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The Red Fox Clan

Ranger's Apprentice, Book 13
Narrated by: John Keating
Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

John Flanagan makes a spectacular return to the world of Ranger’s Apprentice with the revelation of a conspiracy that could end the Kingdom! 

John Flanagan returns to the world of Ranger’s Apprentice to find out what happens when Will’s apprentice, Maddie - the Royal Ranger - returns home to Castle Araluen. The Kingdom may have been at peace for a number of years, but there are always those who would commit treason to take power for themselves. When Maddie learns of a plot against the crown, she must go undercover to find out more - and hopefully stop it. But going undercover isn’t easy when you’re the princess - even if you’re trained as a Ranger.

Following on from Ranger's Apprentice: The Royal Ranger is a second book of Maddie's adventures. Princess by day, Ranger's apprentice by night, Maddie must keep her identity secret at all costs, for the sake of the Kingdom.

©2018 John Flanagan (P)2018 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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  • rhys banner
  • 09-14-18

changed the voice actor

i dont understand why they would change from a perfectly good voice actor to a new one that cant do voices and just doesnt fit the story, he doesnt know how they sounds so he just does the same voice for all of them

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  • John c
  • 10-30-18

Disappointed

Sorry mr Flanagan, not your best work, narration performance leaves a lot to be desired, mr keating needs to take some lessons from mr zapppa,

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  • Peter Neill
  • 12-18-18

What has happened to Halt

Somehow the stoic, calm and slow spoken Halt has started to speak like a cross between a dim Dubliner and a prepubescent Leprechaun. Otherwise the voicing is fine but the voice actor is letting himself and an excellent story down.

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  • CEH
  • 01-29-19

Dreadful new narrator

Why change from an excellent narrator to one who can't do voices? It's an audiobook, the narrator is key!

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  • Amanda Berkhout
  • 08-10-18

Not a great narrator

The story is great but unfortunately I found it very difficult to get into because of the narrator. I wish they had continued on with William Zapper as he was excellent!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-14-18

Bring back William Zappa

Where is William Zappa?! I love the story, I love John Flanagan's books and story telling, but the whole story is brought down by the narrator. Why does Gillian suddenly have a Scottish/Irish accent? He pronounces Alyss and Evelyn wrong and almost always sounds excited, their is no variation. John Keating does a great job at the Brotherband series but he just isn't right to the Rangers Apprentice series.

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  • Jakob
  • 09-05-18

Narrator

Changing the narrator really threw me off the story and made it hard to be engaged by it

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-05-18

John Keating is great but totally wrong for this

If you have never listened to a John Flanagan audiobook, this recording work for you, if you are already a fan, it is just a bad fit

John Keating brought the brotherband world to life in our minds. When I listen to this book I feel like I am listening to the characters of the Brotherband. It gets confusing and it just does not work. If another recording is made with William Zappa , I would gladly pay for it again. The story is great so far, I am about 1 hr in, but cannot listen anymore. I am going to read it in text.

No offence to John Keating , his other work is great, but this casting is a failure

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  • d gallagher
  • 10-09-18

Good book, shame about the narrator.

We've listened to all 13 Rangers Apprentice books over the years and my children, both the boys and the girls, have loved them. Unfortunately the narrator has changed for this book (to John Keating) and is simply not as engaging. He reads the book as though it's a set of lecture notes with dramatic pauses in odd places and an inability to build suspense in his story telling. Such a shame as the story is as good as the others.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-01-18

Great story, terrible narration

Great story but the narration was terrible..Please bring back William zappa.. it was disjointed with a terrible range of accents..he made Halt sound like a garden gnome & Gillan is NOT SCOTTISH.....

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-30-18

The Wrong Reader

Now don't get me wrong, I love listening to these books but I don't like having John Keating read them. Still in my mind it is William Zappa is who does the best version of Rangers Apprentice. John Keating is good at the Brother band books but no so much the Ranger ones.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-04-18

Slow and boring not to mention predictable

The story did not truly begin until 4/5ths of the way through, Horace and Gillan story is even worse, completely inconsistent from the previous works.

Very unsatisfied.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-07-18

Bring back William Zappa

The story is great as per John Flanagan's usual standards.
But the narrator was terrible.
He was bearable in the Brother Band series but in this book - nope. Just no.

His range of voices for the different characters is so poor that half the time the essence of the character is lost and it all becomes same-same.

Horace sounds like Will and there is only a few characters you can identify by the tone/ voice.
So annoying and such a shame.

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  • Lisa
  • 09-12-18

Loved it and can't wait for the next book

We loved listening to this book. The plot is great and we can't wait for the next one

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