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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (19,065 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: March 2003 ISBN: 9780736697965
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Horror stalked the Four Lands as the Ildatch, an ancient source of evil, sent its ghastly Mord Wraiths to destroy Mankind. Only Druid Allanon held the magic power of wishsong that could make plants bloom instantly or turn trees from green to autumn gold. But she, too, was in mortal danger, and Ildatch waited for Brin to fall into his trap.

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rod Foglio | 2/19/2014

    " Very disappointing book, especially after the speactacular Elfstones. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kira | 2/15/2014

    " This is a good book, and in the version I had there were even pictures:) Action packed, and very interesting, this story book was very difficult to put down, but it was from my teachers library and I had to borrow it so I wouldn't get in trouble for reading it at school. The characters are intruiging(sp?)and the plot is exciting. I recommend it to anyone who likes fantasy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caitlin | 2/10/2014

    " Better than the first, not as good as the second. I'm still thinking its worth it to give the rest of the series a chance. I'm a bit of a completist. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dev | 2/1/2014

    " Slightly more grittier versions of Tolkien. Otherwise, wholly similar. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kyle | 1/31/2014

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

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sabrena | 1/29/2014

    " Oh I felt cheated!!! He spends all this time buildign up a battle for the ages and the audience doesn't even get to see it. Lame! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nate | 1/19/2014

    " Blast Off! This is were we finally catch a glimpse of Brooks potential as a writer. This book is much more original, interisting, written well, and is just better than the other two! THis, like most of Brooks other books, is a coming of age story. It centers around two young children, struggling to control their magic, in order to save the world. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Neill Smith | 1/13/2014

    " When Allanon is again facing the dark powers he returns to the Ohmsford's elven magic to help protect the four races. First Shea Ohmsford helped with the Sword of Shannara; then Shea's grandson, Wil, used the Elfstones in the battle against the dark; and now Brin, Wil's daughter, must use the power of the Wishsong against the Mord Wraiths. Brin thought the Wishsong was a frivolous power she shared with her brother, Jair, but she comes to realize its power not only as a weapon but as a seduction of her essential morals as she proceeds on her quest. She needs to develop the power to resist its lure and use it for good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shauna | 1/13/2014

    " Although this is my least favorite of this trilogy, it is still an action packed fantasy steeped in the war between good and evil. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Arnold | 1/1/2014

    " This one is really scary. The Wishsong is kinda goofy, but creative at the same time. I like it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dannie Hill | 12/29/2013

    " I love everything Terry Brooks has written. He is number 2 on my list of the greatest Fantasy writers this world has ever seen. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Darren | 12/29/2013

    " Not as good as I remember from reading it when it first came out, not as good as the first two in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jamie | 12/28/2013

    " The conclusion of Terry Brooks' first trilogy. A good and satisfying read. Does a good job of concluding the trilogy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katniss | 12/15/2013

    " Very good, although it took me forever because my kindle made me keep on drifting off into dream land... not the book, of course. No, the book was incredible. It's just I'd been reading on my Kindle for forever and... Nevermind. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth Barone | 12/14/2013

    " I don't remember much about "Wishsong," other than I didn't like it as much as I liked "Elfstones" and "Sword." (I was really young when I read this, and need to re-read it!) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dj | 12/10/2013

    " Don't remember it at all, except that i read it and liked it a little less than the 1st in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 7/29/2013

    " Finished the first trilogy from Terry Brooks. Really really liked them and the surprises within. Also, enjoyed the modern day analogies I could make. Elfstones was my favorite! The demons seemed more threatening and I really liked the relationships in it. Glad I was introduced to these. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ike | 4/29/2013

    " Disappointingly similar to the preceding Shannara novels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Noah | 2/18/2013

    " its been a while but I loved this series "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 10/24/2012

    " One of my favorite in the series. Garet Jax is one of my favorite characters in the Brooks universe. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Clint | 10/13/2012

    " Getting into the same old formula. Not a fun read, but necessary for future novels in the Shannara saga. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joe Lapp | 10/9/2012

    " Loved the whole series. Imaginative, fun. Elfstones was the best. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emeyin | 7/15/2012

    " Wow, great book! Garet Jax, one of my favorite characters of all time. Now that's a badass. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Malee Ann | 6/6/2012

    " I love Brooks for all of his female main characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne | 5/9/2012

    " I liked this book the best of the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kaushalya | 4/6/2012

    " Not as fast paced as the other two I read of the quartet, but the characters are intriguing. The plot gets a little predictable by this time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 J.M. | 2/7/2012

    " Read in middle school. This was one of the first fantasy series I ever read and probably the one that got me onto an epic fantasy kick. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brandon Ostrom | 1/21/2012

    " I read this like forever ago. I may not have finished it. "

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

    " Finally finished 3rd book in the initial Sword of Shannara series by Terry Brooks. It's evident why Brooks has been successful -- his plots and his imaginative worlds are compelling, even if his characters are not. I never identified with his lead characters, but the plot drove me along. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Honor | 9/3/2011

    " Reading to Jeffrey right now. Like a lot more than I remember when I read it a long time ago. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marita | 7/12/2011

    " This is about as good as fantasy gets! Intoxicatingly fast paced and clean. My favorite Shannara so far! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 4/26/2011

    " Re-read this while being home for the past week. I've always loved the Shannara books and this one doesn't disappoint in any way. Fun story, adds a few new parts to the Shannara series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gena | 4/18/2011

    " A great follow-up to the Sword. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terry | 2/26/2011

    " The final book of this trilogy is a darker novel than the earlier ones. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Craig | 12/16/2010

    " When I read these books as a kid they were some of my favorites. Now that I look at books differently these books are starting to push me away. They are boring for me and I don't know if I will be able to read the rest of the series. So many other books out there. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katniss | 12/13/2010

    " Very good, although it took me forever because my kindle made me keep on drifting off into dream land... not the book, of course. No, the book was incredible. It's just I'd been reading on my Kindle for forever and... Nevermind. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 12/7/2010

    " Once again, Brooks scored big. This was a page-turner just like the first two. . . --From A Reader's Journal, by d r melbie. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joe | 11/21/2010

    " Loved the whole series. Imaginative, fun. Elfstones was the best. "

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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.