This book is very good, I have read it. This abridgement is bad, it elimates most of the character development. The result is that you have a great s..Show More »tory that is filled with strangers you hardly know. It makes the abridgment hard to connect with. Brooks is a talented author and very good at developing his characters so you know and love them. This abridgment is a huge disservice to his talents.
I'm disappointed to see that this book isn't available in an unabridged version after listening to the unabridged First King of Shannara and unabridge..Show More »d Sword of Shannara. Especially when it picks back up after this book with an unabridged Wishsong of Shannara. Seems like somebody dropped the ball on this one.
With a gentle innocence the author presents an adventure into a land of fantasy ;a world of Magic, Druids, Elves, Half-Men and odd creatures, all in a..Show More »n era of near middle earth. The story well painted by its author and narrator draws you in promising not to let you go. An excellent first listen especially for those who are young at heart. A delightful storey! I highly recommend this book!