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Publisher's Summary

In the 300 years since the death of the Druid Allanon, the evil Shadowen have seized control of the Four Lands. If they are to be saved, the black Elfstone must be retrieved, at whatever cost to life or love....

©2016 Terry Brooks (P)2016 Random House Audio

Critic Reviews

"If Harry Potter has given you a thirst for fantasy and you have not discovered the magic of Terry Brooks, you are in for a treat." ( Rocky Mountain News)
"If you were delighted and entranced by Michael Ende's The Never Ending Story, you will definitely want to sample one of more of Terry Brooks's books." ( Santa Cruz Sentinel)

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Lot if filler

I like the books but it has a lot of filler material like he was going for page count hope the next ones better

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So, so, err, yeah, not sure

Any additional comments?

So, first the performance is very good. Second the story, viewed from beginning to end, is also very good, and well thought out. Third, it annoys the hell out of me at times. Now, this could be a reflection of personal taste, so your interpretation may differ, but, the story is very "overly wordy/pompous/full of itself" at times. "He took a step forward, not because that is how one walks, but because that was the force of man to the world, the weight of existence in a single step that would have meaning for a thousand, thousand years...if not for the second step, which thundered in the minds and body of the million souls that watched from the woods of damnation...but then came the third step" .....so if, you can ignore each step of the 1000 mile journey, the story is quite pleasant. If you can not, then save the credit. If you can sorta ignore it on and off, then do so. I can only hope that book three eases up on the preaching.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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AMAZING!!!

Book is amazing. The performer truly did this book justice. I can't wait to listen to the next book in the series. These are definitely classics.

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Terry Brooks works his magic again.

loved this story Terry Brooks is a master storyteller. Another in a long line of Shannara books a world filled with magic

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magical!

It was a joy to listen to this book. Terry Brooks did it again. Bravo!

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great series

i enjoy all of Terry Brooms books. Heritage is the best series out of all of them.

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Pretty Good

Great performance from John Lee, however the story is decent. Like some have said before, this story felt like filler content. I never really felt the urge to continue listening after the breaks I took from the story. The only reason I continued through this book was to get to the next one. The characters that were specific to this book were ok. None felt memorable or very impactful. This story could have been played out much better, but unfortunately the majority of the story was predictable.

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Best book of the series so far

Could not stop listening to this one. Same way it was reading the story in 93. Already looking fed to the elf queen. Hope the story is just as good.

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Great performance, well written

John Lee does a great job. Moves between characters seamlessly and brings them to life. Brooks creates a great story with rich layers and characters. Great listen.

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Terry Brooks and John Lee: Great for Shannara!

I am thoroughly enjoying Shannara by Brooks, as read by John Lee. Great Audible Experience!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful