The Red Fox Clan

Ranger's Apprentice, Book 13
Narrated by: John Keating
Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
4.6 out of 5 stars (17 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Bugeag Sebastian
  • 06-04-19

only half a book , what the heck

I bought all of John Flanagan s books religiously because he's a good writer but now I see he is only after my money, I listened with pleasure the book and got very angry when the action started and the audiobooks ended. cheap trick for shame.

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  • Martin izatt
  • 05-30-19

So disappointed

Listened to the entire series and loved the charters and changing story lines, Zappa has brought them all to live then I’ve endured listening to keating systematically destroy each character with his terrible accents and complete inability to read properly. I’m begging you, change narrator, Keating couldn’t read a menu!!

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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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  • Bill
  • 09-03-19

Very poor narration

Story is good but the narrator is poor and spoils the story. The previous narrator was good

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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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  • Lorraine Burrows
  • 03-21-20

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Bring back William Zappa. This story was spoilt by the narrator. Impersonating Jasper Carrot. Awful

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  • jason
  • 02-14-20

Shame! I have upto now really enjoyed this series

I'm sure that this narrator would be great on other stories, but when you really enjoy a character, that's well established giving him a stupid accent and reading much faster than the original spoils it. So just lost a fan!! and future purchases.

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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

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

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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
  • 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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  • Leigh
  • 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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  • Burnettz
  • 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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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-30-20

Great story. Poor narration.

From the start I knew I'd struggle listening to this new narrator. Wish William Zappa was used again. Sentences broken up weirdly, tones, voices, names, everything sounded so wrong after so long listening to Zappa. I'm glad I have the books, as I don't think I'll be able to get past the first Chapter here.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-21-20

Disappointed

Great story but poorly read . Love the author. Name and word pronunciation was very poor.

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  • Matgood Toothews
  • 11-22-19

Can't stand the new narrator so returned the book

I'm afraid that changing the narrator this far into a series is a big mistake. John Keating's intonation, cadence and choice of character accents are so jarring that we simply cannot listen. Sadly it seems that we are not alone in this disappointment. Had to send the book back!