Sword Of Shannara Trilogy
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  • 1
    The Sword of Shannara: Original Shannara Trilogy, Book 1 | Terry Brooks

    The Sword of Shannara: Original Shannara Trilogy, Book 1

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Terry Brooks
    • Narrated By Theodore Bikel
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    Talk about Abridged!!!!!!

    I bought this title, thinking it would be a good thing to listen to on my commute to work. I read the original several years bac and remember it bein..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 15 2003 by David (Prairie Village, KS, USA)
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    The Sword of Shannara: The Shannara Series, Book 1 | Terry Brooks

    The Sword of Shannara: The Shannara Series, Book 1

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Terry Brooks
    • Narrated By Charles Keating
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    Long ago, the wars of the ancient Evil ruined the world. In peaceful Shady Vale, half-elfin Shea Ohmsford knows little of such troubles. But the supposedly dead Warlock Lord is plotting to destroy everything in his wake. The sole weapon against this Power of Darkness is the Sword of Shannara, which can be used only by a true heir of Shannara. On Shea, last of the bloodline, rests the hope of all the races.

    Good Book, Bad Abridgement

    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 »

    Reviewed on November 06 2003 by Tyson (Utah, United States)
  • 2
    The Elfstones of Shannara: The Shannara Series, Book 2 | Terry Brooks

    The Elfstones of Shannara: The Shannara Series, Book 2

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Terry Brooks
    • Narrated By Charles Keating
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    The magical Ellcrys tree is dying, loosening the spell that bars the Demons from enacting vengeance upon the land. Now Wil Ohmsford must guard the Elven girl Amberle on a perilous quest as she carries one of the Ellcrys' seeds to a mysterious place where it can be quickened into a powerful new force. But dark on their trail comes the Reaper, most fearsome of all Demons, aiming to the crush their mission at any cost.

    What the?!

    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 »

    Reviewed on August 18 2005 by Ron (Daytona Beach, FL)
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    The Elfstones of Shannara: Original Shannara Trilogy, Book 2 | Terry Brooks

    The Elfstones of Shannara: Original Shannara Trilogy, Book 2

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs)
    • By Terry Brooks
    • Narrated By Theodore Bikel
    Overall
    (54)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (16)

    The ancient tree created by long-lost Elven magic, is dying. When Wil Ohmsford is summoned to guard the Amberle on a perilous quest to gather a new seed for a new tree, he is faced with the Reaper, the most fearsome of all Demons. And Wil is without power to control them..."

    Awful Abridged

    Terry Brooks first 6 shannara novels are characterized by LONG sweeping plotlines. You simply cannot call 20+ hours of material cut to 3 hours, a stor..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 22 2005 by Nicholas (Cambridge, MA, USA)
  • 3
    The Wishsong of Shannara: The Shannara Series, Book 3 | Terry Brooks

    The Wishsong of Shannara: The Shannara Series, Book 3

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Terry Brooks
    • Narrated By Charles Keating
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    Horror stalked the Four Lands as the Ildatch, ancient source of evil, sent its ghastly Mord Wraiths to destroy Mankind. Only Druid Allanon held the magic power of wishsong that could make plants bloom instantly or turn trees from green to autumn gold. But she, too, was in mortal danger, and Ildatch waited for Brin to fall into his trap.

    The Wishsong of Shannara

    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 »

    Reviewed on January 13 2005 by Robert (Rockville, MD, USA)
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    The Wishsong of Shannara: Original Shannara Trilogy, Book 3 | Terry Brooks

    The Wishsong of Shannara: Original Shannara Trilogy, Book 3

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs)
    • By Terry Brooks
    • Narrated By Theodore Bikel
    Overall
    (39)
    Performance
    (10)
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