Temple Of the Winds

Version: Unabridged
Author: Terry Goodkind
Narrator: Dick Hill
Genres: Fiction & Literature
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Published In: February 2007
# of Units: 26 CDs
Length: 30 hours
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Book Four of The Sword of Truth—the series first begun in Wizard's First Rule—returns listeners to the world of Richard Cypher, a simple woods guide who never dreamed he would be named the Seeker of Truth and become caught up in magic, war, and dangers so extraordinary that the fate of his entire world would hang on his actions and decisions.The dangerous, fanatical Imperial Order, under the leadership of the power-mad Emperor Jagang and his multitude of demonic underlings, unleashes a deadly plague. To find a cure Richard Cypher and his beloved Kahlan Amnell must seek out the legendary Temple of the Winds, a fortress of evil sealed away for three thousand years. But the path of the Seeker of Truth is never an easy one—even if he can reach the Temple at all, there is no guarantee he'll ever return.

Reviews (20)

Written by Philip M. on November 9th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I'll be honest. I refrained from purchasing this book based on the reviews. I had PTSD from the narrator from two books ago and I simply did not want to go through that again. However, this narrator is actually good. Yes, he does mispronounced a main characters name. beyond that I did enjoy the story and so glad I didn't let the negative reviews keep me away from this wonderful story.

Written by Anonymous on November 9th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

worst narrator ever. how can you mispronounce one of the main characters name. just wasted my 1 a month on a good book but a crap narrator.

Written by Robert S. on November 19th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

The narrator mispronounced some names, that's true, but he really sold the different characters voices and actually acted out a lot of the scenes which I thought was pretty great, it added a layer to what I was listening to. The book was of course great as usual, I think this may be my favorite of the series so far.

Written by Jeremy Z. on August 30th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I am absolutely disappointed with this narrators inability to pronounce names in an established series. How difficult is it to research your job!? As well as the strange german accents that had no place in this midevil style world. Made Richard sound evil in many portions of the narrative. And Zed!.. don't get me started.

Written by Monica D. on July 23rd, 2018

  • Book Rating: 4/5

The adventure of the main characters is breathtaking and we stay on the edge almost all the time fearing the development of the facts. Very good, as always! But although the narrator was very intense in his interpretation, the voices are so different from the previous ones that it became difficult to follow the reading without the feeling of losing something.


Written by Marshall M. on June 26th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

The book was great the narrator did a great job giving different characters different voices but it was irritating how he mispronounced several characters names

Written by Cam B on September 8th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 4/5

About half way through, and it's so god damn painful with these god awful British accents. The monotone narrator in book 2 was 8000% more tolerable than this old weeb


Written by Nicholas L on August 10th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

The narrator did a fantastic job at giving different voices to different characters, but he mispronounced several characters' names.

Temple of the Winds

Written by issa sissoko on February 20th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This is the best narration so far in the series. The different voices and accents made it really entertaining.

Written by Andreas Jansson on January 12th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Narrator is an over dramatic tool, he doesn't know the names. He makes Richard sound like some wanker private detective from a 50's movie that only speaks through gritted teeth, and all women in this mans mind speak like simpletons. If you like this series find this book somewhere else. Total disappointment.

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.