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Blood of the Fold Audiobook

Blood of the Fold: Sword of Truth, Book 3

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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

What the Critics Say

"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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    alec hobbs 12-03-16
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    "not sure why everyone hates the narrator"

    I actually thought he was the best one so far. In fact I think he was better than the last two by quite a bit.

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    stephen a washburn 12-02-16 Member Since 2016
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    "8,000% improvement in narration"

    Thank you for the improved narrator. I almost didn't buy this book because the last narrator was literally the worst reader I have ever heard in any audio book I've ever listened to. I honestly would have rather had Siri read the previous book to me; this in addition to many negative reviews saying the narrator was somehow worse than the previous scared me but I bought the book anyway and do not regret it. this narrator is like 100x better than the last guy, not as good as the narrator for wizard's first rule, but pretty decent. don't listen to the "most helpful" review stating this guy has a lisp and is horrible, he in no way has a lisp and he only took like 5 minutes to get accustomed to. he does a decent job with voices and reading and pronouncing things.

    the story is pretty good as are the other books in the sword of truth series. I haven't read wheel of time books so I can't compare the story to that series as many reviews of this series do. I enjoy the books and they keep a decent pacing for the most part. this book was very enjoyable

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    Dylan 11-23-16
    Dylan 11-23-16
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    "on to book 4"

    as always the writing is amazing. the ending is great. the dreamwalker segment felt more as a build like we will come back to a few things. loved it!

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    Joe 11-06-16
    Joe 11-06-16
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    "Rapid Reader"

    Hard to put down, great continuation. Looking forward to Temple in the Woods and the rest of the story. Reader was excellent and did well with keeping the characters unique. Well done TG

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    Steven 11-01-16
    Steven 11-01-16 Member Since 2016
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    "redundant"

    this book was like someone that finished an essay for 2000 words and only had 500 and filled in the rest by reiterating the previous 500 words

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    Chris T. Rodman 10-28-16
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    "Story is Excellent - Narrator needs more work."
    What did you love best about Blood of the Fold?

    The introduction of the NEW villain (villains) was well done. I read the series before I ever listened to a single audio-book, so I already knew what to expect. I believe that makes me a little more critical of the narrators, but I also believe I am being fair in my evaluations.

    Buck Schirner is a much better narrator than Jim Bond (of course, everyone is better than Jim), and better than Sam Tsoutsouvas (although Sam did do a decent job on 2 of the books), but Dick Hill is the best (although he does need to learn how to pronounce Kahlan) and Christina Traister right behind him.

    This book is one of the best in the Sword of Truth Series. Probably because there is so much going on, and a lot less chance for repeated dialog. The introduction of the main sisters of the dark, and finally getting to meet and visualize the Emperor was wonderfully depicted.

    You will finally truly be able to get into this new world and understand what is at stake while allowing yourself to be enveloped in the story.You will be able to feel rage at the short term villains and glad they are dispatched, and fully believe you would done the same. You will be drawn into the world of the mord sith - and start feel a real sorrow for the women behind the appellation.

    You will be looking forward to finding out what comes next.


    What other book might you compare Blood of the Fold to and why?

    I am not sure you could compare this book to any other, because, even though it could be a stand alone book - you would almost have to have read or go back and read the previous books.

    However, I will compare it to other books in the series.

    This book was well worth the time of the read and or listen. It was informative and exciting. I found myself wanting to skip chapters to get back to a specific story line. The way Terry writes - he has several stories going on, at the same time, within the whole book - you find yourself impatient to get back to where you left off in a previous chapter.

    In comparison, books later in the series are packed with dogma/dialog running ON and ON to the point of frustration, and introduction of characters and story arcs that end up taking whole books - when they should have only taken 5 or 10 chapters. (ie. "Naked Empire", "Pillars of Creation").

    "Blood of the Fold" was well worth Your time - whether you read it or listen to it on audio.


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

    Like I wrote in a previous section. Buck Schirner does a decent job with voice inflection, and he is better than Sam and Jim, but I will not brag on him as a favorite.


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

    I would have liked to listen to the audio all in one sitting, but that just isn't feasible. The narrator just did not have enough enthusiasm and voice differences to keep me interested for that long a period of time.


    Any additional comments?

    For as long as these books and more precisely this series has been around - I would think that Brillance Audio could get the best narrator/actor to redo the whole series. (ie. Dick Hill or Christina Traister)

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    Amazon Customer 10-23-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Good read, better "reader" than 1st book."

    Good read, better "reader" than 1st book. And.. "Wizard's rules" are absolutely applicable to today's world of pandering politicians!

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    N Wright King William, VA, United States 10-20-16
    N Wright King William, VA, United States 10-20-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Impressive."

    Such a wonderfully twisted mind is that of Terry Goodkind. I've never encountered an author that has this depth of imagination.

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    lucendienne 10-11-16
    lucendienne 10-11-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Another excellent story performed beautifully"

    I love reading the continuing adventures of Richard and his friends and I was delighted to hear it so well read. The reading was smooth and seamless and never detracted from my enjoyment. I'd recommend it to anyone.

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    Chuckadeemus 10-03-16 Member Since 2016
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    "great!"

    one of my favorites of the series Amazing Story and the narrator Buck Schirner was amazing

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