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Publisher's Summary

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.

War, monsters, and treachery plague the world, and only Richard and Kahlan can save it from an armageddon of unimaginable savagery and destruction.

Terry Goodkind, author of the brilliant fantasy bestsellers of the Sword of Truth series, has created his most masterful epic yet, a sumptuous feast of magic and excitement replete with the wonders of his unique fantasy vision.

Epic edge: listen to more in the Sword of Truth series.
©1996 Terry Goodkind (P)1999 Brilliance Audio

Critic Reviews

"A complex epic fantasy that crackles with vigor and magical derring-do." ( Publishers Weekly)"Buck Schirner is an adept reader, expert at rendering this vast, glittering tapestry of a world." ( Library Journal)

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A great story

The author mispronounced a number of words which took away from the story telling and made you think twice about the authors grasp of the English language. Other than that, it's a great story

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Who is that

Books have editors; don't these audio books get listened to before released? If the narrator can't pronounce the names; that should have been caught, fixed, or find a new narrator. Did he not listen to even a small portion of the previous books? No audio book should be so butchered once you are 2 books deep already.

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wonderful

Richard keeps forcing the world into war, but his love for Kahlan is what drives him.

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I actually liked the narrator

Lots of people didn't like the narrator on this, but I don't see why, I thought he was just fine.

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great book but some holes in the story.

loved the book but some of it seemed rushed. I loved it still. I highly recommend that you listen to the other two books first.

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amazing

fantastic! it's my favorite so far the action and story took a amazing and crazy turn! And I can't wait to listen to the next one in the series.

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  • Ginny
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • 10-10-17

Much better voice than the last one

I could listen to this man speak for days... in fact I just have, haha! The intricately well told story of Terry Goodkind once again wows the senses and brings my imagination flaring to life. His well versed words and incredible vocabulary bring about the thought that I, myself, may just be less competent than I originally thought.

The voice over was very well done, and he reason it gets 4/5 is that the actor gets tired some times and you can just hear his desire to do the voices wane as he drums on to the beat of the book. The first voice reigns supreme yet.

I cannot wait to hear my next book!!

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as usual

I've always loved Terry Goodkind's work. But the fight scene in this 3rd book is my FAVORITE! All the scenes link together n the best ending. But we always get good stuff from Goodkind

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  • Lisa
  • woodford, Australia
  • 09-07-17

Please reproduce with a different narrator

This great series has been marred with poor narrator choices. Unfortunately this is no exception.

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Good one!

I'll be listening now to the next book :)
And good narration too!
Good job and thanks!