Extended Audio Sample

Download The Shannara Trilogy Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample The Shannara Trilogy Audiobook, by Terry Brooks
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (7,143 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Terry Brooks Narrator: Theodore Bikel Publisher: Phoenix Books Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2009 ISBN:
Coming Soon! We're adding audiobooks daily and hope to make this one available for download very soon. Submit your vote below to let us know you really crave this title!
Vote this up! This audiobook has 3 votes

Long ago, the wars of the ancient Evil had ruined the world and forced mankind to compete with many other races - gnomes, trolls, dwarfs and elves. Half-elfin Shea Ohmsford learns that the supposedly dead Warlock Lord was plotting to destroy the world and the sole weapon against this Power of Darkness was The Sword of Shannara, which could only be used by a true heir of Shannara. The Elfstones of Shannara is the only protection Wil Ohmsford has as he sets out on a perilous quest to protect a seed from the Ellcrys - a tree created by Elven magic that is dying, loosening the spell of Forbidding that bars the hordes of vengeful Demons from the Races of Man. And in The Wishsong of Shannara an ancient evil is stirred to life and threatens to destroy mankind. Download and start listening now!

BK_PNIX_000447

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ben Selhorst | 2/14/2014

    " The first book is a lord of the rings knock-off that is fairly interesting. The next two are not so great. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rob Hermanowski | 2/5/2014

    " I read this in junior high, I think. A respectable fantasy series, though not Tolkein or Donaldson. I've forgotten much of it, I'm afraid. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 1/20/2014

    " A fun book read at a very young age. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 nicole | 1/13/2014

    " i never could get into these books. i know they are classics but it just didn't keep my attenton. "

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

    " I read this when I was 13 or 14 years old... it was pure escapism, especially for an awkward teen who could not interact with the world very well. I was very drawn to the characters which I immediately connected with... The emotional investment that the plot required of the reader gave one amazing highs and lows and drew you further into the adventure... What a great and imaginative writer, thanks Terry Brooks... "

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

    " These are fun to read. I couldn't get into the next series. Lori and Corey Cole made a more-than-nice, little-known adventure game about these books called Shannara. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Will Caskey | 1/10/2014

    " This series is the epitome of boilerplate, disposable fantasy. [Ordinary everyman] is told by [mysterious magical old guy] that he has [lots of powers] and is the last hope against [various monsters]. Journey of self-discovery and/or enabling of powers ensues. Wash, rinse, repeat. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carrie | 12/11/2013

    " I like the Elfstones the best. It was also the first of the series I read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Aaron | 11/14/2013

    " I normally hate leaving a book unfinished but I couldn't finish the last book in the trilogy, even with about 10 chapters left. Just not my writing style. "

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

    " This series introduced me to the joy of reading. It will allways have a special place in my heart. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Oliver | 11/3/2013

    " That was really long ago, but I liked it nonetheless even though the parallels to "Lord of the Rings" were very apparent (but not as blatant as Denis McKiernan's Dark Tower). "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ted | 10/28/2013

    " Typical reluctant hero battles overwhelming evil with an Achilles' heel. The battle scenes are difficult to follow. I couldn't really get into these books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela | 10/11/2013

    " If you are interested in the Shannara series I would recommend getting the hardcover trilogy book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 8/4/2013

    " The whole time reading this I kept getting reminded of "The Lord of The Rings" "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Have Mercy Killer Reviews | 7/31/2013

    " This book is amazing. I highly recommend it to any avid fantasy reader such as myself. It is a beautiful world that Terry Brooks created with elves, druids, and so on. It's a definite must have. "

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

    " Shannara ranks right up there with LOR for me - been reading it since the 1980 and will keep going back as long as he keeps writing! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tommy | 7/11/2012

    " I was looking for something like The Lord of the Rings and to be honest this didn't really do it for me. I did try but I just couldn't engross myself into this world and in the end I just decided to leave it at that, having already bought more books in the series. "

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

    " First in a series of omnibuses; good way to enter the world of Shannara. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matthew | 1/10/2012

    " This is very much like Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. Sometimes they're so similar I become confused about what happens in each series. The writing is not that great. He uses a lot of passive voice, repetitive descriptions and imagey. I like this series better when I was a teenager. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacy | 9/23/2011

    " These are good fantisy books. I read them a while ago. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave | 6/17/2011

    " Cheap knockoff of Lord of the Rings, but has it's own panache. Easier reading, too! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandra Strange | 6/2/2011

    " This series is great for guys, especially. It includes lots of action in a well constructed world. NOT funny like some of Brooks. My boys read all of the books for awhile, and there are LOTS. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 4/5/2011

    " The last book was the best in my oppinion. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 3/27/2011

    " The whole time reading this I kept getting reminded of "The Lord of The Rings" "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Have Mercy | 2/2/2011

    " This book is amazing. I highly recommend it to any avid fantasy reader such as myself. It is a beautiful world that Terry Brooks created with elves, druids, and so on. It's a definite must have. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 1/13/2011

    " The last book was the best in my oppinion. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jaygeekay | 12/8/2010

    " Absolute torture reading this. A boring, clichéd, badly written Tolkien rip-off in every sense. Absolutely dire. I would rate it lower than one star if it was possible. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim | 7/21/2010

    " Read these many many years ago ... now I'm gonna have to re-read them! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Flip | 6/26/2010

    " Spectacular stories. I loved reading these. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amanda | 6/4/2010

    " I give up. I tried hard to get into this book...but it seemed like a giant Lord of the Rings rip-off--except I couldn't care about the characters in this case. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christina | 5/5/2010

    " Terry Brooks is one of my favorite authors of fantasy. His worlds are vivid and he keeps me guessing the whole way through. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tia | 3/4/2010

    " This is a three in one deal and thus far I've only read the first one. It sucked.

    When/If I decide to read the next two I will update. "

Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations
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.