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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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    JDuDe 09-28-15
    JDuDe 09-28-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent! One of my favorites! "

    No doubt one of the best stories I've ever heard. Both from the narrator and from the book itself.

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    Sarah Clover 08-12-15
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    "Mind changer"
    Would you listen to The Ruins of Gorlan again? Why?

    Yes, this is one of my favorite paper back books, and it was read in a way that I could keep up with it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like the rise and fall of the action. One minute it's slow, the next it's almost too fast to keep up with, and you have to read or listen to a part again.


    What about John Keating’s performance did you like?

    I like his annunciation and the pace he reads at. I had previously tried audiobooks and had a negative experience, but I found I could keep up with the story at the pace he read.


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

    Yes. To avoid the worst of the spoilers- "I am a ranger."


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    Katelyn 07-21-15
    Katelyn 07-21-15
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    "Great Story for adventuresome young boys"
    If you could sum up The Ruins of Gorlan in three words, what would they be?

    Knights, Castles, Adventures


    What other book might you compare The Ruins of Gorlan to and why?

    Inheritance Cycle. Both series allow you to watch the characters grow and change from young boys to incredible young men.


    What does John Keating bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Brings the characters to life in a different way than I would have just by simply reading the book. My visions of the world created by the narrator and author would vary simply because of the way I think and talk. The authors accent brings a more realistic vibe to it than the accents and voices I would have created in my own mind.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    In some way both. The fact that I can compare certain characters to people I know or have known gives parts of the book an underlying humor adults would understand.


    Any additional comments?

    Even though its under the kids section this is still a great read for me. I love books set in the time of knights and castles and mythical creatures. I will certainly buy a hard copy of this series to add to the bookcase of things I will read to my son as he grows up.

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    Cybrarian 06-14-15
    Cybrarian 06-14-15
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    "This is an Amazing series with an amazing narrator!"

    Don't miss out on reading and enjoying this wonderfully written series! Team Flanagan & Keating are the best!!!

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    Clifford J Fisher 06-10-15 Member Since 2016
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    Bfgffcfff txt t y y h g g f t u u t tag g

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    Kylew 05-29-15
    Kylew 05-29-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great book!"

    If you like fantasy books then you'll love this book. Reminds me of Eragon without magic

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    Heather Howell 05-16-15
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    "loved it! Great story."

    Quick read compelling plot wonderful narration . excited to read the next book great characters for a young adult novel highly recommend for ages 12 to 15

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    Kenneth Laster III Oklahoma 05-15-15
    Kenneth Laster III Oklahoma 05-15-15 Member Since 2014
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    "great book"

    this was a great book. The whole series was pretty great. I would strongly recommend it.

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    Phyllis 05-11-15
    Phyllis 05-11-15
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    "Loved it"

    Was absolutely an amazing book I love the plotline and how the story to twist interns the very end it gives the audience something crucial that the main character was looking for anyway out of all this I rate this a very good book and I'm like one of those thousand pages of weaker guys so you know it's kind of awesome

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    scorbett 05-03-15
    scorbett 05-03-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great book"

    I can't wait to read the rest of the series. John Flanagan is the best.I love it, sooooo good. Thanks

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