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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.


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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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    bretto2004 05-17-16
    bretto2004 05-17-16 Member Since 2015
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    "boooring"

    Goodkind uses his gift of retelling the reader what they already know and ramps it up to 11. Skip the first 50 chapters and quell the feeling of wanting to reach into paper and strangle Sammy and do yourself a favour by not buying this festering pile of zombie flesh.

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    Robert J. Green 05-07-16

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    "Excellent Story..."

    ...and one of the better stories in the "Sword of Truth" series! The Omen machine is barely mentioned in this book, but may have a larger role in a future story. Richard is on a quest to save himself and his friends from the grips of "Death" itself!!! ...and the bad guys, as usual, want Richard's throne and empire for themselves! Very good action and the story moves fairly well. Can't wait to get to the next book!!!

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    kevin Marysville, IN, United States 03-29-16
    kevin Marysville, IN, United States 03-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    "As expected "

    Once again Terry did not disappoint. I have enjoyed all of his works of a fantasy master. if you are a fan of his style which is of his own and I have listened to no other other than the Shannara series and Tolkien that I have enjoyed as much.

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    Tai 03-12-16
    Tai 03-12-16 Member Since 2016
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    "I love this story but..."

    I love this storyline but as others have said Terry needs to watch out because he gets a little repetitive. Especially in his turn of phrase, and can be preachy at times.

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    Amazon Customer 03-11-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Yeah.... kind of got on my nerves."
    What disappointed you about The Third Kingdom?

    Kept repeating obvious conclusions It just seemed overly explained.


    What was most disappointing about Terry Goodkind’s story?

    I thinks the part where the torched woman tell a prophecy that is so unbelievably detailed and then the dude Like "Duh... I still don't understand... I need to kill Kahlan to learn more." Hard stuff to listen to.


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    Kahlan Marcus 12-30-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Goodbye Goodkind"
    Any additional comments?

    I loved the Sword of Truth series, and I was really excited about the prospect continuing the story when I first heard about The Omen Machine. However, after forcing myself through Omen Machine, and after trudging through The Third Kingdom, I can't do it anymore. These books were so repetitious and dull the only thing that kept me going was the fact that I have already invested so much time in this author and this world. I've read reviews of the next book and it sounds much the same as these last two. I can't read or listen to any more of these plots where the same idea is beaten so dead it turns to glue.

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    Chase 12-07-15
    Chase 12-07-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Outstanding Book!"

    Yet again, Goodkind delivers an engaging and exciting story! From the first word, the reader is wraped up in the expansive world they have come to love in this series. Can not wait for the next installment!

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