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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.

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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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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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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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  • 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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Don’t buy this book

This is the first and last book I will read by Terry Goodkind. I thought I was going to be delighted by a semi fantasy novel and instead I was bombarded by a novel based on an obvious hatred of women. Please don’t buy it.

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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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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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Very Graphic

This was a edge of your seat thriller. Creative story and great character build up. The author did repeat herself several times and that made it seem like the book made a couple circles. There are also some very graphic sexual abuse and violent parts . I had to listen on 2x speed just to get through it. I just could not stop listening. The narrator did a great job and is easy to listen to. It was definitely worth a credit

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Strong story line

The lead character is great and there are some really interesting things about her that catch you attention right off the bat. Goodkind is a fantastic story writer. I was a bit reticent about buying a book like this because it was such a change from the fantasy series he wrote so well earlier. This is a fine work of fiction and thank the stars above this story is not like a fantasy novel because it actually has a beginning, a middle, and an end. There were a couple of parts when I thought "this would not happen" but that occurs somewhere in most books. Over all I am happy to recommend this book for the reading and time you will spend listening. Politics and religion are both touched on in the book but it is a work of fiction so i don't think it will ruffle to many feathers. I enjoyed it very much and stayed awake late listening on more than one night. I never want to ruin a book by telling you the story line but I will say that the lead character gives the bad guys like the ones you see on the news, the justice they deserve! I would love another book to follow with the same characters as long as it too is a stand alone story with a satisfying end. happy reading and have a great day.

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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.