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The Sword of Shannara

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Written By: Terry Brooks

Narrated By: Charles Keating

Publisher: Random House (Audio)

Date: August 2003

Duration: 6 hours 0 minutes

Summary:

Living in peaceful Shady Vale, Shea Ohmsford knew little of the troubles that plagued the rest of the world. Then the giant, forbidding Allanon revaled that the supposedly dead Warlock Lord was plotting to destory the world. The sole weapon against this Power of Darkness was the Sword of Shannara, which could only be used by a true heir of Shannara--Shea being the last of the bloodline, upon whom all hope rested. Soon a Skull Bearer, dread minion of Evil, flew into the Vale, seeking to destroy Shea. To save the Vale, Shea fled, drawing the Skull Bearer after him....From the Paperback edition.

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  • todd womble

    I enjoyed listening to the narrator read the store he did a very good job. The story however was for me a bit disappointing. Mr. Brooks spent entirely too much effort in over discussing almost every single point. The 26 plus hour book could have literally been cut down to 19-20 hours without missing one single point. As a result I found myself fast forwarding through a lot of the book which took away from the mood of the story. I alway felt like not this again! My other problem with the book is that it really followed JRRT Lord of the Rings a bit too closely for my liking. I was not happy about that because JRRT's LoR is a first class epic. This was not and it seemed to remind me of that constantly. Mr. Brooks is a great writer that I enjoy reading but with this particular book, I was disappointed.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • nick g

    This is a great book.Its easy to get lost in the narration.

  • Monika L

    I almost cried a few times, well done sir! This is the first in a long line to come for me.

  • Philip Bouska

    The first book is always good. So good job Terry Brooks you have come a long way since this book.

  • Brian Thompson

    This is the book that got me hook. Thank you terry brooks!

  • Amanda Savoie

    Pretty awesome. Definitely a epic series to get immersed in.

  • Karrie Suess

    Excellent read. The narrator flowed easily between characters with perfect infliction of each voice. Highly recommend for long road trips, my 10 year old daughter loved it too.