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The Sorcerer of the North: Ranger's Apprentice, Book 5 | [John Flanagan]

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

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.
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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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    Joel Langenfeld 01-13-14 Member Since 2005
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    "Sold into slavery?!"

    My family has generally enjoyed the listening to this series on car trips, etc. The dialogue can be shaky and the plot often has some glaring holes, but the story and characters are usually more than enough to compensate.

    However, I was shocked when Will casually sold an inconvenient adversary into slavery. This is something a hero does not do. I haven't finished the book yet, so I do not know there will be significant consequences. I can only hope.

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    AARON B 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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    Leslie North Little Rock, AR, United States 09-06-11
    Leslie North Little Rock, AR, United States 09-06-11 Member Since 2014
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    "good but alittle confusing."

    This audio book is exciting, but a little predicable at times. At times the speaker is a little hard to understand, and the book gets a little confusing.

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    Aric Des Moines, IA, United States 05-13-11
    Aric Des Moines, IA, United States 05-13-11
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    "Pleasant Surprise"

    I was a little worried about this one, since reading the reviews. I personally like the Narrator better than the previously books. Either case he is easy to understand and does not change the flow of the story. Another good book by John Flanagan!

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    matthew virginia beach, VA, United States 03-29-11
    matthew virginia beach, VA, United States 03-29-11 Member Since 2014
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    "good but a bit disappointed"

    this is a great book, just like the rest by John Flanagan. But I was disappointed that it was not read by John Keating. Stuart Blinder is a good reader, but just does not do it justice when all of the others are read by Keating.

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