I like Scott Brick as the reader, although he didn't hold me this time. His Dune work was the best.
Good not great.
This book feel like it was write by a child. I feel like this book try to simplify the nature of people to a childlike way . He wrote that everybody is black-and-white pure evil or nobly good. If your over 14 don't get it.
I'll give another try.
This Book was bad
It's a good story; a comfortable and enjoyable quest with familiar friends. The story is familiar; very familiar. I can't say I noticed anything new, original or unique about the story. Every device, relationship and trope was lifted from other stories. Most frequently, from The Lord of the Rings. In fact, so much is lifted from Lord of the Rings that there is little to this story that I haven't heard before. I've been on this adventure before with these characters. Granted, authors frequently 'borrow' from the greats to help form their stories, but this is beyond homage and allusion.
I found the style to be stiff and unimaginative. Some times high and haughty and other times disjointed and carrying words from modern times, like "robot" and "congenital." Sure, it's a fantasy, but sometimes the style is inconsistent with itself.
This is my second time listening to Scott Brick as a narrator. Both times, I wasn't completely impressed with the book. This is unfortunate, because I'm beginning to relate Brick with mediocre books. He isn't a terrible narrator, though he tried to pull off some accents and mucked it up. Plus, the voices and timbres he used for characters didn't remain consistent throughout the book.
I wouldn't say to "pass" on this book, but if there are other books on your to-read list, save this one for later.
I listened to this book as it was on the recommended list of Patrick Rothfuss (my favorite author).
This was a very expensive book, and or 2 credits, I didn't feel it was justified after finishing the book.
The book spends 85% of its time building up to the pinnacle and I even felt it fell short on delivering that. At no point in this book did it keep me sitting in the driveway to listen to just a few more minutes.
There were no highs and lows to the story line, flat to small high at the end. It almost seemed to me as a dully written Lord of The Rings.
This is not to say I hated the book, I just invested allot of time into it for not allot of fulfillment; for this I would not recommend the book.
I've been listening to books for twelve years. I love to read but never could find enoough time just to sit. Audio opened a whole new world for me. I love it! I love Sci-Fi and Fantasy and an occasional mystery. The iphone is a great delivery tool for me. Listening to books may not be for everyone, but it is an awesome alterative for me. Everyone should give it a try!
Alanon is my favorite character because he is so dark and mysterious.
His voice brings out the drama and excitment of the story and characters.
When the elf girl turned into the magical tree.
This series is so infectious that you can't stop with just the first book. You have to go on to find out what happens to the Oomsford family and the four parts of lands.
No. The story is not well written. The plot is boring after the first hour...
He could have made a book with the taste of something new. It look like a copy of Tolkien made in China.
He is good in characterization.
hummm... Considering the amount of trash I use to see on TV, I guess I would...
Use your money or credits in other titles.
Yes, great story and the narrator expresses enough emotion to keep involved.
There is not just one!! Have read this Shannara Series - three times - now a little older and eyesight having "issues" I can sit and listen and let my mind enjoy the story --- especially as I am sitting and quilting.
Enunciation and Emotion.
Many if not most can be accused of borrowing from J.R.R. Tolkien but this is by far the most shameless I have read.