As much as I love music, I'd rather listen to a book. I love being taken far far away while doing everything.
This book answered a lot of questions about the history of many of the characters in Sword of Shannara. Great prequel! Had to go back and re-listen to the original Shannara novels again.
I like listening to Scott Brick, he is able to make different characters sound like different people. He's a great narrator; his female voices are very believable.
I've read the entire series many years ago, but I have to say that in revisiting the series, I think that the prequel, "The First King of Shannara" is a perfect refresher to prepare you for the journey ahead. I love that it set you up for "The Sword of Shannara" and introduces you to the characters and the history of the story line in a sense.
As a previous Brooks fan it is always a joy to jump in to his worlds. It isn't a question of what I like best because .. I enjoy it all!
Jerle is portrayed well and with his richly written cohorts are a joy to learn, but I have to say that Bremen and Kinson take the day ;)
In the dark .. an utter evil returns!
A great listen
Risca is by far the best, weapon skills as well as magic...he's like a one dwarf wrecking ball
Great voice, easy to tell the difference when he goes from character to character.
Oh yes, and I tried
Probably in the top 20
The story was a great way to experience the back round of the characters in previous books.
About the same
I agree with Howard.
Terry Brooks is one of my favorite writers, (I actually meet him once and he's really very nice) and all his books are just wonderful, it's a shame that more of the audio ones are abridged, I wish all of the Shannara series were unabridged. Actually I wish all his books were unabridged.
Audiobooks depend greatly on the speaker. A good speaker can turn a bad story into a great experience. The same holds true for the reverse, though.
This speaker speaks clearly, he is easy to understand but he makes every sentence an epic event, dulling dramatic events. All characters sound the same and I just can't concentrate on him.
If you do not know what I mean, try one of the first three audio books of George R. Martins Saga.
Wrong age bracket for me.
I'm sure this appeals to a great many readers. Wish I had run across it in my teens, not my 60's!
I have always loved Terry Brooks and this book is no different. The problem is not the book, it???s the reader. Scott Brick could not even say Shannara correctly. This is the worst reading I have ever heard.