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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (22,217 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Terry Goodkind Narrator: Jim Bond Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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'You knew they were there, didn't you?' Kahlan asked in a hushed tone as she leaned closer. Against the darkening sky, she could just make out the shapes of three black-tipped races taking to wing, beginning their nightly hunt. That was why he'd stopped. That was what he'd been watching as the rest of them waited in uneasy silence.

'Yes,' Richard said. He gestured over his shoulder without turning to look. There are two more, back there. Kahlan briefly scanned the dark jumble of rock, but she didn't see any others. Lightly grasping the silver pommel with two fingers, Richard lifted his sword a few inches, checking that it was clear in its scabbard. A last fleeting glimmer of amber light played across his golden cape as he let the sword drop back, in place. In the gathering gloom of dusk, his familiar tall, powerful contour seemed as if it were no more than an apparition made of shadows.

Just then, two more of the huge birds shot by right overhead. One, wings stretched wide, let out a piercing scream as it banked into a tight gliding turn, circling, once, in assessment of the five people below before stroking its powerful wings to catch its departing comrades in their swift journey west. This night they would find ample food. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jill | 1/26/2014

    " This book was much more overtly preachy than any it's predecessors. Several of the characters, especially Richard, would launch in monologues that were several pages long, but each paragraph was just a rephrasing of the one before it. And every time Kahlan went to use her power, Goodkind would describe it endlessly in much the same way Richard gave his speeches. They were very good descriptions, but anyone who's stuck with the series this long knows how her power works. That being said, I liked this story line better than the last few books. Some of the twists I didn't see coming, and I enjoyed how many of the hanging threads from past books finally came together. And i was thrilled to see Chase again! He was one of my favorite characters and I missed him while he was gone. I'm looking forward to the next three books, mostly because then this series will be over. I enjoyed the premise in the first few books, but it's dragged on much too long and I can't just stop the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Angel | 1/20/2014

    " The great Sword of Truth story continues! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Tammy Dorrycott | 1/18/2014

    " Another good one by Goodkind the storyteller "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Sammet | 1/17/2014

    " Possibly the slowest book in the series so far in my opinion, and thus the one I have liked the least. It was still interesting and intriguing and I'm just happy to follow Richard and Kahlan on further adventures, but I don't the first ~400 pages or so really added much to the story. What was the whole deal with the beacon system? In the end, it seemed like they completely forgot about it. I feel ambivalent towards this book, but am looking forward to Chainfire. (Note: I am also incredibly happy that they left Jennsen in Bandakar!) "

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