• Arlo Finch in the Kingdom of Shadows

  • The Arlo Finch Series, Book 3
  • By: John August
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (389 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Arlo Finch in the Kingdom of Shadows is a captivating fantasy-adventure story by master screenwriter John August.

After a harrowing summer camp, Arlo Finch is back in Pine Mountain, Colorado, preparing to face a new school, new threats, and two new Rangers in Blue Patrol. 

Arlo is about to undertake his most dangerous journey yet: all the way to China to try to bring his father home.

But when the mysterious Eldritch reveal their true agenda, Arlo must make an impossible choice: save his friends and family, or save the Long Woods. Both worlds will never be the same.

©2020 John August (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing

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great series but with an agenda

I loved the books. but the part in this one, where the 2 new kids entering into the troup 1 a girl and one a transitioned boy from a girl, just like it was nothing,. it was like eating a shake and realizing there was a dead fly in it the whole time.

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Dang

The performance is amazing he sounds so sad when needed and the emotion is just one point I really recommend this

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A good third book

I really liked how the story unfolded, just felt that the last parts of the story were rushed. I love the world these books are set in and hope for more to come.

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Why is there indoctrination in EVERYTHING?

I am so tired of the LGBTLMNOP+×- movement being snuck into everything! This is a fun series, but we dropped it the second the author casually mentions a transgender 6th grader. Why mention that? If a kid did do that in the real world mentioning it like it did would be cruel to talk about it the way it was done.
Obviously it was done with an agenda of forcing the youth that are reading the book that the idea of transginderism is normal and ok.
It's not call gender confusion just because. A 6th grade child would only be 10 or 11 years old, that is much to young to make a decision that will make devastating changes to their body. If an adult wants to destroy their body they are of a maturity level to make that decision. A child is to receptive to brainwashing of the culture and this book is not helping a child contemplating such a momentous decision to make a level headed choice!

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Great story

An over all good read for young people. Nothing top heavy nor too dark. Decent character development. Good entertainment.

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Wow

Absolutely one of my favourite books. If you liked the first 2 at all this will be amazing

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perfect ending!!

I enjoyed this series very much and the narrator. Anyone who loves magic and adventure will enjoy this series. Very well done!

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Is there a way to give it more than 5 stars

it was really amazing and I might want to listen five more times.
~Clara age 8

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Creative, unique mystical adventure

Very creative and unique book.
Original, well thought out storyline filled with mysticism, magic, adventure and friendship.

Well read and very enjoyable.

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A new favorite series

Similar in tone to Fablehaven (Brandon Mull), this is a great new Y.A. series with kids from our world finding great heroics and moral growth in a magical world intertwined with ours.

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  • a_kiszka
  • 02-04-20

just go read it

Arlo is the most easily-read protagonist I have ever encountered. thank you, John August. Arlo excels in the art of Being a Person and the way he is written is neither too mature nor childish for a middle schooler. young kids can easily look up to him without feeling alienated by his maturity level and older people can appreciate and admire him without felling inferior to a 12 year old. he works so nicely as a protagonist that way. I personally tend to dislike the protagonist of a story because of the fact that they are the protagonist and are therefore limited by certain obligations they have to fulfill in their role as the focus of the story. and then it can become really hard to create an indivdual human person that is able to center the plot without becomjng unrelatable. but Arlo is just a boy who is living in the world and things he can't control happen to him and he reacts, but he also makes choices in things he can control which that cause events with consequences. his morality and character doesn't just fit into a cute little personality quiz off the internet which I think is the sign of a well written character

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  • Amy Aitken
  • 04-10-22

Wonderful family story.

A great series to lister to as a family. Wonderful for young children but not boring for the adults either