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The Burning Bridge Audiobook

The Burning Bridge: Ranger's Apprentice, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

Will, a promising Ranger apprentice, will need every ounce of his courage to thwart the evil lord Morgarath. With the help of his Battleschool friend, Horace, he pursues a desperate plan to save the Kingdom of Araluen.

Listen to more in the Ranger's Apprentice series.

©2005 John Flanagan; (P)2006 Recorded Books

What the Critics Say

"More absorbing, straight-arrow adventure set in the medieval, alternate-world kingdom of Araluen." (Kirkus Reviews)

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    Emily Portland, OR, United States 04-29-13
    Emily Portland, OR, United States 04-29-13 Member Since 2016

    Estate planning lawyer and mom to two boys. My older son liked audiobooks as an infant, and I've listened to a lot since then.

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    "Sequel even better than the FIrst Installment"
    If you could sum up The Burning Bridge in three words, what would they be?

    Exhilarating. Compelling characters.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Burning Bridge?

    Horace does something unexpected near the end. Don't want to spoil it!


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

    His narration is just amazing. The characters come to life, as well as the humor and poignancy. Halt and Gilan are especially good. I'd never heard this narrator before this series, and now I'm looking for his work.


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

    The ending. Again, don't want to spoil anything. If you enjoy the relationship between Halt and Will, it is very meaningful.


    Any additional comments?

    I thought this was even better than the original, and was not a formula sequel at all. The relationships between the characters are so well done in the writing and in the narration, especially Halt, Gilan, Will and Horace, but also Alyss as well.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Deborah Buskirk Neptune NJ 03-11-13
    Deborah Buskirk Neptune NJ 03-11-13 Member Since 2001

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    "For the boys"

    Book #2 of the series. I loved #1, The Ruins of Gorlan. Took a real interest in the young boys and the "careers" they would follow.
    Book #2 has their careers decided and now how they are handling them. Unfortunately, this book is just about a lot of battles. I have no interest in war.
    Didn't bother finishing.

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    Geonmelmom 06-28-16
    Geonmelmom 06-28-16
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    "great series"

    my 15yr old asked how igot the books, i told him ibought the credits, and used them. he asked me to get this series for him. I'm glad I did

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    jacob 02-25-16
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    "good book"

    narrator was great not a lot of filler so it was entertaining the whole time the descriptions of the battles were excellent

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    A. Diane Coronado Texas 02-08-16
    A. Diane Coronado Texas 02-08-16

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    "The audio is missing chapters 15-27."

    I am so disappointed that this audio version is only half of the book. it is missing chapters 15-27. Why charge so much for half a book?

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    R. Winningham 12-06-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great book for family to listen together"
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    This story is very well done. Its great to take on long trips or just to listen as a family. It is entertaining for multiple age groups.

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    Wolfe 11-09-15
    Wolfe 11-09-15
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    "Book 2 - The Burning Bridge"

    John Keating is an excellent reader. The stories are exciting and well done. I will read more.

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    dee 11-06-15
    dee 11-06-15

    Nv Native American, 1 room school house, hi school of 30, Raised 4-2& 2 ala Brady Bnch, lv audio books, home bound widow. M happy. Thnx AB.

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    "The Burning Bridge=Chores moved to tomorrow."

    There's no whoa to this book! There wasn't one of those myriad little sidebars that most authors create to make the book longer. From the beginning word, the characters, big and small, were moving to the conclusion of the book. The plot surprised, horrified, delighted, and moved me to tears at the books ending. And John Flanagan can add his name to the hero list in this series! He's my hero for creating it! If he has a narrator hero list, he'd better etch John Keating at the top. He certainly has earned it! Take it from a credit hoarder, it's well worth the credit so plunk it down. (But start at the beginning, you won't want to miss anything!)

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    JJA 05-30-15
    JJA 05-30-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Iffy editing"

    Some of the pauses between chapters and sub chapters were abrupt. Poor editing. Performance and story were quite entertaining.

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    Julia 04-20-15
    Julia 04-20-15
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    "Great middle grade adventure!"

    A satisfying mix of thrilling plot and character development. A great listen for the whole family . I highly recommend it


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