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The Gypsy Morph: The Genesis of Shannara, Book 3 | [Terry Brooks]

The Gypsy Morph: The Genesis of Shannara, Book 3

Eighty years into the future, the United States is a no-man's-land: its landscape blighted by chemical warfare, pollution, and plague; its government collapsed, its citizens adrift, desperate, and fighting to stay alive. Survivors in fortified compounds hold the line against wandering predators, rogue militias, and hideous mutations spawned by the toxic atmosphere. But from around the country, allies of good have been summoned to challenge the rampaging evil.
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Eighty years into the future, the United States is a no-man's-land: its landscape blighted by chemical warfare, pollution, and plague; its government collapsed, its citizens adrift, desperate, and fighting to stay alive. Survivors in fortified compounds hold the line against wandering predators, rogue militias, and hideous mutations spawned by the toxic atmosphere. And against them all stands an enemy neither mortal nor merciful: demons and their minions, bent on slaughtering and subjugating the last of humankind.

But from around the country, allies of good have been summoned to challenge the rampaging evil. Logan Tom, wielding the magic staff of a Knight of the Word, has a promise to keep - protecting the world's only hope of salvation - and a score to settle, with the demon that massacred his family. Angel Perez, Logan's fellow Knight, has risked her life to aid the elvish race, whose peaceful, hidden realm is marked for extermination by the forces of the Void. Kirisin Belloruus, a young elf entrusted with an ancient magic, must deliver his entire civilization from a monstrous army. And Hawk, the rootless boy who is nothing less than destiny's instrument, must lead the last of humanity to a latter-day promised land before the final darkness falls.

The Gypsy Morph is an epic saga of a world in flux as the mortal realm yields to a magical one; as the champions of the Word and the Void clash for the last time to decide what will be and what must cease; and as, from the remnants of a doomed age, something altogether extraordinary rises.

Listen to more in Terry Brooks' Shannara series.

©2008 Terry Brooks; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Tim Orem, UT, USA 09-07-08
    Tim Orem, UT, USA 09-07-08
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    "Almost..."

    Throughout the "Genesis" series Brooks has been as good as ever. He picks you up and takes you away from your world and leads you through a world much older yet often parallels that which we live in. It is refreshing to have an author write a book which I would listen to alone, yet if one of my younger children joined in I would not have to worry. I find myself always being reminded of the basic principles I was taught as a child: honesy, loyalty, love, etc. I have read or listened to all of work Brooks has ever done and greatly anticipate what he may do next.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Vincent Edmond, OK, United States 02-14-11
    Vincent Edmond, OK, United States 02-14-11 Member Since 2010
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    "The Gypsy Morph: The Genesis of Shannara, Book 3"

    Amazing end to a fantastic Series, I definitely recommend this series. Terry Brooks is the Fantasy Writer of our time.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    John TIGARD, OR, United States 09-26-10
    John TIGARD, OR, United States 09-26-10 Member Since 2005
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    "Just about ruined it for me"

    I used my credits for the first two books, and unable to wait for my next credits, I bought the last book. I should have either waited or not bothered - although I would have been left wondering what happened.

    If the first book had been so poorly written, I would have never purchased the next two. It was as if he were bored with the series by the time he got to the last book and was just wrapping it up, because he had to do so. The first two books hooked me. The last book made me wish I'd never bothered reading the first one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mr. Ben California, USA 10-08-08
    Mr. Ben California, USA 10-08-08 Listener Since 2006
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    "A little disappointed"

    I really enjoyed the first two books in this series, but I was a little disappointed with this one. Everything played out basically the way I expected with no real surprises. I guess I needed one more twist, or one more epic magic to maintain that "fantastic" feeling.

    Still, a solid ending to the series, and worth reading.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Brent Litchfield Park, AZ, USA 09-04-09
    Brent Litchfield Park, AZ, USA 09-04-09
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    "Agonizing Melodrama"

    I'll have to wait to get the book and read it, because listening to it was just too much. My goodness! Does the narrator have to be so melodramatic with each syllable? I read the first two books of the series, loved them, and thought of listening to the last one, but I just couldn't listen to this guy. If you want an example of good narration, look no further than the narrator of Stephen R. Lawhead's "The Pendragon Cycle". Absolutely extraordinary.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Darren Macon, GA, United States 04-30-13
    Darren Macon, GA, United States 04-30-13 Member Since 2013
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    "End of the world......maybe"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, quick moving story. Using traditional Terry Brooks story lines.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Science and fantasy mix


    What about Phil Gigante’s performance did you like?

    Nice of character performance


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, but it was fast moving


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jacob CINCINNATI, OH, United States 04-18-13
    Jacob CINCINNATI, OH, United States 04-18-13 Member Since 2012
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    "At this point you have to keep going"
    If you could sum up The Gypsy Morph in three words, what would they be?

    A long conclusion.


    If you’ve listened to books by Terry Brooks before, how does this one compare?

    I started with the first Genesis book, and was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the characters and the ideas presented. By this book, the surprises were gone as all the knots are tied up.


    Any additional comments?

    I would still recommend the series, and to read the series is to read this book. Standing alone, however, this book offered little depth or thought.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    joshua PINEVILLE, LA, United States 07-19-12
    joshua PINEVILLE, LA, United States 07-19-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Disappointed"
    If you’ve listened to books by Terry Brooks before, how does this one compare?

    This last installment felt as though I were being dragged along only to finish up loose ends. It felt as though all energy was spent writing the first two books and the last one was half-heartedly written. The ending was also a little disappointing. I felt the series ended with a small "POP" instead of ending with a "BANG"


    Was The Gypsy Morph worth the listening time?

    If I would have known how disappointing the final installment would have been, I would not have read the series.


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    Vy Surrey, BC, Canada 08-04-11
    Vy Surrey, BC, Canada 08-04-11
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    "Disappointing Ending to the Series"

    After investing so much time in the first 2 books, the last half of this book was horrible. It was like Terry Brooks couldn't find a suitable way to end it. The series as a whole was an enjoyable, epic journey. It just lets you down at the end. Also the denouement drags on forever.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lyn Carmel Valley, CA, USA 10-07-08
    Lyn Carmel Valley, CA, USA 10-07-08 Member Since 2005
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    "Would prefer abridged version..."

    Would prefer abridged version...especially if read by Charles Keating (as several of the previous Brooks' series have been). Terry Brooks has some wonderful stories. I enjoy reading and listening to them, but audio versions are improved by abridging and editing repetitive prose. As well, this narrator reads every syllable with a tad too much emphasis not allowing for more modulation.

    So why am I listening? I like the series well enough to eagerly follow these characters to conclusion using my audible credits thereby not buying the recently released hardback. (The previous 2 books in the series I read in paperback.)

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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