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Publisher's Summary

Karigan G’ladheon, running away from school, is traveling through a deep forest when a galloping horse pounds up to her, its rider impaled by two black-shafted arrows. With his dying breath, he tells her he is a Green Rider, one of the magical messengers of the King. Before he dies, he makes Karigan swear to deliver the message he’s carrying, and gives her his green coat, with the symbolic brooch of his office.

Pursued by unknown assassins, following a path only her horse seems to know, Karigan becomes a legendary Green Rider—for when given to the right person, a Rider’s brooch awakens the magic inside.

©2008 Kristen Britain (P)2012 Penguin

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  • tc
  • 08-31-17

Amazing female Heroine and coming of age

If you could sum up Green Rider in three words, what would they be?

Kingdom, Adventure, EPIC

What did you like best about this story?

nothing is easy, life has real world consequences, friends die, and love is never easy. while there is romance, it plays out in a seemingly real world way in that nothing just happens and often, can never happen, despite our feelings and best efforts.
When karigen fights, she does suffer pain, and it does take time for her to heal, ad she doesnt always fully heal. life has a lasting impact on her future.

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

tough call. I always love Karigen, but Zachery was also very well done.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

cry, go white nuckle, I mean it is none stop action. it really is an amazing ride.

Any additional comments?

this is the first of many in this must read series. the audible is really well done and has allowed for many rereadings of this whole series. this is on my top 3 recommended series list for epic fantasy.

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its kinda of fun, and really tragic knowing what happens, but not any less amazing!!

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  • HPM
  • Rancho Cucamonga, CA United States
  • 08-10-17

Loved it and want more

Kristen Britain is an amazing Writer. I have read the series and have decided to listen to it a second time. The book grabs you and keeps you to the very end. The Narrator, Ellen Archer is outstanding!

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interesting world. mediocre writing.

the world and story have potential... But the writing is tropsey and awkward. an ok listen.

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Enjoyable but...

On the whole this was an interesting listen but at times it drove me nuts waiting for the heroine to once again see the obvious.

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  • Jesse
  • Towson, MD, United States
  • 05-24-17

Valdemar in Green Uniforms

This story is well written with elements of the classic Heralds of Valdemar.
Refreshing in it's delivery the performance was well done and I bought the next 5 books the same night I finished the first in the series.

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wonderful read

The entire book was action packed with a strong female lead! I was entranced from the beginning until the end.

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one of the best

One of the best out there. I listen/ reread a few times a year. Thanks!

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good story, great narration!!

the story pulled you in and the twists and turns kept it interesting. Ellen Archer's narration compliments the story

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Good length and endurance

Would you listen to Green Rider again? Why?

So tired of stories being broken into pieces to produce several books in a series. This first book in the series is strong in story and performance, and not over in a heartbeat.