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.
You could stop with Confessor and be satisfied with the Series...but if you read The Omen Machine like I did, be ready for a time jumping story with repetitious dialogue that feels like he was filling space to meet the requirements of his contract.
I am in it now for new story arc but you could save yourself.
Samantha's repetitive questions were annoying. In fact I wonder if Goodkind had a shortfall of word count and had to restate phrases over and over and over again in order to have the book fall into "Novel" territory rather than Novelette.
I might recommend the book if my friends were Goodkind fans with the warning that it isn't quite as good as previous Richard and Kahalan books
I like listening to Sam. He does a great job of differentiating the characters of the books. He's awesome.
It was okay
yes and will the whole series. i love it!
nothing, maybe ra salvator a little
I have enjoyed all of Terry Goodkinds books, until this one. The constant repeated "Richard knew"s, along with the apparent need to explain every concept 2,3 even 4 times in the same bit of dialog leaves me wondering if this is even the same author of the previous books? Or did he suddenly decide he is writing to small children? Terrible book to listen to. I can't recommend this book to anyone! Unless you are desperate, and, like me, hold out some small hope that Mr. Goodkind will put a lot more effort into the next one in this series
Write for an adult audience, way less "Richard knew"s stop the explications! A concept is clear after the first time!