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Armageddon's Children Audiobook

Armageddon's Children: The Genesis of Shannara, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Terry Brooks is one of a handful of writers whose work defines modern fantasy fiction. His 23 international best sellers have ranged from the beloved Shannara series to stories that tread a much darker path.

Armageddon's Children is a new creation - the perfect opportunity for listeners unfamiliar with Brooks's previous work to experience an author at the height of his considerable storytelling powers.

Logan Tom is doomed to remember the past and determined to rescue the future. Far behind him lies a boyhood cut violently short by his family's slaughter, when the forces of madness and hate swept our world after decadent excesses led to civilization's downfall.

Somewhere ahead of him rests the only chance to beat back the minions of evil that are systematically killing and enslaving the last remnants of humanity. Logan has sworn an oath to seek out a remarkable being born of magic, possessed of untold abilities, and destined to lead the final fight against darkness.

Across the country, Angel Perez, herself a survivor of the malevolent death-dealing forces combing the land, has also been chosen for an uncanny mission in the name of her ruined world's salvation. From the devastated streets of Los Angeles, she will journey to find a place - and a people - shrouded in mystery, celebrated in legend, and vital to the cause of humankind...even as a relentless foe follows close behind, bent on her extermination.

Meanwhile, in the nearly forsaken city of Seattle, a makeshift family of refugees has carved out a tenuous existence among the street gangs, mutants, and marauders fighting to stay alive against mounting odds - and something unspeakable that has come from the shadows in search of prey.

In time, all their paths will cross. Their common purpose will draw them together. Their courage and convictions will be tested and their fates will be decided, as their singular crusade begins: to take back, or lose forever, the only world they have.

Listen to more in Terry Brooks' Shannara series.

©2006 Terry Brooks; (P)2006 Brilliance Audio

What the Critics Say

"Characterizations are dynamic and multidimensional...the action and battles are mesmerizing, and, as is Brooks' wont, the ending is a cliff-hanger that leaves readers salivating for the sequel." (Booklist)
"Dick Hill commands the text with a stern voice but knows just how to lighten his tone to reflect the atmosphere." (AudioFile)

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    The book was amazing and the way the reader delivered it was enough to make me "see" it.

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    anthony 02-07-16
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    the story is very well written. the people in the story are so real thank you Terry Brooks

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    "Outstanding all around"

    Loved Shannara books. This series is wonderful. Actor does a fine job and delivers a satisfying performance.


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    Karen 06-15-15
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    It is a great book

    The Performance is done very well. The story is good. Have to do the second book this one just stops want to find out what happens

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    Andrew J. Riemer 05-27-15

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    "A compelling tale"

    When the first chapter opened in something akin to the modern world, I was not sure I was going to enjoy this one. However, Brooks did it again--he drew me in--with characters I grew to love. I'm looking forward to the next book in three series!

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    Jordan 04-10-15
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    "Great start to an even greater trilogy."

    I enjoyed this book. The story is excellent, the cadence of Dick Hill is great.

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    Glen Emory 01-03-15
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    This story was excellent. I enjoy Terry Brooks and his writing. I am looking forward to more stories in the future.

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    moose 12-29-14
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    "true to shannara"

    like all of his stories keeps you wanting more. A great begining to the Shannara series. helps to ground the histories

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    "Terry Brooks, you had me at 'Elves'"

    Classic Terry Brooks, and an effective antidote for those missing "The Sword of Truth."
    Enjoyable characters with plenty of continuing plot lines and complex plot twists.

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