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Publisher's Summary

The evil Shadow Lord is plotting to invade Deltora and enslave its people. All that stands against him is the magic Belt of Deltora with its seven gems of great and mysterious power. When the gems are stolen and hidden in dark, terrible places throughout the kingdom, the Shadow Lord triumphs and Deltora is lost. In secrecy, with only a hand-drawn map to guide them, two unlikely companions set out on a perilous quest. Determined to find the lost gems and rid their land of the tyrant, they struggle towards their first goal - the sinister Forests of Silence.

©2000 Emily Rodda (P)2001 Australian Broadcasting Corporation

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Childhood book

Read it as a kid, loved it then love it now. Glad to be able to re-experience it.

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Love the books, but hate the music at the end of each chapter.

I love the books and I enjoyed how Ron Haddrick read them. The only thing I didn't like was the music at the end of each chapter. I don't mind music at the beginning or end of a book, but having it all throughout it just disrupts the flow of the story. It wouldn't be so bad if it was good music, something short that matches the feel of the story. The music is different almost every time so there's no feel of it being theme music for the book. It's usually very weird and more annoying than pleasant to listen to. Sometimes it started playing before the chapter was finished so it was hard to hear the last sentence or two that Ron Haddrick was reading. Other times it played for too long, especially when the chapter ended in a cliff hanger and you really wanted to hear what happened next. I listened to the whole first series of Deltora Quest with my family and we all were annoyed by the music throughout the books. It's really too bad because it deters us from wanting to listen to them and I actually really enjoyed the audio books otherwise. Hopefully they fix this because these really are great books.

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These books should be made into a movie trilogy

These books should be made into a movie trilogy. In the same vein of Lord of the Rings.

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Interesting read for my grade 7 students

Thy really enjoyed the book and a number of them have now rated reading the second book in the series.

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As grand as I remembered

I loved the story. The narrator has that perfect old whimsical voice. The only criticism I really have is that the narrator isn't really good with women voices, but it is pretty easy to overlook.

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Still a good series!

This was my favorite book series growing up and it is still good now! Highly recommend this to all readers.

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I loved these books as a child. Finding this on Audible was a wonderful trip down memory lane.

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A Good Start

A straight forward story where the good must defeat an evil foe, and although this novel starts a series, there is a satisfying conclusion to an immediate threat. Young readers would find the idea of discovering different magical stones exciting, and would hope that the young Leif would be able to make his journey through the Silent Forest safely. The novel could make for a great book talk about the power of patience and using one’s wits instead of striking out without thinking first.

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Loved it it moves fast and keeps your attention can't wait to read the rest. Narrator did a great job enjoyed it very much

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memories

read these when I was young and I was super stoked to find out I could go back and hear them again. I love these books

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  • 08-13-19

childhood favorite

loved it as amazing as when I first heard it over 15 year . highly recommended.

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  • 09-28-21

Still great

Ah, listened to this series a lot growing up, very glad to have rediscovered it

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  • Luke Johnston
  • 02-17-21

Thank you

Great for a bit of Nostalgia. Thank you, nice to listen too while I work in my shop. I read these books back when i was in school well over a decade ago. I will be doing them all in order again. 🙂

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  • 07-05-19

DQ rating

I LOVED IT SO MUCH AND I RECOMMEND IT TO EVERYONE BECAUSE IT WAS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-03-19

Nostalgia

Convenient too listen to, after reading the books.

More words in review would be nice.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-09-17

Deltora

This book is so great :) 10/10 great job cant wait to get more books :)