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.
I read/listened to this book after watching the series and having a few hour discussion with a friend about the series/books. He recommended I start here and work my way through the books. I enjoyed it and listened to it on my way to and from work. Makes the long drives bearable.
simply a classic. I haven't read this novel for years and it was a great treat to revisit. I now have the urge to acquire and listen to the entire collection , very addictive
A brilliant book, probably the best part was the way it was incorporated into the original, which, being the first novel, there was no certainty or even likely hood of there being many more.