Wizard's First Rule

Version: Unabridged
Author: Terry Goodkind
Narrator: Sam Tsoutsouvas
Genres: Fantasy
Publisher: Brilliance Corporation
Published In: October 2008
# of Units: 28 CDs
Length: 27 hours, 40 minutes
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Overview

The masterpiece that started Terry Goodkind's New York Times bestselling epic Sword of Truth
In the aftermath of the brutal murder of his father, a mysterious woman, Kahlan Amnell, appears in Richard Cypher's forest sanctuary seeking help . . . and more. His world, his very beliefs, are shattered when ancient debts come due with thundering violence.
In a dark age it takes courage to live, and more than mere courage to challenge those who hold dominion, Richard and Kahlan must take up that challenge or become the next victims. Beyond awaits a bewitching land where even the best of their hearts could betray them. Yet, Richard fears nothing so much as what secrets his sword might reveal about his own soul. Falling in love would destroy them--for reasons Richard can't imagine and Kahlan dare not say.
In their darkest hour, hunted relentlessly, tormented by treachery and loss, 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.
Wizard's First Rule is the beginning. One book. One Rule. Witness the birth of a legend.

Reviews (28)

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Written by Rosemary C. on October 9th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Endured 9 books by Ms Hobb treatment of Fitz. Thought that was bad Mr Goodkind I endured one book this one with Richard. Felt every abuse he went through. Will not go through anymore.

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Written by gregory cummins on May 21st, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Fantastic book and a great narrator.

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Written by Andrew M. on April 16th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Very good book.

Written by Monica D. on June 14th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 3/5

Very good reading, with unexpected drama and hard passages to go through. Want to read the next book.

Written by David F. on May 21st, 2018

  • Book Rating: 3/5

it was a very good book. How ever the characters seemed to almost be an iteration of the same person.

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Written by Kelly d on February 25th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Love it :)

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Written by Kristina I on December 8th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Love the book. The narrator just scared me couple of times as he screamed through the book.

Written by Joakim L on August 30th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Love this series it's fantastic. It's one of my favorite fantasy series ever:D

Wizard\'s First Rule

Written by Glen D on July 25th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 4/5

A very enjoyable listen. I have been meaning to read this book but didn\'t have the opportunity. This app gave me the chance.

Written by Amber L on April 18th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I've never liked this narrator for this series. I feel as though his narration ruined my favorite series.

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 www.bettsbooks.com, this is only way to get a signed copy.