The Third Kingdom : Sword of Truth

  • by Terry Goodkind
  • Narrated by Sam Tsoutsouvas
  • Series: Sword of Truth
  • 17 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"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.

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Good story, too much rambling

Terry Goodkind is very good with his story line, he just tends to ramble so much it gets boring. It is like he has an idea, then because he doesn't really know what he wants to say, he just keeps repeating what he said in different ways until it feels like he is treating the reader as if they are incapable of understanding what he is saying. (I actually start to feel insulted at times.)
An example is the section about the soulless and half-souled people. I think he could have written the section with Samantha in at least half as much space and not bothered to repeat everything again to Ester. It wasn't that difficult to figure out what was going on.

I like the story and I like Sam Tsoutsouvas's narration; however, I would recommend reading this book rather than listening because at least then you can quick read the rambling sections.
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- Nimue

What Happened to Goodkind?

Sword of truth was one of my favorite fantasy series's. And Richard is probably my favorite fantasy character. But these last few books seem to be written by a different person. He is so wordy and repetitive that it is annoying. I agree with the other reviewers, it seems like he has very short story content and is simply trying to fill space and stretch the series out.
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- KC

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-20-2013
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio