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3.00018624842459 out of 53.00018624842459 out of 53.00018624842459 out of 53.00018624842459 out of 53.00018624842459 out of 5 3.00 (7,141 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: December 2004 ISBN: 9780739304310
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Horror stalked the Four Lands as the Ildatch, 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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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeremiah | 2/13/2014

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amber | 2/10/2014

    " I love this trilogy! As a huge fan of fantasy this had everything I could want in it. Danger, excitement, a great story line, and characters that I fell to love. For a fantasy fan, I would definately recommend these books! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heidi | 1/19/2014

    " I loved all the Shannara books by Terry Brooks. He is a FABULOUS fantasy writer. Be prepared: once you start you'll be reading forever, as he is very prolific! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Richard Houchin | 1/17/2014

    " This is an epic fantasy tale that really feels immense. I think it has something to do with creatures and monsters and so forth. Seem to be quite a few memorable ones. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 1/16/2014

    " 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 Flip | 1/14/2014

    " Spectacular stories. I loved reading these. "

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

    " These were among the first fantasy novels I read (that were targeted to an adult audience). I really liked them, and they are full of interesting ideas. However, some of the characters are a bit shallow, and sometimes the story is a little weighed down by unnecessary detail. Overall, I enjoyed them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 nicole | 12/25/2013

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

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Richard | 12/16/2013

    " High fantasy is routinely done better than this. Don't read it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rob | 12/10/2013

    " As far as high fantasy goes, pitch-perfect. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lucy Mclaughlin | 10/19/2013

    " Couldn't finish it, I was only in page 73. Soo boring and too much detail in the little things. Though I am fully aware this Is my opinion only. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lavinia | 10/1/2013

    " My husband proposed to me with this book. He cut out the middle of it and hid the ring inside. We had been reading it together on a blanket under a tree over the summer. He loved Terry Brooks books - so I gave them a shot - there are one or two I really liked. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mac | 6/11/2013

    " This is the series that started it all for me. Sword of Shannara was the first major book that I read, you know something longer than 100 some pages. It took me a while but by the time I was done I was hooked. I immediately grabbed Elfstones and kept reading. I've been a Fantasy fan ever since. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jack Thomas | 6/6/2013

    " My favorite book of all time!! I keep rereading it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jason | 5/20/2013

    " All three books are enjoyable reads. The only reason I gave them 3 stars instead of 4 is because I got the sense I was reading other versions of Tolkien's Lord Of the Rings. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tommy | 1/23/2013

    " 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 Will | 11/16/2012

    " Great to catch up. Reading whole series from Genesis. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jake | 11/6/2012

    " Decent series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela | 8/7/2012

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robert Negut | 6/9/2012

    " It does seem a whole lot like The Lord of the Rings, but the author says quite clearly that it was his inspiration, so he never claims to be anything more. That said, it's pretty darn good. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Libromaniac | 1/3/2012

    " Two words... In tolerable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Louise Ratcliff | 11/7/2011

    " Amazing book , gripping and captivating all the way through , fantastic read "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ted | 9/19/2011

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen | 8/2/2011

    " Each novel had captivating main characters, with a full and developed cast. I loved not only the adventure at every turn but all of the relationships that developed throughout all three novels. Definitely a fantasy favorite. "

  • 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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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.