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The Sword of Shannara

The Shannara Series, Book 1
Lu par : Scott Brick
Durée : 26 h et 21 min
2.5 out of 5 stars (5 notations)

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Description

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.

Long ago, the wars of the ancient Evil ruined the world. In peaceful Shady Vale, half-elfin Shea Ohmsford knows little of such troubles. But the supposedly dead Warlock Lord is plotting to destroy everything in his wake. 

The sole weapon against this Power of Darkness is the Sword of Shannara, which can be used only by a true heir of Shannara. On Shea, last of the bloodline, rests the hope of all the races. 

Thus begins the enthralling Shannara epic, a spellbinding tale of adventure, magic, and myth....

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

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  • Brian Wilcox
  • 04/02/2017

Author was more interested in his world than plot

So focused on the environment he forgot the characters. He was unable to strike a balance between descriptions and believable emotions. Character evolution was thin and two dimensional. I expected more.

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  • Brad
  • 08/02/2013

Didn't hold me.

What did you like best about The Sword of Shannara? What did you like least?

I like Scott Brick as the reader, although he didn't hold me this time. His Dune work was the best.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

So so.

What three words best describe Scott Brick’s performance?

Good not great.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

On Netflix.

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  • mauricio seiti
  • 05/09/2018

fellowship of the sword

while listening, i couldn't stop thinking of lord of the rings. the first half of the book looks like fellowship of the ring, and the second half like the two towers and the return of the king... all in all... a good book, but doesn't seem a new story

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  • Lark
  • 02/02/2016

PLEASE!!!! HURRY UP AND BE OVER ALREADY!!!!!

What would have made The Sword of Shannara better?

A another narrator!!!

What was most disappointing about Terry Brooks’s story?

Way too predictable.....The Lord of the Rings all over again

How did the narrator detract from the book?

He was overly dramatic and unable to maintain consistency with the character voices. In fact, all the characters sound alike.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Frustration. I haven't even finished to book because it is tiring to listen to the narrator. I want to book to be over already!

Any additional comments?

The narrator really ruined the book and the prequel for me. Perhaps if he wasn't so dramatic the story would not seem quite so heavy.

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  • Caleb Thompson
  • 06/08/2018

Average book

I’ve been reading a lot of old school fantasy lately and this one basically blends into the rest, unfortunately.

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  • Cole
  • 13/08/2016

Ehh

Well, it wasn't BAD. But it sure wasn't good either. It's a good adventure, but the characters are flat in the storyline predictable. I'm not convinced about reading the next in the series.
It's too bad really, the world building had a lot of potential.

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  • Richmond Holly
  • 13/05/2016

Lord of the Rings

Very similar to LOTR. So much so it took away from the book for me.

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  • Jordan Neal
  • 18/02/2016

Not even subtle.

If you like Lord of the Rings and want to read it again, here you go.

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  • Milkman
  • 31/01/2016

Revisited & found wanting again after 30 years

Still a poorly written Tolkien knock off not worth the ink it's printed on or the bytes recorded on in this audiobook.

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  • @sgliser
  • 12/03/2015

excellent reader. mundane story

I actually stopped listening 2 hours in because, while I love the reader, he could not safe the almost formulaic fantasy story line.

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  • wildrider
  • 01/03/2006

Detailiert

Terry Brooks hat mit der Shannara-Reihe ein Fantasyepos geschaffen, dass mit dem Schwert von Shannara einen sehr guten Einstieg bietet. Der Leser wird mit allen Informationen versorgt die er braucht und die Sicht der Figuren ist auch nicht immer nur auf eine Person festgelegt. Allerdings gibt Terry Brooks nicht sofort alles preis. Es lohnt sich, dieses Buch zu kaufen und zu lesen, selbst wenn man es ein zweites oder drittes Mal liest, fallen einem noch neue Sachen auf, die man vorher nicht bemerkt hat.

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  • S. McKnight
  • 06/09/2019

Lord of the Rings knockoff

I struggled through this book because I've heard the series gets better, but this is a total ripoff of Lord of the Rings. The entire time I was thinking, "Awww they made it through Moria" or "the fellowship is broken" etc. But I'm hoping the next book is better.

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  • befree
  • 26/01/2018

Disappointing

The story had many points where I felt that a supposedly wise leader acted very foolishly and not in character.
The reader created a constant emotionally charged atmosphere which made it somewhat boring, yet irritating to listen to- it was always the same, even when they were just walking down a path.
There were also frequent and noticeable errors in the words he emphasized, sometimes giving the sentence a whole different meaning than what I felt the author wanted to say.

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  • Kiruna Stephan
  • 24/01/2018

Ein Epos. Einfach super spannend.

Dieses Hörbuch hat einfach spaß gemacht. Ein Epos mit höhen und tiefen, stärken und schwächen der Charaktere. Sehr gut gemacht.

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  • Garfield
  • 12/05/2017

not easy

it is quite hard to follow the story. The characters and happenings are quite unspecific so that I tended to drift of all the time. Even when focused on the book I found it hard to say what happened the past five minutes at any given point.

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