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.
Terry Brooks story seems to follow much of the same plot as the rest of the Shannara series, which of itself is a little tiresome. What makes this particular series absolutely horrid is the narrator, and his lack of talent to pronounce words the same way throughout the story. He constantly alters the way he'll pronounce one name or refers to something in the story then pronounces it completely different a bit later. All male voices are the same...whiney and gruff when doing all characters that are not of the "human race". Scott Brick was the narrator in the first book of this series, and he was tolerable...Paul Boehmer has no talent for making the books enjoyable. I wish they wouldv'e paid an extra $50.00 dollars to get someone else...anyone else. Save your credits. *the narrator on the abriged version is much better, and does a wonderful job, however, it is also much shorter and doesn't delve into the story as deep.*
I have enjoyed all of the books in this series, and hope that Brandon has a long and successful career. This book keeps to the story, and moves along at a good pace. With an original plot. Well, worth the price.
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