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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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    Clem Morton Chetwynd, Candada 06-06-14
    Clem Morton Chetwynd, Candada 06-06-14 Member Since 2012

    Student at Canadian University College

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    "First battle for the young Brotherband"
    What did you love best about The Invaders?

    The inventive side of the young boys.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The old one armed man, as he is so talented.


    Have you listened to any of John Keating’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Not bad, he did a good job. He is one of my favorite voice actors.


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

    Yeah when the young boy got hit by an arrow in the boat. It was very predictable that it would happen but it was also a scene that had to happen in one way or another to move the character development forwards.


    Any additional comments?

    Good book. Listened to the whole thing in one shot. Love the inventive side of the characters. The story line is quite predictable it however still holds my attention.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Elaine United States 09-24-12
    Elaine United States 09-24-12
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    "Brotherband"
    Would you listen to The Invaders again? Why?

    John Keating does an amazing job of narrating. I've enjoyed listening to him narrate The Ranger's Apprentice Series also.


    Which character – as performed by John Keating – was your favorite?

    John Keating performs all the characters' voices.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 06-01-12 Member Since 2003
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    "Great story - Want more"
    Would you listen to The Invaders again? Why?

    Yes, The story keeps you enthralled and gives the story a realistic approach.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Hal, He uses his brains while others just use their brawn. By doing this, he helps others find their own abilities.


    What about John Keating’s performance did you like?

    Consistency in levels


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

    Yes, However I took many to complete


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ryan orangeville, ontario, Canada 05-08-12
    Ryan orangeville, ontario, Canada 05-08-12 Member Since 2009
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    "waste of time wait for book 3"
    What would have made The Invaders better?

    having the rest of the book would be nice. the storie is great but it leaves one feeling cheated by cuting it so short and ending so crudely. i feel like i just got cheated out of my money on this book.


    Have you listened to any of John Keating???s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    most excellent


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tyler Kaysville, Utah, United States 05-02-12
    Tyler Kaysville, Utah, United States 05-02-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Don't buy! Not whole book."
    What would have made The Invaders better?

    Don't buy this book when it is only 6 hrs 54 mins long. It is not the whole book. It ends at page 243 on a 400+ page book. I re-downloaded it to see if I was mistaken, but I am not. All of his other books are 12+ hours. The parts that were done were incredible. Will be a great book as soon as they get the second part to it.


    What could John Flanagan have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Get the rest of the BOOK


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Good


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Anger that it wasn't all included.


    13 of 19 people found this review helpful
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    Rachael 04-02-13
    Rachael 04-02-13 Member Since 2013

    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).

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

    Exciting! Adventure! Humor!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Invaders?

    Any arguments between Wulf and Vulf.


    What about John Keating’s performance did you like?

    He has a great accent that draws the reader in and contributes greatly to the creation of the characters.


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

    Definitely!


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    Note:
    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ken Leaf River, IL, United States 12-21-12
    Ken Leaf River, IL, United States 12-21-12 Member Since 2005
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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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