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The Ruins of Gorlan Audiobook

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

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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.

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©2005 John Flanagan; (P)2006 Recorded Books

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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
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    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 Member Since 2005
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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
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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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    R. Tashair 04-21-15
    R. Tashair 04-21-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great easy book.....kids/learning English"

    Great easy book for a young young adult or advanced child. Probably a good way to get children/youth into book series and keep them reading.
    It has its own world, kingdoms, hierarchy, and villains. Simple and limited character pool, with a consistent plot. Also would be good for ESL students or people learning English because of the lower level of complexity and repeated word use! Enjoy!

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    Brooks Betts 04-11-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Outstanding...great story and fantastic reader."

    Really enjoyed this book. I liken the reader to Jim Dale who read the Harry Potter series. Great writing and I am looking forward to book 2 next week!

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    "A good family read for older kids"
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    This is an excellent story driven book that can be enjoyed by all ages. If you have kids in the 8-12 range I would suggest reading or listening to it with them. If you want a good family activity (a family book club of sorts) this is an excellent way to go. It is a fantasy world that will inspire good deeds and focuses on thinking though and explaining actions. If you like the old hobbit cartoon or Zelda video games then you will probably enjoy this. It takes epic fantasy world and moves into the eyes of an honest but overly curious child who is rewarded for taking risks and admired for his honesty when he pushes too far.

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    Lenora Nelson 04-06-15
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    "Amazing Will"

    It met my expectations and I love the story. I read it over and over again many times. It inspires me.

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    Barbara Collins Moatsville, WV USA 04-04-15
    Barbara Collins Moatsville, WV USA 04-04-15
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    "Loved it !"

    This was my first audiobook. John Keating did an awesome job ! Getting ready to read the next book in series !

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    Deanna 03-28-15
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    Usually love kids books, found this to be painful slow and predictable, will not be continuing the series.

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