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The Omen Machine | [Terry Goodkind]

The Omen Machine

An accident leads to the discovery of a mysterious machine that has rested hidden deep underground for countless millennia. The machine awakens to begin issuing a series of increasingly alarming, if minor, omens. The omens turn out to be astonishingly accurate, and ever more ominous. As Zedd tries to figure out how to destroy the sinister device, the machine issues a cataclysmic omen involving Richard and Kahlan, foretelling an impending event beyond anyone’s ability to stop.

As catastrophe approaches, the machine then reveals that it is within its power to withdraw the omen...in exchange for an impossible demand.

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Publisher's Summary

A new Kahlan and Richard fantasy novel from best-selling author Terry Goodkind.

An accident leads to the discovery of a mysterious machine that has rested hidden deep underground for countless millennia. The machine awakens to begin issuing a series of increasingly alarming, if minor, omens. The omens turn out to be astonishingly accurate, and ever more ominous.

As Zedd tries to figure out how to destroy the sinister device, the machine issues a cataclysmic omen involving Richard and Kahlan, foretelling an impending event beyond anyone’s ability to stop.

As catastrophe approaches, the machine then reveals that it is within its power to withdraw the omen...in exchange for an impossible demand.

©2013 Terry Goodkind (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

What the Critics Say

"Few writers have Goodkind’s power of creation." (Publishing News)

"A real born storyteller." (Anne McCaffrey)

"Everything one could ask for in an epic fantasy." (Publishers Weekly)

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  • J
    LONDON, United Kingdom
    9/9/13
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    "Only got half the book!"
    What would have made The Omen Machine better?

    Having the missing last 43 chapters


    What will your next listen be?

    Hopefully the missing 43 chapters


    What didn’t you like about Sam Tsoutsouvas’s performance?

    Sam performance is fine as always


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Bit disappointed I only got half the book :-)


    Any additional comments?

    I'd be most interested to find why the first reviewer gave the book 5 stars across the board when it's obviously incomplete.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Michael
    Preston, Lancs, United Kingdom
    11/10/13
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    "The second part is finally here"
    What made the experience of listening to The Omen Machine the most enjoyable?

    Having the final 43 chapters


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Cara she stands no nonsense


    Have you listened to any of Sam Tsoutsouvas’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    .


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    .


    Any additional comments?

    .

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Rachel Norton
    Northern Ireland
    10/25/13
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    "Audio Missing half the book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Omen Machine to be better than the print version?

    No because there is only half of it


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Zed, I dunno why just like him.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The one where it cuts off


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I cried when I realized it's missing half the chapters


    Any additional comments?

    Guys don't buy this until you see it has a run time of more than 8 hours. I've pointed this out to audible but honestly someone has to put a warning up here.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Meron
    Wheelers Hill, Australia
    10/7/13
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    "Where is part 2???"
    Any additional comments?

    Where is part 2? only first part downloaded, and can't find part two in the audible library???

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Louis
    London, United Kingdom
    9/5/13
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    "THE AUDIOBOOK IS INCOMPLETE"
    If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

    People who enjoy books without endings will love this one. It is exiting up until the point it prematurely stops. Of course, when this reports this to audible they carefully avoid doing anything. This to people might enjoy, at least that is, if they enjoy sending long streams of pointless emails.


    What could Terry Goodkind have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Terry Goodkind could go to some writing classes and perhaps learn how to right un-repetitive prose and three dimensional characters. He could also let half a chapter pass by without feeling the need to explain everything as he goes along. It kills suspense and further points out the weaknesses of the plot (of which there are many).


    Would you be willing to try another one of Sam Tsoutsouvas’s performances?

    Possibly, his voices isn't entirely offensive but I get the impression his range might be weak. It could be however that he just could not be bothered to try hard with such a sub standard novel.


    You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The thing with Terry Goodkind books is that they are astoundingly moorish. I hate every moment listening to them but like some addled drug addict I find myself wiping the literary vomit of my shoes and looking for my next hit.


    Any additional comments?

    The audio book is incomplete. This can be most clearly seen on amazon where it states that the book contains slightly more pages than its sequel 'The Middle Kingdom' and yet despite that is half the length on audio. As far as I can tell some idiot was lazy while uploading it and forgot to put up the second half. More than that, they then labelled it as the completed work which anyone reading a synopsis of the book can tell its not. Dont buy this book until it appears as at least over 12 hours long. Even then, dont buy this book unless you are already Goodkind hooked or else a moron who gets some perverse delight out of listening to crimes against literature.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Gavstar
    7/20/15
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    "Another stunner."

    Thank you Mr Goodkind for another memorable tale .
    The pace and tones of the narrater work perfectly with your tomes too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Aimee
    Exeter
    9/7/14
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    "Excellent, A Must Read"
    If you could sum up The Omen Machine in three words, what would they be?

    Captivating, Magical, Thrilling


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Richard Cypher, to have a character that portraits every thing and nothing all at once,mythical and magical


    Which character – as performed by Sam Tsoutsouvas – was your favourite?

    Zedd, his portrayal was whitty, blunt and mind casting, ability to make you laugh and tutt.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I like how the relationship between the characters was portrayed you could really feel the emotion


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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