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    Debt of Bones | Terry Goodkind

    Debt of Bones

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Terry Goodkind
    • Narrated By Sam Tsoutsouvas
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    A milestone of storytelling set in the world of The Sword of Truth, Debt of Bones is the story of young Abby's struggle to win the aid of the wizard Zedd Zorander, the most important man alive. Abby is trapped, not only between both sides of the war, but in a mortal conflict between two powerful men. For Zedd, who commands power most men can only imagine, granting Abby's request would mean forsaking his sacred duty. With the storm of the final battle about to save the life of a child....

    Wonderful back story

    I really liked this book. It filled in so many places and questions about Zed and his history. It gave a great explanation of how the great barriors..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 27 2013 by Kurt (Broomfield, COLORADO, United States)
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    Wizard's First Rule: Sword of Truth, Book 1 | Terry Goodkind

    Wizard's First Rule: Sword of Truth, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (34 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Terry Goodkind
    • Narrated By Sam Tsoutsouvas
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    In the aftermath of the brutal murder of his father, Richard Cypher encounters a mysterious woman, Kahlan Amnell, in his forest sanctuary. She seeks his help...and more. His world, his very beliefs, are shattered when ancient debts come due with thundering violence.

    Better than the show

    I bought this book because I saw the first two TV seasons based upon these books and I wanted to know what happened later. I found the book different ..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 11 2012 by Andrew E. Budson, MD ()
  • 2
    Stone of Tears: Sword of Truth, Book 2 | Terry Goodkind

    Stone of Tears: Sword of Truth, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (38 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Terry Goodkind
    • Narrated By Jim Bond
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    The veil to the underworld has been torn, and Rahl, from beyond the veil, begins to summon a sinister power more dreadful than any he has wielded before. Horrifying creatures escape through the torn veil, wreaking havoc on the unsuspecting world above.

    Great Book - Almost ruined by the narrator

    I have never written a review before, but I have been listening to books since before Audible was hatched.

    I have noticed readers voice..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 12 2010 by Bo Laughlin (Alpharetta, GA USA)
  • 3
    Blood of the Fold: Sword of Truth, Book 3 | Terry Goodkind

    Blood of the Fold: Sword of Truth, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Terry Goodkind
    • Narrated By Buck Schirner
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    In a fantasy world as rich and real as our own, Richard Rahl and Kahlan Amnell stand against the ancient forces which besiege the New World - forces so terrible that when last they threatened, they could only be withstood by sealing off the Old World from whence they came. Now the barrier has been breached, and the New World is again beset by their evil power.

    Finally!!!

    I am very pleased to say that this is the first book in the series to live up to the hype. I found myself listening to the book even when I wasn't at ..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 05 2008 by Donald (Campbell, CA, USA)
  • 4
    Temple of the Winds: Sword of Truth, Book 4 | Terry Goodkind

    Temple of the Winds: Sword of Truth, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Terry Goodkind
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
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    The dangerous, fanatical Imperial Order, under the leadership of the power-mad Emperor Jagang and his multitude of demonic underlings, unleashes a deadly plague. To find a cure, Richard Cypher and his beloved Kahlan Amnell must seek out the legendary Temple of the Winds, a fortress of evil sealed away for three thousand years. But the path of the Seeker of Truth is never an easy one - even if he can reach the Temple at all, there is no guarantee he'll ever return.

    Good book, poor narration

    The narrator kept calling the characters by the wrong names!!! It was very frustrating because it would throw me off everytime. I had to make a ment..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 19 2009 by Dani (United States)
  • 5
    Soul of the Fire: Sword of Truth, Book 5 | Terry Goodkind

    Soul of the Fire: Sword of Truth, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Terry Goodkind
    • Narrated By Buck Schirner
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    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.

    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 be..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 19 2008 by Alain (maplewood, NJ, USA)
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    Faith of the Fallen: Sword of Truth, Book 6 | Terry Goodkind

    Faith of the Fallen: Sword of Truth, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Terry Goodkind
    • Narrated By John Kenneth
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    A Sister of the Dark captures Richard and takes him deep into the Old World, to the very heart of the Order, while his beloved Kahlan remains behind. Free because of Richard's sacrifice for her, but unwilling to abandon the cause of the Midlands, Kahlan violates not only prophecy but her last pledge to Richard and raises an army against the advancing horde of the Imperial Order.

    One of the most inspiring books ever written

    By the time I reached this book in Goodkind's series, my interest in the Sword of Truth was waning. I love the characters of Richard and Kahlan, but ..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 10 2010 by Sarah (Elmira, NY, United States)
  • 7
    The Pillars of Creation: Sword of Truth, Book 7 | Terry Goodkind

    The Pillars of Creation: Sword of Truth, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Terry Goodkind
    • Narrated By Jim Bond
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    Tormented her entire life by inhuman voices, Jennsen seeks to end her intolerable agony. She at last discovers a way to silence the voices. For everyone else, the torment is about to begin. Richard Rahl and his wife, Kahlan, have been reunited after their long separation, but with winter descending and the paralyzing dread of an army of annihilation occupying their homeland, they must venture deep into a strange and desolate land.

    Detour!

    If you know up front that the Richard,Kahlan, and the usual cast are not the main characters in "The PIllars of Creation" then the story is not dissa..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 11 2009 by D (corona, ca United States)
  • 8
    Naked Empire: Sword of Truth, Book 8 | Terry Goodkind

    Naked Empire: Sword of Truth, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Terry Goodkind
    • Narrated By Jim Bond
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    "'You knew they were there, didn't you?' Kahlan asked in a hushed tone as she leaned closer. Against the darkening sky, she could just make out the shapes of three black-tipped races taking to wing, beginning their nightly hunt. That was why he'd stopped. That was what he'd been watching as the rest of them waited in uneasy silence."

    A little less talk, a lot more action

    I've been a fan of this series, but the last two books 7 and 8, are very weak. I'm about 80% through this book, and have found it to be very disappoi..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 14 2010 by T. Baker (Texas)
  • 9
    Chainfire: Chainfire Trilogy, Part 1, Sword of Truth, Book 9 | Terry Goodkind

    Chainfire: Chainfire Trilogy, Part 1, Sword of Truth, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Terry Goodkind
    • Narrated By Jim Bond
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    As Richard fought to focus his mind on his need to remain conscious, the breathless voices sounded to him as if they were coming from some great, dim distance. He wasn't sure who they were. He knew that he knew them, but right then it just didn't seem to matter. He struggled to put voice to his burning concern, but he couldn't form the words, couldn't get out any more than a gasping moan.

    Much improved from the Naked Empire

    Terry Goodkind spends less time preaching his Ayn Rand derived ideas and more time telling the story. However, there are still significant flaws. Whil..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 10 2008 by Karanja (Silver Spring, MD, USA)
  • 10
    Phantom: Chainfire Trilogy, Part 2, Sword of Truth, Book 10 | Terry Goodkind

    Phantom: Chainfire Trilogy, Part 2, Sword of Truth, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Terry Goodkind
    • Narrated By Sam Tsoutsouvas
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    On the day that she awoke remembering nothing but her name, Kahlan Amnell became the most dangerous woman alive. For everyone else, that was the day when the world began to end.

    Phantom Review

    Finally finished reading Phantom. This book was the dullest of the series, it seemed like TG dragged it out too long, especially with Kahlan's storyl..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 08 2009 by Marie (Pine Hill, NJ, USA)
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    Confessor: Chainfire Trilogy, Part 3, Sword of Truth, Book 11 | Terry Goodkind

    Confessor: Chainfire Trilogy, Part 3, Sword of Truth, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Terry Goodkind
    • Narrated By Sam Tsoutsouvas
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    Descending into darkness, about to be overwhelmed by evil, those people still free are powerless to stop the coming dawn of a savage new world, while Richard faces the guilt of knowing that he must let it happen. Alone, he must bear the weight of a sin he dare not confess to the one person he loves...and has lost.

    Wow.....More rhetoric?

    I have been looking forward to the end of this series ever since I began reading The Sword of Truth series. After reading subsequent reviews which we..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 09 2010 by Jessica (Fort Belvoir, Vatican City State (Holy See))
  • 12
    The Omen Machine: A Richard and Kahlan Novel | Terry Goodkind

    The Omen Machine: A Richard and Kahlan Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs)
    • By Terry Goodkind
    • Narrated By Sam Tsoutsouvas
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    An accident leads to the discovery of a mysterious machine that has rested hidden deep underground for countless millennia. The machine awakens to begin issuing a series of increasingly alarming, if minor, omens. The omens turn out to be astonishingly accurate, and ever more ominous. As Zedd tries to figure out how to destroy the sinister device, the machine issues a cataclysmic omen involving Richard and Kahlan, foretelling an impending event beyond anyone’s ability to stop. As catastrophe approaches, the machine then reveals that it is within its power to withdraw the omen....

    Different

    This novel was not at all what I expected. Terry Goodkind's writing style has really matured with this novel, and it is extremely evident. The story l..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 17 2011 by Alan (st george, UT, United States)
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    The Third Kingdom: Richard and Kahlan, Book 2 | Terry Goodkind

    The Third Kingdom: Richard and Kahlan, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Terry Goodkind
    • Narrated By Sam Tsoutsouvas
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    "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.

    Good story, too much rambling

    Terry Goodkind is very good with his story line, he just tends to ramble so much it gets boring. It is like he has an idea, then because he doesn't r..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 26 2013 by Nimue (Alberta, Canada)
  • 14
    Severed Souls: Sword of Truth, Book 14 | Terry Goodkind

    Severed Souls: Sword of Truth, Book 14

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Terry Goodkind
    • Narrated By Sam Tsoutsouvas
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    Enter the unique world of Terry Goodkind. A world of high adventure, brilliant storytelling, and people you will never forget. A sweeping new novel of Richard Rahl, Kahlan Amnell, and their world.

    Opinion on Severed Souls

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    Reviewed on August 17 2014 by David ()
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    Warheart: Sword of Truth, Book 15

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs)
    • By Terry Goodkind
    • Narrated By To Be Announced
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    Soulmates, pawns of prophecy and inheritors of an ancient conflict, Richard and Kahlan's destinies have been bound together since their first encounter in Wizard's First Rule. But now Richard lies on a funeral bier - suspended between the worlds of life and death and Kahlan faces her greatest challenge. She must fight for Richard's very existence, and Richard, trapped in the underworld, must fight to keep the world of life from ending.

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