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©2005 John Flanagan; (P)2006 Recorded Books
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again there is no use in reading it at all. Oscar Wilde
The story line was kept me interested. I think it was worth the listen
The relationship between Will and Halt.
This was one of those stories where you love it when the cranky old teacher shows his pupil a glimpse of who he is
I have a 40 minute commute each way and with out Audible, I'd go crazy! My fav genre is fantasy and I love a great series!
If your looking for a good, wholly entertaining series, you've found it! The characters are deep and engaging, the narration is fantastic and the story is well thought out. No swearing and in-depth description of blood and gore meant I could listen in the car with my 10 year old, and honesty, its really great to have a story strong enough to not need the extra violent fluff. You'll love this book - and the next 10 too!
I really did like the story. Was looking at it for my 9yr old. Untill the few curse words that were in it. Only 2 words used 3 times. Not something I need my 9yr old to read. She was not happy about it due to being excited about reading it. I even bought the first three books in the series for her. Now I'll see if I can turn them in for something else. Other than that it was a really good story and series.
I was excited to read this one because of all the positive reviews it got. However, I found that the author just spent the whole book writing lists of what was going on, rather than trying to engage me in a story. It was all "Will was a good listener. Will was clever", but I was never SHOWN this, just told over and over. The characters were dry and I just didn't find any reason to care about them. I also could not stand the voice used for the Ranger.
I read these books a couple of years ago and when I found the Audible app for my phone I had to download them to listen in my car. My teenage son enjoyed it so much that when his brother and I got ahead of him and had moved onto book 2, I had him load the app onto his phone so that he could catch up. This series is great for young and old alike and John Keating does a great job reading it.
This mountain of books isn't going to listen to itself.
Grown UP YA.
Dammit .... circle of time. Robert Jorden. Its a good start.
no complaints here.
Its a good basic story with lots of potential.
I bought this to read for long road trips and was not disappointed. The characters are developed well enough to lure you into the story, and entice you to buy more. I began the book in mid-January, and one month later, I am on book 7. I have to agree with others who have reviewed the narration; the narrator is particularly good when he narratates the story line and is not trying to read as a character; but his narrations as characters are simply appalling. Sometimes you will hear what purports to be an Irish accent, or a Scandinavian or German accent, occasionally even a Southern accent; but the characters are not from particular countries, so their use is unnecessary. Yes, you could assume that the Skandians (I don't know if the the spelling is correct because I have only listened) could be Scandinavian, but don't assume and try to place them into real countries; it only makes the characters less real. The Southern accent is particularly horrendous, I believe he uses that for Halt. If you can get past this, the books are delightful.
Yes, excellent story line and characters. Really captures the interaction of a boy and his mentor.
When Horace rouses himself after a severe beating to protect his friend.
John Keating makes the story come alive.
Yes, I read the book the first time and listened to it the second time. I really enjoyed the reader and I particularly like how he knows how to pronounce all the words!!!
The story line is wonderful. I like the adventure and suspense mixed with the historical old world feel of kings and knights.
I like when Will realized that he doesn't want to be a knight.
No, it is much too long for that.
This is an awesome read for teen and pre-teen boys. I'm a teacher who is always looking for books to interest my boys!
Rescue of Will and Horace from the bullies
There isn't enough voice variation. It takes on a one note quality.
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