• Guardians of Ga'Hoole, Book Five

  • The Shattering
  • By: Kathryn Lasky
  • Narrated by: Pamela Garelick
  • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (367 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In the midst of war, Soren's sister, Eglantine, unwittingly becomes a spy for Kludd, leader of the Pure Ones, a group of evil owls. She is brainwashed by an owl sent by the Pure Ones to infiltrate the Great Ga'Hoole Tree. Her odd behavior eventually attracts attention, and Soren and his friends vow to find out what's wrong with Eglantine. They ultimately learn what happened and help her reverse the effects of the brainwashing. Kludd continues to battle against the Guardians of Ga'Hoole for control of their tree. In the end, Kludd and his forces are defeated, but his conflict with Soren is not yet over.
©2004 Kathryn Lasky (P)2008 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"The fantasy's strong believability and fascinating plot make this series a must-read for fantasy-lovers." ( Children's Literature)
"Suspenseful and full of unexpected twists and turns....sure to please listeners." ( Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Review)

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The Guardian Series is Excellent!

My eight-year old and I listened to the first eight Guardians of Ga'Hoole books and enjoyed them all immensely. Being a bird lover, these tales are especially fun and for weeks on end, our world became the world of the Guardians. Pamela Garelick's narration is very good; only her voice for Gyflie was a bit annoying (the voice was very high) though I got used to it. Unfortunately, the next seven books have not yet been recorded so we're reading them ourselves!

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Things are getting crazy

The narrator has amazing interpretations of these characters, and it seems things about to get serious.

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Be advised, this series is Not for kids!

There is way too much violence in this series for kids!!! Audible please remove this series from the heading of Childrens books.

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Halfway there

A lot less repeating than previous books. Not too much action but focuses on building a story for vengeance. This book also focuses more on the character growth of Egglentine.

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FAVORITE SO FAR!

This one is a favorite! This installment centers around little Egglantine (Soren’s baby sister) and her best friend Primrose. As well as a somewhat devious new character, Ginger, a refugee from the Enemy, who attempts to get very close to young Egglantine. Lots of adventure ensues as this darling story continues….☺️. As usual the narrator does a very fine job!

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The plot thickens...

The series continues to escalate the suspense, character development, and stakes. If you've made it this far, you'll probably want to keep going.

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The Best Book Ever

WOW I am so blown away by this extremely good book! WRITE MORE PLEASEEEE!!! Martel

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for young and old

I am in awe over this story. I can't seem to put it down. I will let my grandchildren listen to this series

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Best

This book is so so so so so so so so so so so great best book ever

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  • SS
  • 09-03-21

Good story.

I've noticed that the first book started out clean - no swearing , but each book has subtly got more and more. Starting in the form of bird-language- curse words, now this book introduced "Bloody". It's a shame because otherwise it would have been an ideal science fiction / war series for teens+ appealing to everyone.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-25-20

amazing

shattering danger saving deadly but thrilling great book recommend to 9-12 age but an intresting series