Word and the Void

5 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,390 ratings

Running with the Demon Publisher's Summary

Twenty years ago, New York Times best-selling author Terry Brooks published the first fantasy novel ever to hit the mainstream best-seller lists. Once again he breaks new ground in Running with the Demon, convincing listeners that impossible villains and heroes actually coexist with us in our everyday world.

On a very hot Fourth of July weekend, two strangers appear in Hopewell, Illinois, in the middle of a bitter steel strike. One, a Demon of the Void, will use the angry steel workers to attain his own terrible ends. The other, a Knight of the Word, dreams about a nightmarish future and spends every waking moment desperately trying to change its course. The fate of the town and, ultimately, of humanity depends on one exceptional 14-year-old girl, the only one who can see the otherworldly creatures that have begun to invade her home town.

George Wilson's narration powerfully conveys the apocalyptic magnitude of this novel of good versus evil. Mystery and suspense blend to keep the listener involved to the very last word.

©1997 Terry Brooks (P)1998 Recorded Books
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  • Book 1

    • Running with the Demon

    • Word and the Void, Book 1
    • By: Terry Brooks
    • Narrated by: George Wilson
    • Length: 16 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 757
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 695
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 697

    On a very hot Fourth of July weekend, two strangers appear in Hopewell, Illinois, in the middle of a bitter steel strike. One, a Demon of the Void, will use the angry steel workers to attain his own terrible ends. The other, a Knight of the Word, dreams about a nightmarish future and spends every waking moment desperately trying to change its course. The fate of the town and, ultimately, of humanity depends on one exceptional 14-year-old girl, the only one who can see the otherworldly creatures that have begun to invade her home town.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hard to press pause

    • By OrganicTaco99 on 02-23-16

    Regular price: $34.99

  • Book 2

    • A Knight of the Word

    • By: Terry Brooks
    • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
    • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 261
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 243
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 241

    Eight centuries ago, the first Knight of the Word was commissioned to combat the demonic evil of the Void. Now that daunting legacy has passed to John Ross - along with powerful magic and the knowledge that his actions are all that stand between a living hell and humanity's future. Then, after decades of service to the Word, an unspeakable act of violence shatters John Ross's weary faith.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great progression of reality to dystopia, A+

    • By steven t doll on 05-17-18

    Regular price: $31.50

    • A Knight of the Word

    • Word and Void, Book 2
    • By: Terry Brooks
    • Narrated by: George K. Wilson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57

    By night, John Ross, a Knight of the Word, dreams of a nightmarish world governed by merciless demons, and by day he stalks these agents of evil in order to prevent the dreams from materializing. Having failed to prevent an unspeakable act of horror, he now suffers a crisis of faith.

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 3

    • Angel Fire East

    • By: Terry Brooks
    • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
    • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 231
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 222
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 222

    As a Knight of the Word, John Ross has struggled against the tireless dark forces of the Void for 25 years. A rootless wanderer scarred as deeply by the magic he wields as by the unspeakable horrors he has witnessed in its service, Ross is driven by dreams that show the world reduced to blood and ashes by the Void and its minions. The grim futures he dreams each night will come true unless he can stop them now, in the present.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great book!

    • By Tracy Sutherland on 07-24-18

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Angel Fire East

    • Word and Void, Book 3
    • By: Terry Brooks
    • Narrated by: George K. Wilson
    • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74

    For 25 years John Ross, a Knight of the Word, has been haunted by dreams of a horrifying Armageddon. His life has become an all-consuming battle against the Void that threatens to turn his dreams into reality. Now John has discovered a newly born gypsy morph, a rare, magical creature so powerful that it could prove an invaluable tool against evil. But can he solve its mystery before the Void destroys it?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Solid Read!

    • By William Amerson on 03-19-18

    Regular price: $31.49