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The Invaders: Brotherband Chronicles, Book 2 | [John Flanagan]

The Invaders: Brotherband Chronicles, Book 2

Hal and the Herons have done the impossible. This group of outsiders has beaten out the strongest, most skilled young warriors in all of Skandia to win the Brotherband competition. But their celebration comes to an abrupt end when the Skandians' most sacred artifact, the Andomal, is stolen - and the Herons are to blame. To find redemption they must track down the thief, Zavac, and recover the Andomal. But that means traversing stormy seas, surviving a bitter winter, and battling a group of deadly pirates.
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Publisher's Summary

The adventure continues in the Ranger's Apprentice companion trilogy!

Hal and the Herons have done the impossible. This group of outsiders has beaten out the strongest, most skilled young warriors in all of Skandia to win the Brotherband competition. But their celebration comes to an abrupt end when the Skandians' most sacred artifact, the Andomal, is stolen - and the Herons are to blame.

To find redemption they must track down the thief, Zavac, and recover the Andomal. But that means traversing stormy seas, surviving a bitter winter, and battling a group of deadly pirates willing to protect their prize at all costs. Even Brotherband training and the help of Skandia's greatest warrior may not be enough to ensure that Hal and his friends return home with the Andomal - or their lives.

©2012 John A. Flanagan (P)2012 Penguin

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    Ken Leaf River, IL, United States 12-21-12
    Ken Leaf River, IL, United States 12-21-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Entertainment continues unabated."

    This series was very enjoyable. The narrator was exceptionally consistent in voice for the various characters, making the book come to life. I had purchased this for my boys (ages 10 - 22) to listen to on long trips. As they would play over the car stereo, I got interested and even my wife has been excited to share this adventure with our boys. Another success for John Flanagan.

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    Roger 10-16-12
    Roger 10-16-12
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    "An excellent listen this writer-narrator team rock"
    What did you like best about this story?

    The development of each character and the adding of a strong female character really excited me. John Flanagan lets you grow with his characters and as they develop you do too. Great emotional connection.


    What does John Keating bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The development of voices really adds to each characters persona. Keating really does an excellent job of character development.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Definately.


    Any additional comments?

    A good read for all ages, very thrilling and moving with great narration.

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    K.C. SALT LAKE CITY, UT, United States 09-10-12
    K.C. SALT LAKE CITY, UT, United States 09-10-12

    I do not have the most time available to read a good book. While I'm on the road driving most of my time, I enjoy listening to good books.

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    "Follows the "Rangers Apprentice" formula"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Invaders to be better than the print version?

    I really enjoyed the audio version on this book, however, I haven't read the print version, so I cannot really provide much of a comparison.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I really didn't have a favorite character, as the overall book was well written and the character development was fantastic.


    What about John Keating’s performance did you like?

    His voice and demeanor on the book is something that my family searches for. There are two performers on the Rangers Apprentice series, and John's voice conveyed the characters so much better.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed this book. The first installment of this book was quite slow moving, which almost turned me off of the series, however, the character development had continued into the second book, which provided a decent amount of depth. The way John F. captures the different personalities and their interactions really impressed me, which led me to listen to this book and definitely the next one when it comes out.

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    Mary D. Hawkins MI 07-30-12
    Mary D. Hawkins MI 07-30-12 Member Since 2009

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    "Great Listen"
    If you could sum up The Invaders in three words, what would they be?

    Just like "The Ranger's Apprentice" series, the Brotherband Chronicles are fast-paced, with wonderful characters and lots of action.


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    Trevor fort worth, TX, United States 07-29-12
    Trevor fort worth, TX, United States 07-29-12
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    "Just as perfect as the 1st if not even better!!!!!"
    What did you like about this audiobook?

    everything. it was just the most inspiring, fun to listen to, exciting, book ever!


    How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

    oh yea i wish i was there it is a wonderful fictional book!


    Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

    i praise john flannogan he is the best fictional adventure writer of our time!!!


    What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

    nothing!!!!!!!


    Do you have any additional comments?

    it was the best book ever!!!

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    mary San Antonio, TX, United States 06-28-12
    mary San Antonio, TX, United States 06-28-12 Member Since 2015

    I was a 'readaholic' for most of my life. I started crochet and other hobbies. That took away from my reading time. I discovered audio books at the library. That set me off. now, that I am older my eyes make it too difficult to read. So I now am a very diligent audio book listener!

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    Would you recommend The Invaders to your friends? Why or why not?

    I enjoyed this book but... It did not measure up to Book 1; THE OUTCASTS. This book had the feel of an incomplete series of short and shorter stories. My listening wasn't good since I had to listen over too many times. I felt like I kept missing something and tried figuring out and where it was. The characters didn't measure to book one. New characters seemed to 'just appear' from nowhere. I will wait and check out the next book (if any) before recommending this book.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    The narration was what saved the book. He did a good job reading.


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    Brian Lutz, FL, United States 06-25-12
    Brian Lutz, FL, United States 06-25-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Good book with virtue"

    Nice, adventurous story. Reading is a little slower than I like, but can speed it up with my smart phone, so it's not a problem.

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    Mike Hastings 06-04-12 Member Since 2015

    audio junkie

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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is a great story for young and old. The reader is excellent, and the writing is good.


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    Joshua Fullmer 05-28-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Once Again John Flanagan & John Keating Score!"
    Where does The Invaders rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    My kids and I love this book. If you're a fan of The Ranger's Apprentice series and haven't listened to the Brotherband Chronicles, you're missing out!


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    Craig Manson, WA, United States 05-18-12
    Craig Manson, WA, United States 05-18-12
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    "To all the MORONS IT is the whole book"
    What made the experience of listening to The Invaders the most enjoyable?

    I highly enjoyed listening to both the parts each 6 hours each. OMG 12 hours. It's really an enjoyable continuation of the series, and an honor to the Rangers Series.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I actually enjoyed the lighthearted scenes in the training camp before the persuit was started a new.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, but I don't have 12 hours available in the day.


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