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The Tournament at Gorlan Audiobook

The Tournament at Gorlan: Ranger's Apprentice: Early Years, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

When Halt and Crowley discover that the ambitious Morgarath has been infiltrating the Rangers in order to corrupt the Corps, the young Rangers travel north to find Prince Duncan, seeking a royal warrant to stop Morgarath before it is too late. By weakening the Rangers, the most powerful force in support of the King, Morgarath plans to steal the throne.

Yet when Halt and Crowley arrive in Gorlan, they discover just how close Morgarath's scheme is to success. Morgarath has a plan to discredit the prince and alienate him from his father. At the same time, the Baron of Gorlan has been conspiring to win the trust and admiration of the Council of Barons to further his plan. If the young Rangers are to prevent the coup from succeeding, they will have to tread a dangerous path, which leads them to a thrilling climax at the annual tournament at Gorlan, where a series of bitter duels must be fought and won.

This origin story brings listeners to a time before Will was an apprentice and lays the groundwork for the epic battles that will culminate with The Ruins of Gorlan and The Burning Bridge - books 1 and 2 of the Ranger's Apprentice series.

©2015 John A. Flanagan (P)2015 Listening Libarary

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    "Another Great Book!"

    A great listen for any fans of John Flanagan, as good as any of his other books. In regards to the extra audio between chapters 5 and 6 that others have commented on, Audible have been contacted and made aware of the issue. There is nothing missing from John's book and it is likely Audible will just contact the publisher for a corrected version very soon.

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    K. Pelletier Kentucky 10-10-15
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    "Mistake in recording"

    This would have 5 stars from me, but there seems to be a mistake in the recording somewhere around chapter 6.

    The review:
    Our family loves John Flanagan's books, and this new series promises to be just as beloved. I'm enjoying getting to know a young Crowly, and my 12 yo says Flanagan's descriptions of dinners make him hungry.

    John Keating is one of my favorite readers and is an excellent fit for Flanagan's style.

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    Patricia W. 10-10-15
    Patricia W. 10-10-15 Member Since 2017

    Audiobooks are what keep me going in this life. I read approximately 115-140 books per year not counting my 2nd or 3rd reading of books.

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    "great story as always, but why is there 9 minutes of another story and narrator?"

    fans of John Flanagan's ranger's apprentice series will love going back to the beginning to discover how the Lord of rain and night came to be. My niece got me into reading Flanagan's work a few years ago. the stories focus upon issues of growing up and becoming a person of strong integrity and character in a world that rarely rewards such traits. I do highly recommend this story and all other books by this author. although, I must state in my audio copy there was about 9 minutes between chapter 5 an chapter6 that was from a completely different book and narrater that had no connection to this book. Audible please fix this error. despite this technical problem, I would recommend this book as a great family long drive listen. this is a clean story an parents just might find the story more engrossing than the kids do.

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    Scott E. Faust Mansfield, PA USA 08-08-17
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    "Excellent prequel to the other books!"

    This was a fantastic book and I like the accent that it was read with.

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    MzDew Paris,Tx 07-05-17
    MzDew Paris,Tx 07-05-17 Member Since 2017

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    "I enjoyed this book!"

    I didn't know if I should like a prequel. This one was exceptional. It set up the beginning friendships and relationship of Halt, Crowley, Baron Arauld, and King Duncan. You also meet Baron Morgareth in all his evil, plotting and murder our, grasping glory. The plotting was good, characters were funny, well rounded and ready to get to know. I would recommend this book.

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    Tawnya Wood Arizona 05-05-17
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    "I wanted a better conclusion!"

    Love these books but I totally wanted a more satisfying resolution! Still great to be with old friends :)

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    "Great Prequel, good story."

    As a stand alone story, this is as good as any. Flanagan is good at bringing life to characters you can instantly like through of their interactions with each other. On the other hand, if you've made your way here through the first twelve books, it is a joyous thrill as characters you already love enter the story for the first time, especially when someone is fumbling his way through the first meeting with the person that we know will be the love of his life.

    I've said it before... I don't care what age they are supposed to be written for. At almost 47 long years old, I love these books.

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    Wynton 12-04-16
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    "it works for me he changes his voice plenty"

    this guy works hard to relay a great tale from my favorite author after all these years

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    matthew 07-25-16
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    "just wow is all I can say"

    loved it so much I played it twice and will keep playing it Jhon Flanagan never fails with his books

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    "Never miss with this author"

    I've loved every book! Narrator is very talented and creative? excellent moral tones yet exciting enough to keep an age interested.

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