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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (84,178 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Terry Goodkind Narrator: Sam Tsoutsouvas Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Sword of Truth Series Release Date: October 2008 ISBN: 9781423377962
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In the aftermath of the brutal murder of his father, Richard Cypher encounters a mysterious woman, Kahlan Amnell, in his forest sanctuary. She seeks his help...and more. His world, his very beliefs, are shattered when ancient debts come due with thundering violence. In their darkest hour, Kahlan calls upon Richard to reach beyond his sword—to invoke within himself something more noble. Neither knows that the rules of battle have just changed...or that their time has run out. This is the beginning. One book. One rule. Witness the birth of a legend. “Wonderfully creative, seamless, and stirring.” – Kirkus Review Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dndevil0929 | 2/20/2014

    " the whole book is captivating, from the start till the end. it is very exciting to read specially when kahlan releases her ConDar for Richard. many can relate to this kind of book. it is so fascinating. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alvin | 1/29/2014

    " While the book has a childish start and the villains are non-traditional, the plot, unlike many fantasy books today, is very straightforward.The character dynamic between the main characters is tense, funny, and even frightening. Perhaps a positive and a negative of the book is that secrets within each character give an essence of mystery until circumstances reveal them, though they do seem convenient at times. This book has ups and downs, but if your a reader who is getting a little tried of convoluted plots and back stories, this series will have you read one book and then immediately crave the next. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mara | 1/21/2014

    " I love magic. I love this story. It's way better than the TV series that it was based upon. It's about a 12 book series with a prequel too! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Saranar | 1/11/2014

    " OMG what an amazing book!!!!!!!!! I have never read anything as great as this. I am not sure what to write about this book, other than, if you are into Fantasy then this is for you. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rupa | 1/2/2014

    " I enjoyed this book a lot. It has good characters and an entertaining storyline. Some parts are a little predictable but I wasn't bothered by that because the writing is very good. This book does its job well. It is the first book of The Sword of Truth series and as soon as I was done with that book I went on to read the rest of the series. A very satisfying read and a quick read too considering the thickness of the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marquis Syler | 12/20/2013

    " Most of the books I read were SF and had only read one Fantasy book by Piers Anthony. After reading WFR I read more fantasy and have completed the Sword of Truth series. The series is an excellent read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike Norman | 11/30/2013

    " Surprisingly good book! looking forward to the rest of the series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patrick Cooney | 11/27/2013

    " A good read. I look forward to reading the next in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Thecowman32 | 11/23/2013

    " Man, this book blew me away in seventh grade. It was the first fantasy book I'd read on my own and I followed the series for a long time. This is one of those books that gets people into reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Darren | 11/22/2013

    " A great tale of discovery of what the mind is capable of!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 beth | 11/21/2013

    " enjoyed it, but had a hard time with the extreme descriptions of torture. went on much too long for me. and had to skim over it. didn't seem to fit into the book. will not read the rest now as it appears that this very dark theme will recur in some form. not for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mcljess | 11/19/2013

    " I think this is the series I have re-read the most. I love it. I absolutely HAD to read it again since watching "Legend of the Seeker" since they did such a blasphemous job with the screenplay. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ryan Myers | 11/19/2013

    " Essential fantasy reading. (However, the series derails quickly. Ideally, don't read past this book; books 2 and 3 are decent. By the fourth book, the series is visibly derailing, and by the sixth it's become a blend of pulp fiction and Objectivist philosophy.) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim Penkert | 9/14/2013

    " Great book and series would to read more like it strong male and female charters "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike Bennett | 7/3/2013

    " We see the first rule every four years. It is called election time when people's brains go to sleep. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Justin | 10/30/2012

    " Absolute favorite series of all. loved every minute of the collection and this book was the best of all in my opinion "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jackie | 10/29/2012

    " love this book 1 of the best books I've ever read love the entire series good job Terry "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liam | 10/10/2012

    " Exciting. A shockingly happy ending. Innovative use of old tropes. I like it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jeanie | 9/23/2012

    " Awful, awful, awful book. Can not stress enough that this book is....well really awful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Soklinda | 5/30/2012

    " Wow, I'm glad I purchased book 2 & 3 last night. Now I can keep reading about Richard and Kahlan and everyone else. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caleb Wolf | 5/16/2012

    " Son of a ruler. Child of the forest. Saves a girl. Everything is a lie. Really good! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robin Asher | 1/13/2012

    " A series I love as much as the Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah Gibson | 10/4/2011

    " He should've just left it at this one or made a trilogy. I got really sick of the arrogance and preachiness this series dwindled into. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacy | 5/21/2011

    " Loved this book, even with its long length! It's like season 2 of the show, but MORE!! Can't wait to keep reading since the show is no longer on the air. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Winona | 5/13/2011

    " epic adventure with fun plot
    a little predictable "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jake | 5/6/2011

    " A good book. It was incredibly long but I didn't seem to get impatient with the length like I do some. I kept wanting to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susie | 4/27/2011

    " Still enjoying the series. I have to admit that Richard's ethical diatribes are starting to get on my nerves. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wanda | 4/26/2011

    " I love this series and I always get lost not only in the characters but the world. It changes me every time I read it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 4/25/2011

    " The great sage continues . . . . "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Carol | 4/2/2011

    " I gave up on this book. Too much evil and skin stripping. I really liked one book by this author, but I will not complete this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Helen | 3/31/2011

    " 980 page-turning epic, intense, excellent end with just a tease for next one "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christine | 3/30/2011

    " This was also amazing, it will keep you on the edge of your seat till the very end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Toni | 3/29/2011

    " (Tom)

    Good vs Evil Life vs Death
    Richard(Wizard in training) and Kahlan(Mother Confessor) save THEIR world. "

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About the Author
Author Terry Goodkind

Terry Goodkind is the author of the Sword of Truth series and the #1 New York Times bestsellers The Omen Machine and Phantom.

About the Narrator

Sam Tsoutsouvas is a veteran actor and lyricist with experience on the stage and in television, films, and audiobook narration. He has acted in regional theater and on Broadway in everything from Shakespeare plays to musical comedy. His television appearances include Law & Order and Soldier of Fortune, Inc. His film roles include the minister in Ghost, and he provided voice for two film documentaries, Ezra Pound: American Odyssey and Lodz Ghetto, which was nominated for several awards. He has narrated more than a dozen audiobooks, and his reading of Journeys of Socrates was a finalist for the 2006 Audie Award for Best Narration in the inspirational/spiritual category, a narration that AudioFile magazine praised as “masterful.”