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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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    jules ALBION, NY, United States 05-07-12
    jules ALBION, NY, United States 05-07-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Excellent story"
    What other book might you compare Green Rider to and why?

    The rangers apprentice


    What about Ellen Archer’s performance did you like?

    She is good in the first book and only gets better as it goes on.


    Any additional comments?

    Great story line, it's one of those books i have to force myself to stop listening to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Stacey Blue Springs, MO, USA 04-21-12
    Stacey Blue Springs, MO, USA 04-21-12 Member Since 2007

    Mother, book fanatic and librarian

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    "Fantastic SCI FI Fantasy series! Not too graphic"
    Would you listen to Green Rider again? Why?

    Yes, I was so happy to find a new author (for me) that created the same type of world and feeling as The Lord of the Rings (albiet on a lighter level). A lite mix of magic, castles, horse riding and unexpected events. Yet most of all I enjoyed that the main character is a young lady, facing self doubts, fears and unexpected events, yet approaches each obstacle with undaunting honor, and a lack of harsh, crude language or love/lust scenes.


    What other book might you compare Green Rider to and why?

    The Kris Longknife Series. Another series of a young lady facing adversity although in space not on land.


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

    I love her different accents. It is always a pleasure and a shock to hear them.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    After being expelled from her boarding school when she stood up against the school's wealthy bullies, Carrigan finds her escape from her father's wrath a bit more difficult than expected and her life taking a completely unexpected and surprising ride.


    Any additional comments?

    A great series for people who like clean wholesome books with positive outcomes

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Delah 04-15-12
    Delah 04-15-12 Member Since 2012

    Which came first... the books or the glasses?

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    "Overall Good - Not the target audience"

    I believe this book was probably written for young adults. Probably girls in their teens. I am in my 50's so I'm probably not the target audience. I overall enjoyed the book. The beginning and middle were good. The ending, around the last 2 - 3 hours dragged for me. I was really glad when it finally ended. I had thought I'd listen to the sequel as I was listening to the beginning and middle but after the ending I decided I had enough. Also, I'm not much of a sci fi fan so I guess I had my quota for the time being.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer Oakley, KS, United States 03-03-12
    Jennifer Oakley, KS, United States 03-03-12 Member Since 2014
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    "The narrator really made this a 5 star."
    If you could sum up Green Rider in three words, what would they be?

    The wild ride.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Green Rider?

    The wild ride was the shortest and most unusual aspect to this story.


    What does Ellen Archer bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

    The voices were supurb. And the way she would caugh or add a moan really made it a more believable experience. Great acting!!


    Any additional comments?

    The first part of the book was hard to hear about. It seemed the main character couldn't last five minutes on her own before something aweful would happen to her. I couldn't understand why the author was trying to squeeze all these experiences into the first third of the book. It was just a little much. But the author recovered in my openion so I gave the book **** (4 stars) because of the rushed beginning.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Barbara 09-23-12
    Barbara 09-23-12 Member Since 2005
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    "First time I read this out of this world novel"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Green Rider to be better than the print version?

    n/a


    What other book might you compare Green Rider to and why?

    First time


    Which scene was your favorite?

    finally coming face to face with the king


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    Still trying to why I chose this book but I really enjoyed it.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Robert 09-18-12
    Robert 09-18-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Unoriginal"
    What disappointed you about Green Rider?

    I do not know how this book gets high stars on Amazon.com. The story reads as one trope after another, with no sense of originality. The encounters seems random and I often felt like their was no reason behind the progression of the story.
    All together I think this book should have been presented in the juvenile section, for teen readers as opposed to adults.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Crown of Shadows


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer emporium, PA, United States 09-17-12
    Amazon Customer emporium, PA, United States 09-17-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Over all it was ok"
    Where does Green Rider rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Honestly it was a lackluster sort of novel. It was a book to pass the time listening to but I doubt I'll ever listen to it again.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mathias United States 03-15-12
    Mathias United States 03-15-12

    I love to read. I also love to write. I'm a harsh critic and very, very, very rarely give five star reviews to anything. Three stars for me is an average representation of literature and not a bad review by any stretch.

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    "Predictability meshed with some good elements"
    Where does Green Rider rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Average for story. Above average for narration.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Most interesting: The development of Kerigan as a character.
    Least interesting: The way I never felt Kerigan was in any real danger and that there would be a happily ever after ending.


    What about Ellen Archer’s performance did you like?

    Did well portraying the various characters.


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Krzysztof 03-15-12
    Krzysztof 03-15-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Unremarkable teen story"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    This book is targeted at teens (very young teens at that) with no previous exposure to fantasy and will not satisfy any true sci-fi/fantasy fan. The story is very predictable, schematic and built entirely on old-school (Tolkien) fantasy clichés. The characters are all black-and-white and do not raise any stronger emotions in the reader, the plot simply boring after a time. I could easily put away the audio book for days and did not feel any urge to continue.


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

    The narrator is a bright point of this audio book. I finished it mostly because I liked the performance of Ellen Archer.


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    GARY 12-11-12
    GARY 12-11-12 Member Since 2014
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    "NOT AS GOOD AS IT COULD OF BEEN!!!!!!!!!!"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I REALLY ENJOY THIS TYPE OF BOOK, BUT JUST COULDN'T GET INTO THIS ONE. PEOPLE HAVE TOLD ME THE 2ND BOOK IS BETTER, I'M NOT GOING TO FIND OUT . THERE HERE ARE MANY OTHER "FISH IN THE SEA" FOR ME TO INVESTIGATE, I'M OLD AND TIME IS PRECIOUS. I WAKE EVERY DAY WITH THE THOUGHT THAT SOMETHING WONDERFUL IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN. SOMETIMES IT DOES!!!!!!!!!


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I HAVEN'T GIVEN IT ANY THOUGHT AND WON'T WASTE MY TIME DOING SO


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Could you see Green Rider being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    NO


    Any additional comments?

    LIVE LONG AND PROSPER

    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
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