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3.00209176788124 out of 53.00209176788124 out of 53.00209176788124 out of 53.00209176788124 out of 53.00209176788124 out of 5 3.00 (2,223 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Terry Brooks Narrator: Charles Keating Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Shannara Series Release Date: August 2003 ISBN: 9780739304273
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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, dread 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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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 gary sampo | 8/6/2017

    " fantastic love every min of it.if ya don't like a great set up and are to impatiant .then it's not the book for you "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robert Haight | 7/23/2013

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

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Johnny Brooks | 4/22/2012

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Crystal | 1/24/2012

    " 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. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jana | 7/12/2011

    " 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. "

  • 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. "

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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

Charles Keating has won three AudioFile Earphones awards for his audiobook narrations. His credits include works by P.D. James, Mark Haddon, Charmian Hussey, and Terry Brooks. He is British actor of stage, screen and television in addition to being an audiobook narrator. He has acted with the Royal Shakespeare Company, played Rex in ITV’s celebrated Brideshead Revisited miniseries, and had roles in television shows including Sex and the City, Another World, All My Children and As the World Turns. In 2001, he played the role of Carney/Oscar Wilde in the Lincoln Center Theater Performance of A Man of No Importance, and in 2007, he played the role of Clement O’Donnell in the Guthrie Theater production of The Home Place.