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First Rider's Call Audiobook

First Rider's Call: Book Two of Green Rider

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Publisher's Summary

Second in the Green Rider series from the New York Times best-selling author of The High King's Tomb.

Once a simple student, Karigan G'ladheon finds herself in a world of deadly danger and complex magic, compelled by forces she cannot understand, when she becomes a Green Rider: one of the magical messengers of the king. Forced to accept a fate she never would have chosen, she attempts to return to her life as the daughter of a wealthy merchant, but the magic in her blood is too strong. Pursued by the ghost of the legendary First Rider, she rejoins the Green Riders to confront an ancient evil.

©2009 Kristen Britain (P)2012 Penguin

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    Cheri 04-08-13
    Cheri 04-08-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Am LOVING this series!!!"

    sooo happy to find another series of books to enjoy. wonderfully written, and narrated. everything you want, mystery, intrigue, suspense, and a great storyline... just right up my alley.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Michael 03-12-13
    Michael 03-12-13
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    "These book are great."
    Would you listen to First Rider's Call again? Why?

    I read these books and enjoyed the story and can't wait for each addition. When I heard that they were doing an audio book I was a bit Leary. Some are done horribly, but Ellen Archer did a tremendous job. I have enjoyed listening to her and can't wait for the next.


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    Gloria 02-25-13
    Gloria 02-25-13
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    "Excellent"
    Where does First Rider's Call rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I listened to the first book and as soon as I got done I had to have this one. This is an excellent series! Checked the author's website & book 5 is being written now. Can't wait to hear it!


    What about Ellen Archer’s performance did you like?

    I love the voices she does! Each character has their own sound which is wonderful! Makes for a very enjoyable "read"!!


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    Myra Haws KENNEWICK, WA, US 09-14-12
    Myra Haws KENNEWICK, WA, US 09-14-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Seat gripping"
    What made the experience of listening to First Rider's Call the most enjoyable?

    I'm not big on fantasy novels but this was a free one, so I thought why not have nothing to lose, Man! it grabs you from the first page and doesn't stop. The narrator is fantastic I have recommend this to my grandson (14) got him hooked too.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of First Rider's Call?

    the Berry sisters, who would know they are very important


    Which character – as performed by Ellen Archer – was your favorite?

    All of the characters she is great added to my favorite


    Any additional comments?

    Read or listen to all of this series you won't be disappointed!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Teetle 07-09-12
    Teetle 07-09-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Exciting Series"

    Book 2 in the series and still going strong. This is a great listen. More history of the characters is revealed and there are some surprising turns. You will not be disappointed.

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    Rob Campbell 05-13-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Awesome Series"

    Still enjoy the story. Started it years ago and got my daughter hooked on it too

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    Skipper 03-01-16
    Skipper 03-01-16

    A trilogy. Say it in three. Done.

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    "His Sentience Awakens"

    Excellent narration. Good story, with some flaws. Told in 3rd person, this story begins with a delegation en route to the elves in Eletia, stopping for the night near an ancient cairn in the Northern Border Lands.

    I enjoyed the time travel scenes with legendary Lil (the first rider). This book dded a lot of interesting backstory — and thankfully, each entry in the journal was engrossing yet short. I liked seeing the Green Riders embrace some rituals of the past.

    As the book progressed, I felt worried for the characters standing directly in the path of Mornhavon. His sentience has awakened. Evil is rising and the restraining wall grows ever weaker. Meanwhile, wild magic is on the loose, messing with the power of the Green Rider brooches.

    At times, I disliked the heroine, Karigan. She can be immature, self-oriented, and petulant. I also grew tired of seeing everyone else stand around like lost sheep while K saves the day. That scene with the angry crowd of petitioners waiting to speak to the king...nobody else could handle that? Seriously? I'd like to see the glory shared among the central secondary characters, and a greater sense of esprit de corps.

    A fairly engrossing fantasy series so far, but the books are becoming progressively longer. I prefer succinct writing. I like books of 350-550 pages, to avoid repetition and wordiness.

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    KT Lincoln, NE 04-04-16
    KT Lincoln, NE 04-04-16
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    "Second book, now I'm hooked!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of First Rider's Call to be better than the print version?

    Yes the narration was great! It only improves the story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It's a brilliantly woven plot with lot's of action! In this second book you begin to understand a lot more of the world and history and you get to know some characters better like Lil Ambrioth. You also get introduced to the REAL antagonist of the series...and he's one evil, formidable baddie! The plot thickens. I was interested after reading the first book. Now I am decidedly hooked.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I liked the scene where the spirit of Lil Ambrioth has control of Karigan's body and is marching through Blackveil forrest belting out the song of the Green Riders. She's like, "yeah I know I'm in enemy territory and this isn't even my body, but you don't want to mess with me!"


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

    Laugh? occasionally. Cry? no. But I had a lot of "What?!" moments, which are my favorite because that means something exciting has happened or some major plot connection just occurred.


    Any additional comments?

    Love this series so far! The farther I read the better it gets so I am really looking forward to the next book!

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    MegEly Ca 02-28-16
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    "I greatly enjoyed listening to this work!"

    I read this book several years ago and the narrator so completely brought me back to a beautifully crafted tale of adventure and struggle. I love the voices and accents and singing that Ms. Archer portrays. Very well done.

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    Jolene 02-26-16
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    "A favorite"

    Great voice actor, compelling story, real characters, good balance between death and success of protagonists

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