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
John Keating does an amazing job of narrating. I've enjoyed listening to him narrate The Ranger's Apprentice Series also.
John Keating performs all the characters' voices.
Yes, The story keeps you enthralled and gives the story a realistic approach.
Hal, He uses his brains while others just use their brawn. By doing this, he helps others find their own abilities.
Consistency in levels
Yes, However I took many to complete
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.
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.
Get the rest of the BOOK
Anger that it wasn't all included.
The only thing that annoys me is that its Viking based and they keep saying Pirates but I feel that vikings would have might have a better word for their time. I keep thinking of british 'golden age' pirates vs Vikings back when Britain was run by saxons. Dons't much matter, this is a great story and I love it.
I love the main character and all his companions. True that nothing truly bad ever happens, but you don't have to worry about falling in love with a character and having them die on you.
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.
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