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When Angela was young, before she came to realize she had a rare ability, she was a rather ordinary girl. At least, that was what everyone said. But Angela is anything but ordinary. The daughter of a meth addict, she is convinced she was born a freak. Haunted by an abusive childhood, she was forced to become a woman far too soon. And in the process, she became more.

Angela juggles multiple jobs to live a secluded life in a cabin in the mountains. But she also lives a secret life, right under everyone's noses. Because her family's bloodline carries the ability to recognize killers, she adopts a solitary, violent existence in service of her own, personal mission in life. When Angela unexpectedly finds herself the prey of a group of international terrorists, she is the only one who knows the truth of what they are about to do. She might look like an unlikely hero. She might also be our only hope.

©2018 Terry Goodkind (P)2018 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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  • Jerry
  • Calabasas, CA, United States
  • 04-21-18

I do not understand all of the rave reviews!

Would you try another book from Terry Goodkind and/or Elisabeth Rodgers?

If this is representative of his writing, then absolutely not.

Would you ever listen to anything by Terry Goodkind again?

No!

Have you listened to any of Elisabeth Rodgers’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes, I found the performance to be quite good, it was the writing that was unacceptable.

What character would you cut from The Girl in the Moon?

It isn't a matter of cutting characters. What they need is character development. The book also needs at least one character that you like and can identify with.

Any additional comments?

The over the top graphic details of the killings and rape scenes were completely unnecessary, any good writer can construct a scene that gives you just enough details so that the reader can visualize what is transpiring. I got to the point where I was so tired of not caring about any of the characters and having the endless graphic violence shoved down my throat I stopped listening after about six hours. I would like Terry Goodkind to somehow give me back the six hours of my life wasted listening to his book.

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Absolute Garbage

I haven’t read a Terry Goodkind book in many years. A few hours into this book and I am remembering exactly why.
I’m no prude, and I’m definitely not the type to clutch my pearls, but this book is a dumpster full of flaming trash. Repeated scenes of graphic rape, degradation, and torture are so grotesquely overused and shoved down the reader’s throat, that the book is a complete bore. It’s full of contrived scenes that, in my opinion, do nothing to develop the characters, propel the story, or communicate any meaningful theme. The narration is decent, but nothing can save this material.
I have wasted five hours of my life on this book. I have decided to call it quits and return it. Save yourself the credit and your time.

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  • Sunshine
  • Vincennes, IN, United States
  • 10-05-18

Editor on Holiday?

So the performance was good and probably what kept me listening. The story was too graphic, repetitive and the political views immature and overdramatized. The concept of the story was fresh and a good editor could have made it really shine.

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  • Michelle
  • Grapeland, TX, United States
  • 03-14-18

Intense and heart-pounding!

This book was intense! I loved it. Angela is fascinating in so many ways. I love how bad-ass she is, and for all of the right reasons! The story sucked me in and had my blood pressure up, but not in that maddening way that I hate. My heart raced, and I had fun learning what made Angela tick, and wondering what she could possibly do next. I got angry right along with her and felt her frustrations, but then, Wow! I can't tell you too much about that, without major spoilers. She's awesome! For those of you who like his Sword of Truth series, you'll be interested to know that Kahlan in the Con Dar is a children's tale in comparison.

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Ugh

He really let the xenophobia and sexism fly in this one. Some of this book was damn near impossible to get through. Only my love for the Sword of Truth series kept me going.

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Right wing propaganda badly disguised as fantasy

I don't think I've ever read anything like this book. This book takes every myth about liberal/ leftists and cranks it up to twenty, then it tries to play that straight like its plot and characters aren't insane. I mean seriously, the main bad guys are Mexican and evil Muslims at the same time. There's a DA who lets rapist free because their Mexicans and New York is a sanctuary city and then turns out to be a rapist himself. I think Alex Jones and Rush Limbough do a better job of hiding their political bias than Goodkind does with this book. He bashes federal law enforcement for incompetence and the media for endangering federal law enforcement all at the same time.

If you're into the Alt-right version of America then this book is right up your alley and will probably be the greatest book ever. If your a reasonable person, left or right, this book will probably read a parody of good modern fantasy, the sad thing is if this book wasn't so obvious about it's biases I probably would've enjoyed it because the idea of a victim being able to see killers and then hunting them down before they can kill again is an awesome idea.

All that said narrator was good, did a good job with character voices and I couldnt find anything wrong with her performance.

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Loved everything about this book!

The characters were memorable, the plot was different, and the reader was awesome. I want more! The author's take on the long-term terrorist plot has also really made me think, too.

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Pheonom!!!!

always good reading a goodkind book. always well written. I like the female leads he is incorporating into the stories.

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Spoiled by Propaganda

The beginning was a little rough for me -- perhaps because Goodkind's storytelling style doesn't mesh with my preferences -- but, just before I was about to give up on it, I found myself really engaged in the story and, dare I say, enjoying it. But, early on, there were a few odd pieces here and there that stopped me in my tracks and had me mulling over whether I was reading too much into something.

I shrugged these things off at first, but these such moments continued occurring, so much so that I actually googled the author to find out if he has very strong, publicly-held political opinions. This search confirmed that he does, in fact, have very strong political opinions and this instantly soured me toward this book, not so much because his political ideals are directly opposite from mine, but because they were so obvious in his novel that I was able to discern his position in the first place. I shouldn't have been thinking more about the author himself than the story I was listening to.

I get that we write what we know, and that all authors lend bits of themselves to their works of fiction, but I still think the author should be invisible to the reader; after all, I selected a fiction novel, not an autobiography or a personal manifesto. Instead, the author's opinions were so glaring and unsubtle that he actually upstaged his own novel and irrevocably stole my attention away from the story. Unfortunately, this so infringed on my ability to stay absorbed in the story that I lost all interest and was unable to finish. It's a shame, too, because the plot was not altogether bad -- at least, based on what I gleaned from 38 chapters -- although, to be honest, I did have a hard time warming up to the main character; also, nearly every character in the novel is fairly repugnant.

Sadly, I think this experience has completely ruined the author for me. I don't think I'll read his work again.

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It was good

I enjoyed this book. Great story about Angela! Thanks Terry for giving us this story!

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  • Shannon
  • 04-08-18

Fantastic

I've been a Terry Goodkind fan for years, so I took a chance on something new. Wow. Amazing story. Something new and very in-depth. I hope Mr Goodkind continues this series. I'm totally hooked!

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  • Colin Middleton
  • 05-15-18

Looking forward to the next episode

Not the normal SF I read but a thoroughly enjoyable read/listen. Well worth buying.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-22-18

Overworked

Story line was good although so extreme making it unbelievable at times. Biggest problem with this book is the repetitive phrasing. Over describing with the same phrases. Also the earnest nature of the reading made me need to have breaks from listening rather than never wanting to stop.

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  • Lorna Furst
  • 04-11-18

<br />Awesome from start to finish

Absolutely loved the characters especially Angela who is now my super hero.
I was captured by the story from star to finish.