The Battle for Skandia

Ranger's Apprentice, Book 4
Narrated by: John Keating
Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
4.9 out of 5 stars (745 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The international best-selling series with more than five million copies sold in the US alone!

Still far from their homeland after escaping slavery in the icebound land of Skandia, Will and Evanlyn's plans to return to Araluen are spoiled when Evanlyn is taken captive by a Temujai warrior. Though still weakened by the warmweed's toxic effects, Will employs his Ranger training to locate his friend, but an enemy scouting party has him fatally outnumbered. 

Will is certain death is close at hand, until Halt and Horace make a daring, last-minute rescue. The reunion is cut short, however, when Halt makes a horrifying discovery: Skandia's borders have been breached by the entire Temujai army. And Araluen is next in their sights. 

If two kingdoms are to be saved, an unlikely union must be made. Will it hold long enough to vanquish a ruthless new enemy? Or will past tensions spell doom for all?

The battles and drama are nonstop in audiobook four of this hugely popular epic. 

Perfect for fans of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, T.H. White’s The Sword in the Stone, Christopher Paolini’s Eragon series, and George R. R. Martin’s Game of Thrones/a Song of Ice and Fire series.

©2006 John Flanagan (P)2019 Listening Library

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Exciting and suspenseful

Read really well I like how he expressed everyone’s voice emotions. There is nothing I disliked. Amazing story, performance, and read

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Ken

still enjoying each book in this series. make me feel like I'm in the adventure living on the edge

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Read all about it!

Loved it! I laughed and held my breath at the near misses. I love Tug!. Can't wait to read the next adventure in the series.

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a great story

I loved every minute. It kept me entertained. can not wait to start book 5.

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such a pleasant, clever story

The story is both simple and complex. The characters more in depth than possibly all of TV, and the combat very good. The knowledge of midieval warfare is broken down enough to be interesting to a laymen like myself but realistic enough to be immersive.

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What a Battle!

This is probably the best battle scene that I have ever read, even though this genre is classified as an older teen. Flanagan’s description of the Mongol and Viking types of warfare is spot on. You feel as though you are on the battlefield, watching it take place. Incredibly well done.

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Exciting!!

So exciting! What a great Book! I absolutely loved it! The characters are awesome. The battles are inspiring!

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Simply Wonderful!

I have throughly enjoyed this series, but this is my favorite book by far. Such depth in the character development over series and what a great job introducing new lovable and hated characters! I wish I had these as a child.

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This story is the best book ever

I like how much detail there is at the end of the book about the results of the four heroes return and how far it whent on from there. This is the BEST BOOK EEEVVVEEERRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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i love it so much

its nice butt i lttisten to much it goes so fast butt amazing story. i sugest for ten and up.ha ha butt