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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.

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©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.


    12 of 12 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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    Laura 11-21-16
    Laura 11-21-16
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    "Where's the Unabridged version!?!?"

    Great story, wish I could have heard the whole thing. An unabridged version would be nice.

    1 of 1 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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    Justin M 04-10-17
    Justin M 04-10-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Abridged version only?"
    What would have made The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara better?

    The full book, audiobooks make the reading experience very quick as it is and the abridged version cuts out way to much to not also include an unabridged version. Hopefully you notice the abridged tag, I didn't and thought it was just Terry's writing until the end where they announced it was abridged.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Walker or Big Red, just cause how can it not be. Only problem is that so much was cut out I feel like alot of it was probably character stuff.


    Which character – as performed by Sam Fontana – was your favorite?

    Big Red, the rest of the voices where a bit iffy but you cant knock a guy for having to come up with so many voicing for a very character heavy book.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara?

    None the abridged version is too short as it is.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Martin E. Sandler Lake Worth, FL 02-06-17
    Martin E. Sandler Lake Worth, FL 02-06-17 Member Since 2016
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    "great continuation of story of the drood Walker"

    anyone likes the books of Terry Brooks will certainly be satisfied with this one. lean back, listen, and enjoy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    tdenton 11-14-16
    tdenton 11-14-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Good but not as good as the others."

    I really enjoy this series but I have to say, after thousands of years, poof the people of the 4 lands can now make air ships, I think that was a very poor choice of the author. and the narrator must make everything dramatic.

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    steven kellams 10-12-16 Member Since 2016
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    "good story bad reading for audible, only abridged?"

    this reader sam fontana is not that good. seems he likes to use several of the same voice inflections for men and women. hard to keep characters seperated like that. other voices dont fit the characters either. ruined the story for me even though it's just abridged. but glad it was since the reader isnt right for this.

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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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    "excellent audio book"

    I read this book many years ago. As an audio book I think I enjoyed it even more. My only criticism would be the narrator's interpretation of the voices of the characters. But overall 5 stars.

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