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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,518 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Terry Brooks Narrator: J. Paul Boehmer, Paul Boehmer Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The High Druid of Shannara Series Release Date: April 2004 ISBN: 9781415916094
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Dark magic has opened a gateway to the Forbidding and trapped within it Grianne Ohmsford, rightful High Druid of Shannara. Rescuing Grianne will be merely the beginning of the effort to return the Four Lands to some semblance of peace. Only her young nephew, Penderrin, has any hope of returning her to power. But to breach the Forbidding and bring Grianne back to the natural world, Pen must find the fabled Tanequil . . . and the talisman it alone can provide. That means journeying into the Inkrim–a dreaded region thick with shadows and haunted by harrowing legends. And there, Pen will strike a bargain more dire than he could ever imagine.



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Quotes & Awards

  • “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, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Inheritance

  • 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, author of Eragon
  • [The] Shannara books make up the most important contribution to fantasy literature since The Lord of the Rings. Rocky Mountain News
  • Nonstop action [and] well-honed characterizations . . . will certainly satisfy his devoted following. Booklist
  • “[The] Shannara books make up the most important contribution to fantasy literature since The Lord of the Rings.”

    Rocky Mountain News

  • “Filled with action, treachery, and sacrifice, Tanequil will enthrall Terry Brooks’ millions of fans as it roars to a shocking conclusion.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “Brooks’ efficient pacing, skillful characterizations, and suspenseful plotting all bode well for the trilogy’s conclusion.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The large cast of well-honed characterizations…with their nonstop action, are typical of Brooks’ long-running Shannara saga, and will certainly satisfy his devoted following.”

    Booklist

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • A Publishers Weekly Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt Nielsen | 2/10/2014

    " Typical middle book in a trilogy. Go read my reviews for the other two books. This one is about the same. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jaimesummer Sammons | 2/8/2014

    " Picked up one of these books in junior high, still enjoying them YEARS later! "

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

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mia Darien | 1/31/2014

    " I liked this one better than the last, since things seem to be picking up and things are actually happening in it. Unlike it felt through much of the first. I still wonder if only Brooks' notoriety made this a trilogy. So far, I wonder if it wouldn't have been a much better story cut down to one or two books. I guess I'll have a better opinion after the third book, but so much so far has seemed fairly... pointless, just stretching things out for no particular reason. But, it's still Terry Brooks and even at his lesser works, he's still better than many others. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori | 1/26/2014

    " The Tanequil was excellent, of course, and got me all anxious for the next book. Brooks splits his books up like other authors would split up parts of books, so you're always left hanging from the last book, waiting for the next. Great fantasy read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrew Henderson | 1/25/2014

    " Good book, often painful to read what happens to the characters! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aprille | 1/24/2014

    " Book #21 of 2008. The latest read in the Shannara series holds true to form. A great escape that swept me away for a weekend. The Rock Trolls are great. It got a little sappy with the latest Ohmsford, Pen, and the blind Rover girl, Cinnaminson in one spot, but generally you get at least one super-sappy spot in each trilogy in the series. Evil forces are out to do the unthinkable, something that will destroy life as the people of the Four Lands know it - and you really feel the impact of how terrible that can be. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mel Gapper | 1/20/2014

    " Brilliant Terry writing is so lyrical and moves quickly and I was unable to put it down read it in 3 days! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bill | 1/11/2014

    " Clearly the second of a trilogy. I found it no worse or better than the first book. It is really setting the stage for the last book. But taken as a whole I quite enjoyed the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gilly | 1/1/2014

    " Good twists, kept me guessing how it would end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dianna | 12/20/2013

    " I love how Brooks has all these little mini-series in his great big Shannara series. I kind of wish I'd read the mini-series right before this High Druid series, because then I'd remember everything about the Ilse Witch, but they can stand apart just fine. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Samantha | 12/2/2013

    " Very good. Bek next generation with Grianne captured. I love the other world that we see creatures from in The Elfstones of Shannara, and how you actually get to visit it this time, in this series of three books. Good good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dale w | 11/22/2013

    " Great book never a dull moment. Seems your always on edge waiting for the next thing to happen. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Allen Garvin | 10/12/2013

    " Terry Brooks fluffy goodness: predictable story line, but you know what you're getting. The end comes to a rather quick conclusion. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 JoAnna | 6/5/2013

    " The second book in the High Druid of Shannara series starts off with Penderrin Ohmsford in the middle of his quest to save his aunt from a terrible banishment. Pen is becoming more confident in himself and shows more maturity as he faces some difficult decisions. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeffrey | 5/13/2013

    " Tanequil: the tree that will save them all.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mom | 4/11/2013

    " the people and the not people in this triology just keep you reading--i love them "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charlotte Bird | 12/11/2012

    " the best book of this particular trilogy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maritza | 10/23/2012

    " I just feel in love with Pen's character. It was good reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stacey | 6/23/2012

    " It doesn't feel like enough really happens in so many pages. Like so many other books, it feels like it's trying to keep a secret and build up to something so I read on, and by the time it starts to get moving it it's the last page with a cliff hanger... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna Pelletier | 5/17/2012

    " I enjoyed this book as I do all of Terry Brooks books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vampiress_demitri | 2/27/2012

    " Love the characters and plot "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 10/13/2011

    " Good continuation of the story started in the first book. A bit easy to predict, at least in some parts, but overall quite enjoyable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stewart | 6/13/2011

    " Similar to book 1, this still has the clumsy writing with everything foreshadowed extensively. The plot is interesting and finally this one had a few twists at the end, but I still wouldn't recommend it to others. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patrick | 6/8/2011

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

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

    " the people and the not people in this triology just keep you reading--i love them "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shirley | 3/14/2011

    " This is the first of the series that I've read. Interesting, but hard to follow out of context. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vampiress_demitri | 2/27/2011

    " Love the characters and plot "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melanie | 10/13/2010

    " What is with Terry Brooks and girls turning into trees? Does he have some sort of secret thing for trees? "

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

    " Tanequil: the tree that will save them all.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 1/13/2010

    " Good continuation of the story started in the first book. A bit easy to predict, at least in some parts, but overall quite enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 JoAnna | 6/20/2009

    " The second book in the High Druid of Shannara series starts off with Penderrin Ohmsford in the middle of his quest to save his aunt from a terrible banishment. Pen is becoming more confident in himself and shows more maturity as he faces some difficult decisions. "

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

    " The Tanequil was excellent, of course, and got me all anxious for the next book. Brooks splits his books up like other authors would split up parts of books, so you're always left hanging from the last book, waiting for the next. Great fantasy read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Allen | 4/28/2009

    " Terry Brooks fluffy goodness: predictable story line, but you know what you're getting. The end comes to a rather quick conclusion. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shelley | 3/21/2009

    " This second of the High Druid series hit me about the same as the first--nothing too exciting. It is nice light reading that only takes a few hours, which I am enjoying. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rusty | 2/10/2009

    " Shannara books are still readable, but they no longer stand out through the other similar books out there.

    I'll stick around for Book 3. "

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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 Narrators

Paul Boehmer is an American actor best known for his numerous appearances in the Star Trek universe. He began his audiobook work in 2000 and has since lent his voice to many fiction and nonfiction titles. He has won nine AudioFile Earphones Awards as well as the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration in 2009 and 2014. Between books, he is active in regional theaters across the country. His television appearances include guest spots on Nip/Tuck and Numb3rs.

Paul Boehmer is an American actor best known for his numerous appearances in the Star Trek universe. He began his audiobook work in 2000 and has since lent his voice to many fiction and nonfiction titles. He has won nine AudioFile Earphones Awards as well as the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration in 2009 and 2014. Between books, he is active in regional theaters across the country. His television appearances include guest spots on Nip/Tuck and Numb3rs.