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The Sword of Shannara Audiobook

The Sword of Shannara: Number 1 in the Series

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Publisher's Summary

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.

The Sword of Shannara is the first volume of the classic series that has become one of the most popular fantasy tales of all time. A masterful work from a master storyteller.

©1977 Terry Brooks (P)2003 Books on Tape, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"A marvellous fantasy trip." (Frank Herbert)

"Confirms Terry's place at the head of the fantasy world." (Philip Pullman)

"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)

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    Ms. S. C. Taylor Runcorn UK 28/03/2016
    Ms. S. C. Taylor Runcorn UK 28/03/2016 Member Since 2017
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    "Shanara"

    I read this book years ago when I was a teenager and I feel like I've just revisited a long lost friend... great book...

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    gemma 14/02/2016
    gemma 14/02/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "a great listen"

    a great listen the reader was fantastic looking forward to the next one a really great book

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Emil J. 04/09/2017
    Emil J. 04/09/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Long-winded ripoff"
    If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

    People who like unnecessarily long descriptions of everything.


    What could Terry Brooks have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Stop describing every little thing in superflous detail, and not reskin LOTR.


    Did Scott Brick do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

    No. The only main character who there isn't essentially two of is the druid.


    You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The audio narrator was okay.


    Any additional comments?

    Literally the worst book I've ever read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Phil Sayers 25/07/2017
    Phil Sayers 25/07/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "I read this book 30 years ago"

    and wondered what it would be like now.
    A slightly predictable plot but a great romp though a Tolkien like world. Good character development and concepts.
    I'd would recommend this book. and now im about to start the elfstones of shannara

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    David 08/07/2017
    David 08/07/2017 Member Since 2014
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    "One of them books you've heard of..."

    ... but never read. Great story, lots of depth to the characters. Pity you don't find out what happened to the rock troll. Looking forward to the second one.

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    Stuart M 18/05/2017
    Stuart M 18/05/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "LOTR rip off"

    This is my first review but I felt compelled to give feedback. I almost exclusively only listen to and read this genre but this story was awful. Poor telling and poor content and far too many similarities to LOTR.

    The premise and concept however is amazing it is just a shame it was delivered so poorly by the author. I will listen to the next two books in this trilogy as unfortunately I have already purchased them!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Andrew M. 19/04/2017
    Andrew M. 19/04/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "fantasy at it's best"

    enjoyed every minute of it. would recommend in an instant sit back imagine an listen😁

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    Abdullmm London, United Kingdom 09/04/2017
    Abdullmm London, United Kingdom 09/04/2017 Member Since 2014
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    "Companionable"

    I was worried that the narration will be bad as I saw in other reviews but I was pleasantly surprised to find it okay. The book was a pleasant driving companion on my long cross country trip.

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    murray 08/02/2017
    murray 08/02/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Good but long winded"

    Wow this was a long book!!! I really loved the story and did not feel like it was a poor Tolkien copy like some others. My only Criticism would be that some bits were soooo long winded... I almost stopped listening sometimes until the explanations had stopped. Also why did the narrators accent sometimes go Scottish??

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    Christopher 17/12/2016
    Christopher 17/12/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Fantastic"

    This is an absolute stunning book! I can't wait to listen the the next part. I think it is well worth the time to listen to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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