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The Ruins of Gorlan Audiobook

The Ruins of Gorlan: Ranger's Apprentice, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Will is an orphan and a ward of the castle. He hopes to someday become a great hero. But he is a small boy, and only the biggest and toughest are selected as warriors. He has other talents though, and they catch the attention of the mysterious Ranger Halt. Will soon masters stealth and accuracy with the bow. His life depends on his keen intelligence and quick reflexes, because evil is lurking - the Great Enemy, Morgarath, is plotting her revenge and return to power.

Listen to more in the Ranger's Apprentice series.

©2005 John Flanagan; (P)2006 Recorded Books

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    Zachory 05-29-16
    Zachory 05-29-16
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    "I don't normally read BUT"

    this book was great I don't normally read and I can't wait to start the next one

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    Amazon Customer 05-12-16 Member Since 2016

    Something, something

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    "Forced but not bad"

    Good performance, likable characters but forced story where reactions are overblown to the extreme.

    The author fails making the characters behavior believable with them behaving excessively dumb to create conflict and excessively smart to resolve it.
    Battles are either boring or happen off camera. The story itself has terrible pacing, resembling closer a collection of vignettes.

    So why still 4 stars? Emotions. While a bit formulaic the author made me root for the characters despite the above flaws.

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    Mikaela Steele New Mexico 05-07-16
    Mikaela Steele New Mexico 05-07-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Great in print - better with audio"

    I read this book when I was younger and decided to purchase the audio version on a whim. I was quickly pulled back into the story and became attached to the voices and the characters that came to life. Highly recommended!

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    Joyann Waithe barbados 05-01-16
    Joyann Waithe barbados 05-01-16 Member Since 2015

    fraggles

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    "great book"

    loved this book listen to it in 1 day great story looking forward to the next book

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    TheCommentLine 04-19-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent audio for kids"

    Although I thoroughly enjoyed as well, my elementary kids look forward to every car ride to listen. I have read all 12 books and feel it is appropriate for their age level (meaning only a kiss or two throughout the whole series). But I do recommend reading/listening with them to address other issues that may be concerning to them (war, slavery, etc.).

    NOTE: according to the author in beginning book 7, book 7 takes place between 4 and 5; I recommend reading 7 after 4.
    So correct order of sequence is
    1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 5, 6, 8.....

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    Charity U. 04-15-16
    Charity U. 04-15-16

    "Look wise, say nothing and eat only those who annoy you." Dragon Philosophy

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    "LOVE!!!!"

    I love this series so much that I have lost track of how many times I have read or listened to the books. The narrator, Mr. Keating, is very talented and one of my favorites (I am a narrator snob)

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    Adam 04-15-16
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    love this series, this is my second time listening through and it won't be my last

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    Amazon Customer 03-27-16
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    There was a bit of mic piping as he read not distracting but addible but get book and enjoyable none the less

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    Jamie ellis 03-06-16
    Jamie ellis 03-06-16 Member Since 2016
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    "great book"

    This is at least my second time listening to this book. It moved along at a good pace and is interesting. The narrator is one of my favorites. I put him up there with the guy that narrates the Harry Potter books.

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    Evelyn Williamson 02-10-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Like the voices"

    There's a few pauses that feel unnatural, but I like the voices the performer uses for most the characters.

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