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The Greener Shore: A Novel of the Druids of Hibernia Audiobook

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (298 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Morgan Llywelyn Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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At last, the haunting sequel to Morgan Llywelyn’s phenomenal epic Druids. The Greener Shore unfurls the story of a brave and mystical people who learned to manipulate the forces of nature—in order to control magic.

As druids in Celtic Gaul, they had been the harmonious soul of their tribe, the Carnutes. But when Julius Caesar and his army invaded and conquered their homeland, the great druid Ainvar and his clan fled for their lives, taking with them the ancient knowledge. Guided by a strange destiny, they found themselves drawn to a green island at the very rim of the world: Hibernia, home of the Gael.

Here they would depend for survival on an embittered man who had lost his faith—and a remarkable woman who would find hers. Burning with hatred of the Romans, Ainvar can no longer command his magic. But his mantle falls on unexpected shoulders. In a beautiful, war-torn land of numerous kingdoms and belligerent tribes, Ainvar and his beloved wife, Briga, struggle toward an uncertain future. Their companions include the volatile Onuava, widow of their fallen chieftain; Lakutu, Ainvar’s dark and mysterious second wife; Ainvar’s son, Dara, who seems more drawn to poetry than to combat; and the “Red Wolf,” the young warrior who is as close as kin and is determined to find Ainvar’s missing daughter.

Other forces are at work in Hibernia as well—the spirits that haunt the island, forces older than even the magic of the druids. Through them Ainvar seeks his redemption … as Briga seeks her rendezvous with history.

Filled with the deep feeling, stunning detail, and rich characters that made Druids a masterwork, The Greener Shore is a superb saga of an amazing world and its wondrous ways—a much-awaited novel that will delight all the devotees of this admired author.

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Listener Reviews

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Review by Angela R. | 12/18/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book, but at times it was slow moving and I grew bored. I generally like Celtic fantasy/magic type books, so I picked this one up on a whim. May or may not go back and read others in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Susan | 12/14/2013

    " This author is just amazing. I am never disappointed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Wendy | 11/12/2013

    " Wish I could give it a 4.5. It was a really good read, but not as good as "Druids." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Review by Jennifer (JC-S) | 11/18/2012

    " Those who enjoy Celtic fantasy should enjoy this. It is Ms Llywelyn's sequel to 'Druids'. "

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About the Author
Author Morgan Llywelyn

Morgan Llywelyn is the New York Times bestselling author of Lion of Ireland and many other novels chronicling the Celts and Ireland, from earliest times to the present day. She has won numerous literary awards, was named Exceptional Celtic Woman of the Year, is a founding member of the Irish Writers’ Centre, and is a past chairman of the Irish Writers’ Union. Her critically acclaimed novels of both history and mythology have been translated into many languages.

About the Narrator

Simon Vance (a.k.a. Robert Whitfield) is an award-winning actor and an AudioFile Golden Voice with over forty Earphones Awards. He has won thirteen prestigious Audie Awards and was Booklist’s very first Voice of Choice in 2008. He has narrated more than eight hundred audiobooks over almost thirty years, beginning when he was a radio newsreader for the BBC in London.