Goodkind uses his gift of retelling the reader what they already know and ramps it up to 11. Skip the first 50 chapters and quell the feeling of wanting to reach into paper and strangle Sammy and do yourself a favour by not buying this festering pile of zombie flesh.
...and one of the better stories in the "Sword of Truth" series! The Omen machine is barely mentioned in this book, but may have a larger role in a future story. Richard is on a quest to save himself and his friends from the grips of "Death" itself!!! ...and the bad guys, as usual, want Richard's throne and empire for themselves! Very good action and the story moves fairly well. Can't wait to get to the next book!!!
Once again Terry did not disappoint. I have enjoyed all of his works of a fantasy master. if you are a fan of his style which is of his own and I have listened to no other other than the Shannara series and Tolkien that I have enjoyed as much.
Kept repeating obvious conclusions It just seemed overly explained.
I thinks the part where the torched woman tell a prophecy that is so unbelievably detailed and then the dude Like "Duh... I still don't understand... I need to kill Kahlan to learn more." Hard stuff to listen to.
I loved the Sword of Truth series, and I was really excited about the prospect continuing the story when I first heard about The Omen Machine. However, after forcing myself through Omen Machine, and after trudging through The Third Kingdom, I can't do it anymore. These books were so repetitious and dull the only thing that kept me going was the fact that I have already invested so much time in this author and this world. I've read reviews of the next book and it sounds much the same as these last two. I can't read or listen to any more of these plots where the same idea is beaten so dead it turns to glue.
Yet again, Goodkind delivers an engaging and exciting story! From the first word, the reader is wraped up in the expansive world they have come to love in this series. Can not wait for the next installment!
feel bad for Ricard. hasn't the author ever heard of the concept of "they lived happily ever after"?give them a break. just doing the same thing over over doesn't make a good story or series. stick me with a fork. i am done with these stories.
I did enjoy the story but it would be a much better book if it were 12 hours instead of 17. Goodkind tells every argument three different ways. Once is quite enough Terry.
Because of the rambling around a 5/10
Sam is one of my favorite readers. Also tell a Great Tale.
12 hours of it surely was. The other 5 was just filling time
Terry Goodkind is a great writer. I just wish he didn't think he has to make the books longer than they need to be. I really don't need to be told why in five different ways. In this case Samantha was going with him but it took almost an hour to get it out.