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  • The Sword of Shannara: The Shannara Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs)
    • By Terry Brooks
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1867)
    Performance
    (1027)
    Story
    (1045)

    Long ago, the wars of the ancient Evil ruined the world. In peaceful Shady Vale, half-elfin Shea Ohmsford knows little of such troubles. But the supposedly dead Warlock Lord is plotting to destroy everything in his wake. The sole weapon against this Power of Darkness is the Sword of Shannara, which can be used only by a true heir of Shannara. On Shea, last of the bloodline, rests the hope of all the races.

    Nicholas says: "Finally Unabridged!"
    "Are you kidding?"
    Overall

    This book is a word for word, character for character copy of Lord of the Rings. Don't waste your money, unles you want a poor rendition of an epic story.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Across the Nightingale Floor: Tales of the Otori, Book One

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Lian Hearn
    • Narrated By Kevin Gray, Aiko Nakasone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6351)
    Performance
    (2460)
    Story
    (2471)

    A tour-de-force novel set in ancient Japan filled with passion, fantasy, and feuding warlords. The first volume in the highly anticipated Tales of the Otori trilogy.

    Jody R. Nathan says: "Wonderful epic story"
    "Unimaginative, with a horrible narrator"
    Overall

    Unfortunately I can't recommend this book due to its rediculous predictability. Also, the narration is broken up between two narrators due to the fact that there are to pov's in this book. This is not only jarring, but the female narrator's narration is so bad as to be unbearable. I've often been tempted to skip these sections entirely... oh well, on to the next audiobook. I suppose I can't rely as heavily on the ratings in the future.

    3 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • The First King of Shannara: The Shannara Series, Prequel

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Terry Brooks
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (554)
    Performance
    (261)
    Story
    (269)

    In this prequel to The Sword of Shannara, in which many details of the Four Lands' history are revealed, Druids, horrified by the misuse of magic, have eschewed it in favor of science. But Bremen the Druid studies magic, and becomes an outcast on its account. Bremen discovers that an invincible army of trolls are fast conquering all that lay to their south. Before them come the Nazgul-like Skull Bearers, disfigured and transformed Druids who have fallen prey to the dark arts.

    Lucero Mitchell says: "A True Pleasure"
    "An unimaginative rehash with an poor narrator"
    Overall

    This book was basically a rehash of other, better written fantasy works. This, coupled with an unimpressive narrator, made the listen hard to get through. I must admit that I may be a bit biased, after having listened to the series "A Song of Ice and Fire" by George R.R. Martin, which was excellent and consequently put this attempt at fantasy to shame.

    1 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • A Storm of Swords: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (47 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18378)
    Performance
    (14612)
    Story
    (14689)

    As opposing forces maneuver for the final titanic showdown, an army of barbaric wildlings arrives from the outermost line of civilization. In their vanguard is a horde of mythical Others, a supernatural army of the living dead whose animated corpses are unstoppable. As the future of the land hangs in the balance, no one will rest until the Seven Kingdoms have exploded in a veritable storm of swords.

    Troy says: "Chapter and part breaks are incorrect"
    "I'm hooked"
    Overall

    Original, graphic, dirty, gritty, intense, magical, awesome.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (29407)
    Performance
    (22873)
    Story
    (22957)

    In a time long forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons off balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. As the cold returns, sinister forces are massing beyond the protective wall of the kingdom of Winterfell. To the south, the king's powers are failing, with his most trusted advisor mysteriously dead and enemies emerging from the throne's shadow.

    DCinMI says: "Review of First 5 Books"
    "What I was looking for"
    Overall

    An epic book that supplies all of the addictive qualities of good fantasy.

    0 of 4 people found this review helpful

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