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  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Book 7

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 21 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 53,614
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 48,490
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 48,272

As he climbs into the sidecar of Hagrid's motorbike and takes to the skies, leaving Privet Drive for the last time, Harry Potter knows that Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters are not far behind. The protective charm that has kept Harry safe until now is broken, but he cannot keep hiding. The Dark Lord is breathing fear into everything Harry loves and to stop him Harry will have to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes. The final battle must begin - Harry must stand and face his enemy....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'm so sad it's over!!

  • By Erin on 05-19-16

It is a well wriiten book, engaging for all ages

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-24-18

I started listening to this franchise with my family when it was first released, and the story, stuggles, and triumphs that occur are both timeless and fitting for any age group.

  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Book 2

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 39,413
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 36,035
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 36,014

Harry Potter's summer has included the worst birthday ever, doomy warnings from a house-elf called Dobby, and rescue from the Dursleys by his friend Ron Weasley in a magical flying car! Back at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for his second year, Harry hears strange whispers echo through empty corridors - and then the attacks start.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Of all the trees, we get one that hits back!

  • By Andrew on 11-20-17

Such a well written story, fun to read and listen

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-26-18

I have listened to all of the books, as well as read to my kiddos. The stories are well thought out and delivered.

  • The Battle of Hackham Heath

  • Ranger's Apprentice: The Early Years
  • By: John A. Flanagan
  • Narrated by: John Keating
  • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 477
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 440
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 439

When the former Baron Morgarath escaped to avoid punishment for treason, an uneasy peace fell on Araluen. But Morgarath, now in hiding, is already planning his next move, recruiting an army of savage, overpowering beasts known as Wargals. Newly crowned King Duncan knows he must assemble his troops for battle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Where The Ranger's Apprentice(s) Really Began.

  • By GreyMatterStew on 02-08-17

Well told story, but the prequels are getting old

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-11-17

Like the other books in this brand, the story was well thought out, well presented, and well executed. I am simply tired of the prequels, as they aren't as unique and they are quite predictable as we already know the historic outcomes as there are several future stories that couldn't have taken place had they not been successful in their prior exploits.

Instead of this thread, work more on Brotherband Chronicles and start merging the stories forward.

  • Off to Be the Wizard

  • By: Scott Meyer
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,214
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,719
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,719

It's a simple story. Boy finds proof that reality is a computer program. Boy uses program to manipulate time and space. Boy gets in trouble. Boy flees back in time to Medieval England to live as a wizard while he tries to think of a way to fix things. Boy gets in more trouble. Oh, and boy meets girl at some point.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hang in there

  • By Kelly Pivik on 03-04-17

Fun novel, Unique Idea

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-21-17

The Matrix meets Rangers Apprentice. What would you do if you found out you were a computer program and not a human?

  • Hard Luck Hank: Robot Farts

  • By: Steven Campbell
  • Narrated by: Liam Owen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,241
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,177
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,172

Sometimes it's not easy being a mutant thug. The space station Belvaille, once the center of civilization, is nearly deserted because of the new government's policies. Hank makes do by working odd jobs, but he isn't sure how long those, or the city, can last.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fun as hell

  • By Jeremy on 03-08-17

The narrator took some getting used to.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-10-17

The narrators voice was quite annoying at first, however he was subtle in his delivery the further on you go.

The overall story feels considerably familiar, however the character building and history isn't too bad, and the language was quite free flowing.

  • Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

  • By: Ransom Riggs
  • Narrated by: Jesse Bernstein
  • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,470
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13,019
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,029

A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets 16-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It might be better to actually read this.

  • By Ariel on 07-25-11

An Interestingly Fun Book.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-29-16

The beginning part of the story was a little slow to build, however if you bring the investment of time, the story contributes to build and terminates nicely.

  • PathFinder

  • TodHunter Moon, Book 1
  • By: Angie Sage
  • Narrated by: Nicola Barber
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 356
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 330
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 333

When Alice TodHunter Moon was five years old, she saw a beautiful golden Dragon Boat fly over her PathFinder village. She knew at once that the boat was Magykal. That was years ago, before her mother died, her father disappeared at sea, and the Garmin took her best friend, Ferdie. Now it's up to Tod and Ferdie's brother Oskar to rescue Ferdie from the Garmins' keeper, the malevolent Lady.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gerard Doyle would have been better

  • By Caley on 03-26-16

It was very enjoyable

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-14-15

It was nice to see the characters from sprints heap come through to this storyline. I am greatly appreciable that the extraordinary was pronounced correctly.

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  • The Invaders

  • Brotherband Chronicles, Book 2
  • By: John Flanagan
  • Narrated by: John Keating
  • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 781
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 707
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 713

Hal and the Herons have done the impossible. This group of outsiders has beaten out the strongest, most skilled young warriors in all of Skandia to win the Brotherband competition. But their celebration comes to an abrupt end when the Skandians' most sacred artifact, the Andomal, is stolen - and the Herons are to blame. To find redemption they must track down the thief, Zavac, and recover the Andomal. But that means traversing stormy seas, surviving a bitter winter, and battling a group of deadly pirates.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • First battle for the young Brotherband

  • By Clem Morton on 06-06-14

Follows the "Rangers Apprentice" formula

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-10-12

Would you consider the audio edition of The Invaders to be better than the print version?

I really enjoyed the audio version on this book, however, I haven't read the print version, so I cannot really provide much of a comparison.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I really didn't have a favorite character, as the overall book was well written and the character development was fantastic.

What about John Keating’s performance did you like?

His voice and demeanor on the book is something that my family searches for. There are two performers on the Rangers Apprentice series, and John's voice conveyed the characters so much better.

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

no

Any additional comments?

I really enjoyed this book. The first installment of this book was quite slow moving, which almost turned me off of the series, however, the character development had continued into the second book, which provided a decent amount of depth. The way John F. captures the different personalities and their interactions really impressed me, which led me to listen to this book and definitely the next one when it comes out.