In the aftermath of the brutal murder of his father, Richard Cypher encounters a mysterious woman, Kahlan Amnell, in his forest sanctuary. She seeks his help...and more. His world, his very beliefs, are shattered when ancient debts come due with thundering violence.
In their darkest hour, 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.
This is the beginning. One book. One rule. Witness the birth of a legend.
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Amazing story, brilliant narration
I read this book years ago, and decided to try listening to it recently during an extended trip. Not only is the story just as good as I remember, the narration is well done, helping to draw you further into the story. After my trip, I found myself looking for excuses to continue listening to this book, much the same as having difficulty putting down a good traditional book. I have only listened to a few audiobooks in the past, but none of them seemed to capture me quite the way this one did.
If you are reading this review, you are already interested in this work. Do yourself the favor and purchase immediately, you will not be disappointed!
Best Book Series Of All Time
First, let me start by saying please disregard the review that gave this a 1 star, they should have put that with the T.V. series Legend of the Seeker(on which is loosly based on this book series), not with this book. Wizards First Rule is an instant hit from the first chapter and you will not regret your purchase! I have been following the series since 1997 and have not been dissapointed. Terry Goodkind is an amazing storyteller and deserves all the praise he gets.
Great Fantasy Novel But Not For Kids!
I purchased this audiobook to listen to with my family on our past vacation based on all the reviews and after having watched most of the television series, (Legend of the Seeker) which as some of the reviews mentioned is not the same as the book except for the characters. So be warned that there are some parts in this book that are explicit and I would not recommend for kids. Yet they are important to the character development and story. If they weren't then I would not give this audiobook five stars. Call me old fashion but I wish someone in their review would have mentioned this as I would not have purchase it for the family vacation. However, if you love great fantasy stories as I do then you'll enjoy this audiobook as it's a powerful story and extremely creative. I finished the story after the family vacation and was amazed at Terry Goodkinds detailed descriptions. Though sometimes long are not just idle diatribe but actually key elements that he uses to draw you into the story and helps the reader to unravel the mystery. The audiobook production value is extremely well done and fun to listen too. Yes, I'm looking forward to finishing the entire series.