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The Third Kingdom: Richard and Kahlan, Book 2 | [Terry Goodkind]

The Third Kingdom: Richard and Kahlan, Book 2

"Three knives were buried up to their brass cross guards in the man's chest. 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.
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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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    Twolong03 01-11-15
    Twolong03 01-11-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Good"

    A bit wordy and repetitive at times. But still Goodall I have to write ten more words so here they are

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    Amazon Customer 12-26-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Can't wait for next book!"

    Loved the storyline. Can't wait to get to 3rd book. While some think it is too drawn out, I like it.

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    Craig Allen 11-04-14
    Craig Allen 11-04-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Slow to start but gets good."
    What did you love best about The Third Kingdom?

    The first quarter of this book was really slow and drawn out.BUT the last half picked up and ended up being enjoyable.


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

    The best part is the narration. Sam gives good impressions of all the characters. Lots of inflection and drama. Excellent !!


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

    No laughter but did get teary eyed towards the end.


    Any additional comments?

    Not the best book of the series but not the worst either. Middle of the road. Better than the Omen Machine. Not as preachy as other books; however lots of repetition of the same thought or line of dialog. Needs some better editing and revision control.I know that I am anticipating the next book.

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    Chris 08-29-14
    Chris 08-29-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Terry Goodkind should have Stopped at Conferssor"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No. I am a Goodkind fan but he should have stopped at Confessor even that had stretched the series pretty far.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    It was not interesting at all really


    What didn’t you like about Sam Tsoutsouvas’s performance?

    He was WAY WAY WAY to quite. While driving in the car there was way to many times that I would miss things he said. It was very annoying. This is NOT someone I would chose to listen to again.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    While I agree with Goodkind's politics with each book he has become more and more preechy as every other reviewer has complained about. It gets to be way to much. Its like come on man. We know how you feel. Get over it all ready. And way to many plot holes. My god all the crap with the Mord Sith! RIchard has no fear of a Mord Sith and EVERY Mord Sith knows the touch of a Confessor is death! This was by far the WORSE book every by Goodkind.

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    deb 08-18-14
    deb 08-18-14
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    "Goodkind losing it"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    whereas Goodkind has drug out these stories with rambling about things like ten pages on how a mirror image works in previous books, at least he maintained continuity between one book to another. this one he lost it. For instance, suddenly all the gifted people lose their magic when he loses his. That has never been the case before. When he lost his gift before, mord sith agiles lost power and the bond was lost that projected against the Dreamwalker but that didn't mean all his gifted people no longer could use their gift. PLUS, in the previous book when Richard lost his gift, everyone swore allegiance to Nathan so they are protected. What happened to that bond? It was never rescinded. although these books tend to be rambling and sometimes good kinds hatred for women is disturbing, at least there was a continuity that brought me back to the series rather than start a new one. Completely changing the facts of the very building blocks is akin to starting a new series so if the only reason you stick with these increasingly rambling stories is the continuity, pass on this new set as continuity no longer exists


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    different series by a different author


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

    i wouldn't be able to listen while walking or biking


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

    it is still a good genre, and it does kill time


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    suzy 07-09-14
    suzy 07-09-14 Member Since 2014
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    "great way to go terry"
    Would you listen to The Third Kingdom again? Why?

    yes and will the whole series. i love it!


    What other book might you compare The Third Kingdom to and why?

    nothing, maybe ra salvator a little


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

    yes. good


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

    most diffently


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Shawn 06-28-14
    Shawn 06-28-14 Member Since 2011
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    "What happened?"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I have enjoyed all of Terry Goodkinds books, until this one. The constant repeated "Richard knew"s, along with the apparent need to explain every concept 2,3 even 4 times in the same bit of dialog leaves me wondering if this is even the same author of the previous books? Or did he suddenly decide he is writing to small children? Terrible book to listen to. I can't recommend this book to anyone! Unless you are desperate, and, like me, hold out some small hope that Mr. Goodkind will put a lot more effort into the next one in this series


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

    Write for an adult audience, way less "Richard knew"s stop the explications! A concept is clear after the first time!


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    Kevin Georgiades California 06-09-14
    Kevin Georgiades California 06-09-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Second half is good"

    I realize the first part needs to set up the story, but it felt like the story was just droning on and on about the same things. Halfway through its like Richard woke up and started acting like how he used to and the story overall got a little more interesting.

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    amber 04-23-14
    amber 04-23-14 Member Since 2013
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    "I still love Terry Goodkind"
    What did you like best about The Third Kingdom? What did you like least?

    I like the plot twists in this book. I did not like the death of one of my favorite characters.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Cara has always been one of my favorite characters because of the beauty that her life turned into after all the horror she had faced.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Sam Tsoutsouvas?

    Nick Sullivan


    Could you see The Third Kingdom being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No. The tv series made out of the prior book series with the same characters was bunk. It changed too much of the storyline to keep interest. To make a tv series featuring the same characters would not work. In a movie, too much ground work would have to be laid. They would have to start at the beginning and make movies out of the entire Sword of Truth series first.


    Any additional comments?

    If I would have originally started listening to books written by Terry Goodkind with Sam Tsoutsouvas narrating, I would never have fallen in love with them in the same way. Nick Sullivan should take over all future Terry Goodkind novels. Sam is too boring.

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    Rich 03-23-14
    Rich 03-23-14
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    "Its great to return to an epic story"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I have listened to Nick Sullivan on previous books in this series, and Sam Tsoutsouvas, loses the uniqueness of the character's, with his mono tone reading.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Have it read by Nick Sullivan


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

    yes of course


    Did The Third Kingdom inspire you to do anything?

    read the next book in the series


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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