I just achieved App Master!! I never thought I would make it this far!! Thanks Audible
Richard and Kahlan are on the run,they don't know if the Omen Machine is friend or foe. Both on the run from the hellhounds or the hedge maid which ever get's to them first.All they want is to live in peace and one thing for sure Richard won't stop until Kahlan is safe. The only way that will happen they must fisure out the Omen Machine,with the help from Zed and Karra it's only a matter of time.
If you like hearing the same facts repeated several times before any action is taken then this book is for you.
I feel like an abused spouse. thinking this book would be different this time. I keep coming back.
I really did like the original SOT series (although I think Goodkind totally ripped of Robert Jordan's WOT!!!!) The writing is lacking in my opinion. He acts like his audience is brain dead by stating the obvious and constantly repeating himself. But overall a good story and love the characters. ....But it should have stopped there!!! He his now just hacking at the story and wont just let it be. Wright something else already! Readers always want more but 12 books is enough! (Or however many the series had)... I am pained to have to listen to this book and the only motivation for going on is because I paid for it!
While I enjoyed listening to the book (Mr. Tsoutsouvas does a great job) there were parts of the story that bothered me, especially the characters' attitudes to noticing patterns and the repetitive nature of explanations and reasoning. Characters would be addressing each other about a problem or observation, using a relatively sound thought process, and the reaction of the character audience would be akin to "What?!", "What do you mean?!", or "I don't understand!" which is fine, except when this is the reaction you get (in one form or another) over and over again, even after the view point of the character(s) have been explained over and over, using THE SAME WORDS or phrasing. So, certain sections and passages were very repetitive. Also, the incredulity of characters at certain odd observations being part of a pattern struck me as odd, given their history with odd and weird goings-on. I figured they would have learned their lesson to pay closer attention to weird things. Finally, listening to the book (maybe this is a good thing), I learned that I could tune out for a few minutes and not miss much as I knew the characters would wind up repeating themselves about what ever was going on. Once the characters finally understood whoever was talking and the story picked up again, it was fine.
This is the first Terry Goodkind book I have ever read. When I grabbed it, I didn't realize that there was a huge pre-story/series. It was billed as a new series and I wanted to give it a go. When I found out that there were a number of books in a series before it I started to look around and found that the previous series had some pretty good reviews. I might go back and try the first book in the original series just to see if it started as great as the reviews say. Other than that, I am done with this series. The plot was mindless and wandering. The story never really develops very well.
I am a fan of the genre, just not of this book.
I don't know if it was the narrator or the story, but the narration seemed overly dramatized and for most of the story I felt as if I was at the children's read aloud series at the city library. The narrator seemed to be using a voice that most adults reserve for speaking to very small children. It grated on me after a while.
This book is just dreadful. The dialog is terrible. The plot and its conclusion is awful.
This book almost gets Goodkind moved to my banned authors list.
Tsoutsouvas's performance fell right in line with his previous performances -- top notch. If he hadn't done such a great job, I would have deleted the audiobook without finishing it.
It wouldn't be made into a movie.
I guess Goodkind is really just hit-or-miss. Some of the novels in this series are awesome while some are terribly dreadful. This book falls into the second slot. Pedantic dialog (i.e. "oh look a box" "a box, what do you mean a box" "a box -- a series of rectangles with equal sides joined at the edges to enclose a space"). For the main feature in this novel, I think he used the laserjet on his desk as a reference. Last comment: 8 hours, 90 chapters? Chapter 99.
by Terry Goodkind yes but not if it's read by Sam. I really don't like the way he reads. Nick Sullivan is much much better.
I'm not sure if it was the reader or if it was just a little boring. No real excitement. I would listen to it again if Nick Sullivan was the reader.
Better if Sam didn't read it.
After hearing this I almost didn't download The First Confessor, But when I saw the it was read by someome other than Sam I gave it a go, and I wasnt disappointed again.
YES JUST A VERY INTERESTING STORY
KAHLAN- I'M IN LOVE WITH HER
STRONG YES VERY GOOD
The story doesn't make a complete book. It's like just buying a few chaptersvof the story. Makes me feel like they are just stringing me along to sell the next book.
The basic plot of this book could have given a good story in about half the length. But the characters are so dim witted to an obvious development that you want to scream at them to get a brain or borrow one from somewhere. Zed in particular must be senile...
no - the genre is still good
tedium - but his tone/voice is eminently suitable to the boring monologue his is asked to deliver!