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The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara Audiobook

The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara: Ilse Witch

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Publisher's Summary

Taking place a generation after The Talismans of Shannara, The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara: Ilse Witch opens with the discovery of a body. Only two people understand its significance: Walker Boh, the last of the Druids and a familiar character to Shannara fans, and the Ilse Witch, a beautiful but dark young woman who wields a potent magic. Thus begins the voyage of the Jerle Shannara in a race to uncover the mystery, which of course includes an unusual cast of characters: an Elven prince; a monstrous creature who is part man, part enigma; and a young man who may unknowingly hold the key to the success of the mission. For he is the only one who can call upon that ancient talisman, the Sword of Shannara.

For the legions of fans who've been captivated since the very first Shannara novel, this eagerly anticipated new chapter in Terry Brooks' signature series will be reason to celebrate. The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara: Ilse Witch offers an intriguing invitation to plunge again into the enthralling world of the best-selling Shannara adventures.

Share the fantasy: don't miss any of our Terry Brooks titles, including more in the Voyage of the Jerle Shannara series.

©2000 Terry Brooks; (P)2000 Random House Inc., Random House Audio, a Division of Random House Inc.

What the Critics Say

"This lively new adventure...combines the familiar quest format used in The Sword of Shannara with an array of well-defined characters and malevolent beings." (Publishers Weekly)
"The Shannara mythology gains a new level of history and depth in a tale that should appeal to the series' legions of fans." Library Journal)

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    Melanie 04-21-14
    Melanie 04-21-14
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    "Please Audible get the unabridged version"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Please Audible, get this in the unabridged version. You miss so much in the abridged form.


    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Steven Ritter 10-11-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Terrible Narrator"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I bought this not realizu=ing that it was an abridged copy.
    I hate abridged books!


    Has The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, only the narrator.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I felt like I was listening to a Saturday morning cartoon. Only those sound more realistic.


    Any additional comments?

    Stop putting out abridged copies and find a narrator that can do the job correctly

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    eric clark 11-04-09
    eric clark 11-04-09
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    "naration"

    i have always been a fan of terry brooks but this narrater is so horrible that this audio book actually gets on my nerves. it actually irritates me to listen to it. my suggestion would be to actually read the book and don't buy this audio book.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Michael New Orleans, LA 10-06-12
    Michael New Orleans, LA 10-06-12 Member Since 2014
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    "What An Excellent Re-Entry By The Author!"

    I LOVE the Shannara series. Good writing, great plots, sweeping story lines with DEPTH.

    Terry had my attention long ago with his first novel , "The Sword of Shannara," and I've read ALL of his work. I now own all of his audiobooks, and cannot recommend them highly enough.

    When this novel came about, the series had been thought finished, and Terry had stepped aside from the series, letting us get to that final novel wondering, "Will he ever step back into this fantastic world he's created?"

    He did so here, and in a huge way, taking off from here to so many more novels that will captivate and fascinate you with their strength, plot lines, continuity and creativity.

    There is a tremendous host of both new and old characters, creatures and "other" entities in this continuance of the series, and even if it IS abridged, trust me, they've kept the work solid, despite the abridgment.

    If you have EVER enjoyed the Shannara series, jump back in!

    It's well worth those Audible credits!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    T. Seck Grain Valley, FL 08-20-16
    T. Seck Grain Valley, FL 08-20-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Not a fan of the new narrator."

    He sounds like a "dub" actor from an anime. Overly dramatic, odd pacing and emphasis

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    Ryan 05-08-16
    Ryan 05-08-16 Member Since 2015
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    "sam fontana is horrible"

    please do not subject us to this man again. disgusting portrayal, poor producer as well.

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    Malcolm 02-14-16
    Malcolm 02-14-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Well worth the read!"

    Thank God I'm reading this series when they are all out. The ending of Ilse Witch is absolutely breathtaking! (Not to mention the rest of the book) If you are a lover of fantasy, pick up this book right now!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tamra 02-13-16
    Tamra 02-13-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Good but..."

    Good but, lacking the key features of wing great!!! First like many of the sub-series of Shannara the 3 Jerle books should just be compiled as 1 book as 2&3 are very short.
    Also This whole series is very difficult to follow as it is all over the place on release dates, it is rewritten at times and has no true rhyme or reason.
    Even when referencing the reading order I am still lost on many occasions.

    And to add to the chaos the narrators change with the winds.............!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Scott martinsburg, WV, USA 03-22-09
    Scott martinsburg, WV, USA 03-22-09
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    "The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara: Ilse Witch"

    It took a long time for character development and for such a short book, the plot moves quickly. Once I was up to spped, I loved it. This was my favorite book in the series. It took two different time to get into it however

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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