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The Third Kingdom Audiobook

The Third Kingdom: Richard and Kahlan, Book 2

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"Richard saw the point of a sword blade sticking out from between the man's shoulder blades. He spun back toward Richard after throwing the woman out of the opening, ready to attack. It seemed impossible, but the man looked unaffected by the blade that had impaled him through the chest.

"It was then, in the weak light from the fire pit off to the side, that Richard got his first good look at the killer.

"Three knives were buried up to their brass cross guards in the man's chest. Only the handles were showing. Richard saw, too, the broken end of a sword blade jutting out from the center of the man's chest. The point of that same blade stuck out from the man’s back.

"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.

©2013 Terry Goodking (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Jade Lyndhurst, OH, United States 09-11-13
    Jade Lyndhurst, OH, United States 09-11-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Terry Goodkind does it again!"

    I am always a fan of Terry Goodkind; this book is no exception. I am ecstatic to again be on a journey with Kahlan and Richard. True to form, the storyline is fantastic and full of stimulating philosophical undertones. The character development is superb. A definite must read! I couldn't put it down and can't wait for the next in the series.

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    Luke 09-02-13
    Luke 09-02-13
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    "As usual, Terry Goodkind delivers."
    What made the experience of listening to The Third Kingdom the most enjoyable?

    The narrator Sam Tsoutsouvas did a amazing job as ever with the reading.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story was good as ever. It was the typical plot twist of TG laying all the elements out for the ending of the book for the reader to put together at the end.


    What about Sam Tsoutsouvas’s performance did you like?

    The narrator Sam Tsoutsouvas did a amazing job as ever with the reading.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I enjoyed the point in the book when Richard 1st drew the Sword of Truth to battle, The scenes surrounding this are always vivid and build the readers imagery of the situation up.


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    Amazon Customer Newport News, Virginia 05-19-17
    Amazon Customer Newport News, Virginia 05-19-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Better than Expected, but Still not his best."

    While this is not Terry Goodkind's best foray into his fantasy realm of the Sword of Truth. I don't believe it is as bad as some of reviews have made it out to be. While he uses what some refer to as 'Zombies. They are by no means the zombies that have saturated pop culture. They are more reminiscent of voodoo type. Also the author never actually calls them by the dreaded 'Z' word.
    I personally was burned out on our current expectation of what we think of as zombies, however I didn't mind the author's take on the supernatural.

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    05-17-17
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    "I love the story"

    I started this audio book and finished it in a little less than a week!

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    Tanner 03-21-17
    Tanner 03-21-17 Member Since 2016
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    "meh"

    Seems like he forgot how to write his characters. Every person in this book sounds like the same professor debating themselves. First half of the book is like a recap and a lecture all in one.. picked up towards the end though. I liked the depictions of the occult powers and race even tho they were all lazily named.

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    Chris Vernon CORALVILLE, IA, United States 03-20-17
    Chris Vernon CORALVILLE, IA, United States 03-20-17 Member Since 2012

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    "Please tell me Terry Goodkind suffered head trauma"

    Terrible... just a waste of time and insult to all his previous books stories and plot. Every character has literally forgotten any of the lessons learned in their previous books and struggles. The plot is so forced I can only believe this was either written under medication or by someone who only read the back covers of all his other books before writing this garbage.

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    crystal 03-15-17
    crystal 03-15-17
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    "graphic violence getting carried away"

    i love Richard and Kahlin . i am devoted. i do however think that the descriptive gore got way out of hand in this book, leading up to it inn the previous few books. the story is great and doesn't need that kind of embellishing because in reality it seems to take away some of it.

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    Daniel 02-23-17
    Daniel 02-23-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Such a good story!"

    Narration was incredible well done. Story exilently written. Goodkind does it again. and damn cliff hangers!!

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    Rachel Nashville, TN 02-19-17
    Rachel Nashville, TN 02-19-17 Member Since 2015
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    "I have loved these stories for years."

    after the jagong story line wrapped up, it is like Terry goodkind decided all his characters needed to suddenly be stupid. there is so much explanation to simple things that the characters just seem dumb. I just listened to a line that said, "the people from beyond that wall aren't like us. they are a kind of cannibal. she frowned in confusion. a kind of cannibal? what do you mean? how can there be different kinds? they eat living people...." this happens often. simple things are questioned with incredulity and then when the simple explanation is spelled out, they are like, oh. yeah.

    it has happened with Richard and Sammi several times. it is infuriating. he is not a stupid man. why write him like this now?

    I started reading this series many many years ago. maybe I was young and it was always written this way. but this is ridiculous.

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    Joe 01-21-17
    Joe 01-21-17
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    "Pass on this one"

    So much needless filler, so many repeated lines to squeeze the end of the book into a few very rushed chapters. Loved the original series but it seems he could have given us two more great books instead of four watered-down drags.

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