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Extended Audio Sample The Sword of Shannara, by Terry Brooks Click for printable size audiobook cover
3.00089968511021 out of 53.00089968511021 out of 53.00089968511021 out of 53.00089968511021 out of 53.00089968511021 out of 5 3.00 (2,223 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Terry Brooks Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Shannara Series Release Date: December 2002 ISBN: 9780736698887
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Living in peaceful Shady Vale, Shea Ohmsford knew little of the troubles that plagued the rest of the world. Then the giant, forbidding Allanon revealed that the supposedly dead Warlock Lord was plotting to destroy the world. The sole weapon against this Power of Darkness was the Sword of Shannara, which could only be used by a true heir of Shannara—Shea being the last of the bloodline, upon whom all hope rested. Soon a Skull Bearer, dreaded minion of Evil, flew into the Vale, seeking to destroy Shea. To save the Vale, Shea fled, drawing the Skull Bearer after him.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Johnny Brooks | 11/18/2012

    " I enjoyed the story, but not the writing so much. However I am willing to give the next installment a chance. Hopefully we will see some improvement in the writing and hopefully the story continues along as well as it has so far. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jana | 9/25/2012

    " I got about half way through and lost interest. Too much hyperbole, too much deus ex machina, not enough character development, too much journeying for my taste. I guess I'm just not an "epic" fantasy kind of person. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah The Booklover | 12/14/2011

    " This is one of my favorite books by Terry Brooks. The narration really added to the story! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robert Haight | 11/22/2011

    " Read it, and then stop. Just say NO to any additonal Shannara tales. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Crystal | 9/24/2011

    " It was a great book. I read it before a long time ago and wanted to read it again, but is it only the first part of the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 5/10/2011

    " I can't wait to read the next one in this series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharon | 5/5/2011

    " As always the fanatasy world of of Terry Brook's was engrossing and thrilling. The pace of the book however I found staggared and only gained worthwile momentum within the last 20 pages, as part of a duology the book certainly leaves you wanting more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robi | 4/15/2011

    " I am a fan of Terry Brooks', and I liked all his novels. The element that I prefer is the environment. Brooks manages to bring the reader inside his world and feel it. Unfortunately I was not very font of the characters this time. "

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

    " Start of a new series. Should be good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lex | 3/21/2011

    " Loved this one it was a little different than the authors usual plot in most of his other books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cool | 3/7/2011

    " Another great Terry Brooks! Can't wait for more!! - DOE "

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

    " Another saga not impressed with but provides insight following the other sagas "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jamaica | 2/12/2011

    " This is the first of the Shannara series that I read. It was a good way to get back into fantasy fiction, which I have been missing lately. Fun and interesting premise and good characters. I will enjoy tracking down the rest of the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/11/2011

    " A slow starter for me that didn't really get my attention until the last 50 or so pages. But I'm sure the massive amount of set-up in the first book will yield great story in the next installment of the series. Full of what Brooks does best, including the cliffhanger ending! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 2/7/2011

    " loved it, but I love all the shannara books! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christiane | 2/4/2011

    " Excellent first part of a trilogy! I am dying to read book number two! "

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

    " This is just one book in a number of series tying the Word & void series together with the Shannara series. Terry Brooks in my opinion is an incredible author and to have him tie these to story lines together is a great work in itself. I highly recommend all of his works. "

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