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The Outcasts: Brotherband Chronicles, Book 1 | [John Flanagan]

The Outcasts: Brotherband Chronicles, Book 1

They are outcasts. Hal, Stig, and the others - they are the boys the others want no part of. Skandians, as any reader of Ranger's Apprentice could tell you, are known for their size and strength. Not these boys. Yet that doesn't mean they don't have skills. And courage - which they will need every ounce of to do battle at sea against the other bands, the Wolves and the Sharks, in the ultimate race. The icy waters make for a treacherous playing field - especially when not everyone thinks of it as playing.
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They are outcasts. Hal, Stig, and the others - they are the boys the others want no part of. Skandians, as any reader of Ranger's Apprentice could tell you, are known for their size and strength. Not these boys. Yet that doesn't mean they don't have skills. And courage - which they will need every ounce of to do battle at sea against the other bands, the Wolves and the Sharks, in the ultimate race. The icy waters make for a treacherous playing field - especially when not everyone thinks of it as playing.

John Flanagan, author of the international phenomenon Ranger's Apprentice, creates a new cast of characters to populate his world of Skandians and Araluens, a world millions of young readers and listeners around the world have come to know and admire. Full of seafaring adventures and epic battles, Book 1 of The Brotherband Chronicles is sure to thrill fans of Ranger's Apprentice while enticing a whole new generation just now discovering the books.

©2011 John Flanagan (P)2011 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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    "Quite an enjoying listen."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes I would. Enjoying listen. Quite a rich world.


    What did you like best about this story?

    How it ties up some nice bits of the story of the other series.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Any scene that is funny.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Join the adventure as a young boy learn what it takes to be a man.


    Any additional comments?

    Good book, it is written for a younger audience. It's violent but not so badly that I would not let kids listen to it. It has lots of lessons in it about what it takes to be a good person.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kaisa NEW IPSWICH, NH, United States 01-20-14
    Kaisa NEW IPSWICH, NH, United States 01-20-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Really Great Book"
    What made the experience of listening to The Outcasts the most enjoyable?

    I really like this book. It is different then a lot of the other "super power" books right now and it was really fun to listen to.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like the humor in this story and the constant bickering between the twins


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

    No


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

    Yes and I just sat down to buy some more by this author.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jonathan Hingham, Ma, United States 02-04-12
    Jonathan Hingham, Ma, United States 02-04-12 Member Since 2011
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    "A great tale"

    As usual Flanagan has created a story that entertains and teaches at the same time. Bullys who wound through words and deeds, personal and interpersonal challenges (alcoholism, facing disabilities, etc) all addressed through the bonds of friendship and teamwork. Great for kids and something for adults too.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Stacey LEXINGTON, SC, United States 12-20-11
    Stacey LEXINGTON, SC, United States 12-20-11

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    Where does The Outcasts rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It ranks in the top 3 (For my son, it's #1). I bought this audio book per the wishes of my 11 yr old son...as I was trying to get him to enjoy reading thru audio... (he hates to read).. I thought the audio book was going to be boring... BUT we both ended up LOVING it! Listening to the Narrator, John Keating, is also fun... you end up trying to say the words in the story with his accent....Loved how he said


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

    The whole book kept you wanting to listen to it every chance you had... Love when the outcasts become winners.... We loved listening to the part where Hal and his


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

    When Hal find's out that Thorne wasn't always a drunk and that he was a


    Any additional comments?

    My son and I can't wait for the next book! We wanted more ...... we checked and it's May of 2012..... uggg...

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Karen United States 12-01-11
    Karen United States 12-01-11 Member Since 2012
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    "very well done"

    I never read the Ranger's Apprentice series, but watched it circulate heavily in my library. I chose to start with Brotherband Chronicles as I was browsing new releases in Audible for my commute (I hook my Kindle up) and decided it was time to see what the craze was about. I have to say the storytelling was great and I look forward to downloading the next one.

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    MZ Northville, MI 04-26-15
    MZ Northville, MI 04-26-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great series to read after Rangers Apprentice."

    We loved this book 👍🏼👏🏼❤️. We can't wait to read the next book! We've already bought the next two in the series.

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    Robert 04-20-15
    Robert 04-20-15 Member Since 2015
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    "An excellent narrative journey"

    once I had started listening I could not put it down. the narrator had a very smooth storytelling voice abs it was easy to distinguish characters from one another.

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    Simon 04-05-15
    Simon 04-05-15 Member Since 2015
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    "'Startling'"

    Thank you John Flanagan for writing this exhilarating book!

    AMAZEBALLS!!!

    Some exciting lessons about sailing as Hal does his best.

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    Pete Parson 04-03-15
    Pete Parson 04-03-15 Member Since 2013
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    I was greatly impressed by this story of the brotherband. I was slightly formulaic but it was also keeping in the tradition of RA.

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    it was a good book and the narrator is a great reader is this book

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