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The Law of Nines Audiobook

The Law of Nines

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Publisher's Summary

A publishing event: number-one New York Times best-selling author Terry Goodkind turns in a new direction and delivers a stunningly original thriller.

Turning 27 may be terrifying for some, but for Alex, a struggling artist living in the midwestern United States, it is cataclysmic. Inheriting a huge expanse of land should have made him a rich and happy man; but something about this birthday, his name, and the beautiful woman whose life he just saved, has suddenly made him - and everyone he loves - into a target. A target for extreme and uncompromising violence.

In Alex, Terry Goodkind brings to life a modern hero in a whole new kind of high-octane thriller.

©2009 Terry Goodkind; (P)2009 Penguin

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    Daniel Beck United States 04-10-10
    Daniel Beck United States 04-10-10 Member Since 2015

    Bachelor Chef and Mathematician. I don't bother with books shorter than 20 hours, not worth the effort.

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    "Hurrah for Terry and his effort to enlighten"

    I am finding this book equally entertaining, though much different from, The Sword of Truth series. He has fashioned a collage between the world of the Confessors and the modern world of today.
    Not being a soothsayer nor do I own a crystal ball I am not sure exactly where this series will lead but I do think that it will be as enlightening as the world where Lord Rahl was powerful and Richard became the change of that power.
    Well done Terry, I think that Ayn would be happy to see you stretch out your craft.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth Ashby, MA, USA 11-13-09
    Elizabeth Ashby, MA, USA 11-13-09
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    "Fantastic!"

    My only Complaint is that I wish it was a little bit longer! Couldn't Put it down. Terry Goodkind has never disappointed me yet!

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    Jeff Wildomar, CA, USA 11-07-09
    Jeff Wildomar, CA, USA 11-07-09 Member Since 2010
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    "Major detail not in promo"

    This book is a continuation of Wizards First Rule. A series of 12 outstanding books available right underneath this one at audible. The best series I've downloaded in 7 years. If you have read those you know exactly who these people are and where they are from. I'm hoping it's the beginning of a new series. Not quite done with it yet. Audible should tell you that. Unless you read the others all these artifacts won't make any sense. Alex is related to a great wizard in her world and doesn't know it. She is a mother confessor in that world. In the long past history of her world her and his counterparts were married lovers who euled that world. Jeff

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    Janice Half Moon Bay, CA, USA 10-29-09
    Janice Half Moon Bay, CA, USA 10-29-09 Member Since 2016
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    "New Fantasy"

    This is a wonderful new fantasy by Terry Goodkind. If you are a fan of Terry's other series SOT you will enjoy this new one as well.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Hollis Nova Scotia 09-24-09
    Hollis Nova Scotia 09-24-09 Member Since 2007
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    "Reviw of "Law of Nines""

    Very well narrated. Interesting plot reminiscent of Terminator 2. Plot and characters were well developed. Some of the speeches tended to go on for a long time and were repititious. Overall I enjoyed listening but it was a little juvenile.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Suzannah Baird Smalley 09-22-09
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    "not good"

    I almost stopped listening to this book twice, and I don't normally do that. I did finish it; I paid for it afterall, but it was not good. The writing was very poor. I would not recommend it to anyone. I didn't mind the sci fi part, but the quality of the writing was subpar. I would suggest you try a different book.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    S. J. Luke West Warwick, RI USA 09-13-09
    S. J. Luke West Warwick, RI USA 09-13-09 Member Since 2010
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    "Nothing new, but not horrible"

    Goodkind created a great character in his Sword of Truth series, it took 3 books to flesh him out. In this book Goodkind tried to re-create the same exact character, but gave him no time develop. He went directly from a sheltered 'normal' guy to a well-trained and practiced military 'hero.'

    The story was good, but the writing was not so much. Goodkind took paragraphs of conversation to slowly bring the characters to understand the obvious. This might be part of the story telling - after all both of the main characters are completely out of their own element - but it was a painful listen with the repetition.

    I liked the Sword of Truth series, and will read Goodkind's next book, but I wish he had done a better job with this one.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Marc Morrison 09-10-09 Listener Since 2009
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    "Very Disappointing"

    I really enjoy audible, however this was a very weak selection. Writing is not great and the story can't decide if it is adventure or fantasy and therefore fails significantly at both.

    Search for others.

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Tom Santa Monica, CA, USA 09-01-09
    Tom Santa Monica, CA, USA 09-01-09
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    "Waste of Time & $"

    Nothing thrilling about this book. Boring and predictable.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    S.K. 08-27-09
    S.K. 08-27-09

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    "Still more fantasy than thriller"

    Although set in the present day United States, this is still a fantasy novel, with sorceresses and princesses transported from a parallel world in which magic and witches are the way of things. If you like that sort of story, then this might be a book for you, although I think the plot is still pretty thin and the connecting of our reality with a magical one never really becomes more than a cute gimmick--but this is not the sort of book I generally like, so I'm probably not a great judge. What I am sure of, is that if you don't go for fantasy, give it a pass.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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