I have never read a Terry Brooks book I didn't like and they are particularly well suited to audio. Scott Brick is one of my favorite readers and he does a great job in all the Brooks books he reads. Listen to them all!
I thought that this was a great book. I liked it much more than sword of shannara. The plot was better and I thought the characters were developed better. I think that Brooks is a great author and look forward to finishing this series.
good chick book
the metamorphosis of amberle
when wil went back to his lady, the tree
yes, it made me cry a couple of times, i was very involved in the story.
i could start 10 other books but i am hooked on this series and am ready for wishsong. i am also thrilled that mtv is producing the series, should have been done long ago, i love game of thrones but it's too graphic for my granddaughters but the shannara series is absolutely perfect for them.
The repetition gets boring
Maybe, depends on the friend
Yes this writer is very long winded, seems to use 50 words when 10 may do the repetition gets boring
I love this series. But I am really tired of this narrator, Scott Brick. These books read so easily when you read them in hardcopy. The characters are fun, and you get involved in the storyline. This guys narration is just grating. If you only listen to books on audio then go ahead and listen. Just have to ignore the narrators tone, silly cadence, and emphasis on every single line.
After reading the first book in the series, which was complete Tolkien plagiarism, I was very hesitant to listen to anything else in the Shannara series. However, after about an hour into the "Elfstones", I found myself captivated by the story. There were some similarities to Tolkien, but, for the most part, this book showed a clear divergence from LOTR. Not to leave the review on that backhanded compliment, I will write that if you are a fan of the genre, this is a worthwhile listen.
Scott Brick is NOT a good fantasy narrator, but once you get over his annoying and seemingly constant (Brooks writes in extremes) "ANYTHING" inflections, the story keeps you interested enough to continue.
Terry Brooks has a wonderful way of drawing his readers in with scenes that are descriptive enough you feel like you can nearly hear the rain or feel that gust of wind blowing bits of dry leaves and dust in your eyes. Multidimensional characters and action packed fighting be it 1on 1 or an entire army makes for a great book Everytime.
I have enjoyed these books quite a bit. They are fun fantasy. Parts of it were very good, others weren't. But overall it is a good fun read with plenty of action and adventure. One thing I will mention is that the narrator is not my favorite. For the most part he is okay but he isn't really all that great in my opinion. I don't care for his voices and I find his voice lacks emotion. Still worth reading though.
Read this book several years ago and listened to after watching tv series on mtv. Will listen to book 3 now. Narrator was very good and enjoyed him very much. Reminds me of why I
started reading Terry Brooks many years ago. Listening to them is also another great way to become a follower of his stories.