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
Great continuation to the brother band chronicles series. The narration was superb as usual. This is a great young adult adventure story. I recommend the first book in the series to start. But it's not necessary to have listened to the ranger apprentice books.
I am an avid reader (or listener). I love fantasy, fiction, sci-fi, historical fiction, and mystery. I stay clear of the romance genre. I truly appreciate stories that can bring families together such as Ranger's Apprentice (John Flanagan), Brotherband Chronicles (John Flanagan), and The Overland Chronicles (Suzanne Collins).
Exciting! Adventure! Humor!
Any arguments between Wulf and Vulf.
He has a great accent that draws the reader in and contributes greatly to the creation of the characters.
Engrossed a family with the youngest child of 8 and the adults (whose age I dare not put up here). We sit around listening to it as a family and everyone is laughing and sitting on the edge of their seats. No one wants to turn it off and when my mother says "Time's Up!" Everyone regards her as the most evil creature in the world.
I am the oldest of 5 girls. This book, typically considered a "boys story" is great for all ages, all genders.
If you like this story, try John Flanagan's "Ranger's Apprentice" series.
Do not try listening to this without first listening to Book 1. This picks up where Book 1 left off.
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.
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.
The development of voices really adds to each characters persona. Keating really does an excellent job of character development.
A good read for all ages, very thrilling and moving with great narration.
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.
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.
I really didn't have a favorite character, as the overall book was well written and the character development was fantastic.
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.
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.
Just like "The Ranger's Apprentice" series, the Brotherband Chronicles are fast-paced, with wonderful characters and lots of action.
everything. it was just the most inspiring, fun to listen to, exciting, book ever!
oh yea i wish i was there it is a wonderful fictional book!
i praise john flannogan he is the best fictional adventure writer of our time!!!
it was the best book ever!!!
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!
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.
The narration was what saved the book. He did a good job reading.
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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