I'm surprised by the negative reviews. I came to this book not knowing it was a "Shannara" book and so had no preconceptions of what it should be--and..Show More » I enjoyed it thoroughly. I am eager to get the next two installments and see what happens next. I really enjoy books with long plots, so I was not at all worried about the way the story develops. I just let it carry me along and enjoyed the ride. I will say one thing about the reader, and that is that he appears to have gone to the William Shatner School of Public Speaking. He has a very staccato delivery that can be a little hard to enjoy, but I got engrossed in the story any way and didn't let it bother me.
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 »ransition from our modern world to the world of Fantasy and Magic.
I bought this book to listen too on my morning commute, but unfortunately I was unable to put it away and completed it in 2 days. I hope there is a sequel.
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 » the series and already given the characters life. Though the female characters are a little rough and kind of sound the same, I think his pace is right on and a lot of the characters sound the same from the first book. I think he had an almost impossible task in matching the first narrator but he does an admirable job. Phil at least did his homework. I listened to one series where the second narrator did not even pronounce the main characters names the same. That will throw you WAY off.
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 »h older yet often parallels that which we live in. It is refreshing to have an author write a book which I would listen to alone, yet if one of my younger children joined in I would not have to worry. I find myself always being reminded of the basic principles I was taught as a child: honesy, loyalty, love, etc. I have read or listened to all of work Brooks has ever done and greatly anticipate what he may do next.