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Green Rider | [Kristen Britain]

Green Rider

Karigan G’ladheon, running away from school, is traveling through a deep forest when a galloping horse pounds up to her, its rider impaled by two black-shafted arrows. With his dying breath, he tells her he is a Green Rider, one of the magical messengers of the King. Before he dies, he makes Karigan swear to deliver the message he’s carrying, and gives her his green coat, with the symbolic brooch of his office.
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Karigan G’ladheon, running away from school, is traveling through a deep forest when a galloping horse pounds up to her, its rider impaled by two black-shafted arrows. With his dying breath, he tells her he is a Green Rider, one of the magical messengers of the King. Before he dies, he makes Karigan swear to deliver the message he’s carrying, and gives her his green coat, with the symbolic brooch of his office.

Pursued by unknown assassins, following a path only her horse seems to know, Karigan becomes a legendary Green Rider—for when given to the right person, a Rider’s brooch awakens the magic inside.

©2008 Kristen Britain (P)2012 Penguin

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    lrjanzen Cumberland, RI, United States 05-30-14
    lrjanzen Cumberland, RI, United States 05-30-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Just couldn't get into the book."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No. nothing new or exciting. THe story is slow moving and the characters not very compelling. The nartator was good though.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Kristen Britain again?

    Probably not.


    Have you listened to any of Ellen Archer’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No. But she was very good.


    Did Green Rider inspire you to do anything?

    No


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    BamaBell MONTGOMERY, AL, US 05-17-14
    BamaBell MONTGOMERY, AL, US 05-17-14 Member Since 2010

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    "Exciting adventure story for all ages"

    This is a fun, well written book for adults and young people. It's not geared to children at all but there is no language to overlook and no sex. Now if that sounds a bit boring, don't let it turn you off, because Kristen Britain is a wonderful story teller and Ellen Archer is a fabulous narrator. She does multiple voices, each very different, well acted. This is a first book that has lots of room to grow in the future. The concept of the Green Riders is new and it mixes women and men together so it can be enjoyed by both. It has lots of intrigue, fast paced adventure, and fantasy. I am so glad there are 4 more books to look forward to!

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    Blacksburgman VA, USA 09-09-13
    Blacksburgman VA, USA 09-09-13

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    "Loved it!"
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    One of the most amazing books I have ever read. The character development is fantastic and the store line is enthralling. Masterful presentation!

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    Tracy east peoria, illinois, United States 12-05-12
    Tracy east peoria, illinois, United States 12-05-12 Member Since 2011

    I drive for a living and listen to a lot of books. I enjoy the long series of books because I go through them so quickly.

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    "so glad I came across this book"
    Would you listen to Green Rider again? Why?

    I will read again. Very entertaining. I am putting in on favorites list, right up there with Tolkein.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Love this book. Wondered at first if it was more of a teen novel, but glad I kept reading. The more I read, the harder it was to put it down. I am on the last book in the series to date, and I will miss it.


    What about Ellen Archer’s performance did you like?

    Awesome job. So smooth, she makes you feel like you are right there in the story.


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

    No, but the suspense of the denied romance is killing me. Hope it it doesn't end like that.


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    Karin Missouri, United States 09-17-12
    Karin Missouri, United States 09-17-12 Member Since 2010

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    "Fun fantasy"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes, but only if that person likes Sci-Fi and Fantasy stuff.


    Would you recommend Green Rider to your friends? Why or why not?

    Same reason


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The fight scenes at the end.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Although this kind of fantasy is not my usual style, I really enjoyed this story. The narrator was good and the story was interesting.

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    Jim WHITTIER, CA, United States 09-16-12
    Jim WHITTIER, CA, United States 09-16-12 Member Since 2011
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    "A Pony Express magical adventure"
    What made the experience of listening to Green Rider the most enjoyable?

    This book starts off with a runaway girl falling into the role of a Green Rider and the adventure begins from that. Alot of twist and turns with the character as she must struggle to overcome what evil has throw at her.


    Would you recommend Green Rider to your friends? Why or why not?

    Most of the storyline is predictable sorry to say and I never really felt the main character in the story as in dire need of dying when in the middle of a enemy ambush. I had a feeling of knowing the script before it was even said. So , I wouldn't recomend it to a friend as I have a lot more patience than most to continue listening to a mondane dialog as alot is said which makes no sense in this story and you know it is for book two benefit to make sense.


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    Lea United States 09-16-12
    Lea United States 09-16-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Ride On, Greenie!"

    I very much enjoyed this book. Although obviously written to the teenage female audience, still, the storyline was pretty good, and I found the magickal principles mentioned within it to be pretty sound, for the most part. I felt that the story dragged a little at first, but the more engrossed I got into it, the more I enjoyed the details that Kristen Britain put into her work, and I found myself sorry that it ended.

    I thought Ellen Archer did an excellent job in narrating this book, and I look forward to listening to more of her work. As I enjoyed the book, I could not help but notice all of the different voices she so carefully crafted for each character, and how they so smoothly flowed from her lips.

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    Alycee WAXAHACHIE, TX, United States 09-11-12
    Alycee WAXAHACHIE, TX, United States 09-11-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Exciting and kept me on the edge of my seat!"

    I loved this book! It got my interest from the very beginning and kept me on the edge of my seat throughout. Ellen Archer did an excellent job bringing each of the characters to life and I'm looking forward to listening to the rest of the series!

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    Beverly S Smith Parker, Colorado United States 08-24-12
    Beverly S Smith Parker, Colorado United States 08-24-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Lifted straight from the books that define fantasy"

    Ms. Britain owes royality payments to all the "great" authors who defined, and define fantasy. As I read Ms. Britians i found my self so distracted, thinking "that's from Tolkien" or "Terry Brooks did a much better job of that sceen", that I couldn't let myself get in to the story. I found the toons flat. And the sceens, walking through a hall of the dead is not scary just because dead people are there. The one reason to read the book is the meeting with the Berry sisters early on. Overall I feel ripped off in that I paid a credit for this book.

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    Bruce Knoxville, MD, United States 08-22-12
    Bruce Knoxville, MD, United States 08-22-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Both good and bad."

    I found a lot of this book derivative. It amazes me that writers will continue to borrow or imitate famous writers or borrow names, parts of plots, etc. Paying tribute to a favorite fantasy story or author spoils a story for me because it pulls me back into the real world. Not everyone minds this, but I do. HOWEVER - The author is very good at writing about people, relationships, and matters of the heart. That kept me going. I would recommend these books for that reason. I can't give the books more then 3 stars, and they could have earned 4 or 5 had they not been flawed. Once again, I wonder why and editor did not suggest a re-write. The derivative parts could have been re-worked fairly easily and made the books so much better.

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