Version: Unabridged (Abridged version available here)
Author: Terry Goodkind
Narrator: Sam Tsoutsouvas
Genres: Fantasy
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Published In: July 2011
# of Units: 20 CDs
Length: 16 hours, 39 minutes
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Terry Goodkind's bestselling, epic fantasy series Sword of Truth continues with Confessor.
Descending into darkness, about to be overwhelmed by evil, those people still free are powerless to stop the coming dawn of a savage new world, while Richard faces the guilt of knowing that he must let it happen. Alone, he must bear the weight of a sin he dare not confess to the one person he loves…and has lost.
Join Richard and Kahlan in the concluding novel of one of the most remarkable and memorable journeys ever written. It started with one rule, and will end with the rule of all rules, the rule unwritten, the rule unspoken since the dawn of history.
When next the sun rises, the world will be forever changed.

Reviews (7)


Written by Manon B. on May 14th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I loved the ending of the book series! It was a bit repetitive, but not to much like other reviewers have said. It had a couple of interesting surprises in there. Even though you could guess how it was going to end, there was definitively still tension in the story and it had some heart-warming elements in there to. Would definitely like to read the entire series a second time in the future.

Written by Jesten G. on May 26th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Dont base your opinion on the reviews before this...... YES it repeats a lot of information laid out previously! but as a first time listener it still has the ability to twist what you thought was coming!!!!!!!!

Written by Erick Holmgren on November 3rd, 2015

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This is a wonderful book full all kinds of magic and stuff it's great love story I would tell all my friends to read it over and over again thanks for taking your time too read it


Written by Anonymous from Alpharetta, GA on June 16th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 1/5

No confessions necessary. This was awful. Try Eragon instead.

Less Talk, More Walk

Written by Christine from Monroeville, PA on October 21st, 2008

  • Book Rating: 2/5

To be honest, you could probably skip this entire book and believe that everything turns out alright in the end. The sheer quantity of repetition and rephrasing of the same talking points from ALL the other books was numbing. The concepts weren't particularly deep and the characters weren't particularly complex, so I truly didn't understand the need for beating the listener over the head with every narrative point. One of the most disappointing (and overly long!) books I've rented.


Written by jonathan on July 8th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Truly a fantastic story. What a way to wrap it all up. I had so much fun reading all the novels and getting myself all immersed in Richard Rahl. I cant wait till the tv series starts in August of this year.


Written by Mark Pope on April 2nd, 2008

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Once again Terry Goodkind delivers! One thing I've noticed with other authors as story lines stretch across multiple novels is a loss of story clarity and muddied plot lines. Not so here. The plot lines remain clear, the story flows at a nice pace, and the characters become even more solid in the mind of the reader. Another reviewer likened the stories message to those in Ayn Rand novels and the parallel is a good one. Sword and sorcery and a deeper message? Can't ask for more.

Author Details

Author Details

Goodkind, Terry

Terry Goodkind was born in 1948 and raised in Nebraska in the United States. Goodkind, slightly unusually for an author, suffers from dyslexia. He worked as a carpenter and a rare artifact restorer and painted some beautiful marine and wildlife paintings.

Whilst building his own home in the middle of a forest on Mount Desert Island, Maine, Goodkind began writing his first novel. The novel later became Wizard’s First Rule and was published in 1994. So began a series of books that formed the Sword of Truth series. The following year, in 1995, Stone of Tears was published and Blood of the Fold followed this in 1996. Of all of the Sword of Truth books only Wizard’s Rule and Stone of Tears have failed to reach the New York Times Bestseller List.

The series continued in 1997 with Temple of the Winds, with Soul of the Fire and Faith of the Fallen following in 1999 and 2000 respectively. The Pillars of Creation (2002), Naked Empire (2003), Chainfire (2005) and Phantom (2006) take the total number of books in the series up to ten so far. His latest book, Phantom, entered the New York Times Bestseller List at number one.

Each book in the Sword of Truth series has sold better than its predecessor and to date the series has sold over twenty million copies.

Terry Goodkind lists Ayn Rand as a huge influence on his writing. He has sold over twenty millions books and these have been translated into over twenty different languages. He also feels that while his novels are placed firmly within the fantasy genre, the philosophical and humane elements in his books take them into a different genre. He believes that the fantasy settings and themes of his books make it easier for him to get his ideas across.

Did you know? Terry Goodkind’s Wizard’s Rule holds the record for highest amount paid at auction for a first fantasy novel (over five times the price paid for any other). He now lives in another self-built house with his wife Jeri. The house is located in a desert region in the south west of the United States.

Goodkind’s main reason for writing fantasy novels is to inspire. If you wish to get a signed copy of a Goodkind book then please go to, this is only way to get a signed copy.