Twenty years ago, New York Times best-selling author Terry Brooks published the first fantasy novel ever to hit the mainstream best-seller lists. Once again he breaks new ground in Running with the Demon, convincing listeners that impossible villains and heroes actually coexist with us in our everyday world.
On a very hot Fourth of July weekend, two strangers appear in Hopewell, Illinois, in the middle of a bitter steel strike. One, a Demon of the Void, will use the angry steel workers to attain his own terrible ends. The other, a Knight of the Word, dreams about a nightmarish future and spends every waking moment desperately trying to change its course. The fate of the town and, ultimately, of humanity depends on one exceptional 14-year-old girl, the only one who can see the otherworldly creatures that have begun to invade her home town.
George Wilson's narration powerfully conveys the apocalyptic magnitude of this novel of good versus evil. Mystery and suspense blend to keep the listener involved to the very last word.
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Not a particularly exciting story but well written. Terry Brooks excellently draws you in with suspense. At the end you are dissapointed it's over and eagerly anticipating the next story. The narration is performed well, also drawing you into the story.
I love listening to books while I walk and drive.
Yes, I love the story, it has exciting parts. I wish audible could come out with the rest of the series though. I think it will take a few times to really hear it.
When John Ross has to decide to fight the demon or the monster. We all make decisions that affect the rest of our lives. Sometimes we have to choose between what is good for us and what is good for all.
No, He does pretty good, I have heard better but I know he is better then some.
It was hard to stop. You need to take advantage of the slow times to stop the book.
I love this series and also the one that follows it (The Genesis of Shannara. The books make me think of what might happen and sound like it is possible if we don't think about the future.
I love Terry Brooks n this was a nice step away from the Shanara series. Its a good story that draws u in.
The battle between good and evil.
No. I have to work but it was listened to everyday.
Waiting on installments 2 n 3. A Knight of the Word n Angel Fire East. I hope I don't have to wait long.
Yes, I would listen to the whole Shannara World Books and have done so a few times already. Even all three of this Series I listened to on Audiobook CDs from the library. not sure why they only added the 1st to Audible Library. I hope they add the other two soon!
It is wonderful to see the Vision of the Author on how Shannara came about and where the different races and beliefs came to those in his other Stories.
The Book may seem slow compared to the other Shannara series, but the reader and the author kept me interested more in the understanding the thoughts and emotions of the characters than the actions - Reminded me a little of the author's Landover writing style.
great story. love the characters and how the story unravels throughout. can't wait to read the next to start to understand how this links to Shannara
The story was great all over! The plot had some twists that you never quite knew how the end would turn out. It was designed to draw you in to this sweet little innocent town which became the home to such evil. The only problem that I had was the same as all of Terry Brooks' writings. The guiding, powerful mentor keeps secrets that they should tell their protégé (or follower, or student, etc.) and yet they don't. At least not until the end when a whole lot of issues could have been avoided by telling them. This is the pattern that happens in almost every book. Great story, but a bit predictable.
I would rank this book somewhere in the middle of all of the audiobooks I have listened to over the years.
John Ross and Nest Freemark are my favorite characters. They obviously are two of the most important and mysterious characters in the story line. I look forward to seeing how their relationship develops.
George Wilson has done a passable job of narration.
I can't say I would try to listen to this in just one sitting. I was drawn to it repeatedly.
The only additional thing I can say is that I wish the other two stories in the series were available - A Knight of the Word and Angel Fire East. They were evidently sold to another audio book merchant. It would be nice to have them all on Audible.com. I can't see paying for more than one subscription.
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