adbl_ms_membershipImage_includedwith_altText_B076FLV3HT
adbl_ms_membershipImage_includedwith_altText_B076FLV3HT

1 audiobook of your choice.
Stream or download thousands of included titles.
$14.95 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Buy for $30.79

Buy for $30.79

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

Endling, Book 2: The First is the second audiobook in an epic middle-grade animal fantasy series by Katherine Applegate, Newbery Medal-winning and number one New York Times best-selling author of The One and Only Ivan, Wishtree, and Crenshaw!

Perfect for fans of Rick Riordan, Brian Jacques, and Tui T. Sutherland. 

To learn if she truly is the last dairne in the world - the endling - Byx and her friends must travel into the snow-covered mountains of the country of Dreyland, where they hope to uncover the truth behind the legend of a hidden dairne colony. But the threat of war across the lands continues to grow with each passing day. 

As the group confronts untold dangers at every turn, they will ultimately uncover a treacherous plot that involves the other powerful governing species. With both her dreams and all the creatures of Nedarra on the brink of extinction, Byx and her friends are determined to never give up hope. 

Soon, they find themselves the unlikely leaders in a simmering rebellion that risks everything they hold dear. Byx may be the last of her kind, but will she also be the first to lead the revolution? 

Beloved author Katherine Applegate concludes her “simply sublime” (Kirkus) epic middle-grade animal fantasy trilogy with Endling, Book 3: The Only. Check out all three!

©2019 Katherine Applegate (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

What listeners say about The First

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    98
  • 4 Stars
    17
  • 3 Stars
    3
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    86
  • 4 Stars
    8
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    78
  • 4 Stars
    14
  • 3 Stars
    3
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely amazing

I have read this five times and every time it’s still so amazing. It’s a rollercoaster of emotions. I would recommend this to anyone who likes fantasy or medieval themes. Overall one of the best books I’ve ever read.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Great

Cannot wait for the next book in this series. This is finely written and has a great story line and teller.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Great book

I really enjoy this series ☺. It's a fun take on mythic characters and power struggles.

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

An Ok Book

So this is weird and unexpected, I was prepared for ending the story in this book but apparently the author is preparing us for a really LONG adventure with Byx and Tobble and the rest of the gang
in this book we continue Byx's search for other Dariens like her because she heard there maybe some of them left but the journey will not be easy because there is a war going on and Byx and her friends finds themselves in the middle of it
I have to say given my expectations about this book, nothing really happened and I didn't see any character development from Byx .. the only one who changes is Khara and I still don't buy that she is FOURTEEN years old !!
all and all it was an OK book .. there is no news about any new books but it's obvious from the ending of this book there will be a continuation .. let's see

The narration is spectacular .. this narrator is amazing, I would like to hear from her more

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

great imagination a good read.

enjoyed the book thoroughly looking forward to the next episode. it's excellent reading and a lot of fun

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • RR
  • 09-21-19

As great as the first!

My kids and I all loved this story so much!! (So hard to to wait until 2020 for book 3??) There are wonderful character traits and life concepts to discuss in this book—greed, control, worth, age, prejudice, friendship, sacrifice, honesty, family, war, death...this is such a well-written tale of adventure, it quickly became an all-time favorite in our house. The narrator does an excellent job with voices as well.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Anthropomorphic animals & strong female characters

Still loving this series after finishing the second book! The perfect mix of favorite genres and well developed characters. Whole family is enjoying the story 😁

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

amazing

i thought the book was amazing and over all a good book that everyone should read it

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

p age turner

I could not put it down. From the moment I began the first book I was hooked.