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Chainfire (Sword of Truth) Audio CD – Audiobook, 4 Jan 2005

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Product details

  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio; Unabridged edition (4 Jan. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1590863100
  • ISBN-13: 978-1590863107
  • Product Dimensions: 17.6 x 17.9 x 4.5 cm

More About the Author

Goodkind was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska, where he also attended art school, one of his many interests on the way to becoming a writer. Besides a career in wildlife art, he has been a cabinet maker, violin maker, and he has done restoration work on rare and exotic artifacts from around the world -- each with its own story to tell, he says. In 1983 Goodkind moved to the forested mountains he loves. There, in the woods near the ocean, he built the house where he and his wife, Jeri, live, and came at last to tell his own stories.

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audio book, unabridged

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Chainfire; 9 Jan. 2005
By N. Matthews - Published on
Format: Audio CD
The Ninth Novel in the Sword of Truth Series has left me both waiting for more and wondering why. Chainfire I feel was a slow moving pace that kept drudging up Richard's current problem. It seems to me that in the last two books especially that Richard always seems to be racing against time for something. There is such a frantic air in these novels that myself as a reader am feeling hurried throughout the book. Chainfire furthers the plot for the future novels by setting the stage for all that is to come. It acts as a bridge to set up the past books and lead the series into a conclusion. Though the stage being set for the final novels reverts back to the conflict of the first novel; the boxes of orden. Chainfire has brought back a fire in Goodkind's writing that was ever-present throughout the earlier novels. It seems that as the story furthers Richard seems to preach more and more. To many it may seem aggravating and furthering away from the pace of the first two novels, but in essence it flows perfectly with the plot. We see the main charachter go from a simple, strong-headed man , into a full-fledged leader. This transition requires Richard to be more vocal and preach his views. He is a leader of a nation at war and if he were to remian quiet and awe-stricken as he was in the earlier novels it would not do justice to his charachter. All in all I feel this was as strong effort from Goodkind that presented a new problem to be solved, and great lead-in to the end of the series.
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
I was a fool--learn from my mistake 12 Mar. 2006
By Patrick L. Randolph - Published on
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I bought this audio book even after I read the many negative reviews. I saw a couple of positive reviews and thought it might not be that bad. Never have I been more mistaken. The didactic tone of the character Richard's "speeches" put me off. I became so frustrated that I literally fast-forwarded through an hour of Richard's diatribes. I thank Terry Goodkind for his amazing first few books and will cherish their memory, but somewhere along the way he lost the gift of story-telling. Buyer beware, you will regret this purchase.
Tired of bad reviews 24 April 2011
By triplezzz - Published on
Format: MP3 CD Verified Purchase
I almost passed on bying this book, because of a number of reviews that made it sound worthless. I have been listening from the begining of the series, and have always had a hard time finding a good point to stop.
There are some times when Terry can get a little preachy. I can't argue with that, but the reviews that make the top of the list for this book made it sound like it would be at least half of the story.

I finally purchased the book thinking I will regret it, but I read the series this far so I could read at least one more.

I found myself thinking that it was about to start! Any time now! Here it comes!

I could not find what they were talking about.

I just finished this book, and am ordering the next one. If you read one of the same lousey reviews I did, just ignore it and keep reading the series.
As good as I expected 22 May 2008
By Jennifer Sellers - Published on
Format: Audio CD
This is the 9th book in a series and it does not disappoint. Keeping the reader/listener engaged through such an epic tale is no small feat but Terry Goodkind does it well.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Chainfire Review (CD Audio) 10 Nov. 2006
By S. Hayworth - Published on
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I'd have to say that this is a good product. I listened to it during my daily commute and it was a nice change of pace from talk and music.

The voice acting (Jim Bond) was good, though I feel that the female parts were a little homogenous and in some cases whiney and boredom were good descriptors of those parts being read.

One point of contention I have with the reading is that I felt that the voice actor was mispronouncing one of the main characters' names (Kahlan Amnell). He pronounced it Kaylin instead of the way it is spelled. I'm sorry, but no matter how you slice it, you don't get Kaylin out of Kahlan. However, this is a minor point and can be forgiven considering the entire experience.

I give it a thumbs up!
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