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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,272 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Silverberg Narrator: J. Paul Boehmer, Paul Boehmer, Hillary Huber, Don Leslie, Stefan Rudnicki Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Majipoor Chronicles Series Release Date: January 2009 ISBN: 9781455191345
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The extraordinary story continues in this magnificent installment of the bestselling Majipoor series, begun in Lord Valentine’s Castle.

Dark dreams disturb Lord Valentine’s sleep, a forewarning of the danger that threatens the peace of Majipoor. The Shapeshifters have set in motion a terrifying plan to regain their stolen world and their allies—the ancient gods rising from their eons-long slumber beneath the oceans of the great planet. Suddenly, Valentine faces the greatest crisis of his reign. Either he must plunge Majipoor into a bloody nightmare of war, plague, and chaos, or surrender his life to the mercy of the vengeful Shapeshifters.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A virtuoso performance by Silverberg, in which details of natural history become symbolic threads in a colorful tapestry on the themes of maturity, responsibility, and natural process.”

    New York Newsday

  • “Expertly balanced…Silverberg demonstrates that a trilogy can get better as it grows—to the point where the third book raises the stature of the first.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A dance of conflicting emotions and political intrigue.”

    Village Voice

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark | 9/16/2013

    " Conclusion of the Majipoor trilogy. The bad guys do bad things, the good guys do good things, and the good guys eventually win. Meh. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maddalena | 8/5/2013

    " It's a beautiful story, with interesting characters and the usual world development you find in Silverberg; too bad his writing isn't compelling as I thought it would be. This could have been a four star book, or even a five star one, but it was too difficult to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Frank Taranto | 4/21/2013

    " The last book in the Valentine story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hthayer | 3/18/2013

    " Still a marvelous journey in the world of Majipoor, just not as memorable as the first two visits. Still a great, enjoyable read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeffrey | 2/28/2013

    " The first novel Lord Valentine's Castle was a classic of the genre. This third novel seemed forced to me, and the verve and style of the first novel were absent. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mareklamo | 5/29/2012

    " A major change for Majipoor society. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael Baker | 12/4/2011

    " Very entertaining. Good character base, easy to follow. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caroline | 10/29/2011

    " I read this years ago and don't really remember much about the specifics, just that it was a real fun read and that I devoured the whole series within about a week because I enjoyed them so much. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Theresa | 6/27/2011

    " the prince wants to begin his reighn to find test before him he can't possibly surmount "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Valerie | 4/16/2011

    " I remember loving this book when I first read it. A recent review by Kathleen made me sort of want to read it again. I wonder if I would still like it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kevin | 2/11/2011

    " More people should read this book, its amazing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bill | 2/2/2011

    " An other-world Bildungsroman with a twist--the hero starts his journey as an adult with no past. A compelling read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kama | 1/31/2011

    " Yep, another reread. Great classic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathleenmarrs | 12/31/2010

    " Nice story, interesting concept - a few too many meaningless name and place references, but otherwise an enjoyable read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Henriette | 11/19/2010

    " it was intresting reding "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jon | 8/26/2010

    " One of the few books that I enjoyed as much the second time (around age 30) as I did the first time (around age 15). Majipoor is one of my favorite fantasy/sf settings ever; it fills me with a sense of wonder. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kate | 1/20/2010

    " Bland and underdeveloped with very flat characters. "

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About the Author
Author Robert Silverberg

Robert Silverberg’s first published story appeared in 1954 when he was a sophomore at Columbia University. Since then, he has won the prestigious Nebula Award five times and the Hugo Award five times. He has been nominated for both awards more times than any other writer. In 1999 he was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame, and in 2004 the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America gave him their Grand Master Award for career achievement. He remains one of the most imaginative and versatile writers in science fiction.

About the Narrators

J. Paul Boehmer is an American actor best known for his numerous appearances in the Star Trek universe. Hkis audiobook narrations have garnered nine AudioFile Earphones Awards and two prestigious Audie Awards for Best Narration, besides being a finalist for the Audie Award in 2012 and 2015. Between narrations, he is active in regional theaters across the country. His television appearances include guest spots on Nip/Tuck and Numb3rs.

Paul Boehmer is an American actor best known for his numerous appearances in the Star Trek universe. Paul is a 1992 Masters of Fine Arts graduate of the Professional Theater Training Program at the University of Delaware.

Hillary Huber, a Los Angeles–based voice talent with hundreds of commercials and promos under her belt, was bitten by the audiobook bug in 2005. She now records books on a regular basis and has been nominated for several Audie Awards. Her recordings for Blackstone include Skinny Bastard, The Art of Social War, and The Cheater.

Don Leslie has appeared on Broadway, off Broadway, and in regional theaters throughout the country. He has been heard in thousands of commercials, promos for all the broadcast networks and most cable stations, political campaigns, movie trailers, and over fifty audiobooks.

Stefan Rudnicki first became involved with audiobooks in 1994. Now a Grammy-winning audiobook producer, he has worked on more than three thousand audiobooks as a narrator, writer, producer, or director. He has narrated more than three hundred audiobooks. A recipient of multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards, he was presented the coveted Audie Award for solo narration in 2005, 2007, and 2014 and was named one of AudioFile’s Golden Voices in 2012.