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The Sorcerer's Daughter Audiobook

The Sorcerer's Daughter: The Defenders of Shannara

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Publisher's Summary

The inspiration for the epic MTV series, the world of Shannara is brimming with untold stories and unexplored territory. Now best-selling author Terry Brooks breaks new ground with a standalone adventure that's sure to thrill veteran audiences and recent converts alike.

©2016 Terry Brooks (P)2016 Random House Audio

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    Mike Fitch 07-30-16
    Mike Fitch 07-30-16 Member Since 2013
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    "not my favorite"

    I'm a big fan of Terry Brooks but I've got to say I felt like someone else wrote this book. the names and settings were all familiar but the writing style seemed forced and lack luster. I could not get into the characters. he spent too much time in the head of the one character to the point of annoying me. the saving grace was that the voice actor was very good.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 08-30-16 Member Since 2015
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    "What Happened Terry?"
    What would have made The Sorcerer's Daughter better?

    Terry Brooks is by far my favorite storyteller. So, it is so sad to see such a disappointing series, with this book being the worst of the three. This series and book are full of uninteresting and boring characters, extremely predictable plot, and painfully awkward development of falling in love. So, we as Shannara fans get to go from truly awesome villains like the Warlock lord, Findo Gask, and Tael Riverine to a pathetic villain like Arcannen? The druids are now a bunch on pansies. I think Allanon or Walker could have singlehandedly taken out the entire druid order. I know I’m being a bit harsh on this book and series, but as I’ve said, Terry is my favorite storyteller, and having read all of his books multiple times, I know he can write a much better series. Perhaps he phoned this one in.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    More Terry Brooks


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When it finally ended


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Sorcerer's Daughter?

    I would have cut the entire book.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Shelley 08-01-16
    Shelley 08-01-16 Member Since 2016
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    "good listen"

    good listen. I listen on my commute to work and couldn't wait to get back on my car to hear more!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    D 07-07-16
    D 07-07-16
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    "let down"
    What could Terry Brooks have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Story line and characters were not up to the level that I am used to getting from Terry brooks. I really didn't like any of his main characters.


    What character would you cut from The Sorcerer's Daughter?

    I really didn't like any of his main characters.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tony Harp 07-01-16
    Tony Harp 07-01-16 Member Since 2015

    Say something about yourself!

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    "meh..."

    meh. ok story. predictable. good performance. spoiler alert....... what happened to the elves? and only 2 dwarves?

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lori Vogel 06-12-16
    Lori Vogel 06-12-16 Member Since 2013
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    "I still love it"

    Been reading terry brooks since I was 15 still love them would like some books on the magic kingdom for something different

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Leigh Dupee Bennington, VT, USA 09-20-16
    Leigh Dupee Bennington, VT, USA 09-20-16 Member Since 2014
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    "OK follow up"

    It was a good story but not at the level of the earlier ones. It seemed almost forced at times, like the author knew the end but had trouble connecting it to the start.

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    Amazon Customer 09-13-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved it overall but could be better."

    Pro's: Great ending to a trilogy. Climax was very pleasing to the ears. Terry Brooks pulled off another trilogy that I adored and brought another aspect to the four lands that didn't involve a demon invasion, which was relieving. Overall I would recommend this book to read/listen to.

    Cons:It was difficult at times to understand which character was speaking unless it was a female character. The only real distinguishable voice that could be heard from one male to another was Arcanan Rye. I found myself at times wondering "Who is talking right now?" Terry Brooks could've done a lot more with the journey of Leofur and Emric. It was extremely bland and dull until their climax, most of their conversations consisted of "You don't understand what's going to happen" and her response of you don't know that. All those chapters spent on explaining how Leofur doesn't understand could've been spent on triumphs and tribulations spent on the journey.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Gazog 08-26-16
    Gazog 08-26-16

    The Great~

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    "good conclusion"

    I personally thought the first two books in the series were better but this one was definitely not bad just not quite up to par with the rest of the Shannara series

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    jason rios 08-24-16
    jason rios 08-24-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Not exactly the best Terry Brooks I've ever read."

    I've read a lot of Terry Brooks, and they are mostly very action-packed and keep you hooked right in this book however was very up-and-down it had its moments but it also had an exciting moment definitely not one of my favorites. I think the book could have been a little longer, it needed some more time to build up the story and really get you there.

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