Genesis of Shannara
Books in series4
UNABRIDGED
(4.2 based on 1968 ratings)
  • 1

    Armageddon's Children: The Genesis of Shannara, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Terry Brooks
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (748)
    Performance
    (344)
    Story
    (354)

    Logan Tom is doomed to remember the past and determined to rescue the future. Far behind him lies a boyhood cut violently short by his family's slaughter, when the forces of madness and hate swept our world after decadent excesses led to civilization's downfall. Somewhere ahead of him rests the only chance to beat back the minions of evil that are systematically killing and enslaving the last remnants of humanity.

    Lore says: "OK story that ends in a cliffhanger"
    OK story that ends in a cliffhanger

    I read the original Shannara books when I was younger and really enjoyed them. I also listened to them again recently in audio format and did not find..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 10 2013 by Lore (SAN JOSE, CA, United States)
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    Armageddon's Children: Genesis of Shannara, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Terry Brooks
    • Narrated By Nick Landrum
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    This new series opens a new chapter in the Shannara legend. This is the story of the events before those described in The Sword of Shannara. Here begins the chronicle of the Great Wars and the destruction of the Old World, the story of how one world was destroyed and another created. This is the most ambitious project Terry Brooks has undertaken in his remarkable career, a series that will delight and amaze his existing fans and attract a whole new generation of readers.

    Matthew says: "Excellent!!"
    Excellent!!

    This book is amazing, I enjoyed the Shanarra series, but this is so much better. It mixes Sci-Fi with Fantasy in an original fashion, explaining the t..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 15 2008 by Matthew (Hornsby Heights, Australia)
  • 2

    The Elves of Cintra: Genesis of Shannara, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Terry Brooks
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (580)
    Performance
    (277)
    Story
    (285)

    Across the ruined landscape that is America - hopelessly poisoned, plague-ridden, burned, and besieged by demon armies bent on exterminating all mortal life - two pilgrims have been summoned to serve the embattled cause of good. Logan Tom has journeyed to desolate Seattle to protect a ragged band of street urchins and the being known as the gypsy morph, who is both mortal and magical, and destined to save mankind unless he is destroyed.

    Neil says: "Don't be so harsh on the narrator"
    Don't be so harsh on the narrator

    I have listened to 80 or so audiobooks and lots of different narrators. The hardest thing for a narrator to do is follow someone else who has started..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 29 2009 by Neil (St Petersburg, FL, USA)
  • 3

    The Gypsy Morph: The Genesis of Shannara, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Terry Brooks
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (618)
    Performance
    (280)
    Story
    (290)

    Eighty years into the future, the United States is a no-man's-land: its landscape blighted by chemical warfare, pollution, and plague; its government collapsed, its citizens adrift, desperate, and fighting to stay alive. Survivors in fortified compounds hold the line against wandering predators, rogue militias, and hideous mutations spawned by the toxic atmosphere. But from around the country, allies of good have been summoned to challenge the rampaging evil.

    Tim says: "Almost..."
    Almost...

    Throughout the "Genesis" series Brooks has been as good as ever. He picks you up and takes you away from your world and leads you through a world muc..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 07 2008 by Tim (Orem, UT, USA)