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.
©1997 Terry Brooks (P)1998 Recorded Books
Hour after hour the negative rhetorical introspection, and weakness of the heroes, just wears on you. Terry Brooks has written some great books that I have enjoyed, but the last couple, in my opinion, no longer has the same level of excitement, given the heroes keep getting beat down until the end of the book.
Not to my liking.
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.
If you like a more practical kind of fantasy book, here you go. It has all the magic and silvans and demons of the sugary princess fairy tails, but set in s practical setting that reignites your imagination of "I believe that could actually happen". While at the same time delivering some good ol' fashioned escapism. The narrator does a great job telling the story, he even does the different voices. Here is an often looked over classic. Please enjoy
I have read this book and listened to it several times.
These books shows how the world dies before the shanarra series begins. It demons are well written and evil! Narration is very good.
If Terry Brooks and Stephen King wrote a book together--this would be it. A delightful read with only a little bit of a slow start. Hang on--like all Brooks novels, it's quite a ride and well worth it.
I enjoyed this but it Seems at times that Brooks tried to stretch out a shorter story into something longer...perhaps he's paid by the page, still I am a long time fan of his stories and will continue reading them!
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