Chainfire : Sword of Truth

  • by Terry Goodkind
  • Narrated by Jim Bond
  • Series: Sword of Truth
  • 26 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"How much of this blood is his?""Most of it, I'm afraid," a second woman said as they both rushed along beside him.As Richard fought to focus his mind on his need to remain conscious, the breathless voices sounded to him as if they were coming from some great, dim distance. He wasn't sure who they were. He knew that he knew them, but right then it just didn't seem to matter.The crushing pain in the left side of his chest and his need for air had him at the ragged edge of panic. It was all he could do to try to pull each crucial breath.Even so, he had a bigger worry.Richard struggled to put voice to his burning concern, but he couldn't form the words, couldn't get out any more than a gasping moan. He clutched the arm of the woman beside him, desperate to get them to stop, to get them to listen. She misunderstood and instead urged the men carrying him to hurry, even though they already panted with the effort of bearing him over the rocky ground in the deep shade among the towering pines. They tried to be as gentle as possible, but they never dared to slow.Not far off, a rooster crowed in the still air, as if this were an ordinary morning like any other.Richard observed the storm of activity swirling around him with an odd sense of detachment. Only the pain seemed real. He remembered hearing it once said that when you died, no matter how many people were with you, you died alone. That's how he felt now - alone.

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What the Critics Say

"Bond's somewhat understated style and relaxed, steady pace keep the story moving and help listeners sustain interest from start to finish. The characters' secrets and political maneuverings are in good hands with Bond." (AudioFile)

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Customer Reviews

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Back on track

Found the last book tiresome but this one reignited my love for the series, hard to stop listening.
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Jim bond could make Harry potter sound unexciting

is Jim Bond in the clergy? everything turns into a monotone trudge! apparently women only sound like long suffering scolds who preach and simper and have no backbone whatsoever. which, with the strong female characters in this series, is a real challenge! he managed it however. I love these books but they are almost impossible to listen to with him reading it.

the story is a bit of repeat though. Richard notices something, instinctively something is amiss, no one believes him, everyone nags that he's wrong, magic doesn't work that way, he's wrong and by the end of the book they remember who he is and realise they're wrong and should have known better! There. I've saved you paying for it.
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- Sam Edwards

Book Details

  • Release Date: 13-05-2008
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio