The Battle of Hackham Heath

Ranger's Apprentice: The Early Years, Book 2
Narrated by: Piers Wehner
Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (13 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

What really happened at Hackham Heath that made Halt a hero to the entire Kingdom? This is the prequel Ranger's Apprentice fans have been waiting for.

When the former Baron Morgarath escaped to avoid punishment for treason, an uneasy peace fell on Araluen. But the Rangers know Morgarath will be planning his next move, and there are rumours he has recruited an army of savage, inhuman creatures. Newly crowned King Duncan must prepare for war.

Halt prepares for a seemingly impossible task - climbing the deadly cliffs of the Mountains of Rain and Night and venturing deep into enemy territory to spy on Morgarath. Meanwhile, Crowley must ensure the Queen's safety as she undertakes her own perilous journey for the sake of her unborn child.

Morgarath's Wargals seem unstoppable against Duncan's depleted army. The winner of this war could be decided by one wrong move. At the Battle of Hackham Heath, the fate of a Kingdom will be decided.

The origin story of how Halt came to be Araluen's most famous Ranger - and how war will decide the future of the next generation - will thrill Ranger's Apprentice fans and new listeners alike.

©2016 John Flanagan (P)2016 Bolinda Publishing Pty Lty

Critic Reviews

"Flanagan's familiar mix of action, humor, and cliff-hanger endings will have fans and newbies hooked." ( School Library Journal)

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It was very entertaining

The story was well done, not rushed or pressured. It was like John had an entire story behind what happened in the early year that just so happened to answer the questions people have had, and not the other way around Still getting used the new narrator, just so used William Zappa. Overall, worth a listen to for all you Ranger's Apprentice fans

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Great books

The ranger appreciate is the best knight in shinny armor fantasy book series. Many hours of great entertainment

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  • 02-26-20

nicely done

we love John's stories in our house,amazing. this was written in a different style to his rangers apprentice series. hard to top those. Piers Wehner performance was great, but not a patch on William Zappa. different accents , pronunciation and emotion all of which detracted from the story. but not a problem for those who have time to sit and read. hope they don't destroy this fantastic legacy when the movie is made for rangers apprentice.,( eg how to Train your Dragon- amazing books vs butchered dream works production).wow got off subject.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-18-19

top dollar

10/10 narration. beautiful voice that fits characters perfectly. good story, great author. last three words to fulfill words count

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  • Wendy Crawford
  • 11-09-19

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The story was marred with the awful music between chapters. Its totally unnecessary and I prefer silence. The story and performance were great but the music dismal.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-06-19

prequel 2 rocked!

loved the backstory and scene setting for Will and Cassandra. looking forward to hearing the next one.

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  • Christobel Williams
  • 10-08-19

it was great

I loved it john Flanagan did well.i hope he writes more and keeps up the good work

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  • 10-08-18

good read

Good reading + Winks to the reader that made me feel more clever than I am

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  • Burnettz
  • 09-23-17

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Dont have an horse nosie when the ranger horses are talking to there Rangers it is a bit

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  • annette
  • 02-04-17

Brilliant

Loved it! I'm a real fan of the Rangers Apprentice and Brotherband series all first class stories, clever humour and inspirational for all!

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  • Nigel D Leed
  • 12-31-16

Verry Good book

this book has is very good at showing Strategy in battle. it is also a very interesting book to those who have read the rangers apprentice series with will and halt.

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  • mrsvee
  • 12-08-16

A very interesting story and a reader who doesn’t spoil it.

Yes, this program was most enjoyable ... a great story, a great reader ... makes it worthwhile .