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The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara: Morgawr

Narrated by: Charles Keating
Length: 6 hrs
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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Terry Brooks became the master of epic fantasy with the publication of his legendary debut, The Sword of Shannara. Since then, each new novel in the Shannara saga has brilliantly built upon and deepened the world of breathtaking magic, adventure, and intrigue he created. 

In The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara - his third enchanting series - he literally took his legions of loyal fans soaring to new heights as a colorful contingent of characters took to the skies aboard a magnificent airship on a quest fraught with wonder and danger.  

Now in Morgawr, the quest at last draws to its climactic conclusion, as the forces of good and evil vying against each other to possess an ancient magic race towards an explosive clash - and whatever fate awaits the victor...and the vanquished. Harrowing confrontations with the merciless Ilse Witch and the monstrous Antrax have already taken their toll on the intrepid heroes of the Four Lands. But their darkest adversary now snaps at their heels, in the form of the Morgawr - master of the Ilse Witch, feeder upon the souls of his enemies, and centuries-old sorcerer of unimaginable might.  

With a fleet of airships and a crew of walking dead men at his command, the Morgawr is in relentless pursuit of the Jerle Shannara and the crew that mans her. For the Morgawr, the goal is two fold: to find and control the fabled ancient books of magic, and to destroy the dark disciple who betrayed him - the Ilse Witch. But the Ilse Witch is already a prisoner... of herself. Exposed to the awesome power of the Sword of Shannara, and forced to confront the truth of her horrifying deeds, she has fled deep into her own mind. Now at the mercy of those who seek vengeance against her, her only protector is her long-lost brother, Bek Ohmsford, who is determined to redeem his beloved sister...and deliver her to the destiny predicted for her by the Druid Walker Boh.

Once again, Terry Brooks weaves together high adventure, vividly wrought characters, and a spellbinding world into an irresistible story of heroism and sacrifice, love and honor. In Morgawr, fans of the Shannara mythos will find both a satisfying finale and the promise of new wonders yet to come.

©2002 Terry Brooks (P)2002 Random House Inc., Random House Audio, a Division of Random House Inc.

Critic Reviews

“The action is fast and furious... A fitting conclusion to one trilogy and a promising taking-off point for another.” (Booklist)

“If you love Terry Brooks, you must have this book.” (Statesman Journal)

“Excellent. . . . It lives up to its predecessors, both within this trilogy and outside it.” (Contra Costa Times)

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abridged

abridged stories suck. I still have great respect for Terry Brooks, an amazing writer, but am disgusted by this abridgement of stories

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Please make an unabridged version!!!

Please make an unabridged version!!! We need the unabridged version! This series deserves the books to be read unabridged.

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This just doesn't do Terry Brooks justice!

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

To be fair to Terry Brooks and the story---you really need the unabridged version. Audible please take note. Thanks

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abridged books are a disappointment

it's disappointing to find a book only available in an abridged format. if offering the abridged version then the full version needs till be available.

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Too short

I wish they had the unabridged version. Otherwise A+ The performance and story were wonderful, and I look forward to hearing the ready of the Shannara books

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abridged

if only it weren't abridged. you can feel that the story is missing pieces and that is very sad.

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Feel cheated....

Feel completely cheated that this series was abridged. If the author intended the story to be shorter they would have written it that way in the first place.

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Need unabridged version!

It’s sad the only version available for this book isn’t the full version, I feel like I’m missing so many of the details in the book. The narrator was much better in this book then the previous book but still could have been better. It was sad that walked died I figured w
He would be around much longer then he was. So I guess we will have to see what happens with the new Druid now.

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Been reading since the word and the void

Over all am happy with how story has moved along most were the unabridged version at times i became inpatient with the story being stretched out with lots of descriptives usually in the parts of excitement but I have loved the story since i read the original three elf stones the wish song and the sword of Shannara not in that order. I would recommend that you do as I and start back at the beginning with the word and void and enjoy all these stories have to offer

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  • Rydia
  • Torrance, CA
  • 03-24-18

Unabridged

Plz plz go unabridged. I just need to know all the story! I need more words but it’s the only thing that drives me crazy

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-16-19

Awesome

Great overall, but rape is NEVER necessary in a story... there's enough of that in real life :/