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Wards of Faerie Audiobook
Wards of Faerie
Written by: 
Terry Brooks
Narrated by: 
Rosalyn Landor
Wards of Faerie Audiobook

Wards of Faerie: The Dark Legacy of Shannara

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Publisher's Summary

Seven years after the conclusion of the High Druid of Shannara trilogy, New York Times best-selling author Terry Brooks at last revisits one of the most popular eras in the legendary epic fantasy series that has spellbound listeners for more than three decades.

When the world was young, and its name was Faerie, the power of magic ruled - and the Elfstones warded the race of Elves and their lands, keeping evil at bay. But when an Elven girl fell hopelessly in love with a Darkling boy of the Void, he carried away more than her heart.

Thousands of years later, tumultuous times are upon the world now known as the Four Lands. Users of magic are in conflict with proponents of science. Elves have distanced their society from the other races. The dwindling Druid order and its teachings are threatened with extinction. A sinister politician has used treachery and murder to rise as prime minister of the mighty Federation. Meanwhile, poring through a long-forgotten diary, the young Druid Aphenglow Elessedil has stumbled upon the secret account of an Elven girl's heartbreak and the shocking truth about the vanished Elfstones. But never has a little knowledge been so very dangerous - as Aphenglow quickly learns when she's set upon by assassins.

Yet there can be no turning back from the road to which fate has steered her. For whoever captures the Elfstones and their untold powers will surely hold the advantage in the devastating clash to come. But Aphenglow and her allies - Druids, Elves, and humans alike - remember the monstrous history of the Demon War, and they know that the Four Lands will never survive another reign of darkness. But whether they themselves can survive the attempt to stem that tide is another question entirely.

©2012 Terry Brooks (P)2012 Random House Audio

What the Critics Say

"[Terry Brooks is] the most important fantasy writer since J.R.R. Tolkien." (Rocky Mountain News)

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    Jason R. Meekma RACINE, WI, US 02-15-16
    Jason R. Meekma RACINE, WI, US 02-15-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Good story"

    Good story and very well read. It's good for fans of the series and for new comers. Highly recommended.

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    S. Lenahan 02-05-16
    S. Lenahan 02-05-16
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    "Excellent addition to the Shannara Cannon"

    Another great story from Terry Brooks! Full of new characters, fast paced storyline and awesome cliffhangers .

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    Lukas 01-23-16
    Lukas 01-23-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great book"

    Terry Brooks is the man. I would recommend this to any one who loves fantasy. Rich universe and deep characters.

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    repeatloader 11-04-15
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    "Great story but..."
    If you could sum up Wards of Faerie in three words, what would they be?

    The story is great but the heavy British accent takes a little getting use to, but not a negative. The drop in stars has to do with flaws in story I found but won't share to save the entertainment for others.


    What other book might you compare Wards of Faerie to and why?

    Anything terry brooks is a greatread


    What three words best describe Rosalyn Landor’s voice?

    British easy clear


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Definitely worth your time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    IG 07-15-15
    IG 07-15-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Fascinating"

    What a fascinating story. Truly building on the Shanara legacy. Can't wait to hear the next one in the series.

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    Karen A Steppe 05-21-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Snoozefest"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    The narrator sounds like she should do professional lullabies. I couldn't listen for longer than 30 min at a time because she lacked the necessary animation and enthusiasm all great narrators exhibit.


    Would you recommend Wards of Faerie to your friends? Why or why not?

    No. It takes a ton of patience befor it even starts getting slightly interesting.


    What didn’t you like about Rosalyn Landor’s performance?

    She lacks personality.


    Do you think Wards of Faerie needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Nope. I've heard enough. It's too hackneyed of a story anyway. Give me characters that are unique.


    Any additional comments?

    Save your credits for something else.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bee 04-24-15
    Bee 04-24-15
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    "Enjoyable"

    Not instantly riveting but it crept up on me and by then I was sitting for hours at a time listening till the ending unexpectedly happened.i will be getting the series.

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    James Powderly, KY, United States 04-11-15
    James Powderly, KY, United States 04-11-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Well told fantasy"
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    Rosalyn Landor is absolutely spectacular as a narrator. The story is a good, well written piece of fantasy, not any new ground, but good all the same. This was an enjoyable listen and again, Rosalyn Landor was the star.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Charlene 04-07-15
    Charlene 04-07-15 Member Since 2015
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    "I miss Scott Brick's narration"

    Odd comment, but...There seems to be a variety of readers for this series. It's interesting how the pronunciation changes of places and people. I suppose this narrator was selected since the story's main character is female. I drive 2 hours a day to work, so I am grateful for this series. Wards of Faerie failed to entice me at first, I didn't think I'd like this one, but it worked it's way through and wound up being a good choice. I do wish my favorite characters would stop being picked off in this book and his other. :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    it should be worth it. Canby, OR, United States 03-30-15
    it should be worth it. Canby, OR, United States 03-30-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Felt like a 1/3 of a book"
    What did you like best about Wards of Faerie? What did you like least?

    I honestly don't remember the book that well. I just remembered felling slighly ripped off...like I paid a full credit for a third of a book...I know it was like 14 hours long it just felt really incomplete.


    What was most disappointing about Terry Brooks’s story?

    Lack of an ending...clearly part of a series didn't even feel like a full book


    What does Rosalyn Landor bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I don't know


    Do you think Wards of Faerie needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    yes!


    Any additional comments?

    This book is what made me turn to overdrive....the on-line library audiobook system through the public library. I can't see paying for this. I also found it for free there. IT is great in that it opened my eyes to the fact that I am spending $$$ every month for books I could be listening to for free! So I guess in this sense it was an awesome book because it will save me money!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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