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First Rider's Call Audiobook

First Rider's Call: Book Two of Green Rider

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Publisher's Summary

Second in the Green Rider series from the New York Times best-selling author of The High King's Tomb.

Once a simple student, Karigan G'ladheon finds herself in a world of deadly danger and complex magic, compelled by forces she cannot understand, when she becomes a Green Rider: one of the magical messengers of the king. Forced to accept a fate she never would have chosen, she attempts to return to her life as the daughter of a wealthy merchant, but the magic in her blood is too strong. Pursued by the ghost of the legendary First Rider, she rejoins the Green Riders to confront an ancient evil.

©2009 Kristen Britain (P)2012 Penguin

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    Cheri 04-08-13
    Cheri 04-08-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Am LOVING this series!!!"

    sooo happy to find another series of books to enjoy. wonderfully written, and narrated. everything you want, mystery, intrigue, suspense, and a great storyline... just right up my alley.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Michael 03-12-13
    Michael 03-12-13
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    "These book are great."
    Would you listen to First Rider's Call again? Why?

    I read these books and enjoyed the story and can't wait for each addition. When I heard that they were doing an audio book I was a bit Leary. Some are done horribly, but Ellen Archer did a tremendous job. I have enjoyed listening to her and can't wait for the next.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Cheryl KENNEWICK, WA, US 09-14-12
    Cheryl KENNEWICK, WA, US 09-14-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Seat gripping"
    What made the experience of listening to First Rider's Call the most enjoyable?

    I'm not big on fantasy novels but this was a free one, so I thought why not have nothing to lose, Man! it grabs you from the first page and doesn't stop. The narrator is fantastic I have recommend this to my grandson (14) got him hooked too.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of First Rider's Call?

    the Berry sisters, who would know they are very important


    Which character – as performed by Ellen Archer – was your favorite?

    All of the characters she is great added to my favorite


    Any additional comments?

    Read or listen to all of this series you won't be disappointed!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Teetle 07-09-12
    Teetle 07-09-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Exciting Series"

    Book 2 in the series and still going strong. This is a great listen. More history of the characters is revealed and there are some surprising turns. You will not be disappointed.

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    Rob Campbell 05-13-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Awesome Series"

    Still enjoy the story. Started it years ago and got my daughter hooked on it too

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    Skipper 03-01-16
    Skipper 03-01-16

    I prefer 3rd person point-of-view, and books with fewer than 500 pages.

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    "His Sentience Awakens"

    Excellent narration. Good story, with some flaws. Told in 3rd person, this story begins with a delegation en route to the elves in Eletia, stopping for the night near an ancient cairn in the Northern Border Lands.

    I enjoyed the time travel scenes with legendary Lil (the first rider). This book dded a lot of interesting backstory — and thankfully, each entry in the journal was engrossing yet short. I liked seeing the Green Riders embrace some rituals of the past.

    As the book progressed, I felt worried for the characters standing directly in the path of Mornhavon. His sentience has awakened. Evil is rising and the restraining wall grows ever weaker. Meanwhile, wild magic is on the loose, messing with the power of the Green Rider brooches.

    At times, I disliked the heroine, Karigan. She can be immature, self-oriented, and petulant. I also grew tired of seeing everyone else stand around like lost sheep while K saves the day. That scene with the angry crowd of petitioners waiting to speak to the king...nobody else could handle that? Seriously? I'd like to see the glory shared among the central secondary characters, and a greater sense of esprit de corps.

    A fairly engrossing fantasy series so far, but the books are becoming progressively longer. I prefer succinct writing. I like books of 350-550 pages, to avoid repetition and wordiness.

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    FeHacker 07-05-17
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    "Excellent. Britian is an excellent writer."

    She captures real emotions in her characters and every chapter keeps you engaged. The narrator does an excellent job as well.

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    Harmonic Fission 05-03-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent story, wonderful performance"

    This series consistently goes in directions I did not expect. The characters are rich and realistic. Their decisions make sense in the world and the story does not revolve around secrecy or love triangles.

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    Jessica Charleston 05-01-17
    Jessica Charleston 05-01-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Start listening in the 40s"

    This book was extremely good and I really loved it once he got halfway through the book the first half of this book is just painful to listen to it's so boring. But once it hits halfway it goes back to being the book series I love.

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    Greg 12-12-16
    Greg 12-12-16

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    "Drops a star, but still a good listen"
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    So, while listening to this, I began to get this feeling that the original draft sent to the publisher was not long enough. The story is still entertaining, but its a lower quality than the original.

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