This book has no more originality than the previous 2. The Shannara Series is Brooks own version of The Lord of the Rings, so nothing really outstanding there, but most offensive is Scott Brick as a narrator. He has maybe 3 voices to use and is waaay over dramatic. Killing most scenes with his poor dialogue technique. I am unable to distinguish between many of the characters due to his lack of skill. He needs lessons from Jim Dale or even Gerard Doyle. SAVE YOUR CREDITS, it's not worth it.
Anything other than a book by Terry Brooks.
No. Sadly I got every Shannara book all at once. I suffered through each one and somehow one was worse than the next. They are boring stay away.
Stay away from the entire series infact anything by this author. The narrators are somehow horrible on every book in the series and the writing is slow, predictable and boring. You could skip 3 or 4 chapters at a time and stil know exactly what was going on as if you missed nothing.
It doesn't do anything new but what it does do it does well. That is if like the stereotypical fantasy novel.
I read this series back when it came out and I thought I really liked it. I guess my tastes have change because listening years later, I found the stories very predictable and boring. With about 6 hours left in the Wishsong, I was begging for the story to end. I hoped that this series would hold up but it hasn't. The narration was also awful, but it would have taken James Earl Jones to save this book (or at least give it a second star).
I have read 3 other books from Terry Brooks and have enjoyed them. This book on the other hand seemed like an obvious rip off of the lord of the rings. Instead of a hobbit taking a magic ring to distroy a dark lord, you have a quarter elf girl taking her innate magic to distroy a dark book before it creates a dark lord. There are dark shadowy creatures called Moord Wraiths which are obvious Ring Wraiths. You have the Druid Allinon who is an obvius rip off of Gandolf. Then you have Rone Lee who is a cross beween Aragorn and Sam. The narrator's reading is as stirring as a reading from Ben Stein. I thought he did a fine job on the character voices but his narration is drolling. If you haven't read or watched the Lord of the Rings trilogy and you don't mind a book reading by a 7th grade science teacher you will probably enjoy this book. Other wise buy the Lord of the Rings and read the book this one was obviously based on.