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Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Phil Gigante

Fantasy • 15 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2008

The time—80 years in the future. The place—a United States devastated by war, pollution, and sickness. The struggle—good (aided by the Knights of the Word) versus evil. Because this book is part of a series, some orientation from the various prequels to Brooks’s Shannara novels is valuable. Phil Gigante creates an air of suspense that ebbs and flows. Through pace and timing, he regulates the tension and emotional intensity. He also maintains an air of emotional engagement through long narrative passages and moves smoothly into dialogue. Various accents differentiate a cast of characters that include demons, elves, and humans, many of whom are quite young. Gigante expresses their youthful enthusiasm and insecurities evenly and without exaggeration. J.E.M. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2008]



Trade Ed. • Brilliance Audio • 2008

CD ISBN 978-1-4233-2274-0 $33.99 • Twelve CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4233-2276-4 $24.95 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Brilliance Audio • 2008

CD ISBN 978-1-4233-2275-7 $107.25 • Twelve CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4233-2277-1 $39.25 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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