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The Third Kingdom Audiobook

The Third Kingdom: Richard and Kahlan, Book 2

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"Richard saw the point of a sword blade sticking out from between the man's shoulder blades. He spun back toward Richard after throwing the woman out of the opening, ready to attack. It seemed impossible, but the man looked unaffected by the blade that had impaled him through the chest.

"It was then, in the weak light from the fire pit off to the side, that Richard got his first good look at the killer.

"Three knives were buried up to their brass cross guards in the man's chest. Only the handles were showing. Richard saw, too, the broken end of a sword blade jutting out from the center of the man's chest. The point of that same blade stuck out from the man’s back.

"Richard recognized the knife handles. All three were the style carried by the men of the First File.

"He looked from those blades that should have killed the big man, up to his face. That was when he realized the true horror of the situation, and the reason for the unbearable stench of death."

Sequel to the #1 New York Times best seller The Omen Machine.

©2013 Terry Goodking (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Jade Lyndhurst, OH, United States 09-11-13
    Jade Lyndhurst, OH, United States 09-11-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Terry Goodkind does it again!"

    I am always a fan of Terry Goodkind; this book is no exception. I am ecstatic to again be on a journey with Kahlan and Richard. True to form, the storyline is fantastic and full of stimulating philosophical undertones. The character development is superb. A definite must read! I couldn't put it down and can't wait for the next in the series.

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    Luke 09-02-13
    Luke 09-02-13
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    "As usual, Terry Goodkind delivers."
    What made the experience of listening to The Third Kingdom the most enjoyable?

    The narrator Sam Tsoutsouvas did a amazing job as ever with the reading.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story was good as ever. It was the typical plot twist of TG laying all the elements out for the ending of the book for the reader to put together at the end.


    What about Sam Tsoutsouvas’s performance did you like?

    The narrator Sam Tsoutsouvas did a amazing job as ever with the reading.


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

    I enjoyed the point in the book when Richard 1st drew the Sword of Truth to battle, The scenes surrounding this are always vivid and build the readers imagery of the situation up.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    ike 11-01-16
    ike 11-01-16 Member Since 2016
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    "I have to finish..."

    I've loved this series for my entire adult life. I took a few years away, but always wanted to get back into the story, beginning my audio book library with Faith of the Fallen, then continuing with Naked Empire, and so on. I'm not sure what has happened, but the writing has changed dramatically... 53 Chapters in inc had decided it was enough. There is so much that is said repeatedly (think [this battle happens], people travel then the story of the battle, in the exact same detail, is repeated to you 3 more times in the next 6 chapters) There is a part of the book that the immense devastation of an event taking "a mere moment" is literally explained in a 10 minute session of the audio book. I loved Goodkind's writing, I've read it for years, I will be happy to read the entire series, but when I'm done I'll only ever read Wizard's First Rule til Phantom, again. (I haven't read the first confessor, so I wait to find a good read once again)
    if you read Omen Machine, prepare for a lot of the same style of writing with some added story... if you haven't read Omen Machine, avoid it and this. They will taint the thought of this series, which truly becomes heart-rending.

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    Angela 10-18-16
    Angela 10-18-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Captivating"

    I love Sam as a narrator :). I think the characters are a part of him as much as they are me.

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    Lindsey 10-09-16
    Lindsey 10-09-16 Member Since 2017
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    "love"

    i love sam tsoutsouvas. i wish he read all of this series. there are some that are just so bad.

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    Chris T. Rodman 10-06-16
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    "Now we're getting somewhere."
    Where does The Third Kingdom rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Not the top of my list, but it was very good - probably number 2. I still wish they would get a different narrator.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I still like Cara the best, but Sammie was very good in this book.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Sam Tsoutsouvas’s performances?

    I really have no choice if I want to listen to the Sword of Truth books. I will probably never buy a book narrated by Sam - unless he gets better at voice inflection - but because I love the Sword of Truth books - I will keep trying to listen to him, and enjoy the book for what Terry Goodkind was writing.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I do not think it was an extreme reaction, but because I read the book - and I got angry while reading the book - I got angry all over again. I really do hate Abbot Drier. I know the character - Bishop Arc - is supposed to be one of the main bad guy characters, and he is a great bad guy character, but the abbot is just so totally obnoxious and demented, that I wanted to jump in the book, for Kahlan and Richard, and do a job on him myself. Maybe just for my own satisfaction.


    Any additional comments?

    The Story was excellent, and the new characters that were added were wonderful. Even though Sam did a better job narrating on this book, I still wish they had Christina Traister doing the job. To tell you the truth - I don't know if Sam is even getting any better. I may just be getting used to his small variety of voices, and have come to terms with the fact that I can't have it any other way.

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    John Thurmond 09-27-16 Member Since 2016
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    Great book! As with all his books, Terry Goodkind does it again. I highly recommend this book!

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    gabriela ledezma 08-18-16
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    "I thought it was going to be better..."

    I have loved all of Mr. Goodkind books, but this one...oh man, I really had to force my self to finish it. Just way to much rumbling. I'm really hesitating to get the book followed by this one, hopefully is not like this one, I really want to know how it ends with Richard and kaihlan

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    Jayne A. Garver Harrisburg, PA United States 07-08-16
    Jayne A. Garver Harrisburg, PA United States 07-08-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Love Terry Goodkind, but"

    This is not his best work. The characters spend too much time over analyzing their every move.

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    Michael D Jensen 05-25-16 Member Since 2016
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    "getting better"

    this book was a lot better. Story was great and made some good progress. There are some cons. First is no surprise to anyone, he repeats himself. Listening to Richard explains things over and over to everyone he encounters got old fast, also getting sick of the same story format Terry has been using. Richard and Khalan separated and Richard lost his gift, color me surprised..... For once would like these two to actually kick ass throughout the book together for once. Terry must get off putting the two main characters through so much torment and agony. Sam did a great job narrating.

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