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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,023 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Terry Brooks Narrator: Paul Boehmer Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The High Druid of Shannara Series Release Date: September 2005 ISBN: 9781415928554
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The King of the Silver River has charged young Penderrin Ohmsford with the daunting task of rescuing his aunt, Grianne, Ard Rhys of the Druid order, from her forced exile in the terrifying dimension of all things damned: the Forbidding. With the noble dwarf Tagwen and the prodigal elven princess Khyber Elessedil by his side–and with the outcome of the bloody war between the Federation and the Free-born at stake–Pen has accepted his mission without question. But not without risk…or sacrifice.

Shadea a'Ru, the ruthless Druid responsible for imprisoning the true Ard Rhys, has sent her agents and assassins in relentless pursuit of Pen and his comrades. Now if the Free-born forces should fall, Shadea's domination of the Four Lands will be assured. Pen's challenge grows greater when he learns that his parents have fallen into Shadea's hands. He must try to help them–but once within the walls of Druid's Keep, where Shadea's minions and dark magic lurk at every turn, Pen's survival is far from assured. Yet it will all pale in comparison to the horrors that wait inside the Forbidding….

"A great storyteller, Terry Brooks creates rich epics filled with mystery, magic, and memorable characters. If you haven't read Terry Brooks, you haven't read fantasy" –Christopher Paolini, New York Times bestselling author of Eragon and Eldest Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David Melbie | 2/8/2014

    " What a great trilogy of books! I loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 JoAnna | 2/2/2014

    " Straken, the last book in the High Druid of Shannara series, brings together all the stories from the two previous books. I enjoyed seeing how it all worked out and was satisfied with the ending. In just a couple of weeks, Penderrin Ohmsford lives a lifetime of experiences as he seeks to finish his quest. His aunt is in a terrible place and he's the only one who can help her. Time is running out to save the High Druid of Shannara! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lawrence | 1/28/2014

    " I've always enjoyed visiting Shannara, and this is no exception. This trilogy, The High Druid of Shannara, could be read without reading any of the preceding Shannara books, but Brooks has nicely tied the entire Shannara series together and it's like visiting with old friends while meeting new ones. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian Layman | 1/27/2014

    " Much better than the first two books in the series. I believe he was starting to hit his stride again finally, when writing this book. Additionally, there is decent closure in this book. For which, I am glad. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mom | 1/22/2014

    " not finished with this one yet but so far so good "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elaina | 1/19/2014

    " A good read- far more action in this third volume! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Branwen | 1/17/2014

    " The Shannara series keeps getting better and better with each book! I love this series! I was kept enthralled and was on the edge of my seat the whole time! If you enjoy epic fantasies, I highly recommend these books! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Craig | 12/27/2013

    " Satisfying conclusion to the trilogy. I know some complain of the familiarity of Brooks' books, but I'm comfortable with that. And I did like the way this trilogy ended. A little bitter, a little sweet, wholly appropriate. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tari_Roo | 12/22/2013

    " Really good conclusion to this series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elven Johnson | 12/21/2013

    " This book didn't seem like it was going to end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patrick | 12/13/2013

    " Fun, but typical Brooks. His later "Shannara" works tend to be very formulaic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stacey | 11/30/2013

    " The story isn't terrible, but as with other Terry Brooks books I've read, there seems to be a lot of wasted text. Lots of repetition and re-explanations of things not only explained already within the series, but explained with in the same book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracy | 11/20/2013

    " Good ending to another great series. I really enjoy the connecting series, however each group can stand well on there own without having the full history behind it. I am close to having read all of the Books that Terry Brooks has read. One of my favorite authors. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Collin | 9/10/2013

    " See my review for Jarka Ruus (High Druid of Shannara, Book 1). "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sayhi2jeni2007 | 5/31/2013

    " I could not finish it... really could not stay focused on it so I flipped around a lot and eventually got out and moved on. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Boyd | 5/16/2013

    " This was a great finale to the series. It was well written and closed all the necessary threads in the story. I read it in just a few days, it really captured me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Helen | 4/30/2013

    " whole series made recovering from my op much easier. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charlotte Bird | 3/9/2013

    " a bit of a let down after Tanequil. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maritza | 2/14/2013

    " Would not want to be in the ard rhys shoes right now, but I enjoyed reading this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Thomas Britton | 1/8/2013

    " if not try him one of the best for fantasy "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shelley | 1/1/2013

    " This last one in the High Druid trilogy was definitely better than the first two--more intense and complex--but still nothing to take me back to the satisfaction of the first two series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dale w | 10/25/2012

    " Great ending. I like how Brooks always has things end "good". No major tragidy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Flatlander1985 | 10/22/2012

    " A pretty good ending to a really good and entertaining trilogy!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeffrey | 8/14/2012

    " Sacrifice has always touched readers. and this books gives no exception. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael | 6/3/2012

    " I had higher expectations for this book, and overall I think this was disappointing ending to the Shannara series. Though, is there really ever an ending to the Shannara series as long as Terry Brooks is still alive and writing? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michelle | 10/12/2011

    " I really didn't like the way this one ended. It felt like something was missing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniel | 6/13/2011

    " best book in a long time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 James | 5/21/2011

    " I like Terry Brooks. I was moved by the conclusion. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mom | 5/16/2011

    " not finished with this one yet but so far so good "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vampiress_demitri | 2/27/2011

    " Great end of a saga! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Helen | 2/13/2011

    " whole series made recovering from my op much easier. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dave | 12/27/2010

    " An outstanding conclusion to the trilogy; I was fortunate enough to have the time to read through it in two days. As was the case with earlier trilogies in the series, many threads were woven together well, some with ends and some left open.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeffrey | 3/10/2010

    " Sacrifice has always touched readers. and this books gives no exception. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chris | 1/13/2010

    " I did not like the ending to this series. For a while it seemed like something cool was building up, then the ending was a letdown. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mel | 8/25/2009

    " The characterization, character naming and overall descriptions are amazing. Terry Brooks draws the reader into his magical world and allows you to experience every detail of it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brett | 6/3/2009

    " Great reading! A fun and satisfying finish to the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori | 6/1/2009

    " I just love his stories! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nina | 5/23/2009

    " Pulled from a bookshelf in guest house in Indonesia. Brain candy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Billy | 5/13/2009

    " A note on this particular trilogy of Shannara books: really really good. Magic, intrigue, danger. All that stuff. "

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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

Paul Boehmer is an American actor best known for his numerous appearances in the Star Trek universe. Paul is a 1992 Masters of Fine Arts graduate of the Professional Theater Training Program at the University of Delaware.