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The Wishsong of Shannara Audiobook

The Wishsong of Shannara: The Shannara Series, Book 3

Fans of the Shannara epic will revel as the forces of good battle an evil book, the Ildatch, which sends the Mord Wraiths to destroy mankind. To overcome this dark force, the Druid Allanon needs Brin Ohmsford, for she holds the power of the wishsong, a magic invoked by singing that can make plants bloom instantly or turn trees from green to autumn gold.
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Fans of the Shannara epic will revel as the forces of good battle an evil book, the Ildatch, which sends the Mord Wraiths to destroy mankind. To overcome this dark force, the Druid Allanon needs Brin Ohmsford, for she holds the power of the wishsong, a magic invoked by singing that can make plants bloom instantly or turn trees from green to autumn gold.

As Brin reluctantly joins Allanon on his dangerous journey, a prophecy foretells an evil plan to trap the unsuspecting Brin into a fate more horrible than death. But she has the help of her brother, Jair, and the protection of Rone Leah, who takes his job very seriously, as the comic rustics, Weapons Master Garet Jax and Slanter the gnome, leaven the fantasy.

©1985 Terry Brooks; (P)2003 Books on Tape, Inc.

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    Kenneth Beverly, NJ, USA 03-17-04
    Kenneth Beverly, NJ, USA 03-17-04
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    "Great book and Great reader"

    This is a great book. I wish I had heard the other 2 books unabridged (Sword of Shannara and Elfstones of Shannara). Hope they get more unabridged books for this series.

    12 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    George-on-da-go 06-12-15 Member Since 2015

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    "20 years after reading"

    I read the Shannara series and Heritage of Shannara 20 years ago. It is a pleasure to listen to. I plan on catching up in the series and wanted to listen to the original trilogy before diving into this wonderful world again.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Robert Chestnut Ridge, NY, United States 01-07-05
    Robert Chestnut Ridge, NY, United States 01-07-05 Member Since 2014
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    "A fitting end to a great trilogy"

    I read this trilogy many years ago and was thankful that there was an unabridged version on audible that allowed me to revisit the Shannara stories. The Wishsong is clearly the darkest of the trilogy and the best written. Contrary to an earlier reviewers comments, this is NOT a LOTR knockoff. If someone writes a book that has a shark kill someone does that mean its a JAWS ripoff? Of course not. It's a fantasy book. There is going to be a good and evil character in it. Deal with it. Terry Brooks is an excellent writer and storyteller and the world he creates is dark yet full of hope. I also found the pace to be much quicker in this book then the other two and much less predictable to figure out who was going to die and what was going to happen. As for the narration, Scott Brick is the MAN! Anyone who thinks otherwise has obviously never heard Charles Keating butcher these novels. For those who venture into the Shannara realm you will be rewarded with some of the best storytelling of our time. Treat yourself and make sure you get the "unabridged" edition so you don't miss a beat.

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    timothy 05-27-16
    timothy 05-27-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Narrator sucks"
    What disappointed you about The Wishsong of Shannara?

    The narrator was hard to follow and took away from a great story.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Scott Brick’s performances?

    Hell No! Scott needs to ensure the reader :feels" him. Needs a little more emotion.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 05-24-16
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    "Great performance!"

    The narrator was fantastic and I loved listening to this email! Highly recommend this book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    rocknchairhippie Augusta, Maine USA 04-23-16
    rocknchairhippie Augusta, Maine USA 04-23-16

    Who says, "Money can't buy happiness? It buys Books & Yarn....I'm happy! 💜

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    "Scott Brick spoils a great story"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Wishsong of Shannara to be better than the print version?

    No, because I found the narrator hard to stick with.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Wishsong of Shannara?

    The friendship that develops while facing hardships.


    What didn’t you like about Scott Brick’s performance?

    He reads like every word is the climax of the story.


    Any additional comments?

    I've read all the books & loved them. I thought I'd enjoy the audio version as well. But I will be skipping any more books read by Scott Brick.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amber DeSadier Atlanta GA 03-23-16
    Amber DeSadier Atlanta GA 03-23-16 Member Since 2015

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    "good ending though bittersweet"

    loved it as much as when I was a kid. good narration and this one at least had no war to take up pages of pages.

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    Courtney 03-17-16
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    "Repetetive"
    What could Terry Brooks have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Not add useless adjectives that were constantly overused and superfluous


    What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

    He brought the characters to life and gave the book depth that I otherwise would not have seen.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    disappointment. I had heard so much about Terry Brooks as an author that I was excited to read his famed Shannara Chronicles. However, upon finishing the third book I was disappointed to find that the story was unoriginal and the same basic story line was used for all three books. He never once diverted from the stereotypical "hero's Journey" plot and all of his character were cut-and-dry fantasy characters.


    Any additional comments?

    The first book is great, but that's where the excitement ends. If you are looking for a VERY run-of-the-mill fantasy that is easy to listen to and does not involve a lot of thinking than it's a very good book. Otherwise, I would not recommend it.

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    jesse 03-15-16
    jesse 03-15-16 Member Since 2015
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    a very fun book if you like fantasy adventure not as good as the first book
    stay away from the tv show on mtv it is staggeringly bad !

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    Sharon Portland, OR, United States 03-04-16
    Sharon Portland, OR, United States 03-04-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Best of the series"

    Hard to stop listening to to this story. Finally, the series delivers fully developed characters who have to overcome internal struggles against fear, lack of confidence, desire for ultimate power and fight a galant battle to save the 4 lands. The female character, Brin, is more than window dressing and wields terrific power. Jer, brother, delivers powerful support in bringing her back to herself. The supporting character are well developed also and it is easy to care about what happens to them. Great fantasy but also grounded in the earthiness of its characters. I think you will love it.

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    "Wishong Of Shannara"

    When you go the whole hog and choose one of the 'unabridged' titles; especially when it is a large, large book, one wants to be justified. This was my first 'whole book' and I must say Scott Brick does a good job. Credit where credit is due. It was a relief that it was well recorded too, as the abridged Elfstones Of Shannara (which is a superb novel, had a reader who, though genuinely breathtaking at his job, was badly, very badly let down, by the quality of the recording. Not the story with the unabridged Wishsong Of Shannara. The third and last in the Shannara trilogy. The audio quality was fine and matched every bit by Mr Brick's fine narration. His character voices are believable and Terry Brooks's writing suspenseful, nicely paced and rewards with a worthy and well executed final two chapters.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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