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Download Armageddon's Children: The Genesis of Shannara, Book 1 Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (6,689 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Terry Brooks Narrator: Dick Hill Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2008 ISBN:
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Terry Brooks is one of a handful of writers whose work defines modern fantasy fiction. His 23 international best sellers have ranged from the beloved Shannara series to stories that tread a much darker path.

Armageddon's Children is a new creation - the perfect opportunity for listeners unfamiliar with Brooks's previous work to experience an author at the height of his considerable storytelling powers.

Logan Tom is doomed to remember the past and determined to rescue the future. Far behind him lies a boyhood cut violently short by his family's slaughter, when the forces of madness and hate swept our world after decadent excesses led to civilization's downfall.

Somewhere ahead of him rests the only chance to beat back the minions of evil that are systematically killing and enslaving the last remnants of humanity. Logan has sworn an oath to seek out a remarkable being born of magic, possessed of untold abilities, and destined to lead the final fight against darkness.

Across the country, Angel Perez, herself a survivor of the malevolent death-dealing forces combing the land, has also been chosen for an uncanny mission in the name of her ruined world's salvation. From the devastated streets of Los Angeles, she will journey to find a place - and a people - shrouded in mystery, celebrated in legend, and vital to the cause of humankind...even as a relentless foe follows close behind, bent on her extermination.

Meanwhile, in the nearly forsaken city of Seattle, a makeshift family of refugees has carved out a tenuous existence among the street gangs, mutants, and marauders fighting to stay alive against mounting odds - and something unspeakable that has come from the shadows in search of prey.

In time, all their paths will cross. Their common purpose will draw them together. Their courage and convictions will be tested and their fates will be decided, as their singular crusade begins: to take back, or lose forever, the only world they have. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 April | 2/6/2014

    " I just finished reading this book. The story in it is incredible, albeit a little sad since it's about the end of the world. You have the read the Word and the Void series that he wrote before you read this series. This series ties the Shannara series with the Word and the Void series. I am amazed at how his books just keep getting better and better. I enjoyed the Sword of Shannara, but his latest books are even better. He just has so much insight into characters and life, and he gives you heroes that you can really root for. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 1/27/2014

    " The book followed tried and true plotting but I really dislike serial type cliff-hanger endings. If the author views his work as Saturday afternoon pulp, what am I to think of it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 N Leja | 1/18/2014

    " This book was really good, although it had a long, boring start. After the first 20 pages, it picked up, and was really interesting. There was a good amount of fighting, and an excellent storyline. The book is mostly fantasy, although it does have a hint of non-fiction. The end of the book really left you wanting to read the sequel, which i am doing now. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jordan | 1/14/2014

    " Another great book done by Brooks. This book the first of three, is a bridge between some of Brook's earlier works that ties it all together. A continuation of the Word and the Void trilogy (starting with Running with the Demon)its placed in future times and provides a a sense of the edge we live on. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt Casto | 1/12/2014

    " This book seems to completely set up for the rest of the trilogy. I was disappointed by the lack of any resolution. Every single story line ends with a cliff hanger. If I didn't have the rest of the series waiting on me to read I would have been a lot more disappointed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tammy | 1/11/2014

    " I enjoyed the first book in the series and will read more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lani Young | 1/6/2014

    " Great world building, intriguing read. A bit depressing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate | 12/13/2013

    " Amazing. This whole trilogy is just amazing. Some of my favorite books ever. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 12/10/2013

    " have read all of his books - this series is pretty good - waiting for the 3rd book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peggy | 12/5/2013

    " pretty good story--better have book two (Elves of cintra) ready to read because he leaves you hanging!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendi | 11/26/2013

    " I really enjoyed Terry Brooks' Sword of Shannara series and thought this was a unique science fiction/fantasy book that combined the future United States with his previous fantasy books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rick Casteel | 11/9/2013

    " Excellent read. Now I will have to retread "the Word and the Void" trilogy. Been a brooks fan for 25 years "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cuinn | 11/7/2013

    " Terry Brooks, has created an entire universe for his epic series Shannara. But how did it all begin, how did the races come to be, and why is earth so different. This is the beginning of the Genesis of Shannara series, you learn the how things came to be in Shannara. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Peter | 10/3/2013

    " I'm afraid I gave up on this one. Long winded and meandering lacking much plot and pace. The setting was America and the writing American. I do cringe at "gotten" and the style was not enticing... Sorry :( "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Maymay | 4/16/2013

    " There was nothing wrong with the writing, I loved the opening and the style, but the plot did not appeal to me. This is of course my own very subjective opinion, and others might obviously love the plot, even if I did not. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ronnie | 12/4/2012

    " I can't seem to stop reading Terry Brooks! I'm hooked! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mika | 10/5/2012

    " Meh, kinda ok..but Im moving to book #2 regardless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charity | 8/12/2012

    " Great story, leaves you dying to read the next book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Butch | 4/11/2012

    " I usually don't go for fantasy but this was a good book. I look forward to reading the next one in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim Leonard | 9/6/2011

    " Great read fast paced./ Looking forward to reading the other books in the series "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alisa | 7/24/2011

    " Loved it!!! So different. It transported me into their world. Still haven't read the sequels to it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mom | 5/3/2011

    " i loved this book---kept me up reading --the children are real and i have always loved superheros---plus makes you think about what we are doing to our planet "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jerry | 5/2/2011

    " Armageddon’s Children (#1)
    The Elves of Cintra (#2)
    The Gypsy Morph (#3)
    "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bonnie | 4/19/2011

    " This was my first Terry Brooks and I really enjoyed it. I was concerned about coming in in the middle of things and feeling lost, but it held up just fine without me needing to have read any of the other related books from the world. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Doug | 4/8/2011

    " Terry Brooks at his best "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hannah | 4/7/2011

    " Excellent- and since I live in the area he chose for his story, even better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gari | 4/3/2011

    " Loved the blending of The Word and The Void series with the Shannara series. Can't wait to find out what happens to the Ghosts who haunt the ruins of the world their parents destroyed. On to The Elves of Cintra. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robyn | 3/29/2011

    " As usual, unable to put down......or sleep without double checking the locks and leaving on just a little light...... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve | 3/14/2011

    " Very dark and terrible cliff hanger opening but great opener for a three book series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 3/10/2011

    " I liked it. Terry Brooks is a favorite. It was a little too zombie-apocalypse for my personal taste, but still good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate | 2/27/2011

    " Amazing. This whole trilogy is just amazing. Some of my favorite books ever. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Vampiress_demitri | 2/27/2011

    " Not so impressed but very insightful! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tamara | 2/15/2011

    " I found the pace to be a bit slow, but I'm still excited for the next three installations. The way that Brooks envisioned a connection between magic and technology, has always been fascinating and I'm curious to see how this series pans out. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Todd | 1/28/2011

    " Kinda hokey. Didn't love it, despite the relevance of the subject matter. "

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About the Author
Author Terry Brooks

Terry Brooks has thrilled readers for decades with his powers of imagination and storytelling. He is the author of more than thirty books, most of which have been New York Times bestsellers.

About the Narrator

Dick Hill, named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, is one of the most awarded narrators in the business, having earned several Audie Awards and dozens of AudioFile Earphones Awards. In addition to narrating, he has both acted in and written for the theater.