Rescue of Will and Horace from the bullies
There isn't enough voice variation. It takes on a one note quality.
Listened to this book because my granddaughter (13 yrs.) told me how much she was enjoying reading it. Got me HOOKED on the series and am really BUMMED THAT AUDIBLE DOESN'T HAVE BOOKS 6 & 7 AVAILABLE! What's that about?? Anyway, I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys this genre.
It is just, awesome!
All the characters.
He made the book come alive.
This blows away the hunger games.
Not a great range of voices, poor rhythm, missed the mark on timing way too often, and I kept hearing this strange muffled clicking, which I finally realized was John Keating swallowing between lines. Really poorly done production!
Luckily, the story kept me interested, despite John Keating's performance.
My 9 year old son had the book, but hadn't read it yet. I got the audio for him and he followed along. He read the entire book in about a week and was able to take and pass the quiz for the book. He's now on book 2 in the series.
Wonderful story that pulls you and and you don't want to stop listening! John Flanagan is a genius!
The first of the Ranger's Apprentice series is exactly what the first book in a YA fantasy series should be: It introduces characters the reader can actually care about, and doesn't take too long to explain the world in which the action takes place. The story is engaging, although there are a couple of events (particularly the fighting sequences) that may strain the credulity of more mature readers. At 7 hours, it is a good listen for a weekend of chores.
One of the most enjoyable aspects of this audiobook is the performance delivered by John Keating. His tone and delivery are just right for the action taking place. Above all he has a voice that could make a recitation of the yellow pages captivating.
I'm looking forward to the remainder of the series.
This was a great book for our road trip with two children 10 and 11. The adults liked it as well and we immediately chose the next book in the series for the trip home!
Nothing in the Audible description suggests this series is written for the ten and under crowd. Yet, the style, pace and content of the book are clearly pointed to a very young audience. Significant portions of this work were devoted to how special it is to have a pony. Portions of the book were dedicated to dealing with bullies. Sadly, the conclusion on bullies is that you beat them bloody and take away their profession. The plot is slow and simplistic. The characters are shallow and predictable. The alternate, pre-technology universe is like every other such fantasy writer's universe only more boring. There is nothing here to recommend that any reader of any age spend their time or money on this book.
great book excited to read the others now.Love the relationship between Halt and Will. This book takes you to another place and time.