulous job, everyone else seems mediocre at best.
    And it's not fair to call Dick Hill mediocre. Or any of the other readers.
    But misspronouncing Kahlan's name is inexcusable.
    And Zed, whom Tsoutsouvas portrays as a powerful wizard, later comes across like a little old gnome.
    Come on Terry, you copied Robert Jordan in some ways (well, more than some. I keep expecting that at some point they'l refer to the sisters of the light as Ais Sedai).
    So, why not copy Jordan and stick to using the same narrator(s) through out the series?
    I really couldn't care less how Kahlan's name is pronounced. As long as it doesn't change depending on who is reading.
    I do plan on getting through the entire series. Even suffering through book 5. (I am half way through.)
    And the TV series? What a joke.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Alain maplewood, NJ, USA 11-19-08
    Alain maplewood, NJ, USA 11-19-08 Member Since 2007
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    "Not his best not his worst"

    As with most audiobooks a lot of the listener's experience comes down to the reader of the audiobook. The story was so so in the beginning and got better towards the end but ended pretty abruptly. But the reader of this novel is 10x better than the previous one. I'm glad I didn't stop at the last book and was able to make my way thru this one. I've read pretty good reviews of the book to come.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Scarab 09-26-08
    Scarab 09-26-08 Member Since 2006
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    "An unfulfilling end"

    I thought the first 2/3 of this book did a good job of developing new characters and setting the stage for the political and magical forces that Richard had to overcome. However I found that the climax to the plot and the wrap up of the fates of the characters in the conclusion was sorely lacking. I seriously thought that I had missed downloading the last section of the book. If not for the "We hope you have enjoyed our presentation..." I wouldn't have even known that book was over. Fates of some of the secondary characters are left in the air, the intent of what the primary characters plan to do after the completion of their struggle is vague at best. Richard never explains to any of his companions how he figured out the way to overcome his adversaries. The fates of some of the main antagonists get summed up by a single sentence. It is hard to express all my issues with the book without giving too much away, but if I had to sum up my feelings on this novel in a single word, it would be "Disappointing." I will probably give the 6th book a chance, but I will take a break from this series for a while to help get the sour taste out of my mouth left behind by this book.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Hunter Huntsville, AL, United States 05-02-12
    Hunter Huntsville, AL, United States 05-02-12 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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    "In the end The Seeker of Truth does it again!!!"
    Would you listen to Soul of the Fire again? Why?

    Yes, I would skip the middle though!!!


    What other book might you compare Soul of the Fire to and why?

    It stands alone.


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

    You can feel the hurt in Richard at times.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Te Vote!!!!


    Any additional comments?

    I didn't know where they were going with the whole minster of defense story but it came out in the end. Everything comes out in the end and the last part is awesome,I was on the edge of my seat when Kahlan was done for and Richard was their but not their for her! I just wanted to say its Kalhan. In all the other you could séance her presence what's is going on!!! So I'm starting the 6th book!!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Christy Oklahoma City, OK, United States 11-20-10
    Christy Oklahoma City, OK, United States 11-20-10
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    "Too much babble"

    Did the publisher have a word quota or something? The story is spoiled by all the "describing of things." There were several instances where the words went on and on, incessantly describing nonessential blah. The story was forgotten many times before finally moving forward. Very disappointing.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Janet durham, nc 09-09-10
    Janet durham, nc 09-09-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Was ok"

    To me, this book wasn't as good as the first four. It seemed to go off on a tangent about other things. I can understand to a point why you would need to know the background information, but it seemed to drag on at times.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Kevin Elmwood, IL, United States 06-29-09
    Kevin Elmwood, IL, United States 06-29-09 Member Since 2006
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    "A marked decline in quality"

    Mr. Goodkind is an imaginative author and the overall series weaves a compelling story. But this book, in particular, showcased some of his shortcomings. While he has always been miserly in his treatment of the disposition of secondary characters he dispatched them with even more rapidity and abruptness in this book. He also had the least impressive end game in this book compared to the previous 4. Like an earlier critique, I was left with the impression that he had come up against a deadline and had to finish the book quickly rather then well. I'm already into the next book and it is better writing but I hope that as he matures as an author he will give more thought and time to the ends of his books.
    Unfortunately, you can't really skip this book without losing track of several story arcs so you'll have to suffer through it as I but you have my empathy.
    Press on fellow readers, the overall storylines are good and your disappointment will pass.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Jeaneen Rialto, CA, USA 01-18-10
    Jeaneen Rialto, CA, USA 01-18-10
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    "Ah......this book is soooooo boring"

    Most of this book is minus the main characters and those parts are sooo boring and tend to repeat. i found my mind drifting during those parts. I recommend skipping those parts. This book is just ok. Not his best - just ok.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Shucks Jones West Palm Beach, Fl 02-18-10
    Shucks Jones West Palm Beach, Fl 02-18-10 Member Since 2001
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    "Make up your own mind"

    I don't pay attention to reviews from other people. We all have different tastes. I don't pay attention to the movie critics either. If something seems interesting I will check it out.
    Having said that, I am glad that I started watching the crappy T.V. Show that led me to the discovery of this book series. Although this author is long winded at times I enjoy the detail. I am glad that the work was done with such care. I am happily lost in the series. I think I will probably want more once I get to the last book. My vision of the lands, cities and characters is much more grand than the T.V. show. Although I do see the Mother Confessor as the current T.V. character (Bridget Regan), I have a totally different picture of Richard.
    Now, I suggest that before you take stock in my review or any review here you think for yourself. This book series may suck for you or it could be the best book you have ever read err.. listened to. Sometimes you just have to say... WTF! And take a leap of faith. Enjoy! Or Not! HAHAHAHAHAHA!

    11 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    Dawn Waconia, MN, United States 03-05-12
    Dawn Waconia, MN, United States 03-05-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Takes you even deeper...."
    Would you listen to Soul of the Fire again? Why?

    Yes. The narrator's voice is soothing and helps you to picture exactly what is happening in the story.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Soul of the Fire?

    When all of the characters are finally brought together and the consequences of it.


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

    Yes, in other


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    "Captivating another great novel"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, a must read/listen from start to finish,


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Soul of the Fire?

    The characters betrayal, the suspense kept on the edge of your seat


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Miss
    Leeds, United Kingdom
    12/23/12
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    "Soul of fire terry goodkind"

    I liked the story, but the first two books are the best. It was a bit slow to get going and there were too many back references to previous books and earlier parts of the story. I liked it enough though to get the next book, so it's worth listening to as its imaginative and there are plenty of great characters in the book. The narrator is alright too, not the best but he doesn't ruin the book by any means. The price is fair too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Johanna
    United Kingdom
    12/15/11
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    "Exciting.."

    These books get more and more gripping. Considering that the biggest strength of our main character so far has been his magic (and his character of course but magic is his big weapon) that strength is taken away from him. Not only that but he also ventures into a new land with very strange customs and has to convince them to join with his empire.

    This book had me on the edge of my seat, the narrator was really good and all the names were pronounced right. Nothing not to like in my opinion.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Linda
    BROUGH, United Kingdom
    4/10/11
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    "sword of truth series"

    i am up to the 5th book in the sword of truth series , absolutely brilliant reading(audible). the narator has an exceptional voice and makes the listening exciting, able to change his voice as required, to the different characters in the book .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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