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by | Read by Charles Keating

Fantasy • 6 hrs. • Abridged • © 2004

This is the middle novel in the High Druid of Shannara trilogy by Terry Brooks, the author who opened the post-Tolkien epic fantasy gates in 1977 with THE SWORD OF SHANNARA. Though this is also a Shannara book, Brooks has distanced himself a bit from strict Tolkien-esque fantasy. Dwarves and elves still play a large role in the story, as does magic (both good and evil), but so do elements like airships, which don't have that Tolkien feel. The pace is quick in this satisfying abridgment, and Charles Keating does a fine job with the narration, performing sinister demons, nervous inventors, and Ohmsford progeny with equal mastery. S.D.D. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/ NOV 07]



Trade Ed. • Random House Audio • 2004

CS ISBN 9780739314968 $26.95 • Four cassettes

CD ISBN 9780739314975 $29.95 • Five CDs

DD ISBN 0739304402 $12.95

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