Ranger's Apprentice
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  • 1

    The Ruins of Gorlan: Ranger's Apprentice, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By John Flanagan
    • Narrated By William Zappa
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (45)
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    (29)
    Story
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    Will is small for his age, but agile and energetic. All his life, he has dreamed of becoming a great knight like the father he never knew, so he is devastated when he is rejected as an apprentice to Castle Redmont's Battleschool. Instead he is apprenticed to Halt, the mysterious Ranger whose uncanny ability to move unseen is thought to be the result of black magic. Reluctantly, Will learns to use a Ranger's secret weapons: a bow and arrow, a mottled cloak and a stubborn little pony. It may not be what he longs for, but when he and Halt are sent out to prevention the assassination of the King....

    Keith says: "Keith's Review"
    Keith's Review

    Enjoyed this story as it unfolded. It painted a clear picture of the characters and how they developed along the way. Left me keen to delve deeper int..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 29 2012 by Keith ()
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    The Ruins of Gorlan: Ranger's Apprentice, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By John Flanagan
    • Narrated By John Keating
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1052)
    Performance
    (776)
    Story
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    Will is an orphan and a ward of the castle. He hopes to someday become a great hero. But he is a small boy, and only the biggest and toughest are selected as warriors. He has other talents though, and they catch the attention of the mysterious Ranger Halt. Will soon masters stealth and accuracy with the bow.

    Deborah says: "YA?"
    YA?

    For those uninformed as I was...YA book, means Young Adult Book. Well Duh! Can you tell I don't text either?
    I am not a young adult (55 yrs old), ..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 12 2012 by Deborah (Cedar Grove, TN United States)
  • 2

    The Burning Bridge: Ranger's Apprentice, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By John Flanagan
    • Narrated By William Zappa
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    As the Kingdom of Araluen prepares for war against Morgarath, Will and Horace accompany the Ranger Gilan on a mission to Celtica. But Celtica's villages and mines are silent. Only an exhausted and starving girl called Evanlyn can tell them why: Morgarath has sent his foul creatures to enslave the Celts. While Gilan rides swiftly back to Araluen to report this news to the King, Will and Horace discover the true purpose behind Morgarath's actions.

    J. says: "Enjoyed the story"
    Enjoyed the story

    A fun adventure with charming young folks. It was fun to see the young apprentice grow in capability and daring. The young princess was courageous als..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 12 2012 by J. (OGDEN, UT, United States)
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    Ranger's Apprentice, Book 2: Burning Bridge

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By John Flanagan
    • Narrated By Stuart Blinder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
    (136)
    Story
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    Bracing for a final clash with the evil warlord Morgarath, the Rangers rally the kingdom's allies, and Will is chosen, along with his friend Horace, as special envoy to nearby Celtica. But the simple mission soon takes an unsettling turn: the Celticans have disappeared, their town abandoned. The scheming hand of Morgarath, it seems, has been far from idle. He has found a way to bring his legions over the once impassible eastern mountains and is planning to ambush the king's army in a rout.

    Leslie says: "A good read"
    A good read

    This lives up to the first book's strong story line, and since I have heard part 8 as well I know that I actually like this series.

    Reviewed on August 09 2011 by Leslie (North Little Rock, AR, United States)
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    The Burning Bridge: Ranger's Apprentice, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By John Flanagan
    • Narrated By John Keating
    Overall
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    Performance
    (405)
    Story
    (407)

    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.

    Emily says: "Sequel even better than the FIrst Installment"
    Sequel even better than the FIrst Installment

    Exhilarating. Compelling characters.

    Reviewed on April 29 2013 by Emily (Portland, OR, United States)
  • 3

    The Icebound Land: Ranger's Apprentice, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By John Flanagan
    • Narrated By William Zappa
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (38)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (28)

    Will and Evanlyn are bound for Skandia as the captives of the fearsome Skandian wolfship captain, Erak. Halt has sworn to rescue Will, and he will do anything to keep his promise – even defy his King. Expelled from the Rangers, Halt is joined by Horace as he travels through Gallica towards Skandia. On their way, they are constantly challenged by freelance knights – otherwise known as thieving thugs.

    caroline says: "truly enjoyable, great narrator"
    truly enjoyable, great narrator

    This book was great well worth listening, and i really like the voice of the narrator. It is a pitty their is not more of the series.

    Reviewed on April 18 2011 by caroline (sydney, Australia)
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    The Icebound Land: Ranger's Apprentice, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By John Flanagan
    • Narrated By John Keating
    Overall
    (618)
    Performance
    (437)
    Story
    (433)

    After a cataclysmic battle against the evil Morgarath, Will and Evanlyn are abducted and bound for Skandia. Now Will's loyal friends Halt and Horace must rise to the occasion and liberate them before it is too late.

    Annemichelle says: "LOVE THIS SERIES! Only regret that Audible doesn't"
    LOVE THIS SERIES! Only regret that Audible doesn't

    have #6 & 7 of the series. However, my library doesn't either, so it may be that they were never recorded. I don't know. The author writing is so int..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 05 2012 by Annemichelle (Grants Pass, OR, United States)
  • 4

    The Battle for Skandia: Ranger's Apprentice, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By John Flanagan
    • Narrated By John Keating
    Overall
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    Performance
    (414)
    Story
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    In the fourth book of this engrossing series, trouble besets Will and Evanlyn as they attempt to return to Araluen from the icebound land of Skandia. Evanlyn is taken captive, and two kingdoms fall into ultimate peril.

    Patrick says: "easy listening"
    easy listening

    The book and the narrator did a good job. It is a young readers book but it was a good escape for me to listen to on my way to and from work. The seri..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 06 2010 by Patrick (Derby, KS, United States)
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    Oakleaf Bearers: Ranger's Apprentice, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By John Flanagan
    • Narrated By William Zappa
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
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    Story
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    Can sworn enemies fight side by side to save their lives and their kingdoms? Just as spring approaches and Will and Evanlyn can finally escape Skandia, Evanlyn is carried off by mysterious horsemen. Will sets out after them, but one boy against six fierce Temujai warriors is impossible odds - even for a Ranger apprentice. Halt and Horace arrive just in time. But the happiness of their reunion is cut short when Halt realizes these Temujai are only scouts for a massive invasion force.

    Bruce says: "Enjoyable"
    Enjoyable

    Just as good as the first book. Definitely aimed at the "young adult" market but enjoyed it nonetheless.

    Reviewed on July 02 2012 by Bruce (Perth, Australia)
  • 5

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

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By John Flanagan
    • Narrated By Stuart Blinder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (360)
    Performance
    (260)
    Story
    (266)

    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.

    Wayne says: "Buy the other book"
    Buy the other book

    This is a great book ruined by bad reading. I am sure he is good at other books but he just is not as good as John Keating. Buy the Other one; you w..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 04 2009 by Wayne (pensacola, FL, United States)
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    The Sorcerer in the North: Ranger's Apprentice, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By John Flanagan
    • Narrated By William Zappa
    Overall
    (26)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
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    Five years have passed since the Skandians and the Araluans made their treaty, and Will has finally become a Ranger, with his own fief to look after. He soon learns that even sleepy little islands have problems to keep him on his toes. Then he and his old friend Alyss are thrown into a terrifying new adventure, investigating the truth behind rumours of sorcery in a remote northern fief.

    Farah says: "Great story, great narrator"
    Great story, great narrator

    Yes, the story is great and I love the narrator.

    Reviewed on February 03 2012 by Farah (Santa Clara, CA, United States)
  • 6

    The Siege of Macindaw: Ranger's Apprentice, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By John Flanagan
    • Narrated By William Zappa
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (26)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (24)

    Will is determined to rescue Alyss - even if it means laying siege to an enemy castle. In this desolate northern fief, where can Will find the fighting men he needs to overcome the traitorous Sir Keren and his band of criminals? Across the border, the fierce Scotti tribesmen are waiting for the signal that Castle Macindaw is in friendly hands and the way is clear to mount a full-scale attack.

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    The Siege of Macindaw: Ranger's Apprentice, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By John Flanagan
    • Narrated By John Keating
    Overall
    (310)
    Performance
    (220)
    Story
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    John Flanagan's New York Times best-selling Ranger's Apprentice novels enthrall young readers with their epic tales of heroism and sorcery set in the medieval realm of Araluen. Ranger Will, an apprentice no longer, nobly oversees his own peaceful fief. But then Keren, a renegade knight serving the dreaded Scotti, seizes a strategic gateway castle in the north - taking Will's dear friend Alyss captive in the process. Now the fates of Alyss and all of Araluen rest on Will's valor and swift action.

    Roger says: "Huzzah! for the Skandians!"
    Huzzah! for the Skandians!

    Another great installment in the Ranger's Apprentice series. I have waited so long for this one to be available on Audible so I could continue on wit..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 10 2013 by Roger (Ontario, Canada)
  • 7

    Erak's Ransom: Ranger's Apprentice, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By John Flanagan
    • Narrated By William Zappa
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    Performance
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    What does it mean to earn the Silver Oakleaf? So few men have done so. For Will, a mere boy, that symbol of honour has long felt out of reach. Now, in the wake of Araluen's uneasy truce with the raiding Skandians comes word that the Skandian leader has been captured by a dangerous desert tribe. The Rangers are sent to free him. But the desert is like nothing these warriors have seen before.

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    Erak's Ransom: Ranger's Apprentice, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By John Flanagan
    • Narrated By John Keating
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
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    Story
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    Winner of the Australian Book of the Year Award for Older Children, John Flanagan has sold millions of his popular Ranger’s Apprentice series. A fledgling Ranger, Will has walked along many a dangerous path, but none more treacherous than the one before him now. Following Araluen’s truce with the Skandians, a desert tribe captures the Skandian leader. The Rangers are sent to free him, but the searing desert has swallowed whole more than one brave adventurer.

    David says: "Back to the "meat of it""
    Back to the "meat of it"

    That it went back and filled in a time in wills life which really had been missing

    Reviewed on November 17 2012 by David (Burlington, NC, United States)
  • 8

    Ranger's Apprentice, Book 8: Kings of Clonmel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By John Flanagan
    • Narrated By John Keating
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (380)
    Performance
    (292)
    Story
    (291)

    Mankind puts its faith in many things - gods, kings, money - anything for protection from the worlds many dangers. When a cult springs up in neighboring Clonmel, promising to quell the recent attacks by lawless marauders, people flock to offer gold in exchange for protection. But this particular group, with which Halt is all too familiar, has a less than charitable agenda. Secrets will be unveiled and battles fought to the death as Will and Horace help Halt in ridding the land of a dangerous enemy.

    Scott says: "Great for any age"
    Great for any age

    Love this whole series. I am a mom of 2 boys ages 13 and 10 and they both love the books and I do too. Where are the audible books for number 6 and 7..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 28 2011 by Scott (ELKHORN, NE, United States)
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    The Kings of Clonmel: Ranger's Apprentice, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By John Flanagan
    • Narrated By William Zappa
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    Will is at the annual Ranger Gathering but Halt is investigating mysterious happenings in the west. When he does finally return, it’s with bad news: Hibernia is in turmoil. A false religious cult calling themselves the Outsiders are sowing confusion and sedition, and five of the six Hibernian kingdoms have been undermined. Now the sixth, Clonmel, is in danger. Halt, Will and Horace set out to restore order. Can the secrets of Halt’s past help them in their mission?

    Robyn says: "Total Fan of Flanagan and Zappa"
    Total Fan of Flanagan and Zappa

    Exciting, fast, mysterious

    Reviewed on November 20 2012 by Robyn (Kingaroy, Australia)
  • 9

    Ranger's Apprentice, Book 9: Halt's Peril

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By John Flanagan
    • Narrated By John Keating
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (395)
    Performance
    (286)
    Story
    (290)

    The renegade outlaw group known as the Outsiders may have been chased from Clonmel, but not before killing Halt's only brother. Now Rangers Halt and Will, along with the young warrior Horace, are in pursuit. The Outsiders have done an effective job of dividing the kingdom into factions and are looking to overtake Araluen. It will take every bit of skill and cunning for the Rangers to survive. Some may not be so lucky.

    Cleone says: "Purely great"
    Purely great

    lovely book. And I have the next one hehe and it's great. better than this one

    Reviewed on May 02 2011 by Cleone (WEST CHESTER, PA, United States)
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    Halt's Peril: Ranger's Apprentice, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By John Flanagan
    • Narrated By William Zappa
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    (14)
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    The renegade outlaw group known as the Outsiders may have been chased from Clonmel, but not before killing Halt's only brother. Now Rangers Halt and Will, along with the young warrior Horace, are in pursuit. The Outsiders have done an effective job of dividing the kingdom into factions and are looking to overtake Araluen. It will take every bit of skill and cunning for the Rangers to survive. Some may not be so lucky.

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  • 10

    The Emperor of Nihon-Ja: Ranger's Apprentice, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By John Flanagan
    • Narrated By John Keating
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
    (292)
    Story
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    Months have passed since Horace departed for the eastern nation of Nihon-Ja on a vital mission. Having received no communication from him, his friends fear the worst. Unwilling to wait a second longer, Alyss, Evanlyn, and Will leave their homeland behind and venture into an exotic land in search of their missing friend.

    Michael says: "Great character builders for 10-90 yr olds"
    Great character builders for 10-90 yr olds

    I have now read most of the series and am closing on the last book. I give big kudos to the author for a serious which older children and young adults..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 24 2011 by Michael (Groton, NY, United States)
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    The Emperor of Nihon-Ja: Ranger's Apprentice, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By John Flanagan
    • Narrated By William Zappa
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    Performance
    (14)
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    Horace is missing. Months have passed since he was sent on a military mission to Nihon-Ja. Evanlyn is worried, and in company with Will, Alyss, and Halt, she sets out to discover what has become of their old friend. They find that Horace has become embroiled in Nihon-Ja politics. The arrogant Senshi Sect has rebelled against the rightful Emperor, who Horace supports. Now he and Will must turn farm and forest workers into a fighting force that can face the highly trained Senshi warriors.

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  • 11

    Ranger's Apprentice: The Lost Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 1 min)
    • By John Flanagan
    • Narrated By John Keating
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Unconfirmed accounts of a group of Araluen warriors - tales of adventure, battle, and triumph over evil - have spread for centuries throughout the known world. Most notable is a clan shrouded in mystery, phantom warriors known as the Rangers. Two names pass the lips of every storyteller: Halt, and his apprentice, Will. They and their comrades in arms are said to have traveled throughout the kingdom and beyond its borders, protecting those who needed it most.

    Novel Reader says: "Fabulous!"
    Fabulous!

    John Flanagan has brought this story line to a close by chapters explaining the loose ends from the series - Ranger's Apprentice. It isn't enough sin..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 14 2012 by Novel Reader (Jackson, MS)
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    The Lost Stories: Ranger's Apprentice, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By John Flanagan
    • Narrated By William Zappa
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    Excitement, drama and action - and the answers to all your burning questions about the Rangers of Araluen! Everyone knows the legends of the Rangers of Araluen. But no one has heard the whole story - until now. Has Halt told Will the truth about how Will became an orphan? Did Gilan track down Morgarath's lieutenant after the battle of Three Step Pass? Is there to be a royal wedding - or will tragedy strike first?

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  • 12

    The Royal Ranger: Ranger's Apprentice, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By John Flanagan
    • Narrated By John Keating
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (246)
    Performance
    (229)
    Story
    (232)

    Will Treaty has come a long way from the small boy with dreams of knighthood. Life had other plans for him, and as an apprentice Ranger under Halt, he grew into a legend - the finest Ranger the kingdom has ever known. Yet Will is facing a tragic battle that has left him grim and alone. To add to his problems, the time has come to take on an apprentice of his own, and it's the last person he ever would have expected. Fighting his personal demons, Will has to win the trust and respect of his difficult new companion - a task that at times seems almost impossible.

    Jason says: "Saying goodbye to old friends"
    Saying goodbye to old friends

    John Flanagan had originally picked Lost Stories to tell the end of Will Treaty's tale. It did that, but we fans almost felt cheated as it was a colle..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 04 2014 by Jason (Palmer, AK, United States)
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    The Royal Ranger: Ranger's Apprentice 12

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By John Flanagan
    • Narrated By William Zappa
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (19)
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    After a senseless tragedy destroys his life, Will is obsessed with punishing those responsible - even if it means leaving the Ranger Corps. His worried friends must find a way to stop him taking such a dark path.It is Halt who suggests the solution: Will must take an apprentice. The candidate Halt has in mind will surprise everyone - and it will be a request Will cannot refuse. Training a rebellious, unwilling apprentice is hard enough.

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