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The Sorcerer of the North Audiobook

The Sorcerer of the North: Ranger's Apprentice, Book 5

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Publisher's Summary

Time has passed since the apprentice and his master, Will and Halt, led the Araluens to victory against invaders, and Will is now a full-fledged Ranger with his own fief to look after. The fief seems sleepy - boring, even - until the king is poisoned. Joined by his friend Alyss, Will is thrown headfirst into an extraordinary adventure propelled by fears of sorcery, and must determine who is trustworthy to the king and who is trying to take his throne.

Will and Alyss must battle growing hysteria, traitors, and most of all, time. The king is fading, but when Alyss is taken hostage, Will is forced to make a desperate choice between loyalty to his mission and loyalty to his friend.

Adventure abounds in this absorbing installment of the New York Times best-selling series.

Listen to more in the Ranger's Apprentice series.

©2008 John Flanagan; (P)2008 Audible, Inc.

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    Eric 08-09-15
    Eric 08-09-15 Member Since 2015
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    "loved it"

    loved it. the voices for the characters in the book were a bit different then i imagined, but to each reader their own imagination.

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    Peggy 07-09-15
    Peggy 07-09-15 Listener Since 2009

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    "hate this narrator"
    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Sorcerer of the North?

    Didn't like his choice of voices or the way he chose to pronounce certain words.


    Any additional comments?

    will be glad to get back to Keating.

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    hillthoir 03-03-15
    hillthoir 03-03-15
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    "great book...not so great narration"
    What made the experience of listening to The Sorcerer of the North the most enjoyable?

    The story was great. We love the characters and their adventures.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The guy they have narrating this book make all the women characters sound the same like old, stuck up, nasty people. I understand that the role Alice is playing is that way but she sounded that way even when she was herself. So glad this is the only one I have with this guy narrating. I don't think I could do any more.


    Any additional comments?

    This book should be redone by the John Keating.

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    Amazon Customer 01-06-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great book"

    Really great book just not my favorite with the others I would recommend to anyone looking for a good book.

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    AARON GANOWSKY 08-09-13 Member Since 2009
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    "story incomplete."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    The story was engaging throughout, and the narrator has an easy to listen to voice and is a capable voice artist,


    Do you think The Sorcerer of the North needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    the books leaves you hanging at the end


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    cresdeen 09-06-12
    cresdeen 09-06-12
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    "Disappointingly hard to listen to…"

    It is with no disrespect that I write this review, however I must be honest.

    I was disappointed and literally rechecked the download several times to make sure I had the right book. This book is not read like an active participant, but more like a third party and the narrator’s voice almost put me to sleep, so much so that I found the story hard to follow and could only listen in short increments.

    I like the series so this is hard to write, but I’ve checked ahead and it seems this reading is a rarity and the next downloadable book is back to the style that sold me on the series.

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    jennifer pere-alderman 05-08-12
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    "Reader sounds weird"

    I would definetely read this. The only problem is that the reader sounds weird and nothing like how i would think will would sound

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    Dane Austin, TX, United States 03-30-12
    Dane Austin, TX, United States 03-30-12 Member Since 2010
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    "New narrator should listen to previous recordings-"
    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Stuart Blinder?

    The previous narrator was fine.


    Any additional comments?

    The narrator should at least keep to the pronunciations of the previous narrator.

    Finally: WHAT HAPPENED TO BOOK #6 (

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    Scott Tucson, AZ, United States 01-31-12
    Scott Tucson, AZ, United States 01-31-12
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    "Just not right for the book"
    Would you listen to The Sorcerer of the North again? Why?

    Stuart Blinder is a great narrator, don't get me wrong. But I feel he is wrong for this book, series. A classic like Moby Dick, or like wise stern novel serious and straight forward. But for a book with several deep characters, and jovial humor, he's just wrong for the part.


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    Becky 01-16-12
    Becky 01-16-12
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    "Great series!!!!"

    This is a great series to listen to!!! Lots of funny lines and friendship, This narrator was good but the other one is better. REALLY wish audible would get books 6 and 7 in the series though!!!

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