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Download The Elfstones of Shannara: The Shannara Series, Book 2 Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3.00003420674557 out of 53.00003420674557 out of 53.00003420674557 out of 53.00003420674557 out of 53.00003420674557 out of 5 3.00 (29,234 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Terry Brooks Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Books on Tape Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2005 ISBN:
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Before the Great Wars and the Old Race of Man, there was a world populated by different beings: elves, demons, faeries, and the like. The Elves and the Demons constantly fought each other, until the Elves finally imprisoned them with the enchanted tree called the Ellcrys. Thousands of years later the Ellcrys still survives and still keeps the Demons imprisoned within the Spell of Forbidding, but not for much longer, the Ellcrys is dying. Amberle Elessidil and Wil Ohmsford must set out to find the Bloodfire and put the sacred Ellcrys seed within it. But dark on their trail comes the Reaper, most fearsome of all Demons, aiming to crush their mission at any cost. Only the Elfstones of Shannara can protect them. 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 Trent | 2/3/2014

    " Much, much better than the first book. There were a few oddities, but I thought this was an original story and very interesting. I love when multiple stories are happening at the same time and you care about all the stories equally instead of wanting to skip over one to get back to the other. Brooks does a good jof of making all the stories interesting in the book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tim | 2/2/2014

    " Did my getting even a couple years older make Brooks' "Sword of Shannara" sequels seem suckier? Or did he really get less interesting? Anyway, I didn't enjoy this one all that much, long ago and far away. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eric | 1/28/2014

    " This is one of my favorite series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrew Webb | 1/24/2014

    " I read this one long ago. I remember that it felt quite shallow after the epic "Sword of Shannara." Like the middle chapter of many trilogies, it is high on action and low on plot. Don't let this dissuade you from reading the excellent conclusion, "Wishsong of Shannara," though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Branwen | 1/21/2014

    " This book, no... this SERIES is awesome. And yes, I can tell that even after only finishing the second book! *laughs* This book follows Wil and Amberle as they travel into dangers unknown, pursued by an evil demon called the Reaper, in search of the Bloodfire which can save the world from the onslaught of demon hordes. But really, this story is simply about love, adventure, magic, friendship, and the responsibility of honor. This second installment of the Sword of Shannara series has everything in it that I love about Terry Brooks' writing: strong willed heroes, terrifying enemies (seriously, the Reaper is super scary!), a quest filled with epic battles and adventure, and a sense of comraderie between the characters that I find deeply endearing. I absolutely reccommend this book to anyone who enjoys a great fantasy series. I promise you will enjoy it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lizzy _3 | 1/16/2014

    " Another incredible read. A very original story this time. It seems that Terry Brooks is coming up with some ideas of his own. Very refreshing and very thrilling. However good the book was, I have to make one negative comment on it: the relationship between Wil and Amberle went way too far. It just made Wil look like a retard. That being said THe Elfstones of Shannara was great! And I L-O-V-E-D the Reaper! It was such a cool villain! But Dagdra Mor was just a joke. They made him out to be this all-powerful and incredibly evil demon. Hah! Hah! Hah! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Violet | 1/12/2014

    " I enjoyed the characters in the book. The quest they went on for the Bloodstone was great, didn't care for the long descriptions of the battle portions of the book. I found the end of the book to be a surprise. Now I have to decide if I want to go on and read the third book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andy | 1/8/2014

    " Another master story teller in the world of fantasy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 James Buckhorn | 12/21/2013

    " More original than the first book in the trilogy, it still drew too many paralles to Lord of The Rings for my liking. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lara | 12/9/2013

    " I enjoyed it just as much as the first. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelsey | 12/8/2013

    " This book will always hold a special place in my heart as the first sci-fi/fantasy book I ever read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Natina El | 11/27/2013

    " Classic fantasy..siigh.. and the hero is a gurl .. talk about your icing on the cake "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robyn Brown | 11/22/2013

    " Once again caught up in the Shannara books by TB! Forgot just how suspenseful and scary this second book of the trilogy is. To be hunted over the river and through the woods kept me reading and wondering if my door was locked and window shut......Viva Perk of the Sky Elves!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jamie | 11/5/2013

    " The sequel to "The Sword of Shannara". An excellent follow up to the first that is much better written. My favorite of the first three books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sara | 11/2/2013

    " These are one of the first fantasy books I read. I read them in junior high and enjoyed them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrew Wooldridge | 10/24/2013

    " A decent sequel. However the whole angst over using the Elfstones seemed just too drawn out. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gary | 10/16/2013

    " My favorite of all of Brooks' books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather Young | 8/10/2013

    " I first read Terry Brooks when I was in Junior High....He was better than JRR Tolkien to me! fantastic epic story of good vs evil !!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 michael | 11/16/2012

    " good "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 2bnallegory | 11/2/2012

    " The first of the Shannara books that I ever read, as a result it holds a rather special place in my heart. It is a lot like most of the Shannara series but you won't tire of the efforts of just one young Wil must do to save his world from the ancient threat all but forgotten. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eric Roberts | 10/3/2012

    " The best of all of the Shannara series. An great story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa Viereck | 9/21/2012

    " This was a good fantasy book. Had a hard time getting into the book, but stayed with it and was glad I did in end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jen | 7/18/2012

    " this is my favorite of the original trilogy "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jacob Zamora | 7/11/2012

    " Perfect mix of Romance and Action :3 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Celia | 4/5/2012

    " Really good. And very original. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeremiah Depta | 4/1/2012

    " Entertaining, but not moving or overly memorable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim Daffner | 1/14/2012

    " Great book! Many steps above the Sword of Shannara. The writing has improved significantly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 11/2/2011

    " My brother's favorite book of all time, but I prefer his later series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kyle | 6/22/2011

    " This is the kind of stuff I read and don't tell anyone about... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alicia Diaz | 6/12/2011

    " The ending seemed a bit rushed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Misty | 5/19/2011

    " Dan and I read this together. It was entertaining and I'll read the other books in this series with him, but probably wouldn't on my own. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alicia | 5/15/2011

    " The ending seemed a bit rushed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 CD | 4/24/2011

    " I read this book years and years ago, but it started my love of fantasy novels. I read it before Sword of Shannara, and it stood well on its own. It's one of my all time favorite books, but that might be because it was possibly the first novel I truly fell in love with. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul | 4/1/2011

    " I have read all the Shannara series and this one is still my favorite by far. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andy | 3/30/2011

    " Another master story teller in the world of fantasy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jake | 3/23/2011

    " By far my favorite Brooks book. The action scenes were very well thought out and described without the gore. I highly recommend for young readers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eric | 3/6/2011

    " This is one of my favorite series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James | 3/2/2011

    " i just like the Shannara series, kinda slow at first but then toward the middle i couldnt put em down and had to read em all. love it "

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

    " Great plot! Lots of magic "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terry | 2/26/2011

    " The second book of the trilogy is vastly improved from the first. The characters elicit more empathy, the plot and pace are more compelling, and the character of magic is more fully developed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katherine | 2/11/2011

    " The characters of this books are what set the precedent of the Shannara Series. Elves, elfstones, and much more. I've read this book about fifteen times and finally found a copy in book resale. Highly recommend! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gloria | 2/6/2011

    " In my favorites to read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrew | 1/29/2011

    " A decent sequel. However the whole angst over using the Elfstones seemed just too drawn out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Boo | 1/24/2011

    " Started to re read Terry Brooks. I enjoy visiting old friends. "

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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. He is a recipient of the 2017 World Fantasy Association’s Life Achievement Award. His novels Running with the Demon and A Knight of the Word were chosen by the Rocky Mountain News as two of the best fantasy novels of the twentieth century.

About the Narrator

Scott Brick, actor, narrator, and writer, attended UCLA and spent ten years in a traveling Shakespeare company. Passionate about the spoken word, he has narrated a wide variety of audiobooks, from thrillers and science fiction to classics and nonfiction. He has recorded more than eight hundred audiobooks and won over fifty AudioFile Earphones Awards and several of the prestigious Audie Awards. He was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine and the Voice of Choice for 2016 by Booklist magazine.