Regular price: $35.00

Free with 30-day trial
Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month
OR
In Cart

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

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 4.1 out of 5.0
  • 5 Stars
    416
  • 4 Stars
    261
  • 3 Stars
    123
  • 2 Stars
    39
  • 1 Stars
    44

Performance

  • 4.4 out of 5.0
  • 5 Stars
    341
  • 4 Stars
    148
  • 3 Stars
    58
  • 2 Stars
    14
  • 1 Stars
    10

Story

  • 4.2 out of 5.0
  • 5 Stars
    302
  • 4 Stars
    153
  • 3 Stars
    74
  • 2 Stars
    16
  • 1 Stars
    19
Sort by:
  • Overall
  • Janice
  • Half Moon Bay, CA, USA
  • 10-29-09

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

  • Overall

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

  • Overall

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

  • Overall

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

  • Overall

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

  • Overall
  • Tom
  • Santa Monica, CA, USA
  • 09-01-09

Waste of Time & $

Nothing thrilling about this book. Boring and predictable.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Overall

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

  • Overall
  • Bob
  • North Lauderdale, FL, United States
  • 08-27-09

Not worth using a credit

There are some parts of this book that keep you wanting more. Unfortunately, I put it down 3 times before I decided to finish it. If I were looking for a Science Fiction book written for a 6th grader I would be very happy with it. That is, except for the massive amount of killing and violence. The book "explains" most of the experiences like he's writing for a child. I've been happier with books that I didn't even want to finish.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Overall

the next part of an amazing series

if you loved the sword of truth series you will like this book. it is related to the sword of truth series. my mom and i didn't know that when she got it. it was simply that we love the author and so she hoped it would be good. we both loved it

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Carl
  • West Palm Beach, FL, United States
  • 09-07-09

Fun Modern Day Fantasy Thriller

Fun book. Its the audiobook version of a page turner. Fun story but not really that original. Lots of action but it gets to be pretty hard to swallow... a artist that basically turns into Rambo overnight. The magic elements were fun but I wish there was a bit more. Finally the ending was a bit flat and cliched after the action ended. The reader was awesome. I am not a fan of this author's fantasy books but this one is an exception because of the modern real world setting. If you need something to make the time pass quick this is it.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful