The story of good vs. evil. It's timeless, as many times as it gets done.
This is one long book. I am afraid I didn't give it the proper attention it needed. The First King of Shannara was more digestible in this format.
Character voice differentiation is always nice to have.
I think it was too long a story for me to give it proper attention in this format. I found myself listening during my commutes to/from work - never a good idea - as our city is full of raving lunatics driving about all day.
The story itself fell into a rhythm to me that I think repeated a bit too much - group gets together, group travels, group encounters bad, bad things, group prevails. I never felt a sense that the good guys could really lose - there just wasn't any tension there for that - for me, anyway.
I know this story has been compared to The Lord of the Rings in the past, and maybe it is similar, but I still like a good fantasy tale - and this is a good one.
Great narration. Enjoyable story. My teenage son and I shared this book while having to travel a lot together recently. it made both of us happy
Was looking to see what the hype was about. The performance was adequate but after about 15 chapters I still didn't care about the story or any of the characters. Events are boring and formulaic. May have been great at the time but there are about a dozen books I'd rather re-read/listen than to bother finishing this one.
A fantastic story
Well narrated, two small things, the way he pronounces Shannara, and his belief that sometimes second should be said as secont. Not sure why?
The narrator is able to make many different voices convincingly.
This is my second audio book read by Scott Brick, and I strongly recommend him! The book itself was good enough to hold your attention, and was even excellent at times. However early on character development is lacking in my opinion. The first half of the book I wasn't really invested into any of them emotionally, since they were mostly half-likable. Some parts the author would go into a long rant of things that the audience didn't need, because the previous chapter had already preambled the events. Overall pretty good.
The story is well paced and keeps you engaged. Well performed and read. Already nearly finished reading the next in the series. Highly recommended for anyone who likes fantasy - 10 and up.