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  • Ilse Witch

  • The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara, Book 1
  • By: Terry Brooks
  • Narrated by: Sam Fontana
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

Taking place a generation after The Talismans of Shannara, The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara: Ilse Witch opens with the discovery of a body. Only two people understand its significance: Walker Boh, the last of the Druids and a familiar character to Shannara fans, and the Ilse Witch, a beautiful but dark young woman who wields a potent magic. Thus begins the voyage of the Jerle Shannara in a race to uncover the mystery, which of course includes an unusual cast of characters.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Gutted

  • By Mr William Robinson on 21-01-19

excellent audio book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-04-17

I read this book many years ago. As an audio book I think I enjoyed it even more. My only criticism would be the narrator's interpretation of the voices of the characters. But overall 5 stars.

  • The First King of Shannara

  • The Shannara Series, Prequel
  • By: Terry Brooks
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 19 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102

In this prequel to The Sword of Shannara, in which many details of the Four Lands' history are revealed, Druids, horrified by the misuse of magic, have eschewed it in favor of science. But Bremen the Druid studies magic, and becomes an outcast on its account. Bremen discovers that an invincible army of trolls are fast conquering all that lay to their south. Before them come the Nazgul-like Skull Bearers, disfigured and transformed Druids who have fallen prey to the dark arts.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Good book with really bad narration

  • By Michael on 21-12-16

Excellent.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-02-17

I read the book years ago and now listening to it being read is just as good. Would recommend this to all fans of these books.

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  • The Talismans of Shannara

  • The Heritage of Shannara, Book 4
  • By: Terry Brooks
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 16 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71

The Shadowmen still swarm over the Four Lands, poisoning everything with their dark magic. And their leader is determined to destroy all the Scions of Shannara. For Walker Boh, he dispatches the Four Horsemen. For Wren, he sends an untrue friend. And for Par, he devises the most terrible fate of all. With these traps cleverly laid, the charges given by the shade of the Druid Allanon are doomed to failure - unless Par can discover a way to harness the power of the Sword of Shannara.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • exciting read. not predictable. awesome!

  • By Amazon Customer on 24-01-18

fantastic

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-12-16

Whether you read or listen to this book it is a very enjoyable experience .

  • The Wishsong of Shannara

  • Number 3 in the Series
  • By: Terry Brooks
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 20 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162

Horror stalks the Four Lands. The Ildatch, ancient source of evil, has stirred to life. It sends its foul Mord Wraiths to make war on all living things and bring about, at last, Mankind's destruction. Once again Allanon, Druid Protector of the Races, must seek the help of a descendant of the Elven King, Jerle Shannara. Brin, daughter of Wil Ohmsford, has been born with the magic of the Wishsong, which alone can open a way to the Ildatch.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great story and narrator

  • By Rodica on 16-03-19

5 stars +

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-09-16

Having read this book back in the 1980's and thoroughly enjoyed it I found the Audible book even better. I will now be downloading the next book and hope it is as good.

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  • The Elfstones of Shannara

  • The Shannara Series, Book 2
  • By: Terry Brooks
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 23 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48

Before the Great Wars and the Old Race of Man, there was a world populated by different beings: elves, demons, faeries, and the like. The Elves and the Demons constantly fought each other, until the Elves finally imprisoned them with the enchanted tree called the Ellcrys. Thousands of years later the Ellcrys still survives and still keeps the Demons imprisoned within the Spell of Forbidding, but not for much longer, the Ellcrys is dying.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exceptional

  • By Saffo on 06-07-16

Exceptional

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-07-16

Easy to listen to and get lost in, good narration. What more is there? I thoroughly enjoyed the book.

  • The Sword of Shannara

  • The Shannara Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Terry Brooks
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 26 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 476
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 434
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 432

Long ago, the world of the Four Lands was torn apart by the wars of ancient Evil. But in the Vale, the half-human, half-elfin Shea Ohmsford now lives in peace - until the mysterious, forbidding figure of the druid Allanon appears, to reveal that the supposedly long-dead Warlock Lord lives again. Shea must embark upon the elemental quest to find the only weapon powerful enough to keep the creatures of darkness at bay: the fabled Sword of Shannara.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a great listen

  • By Gem & Mike on 14-02-16

Brilliant

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-05-16

This audio book is a must if you have read and enjoyed the book. If you have not read Terry Brookes then you are in for a treat.