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Green Rider Audiobook

Green Rider

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Publisher's Summary

Karigan G'ladheon always seemed to be getting into a fight, and today was no exception. But as she trudged through the forest, using her long walk home to contemplate her depressing future - and the expulsion it was bound to hold - a horse burst through the woodland and charged straight for her. The rider was slumped over his mount's neck with two arrows embedded in his back. Wherever his horse was taking him, he would be dead before they got there. There's nothing Karigan can do, as the young man lies dying on the road. He had sworn to carry out his mission as a Green Rider - one of the legendary messengers of the king - and he has a life or death message that must reach King Zachary.

Karigan may be unable to save him, but she can deliver his message. He makes her swear to it, to keep it secret and, with his last breath, he warns her to 'beware the shadow man… 'Pursued by an unknown assassin, following a path only her horse seems to know, and accompanied by the silent spectre of the original messenger, Karigan is going to become a legendary Green Rider herself. Caught up in a world of deadly danger and complex magic, compelled by forces she cannot understand, her simple promise to deliver a letter is about to become a race against time… and a race for her life…

Read by Ellen Archer. Ellen Archer is an acclaimed audiobook narrator and winner of a coveted Audie Award for For the Love of a Dog.

Her recent audiobooks include the New York Times bestseller Smashed by Koren Zailckas, Unhooked by Laura Sessions Stepp, and Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman by Haruki Murakami.

©2008 Kristen Britain (P)2012 Penguin

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    julia 19/02/2016
    julia 19/02/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "need other book"

    I hope that yoy will eventually bring out the other books in the series otherwise i will be very disappointed

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Embla 15/10/2016
    Embla 15/10/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Lady books"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Green Rider to be better than the print version?

    Havent read the printed version.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I didn't expect to love the book this much.
    Ive read a lot of female lead fantasy books, this book was a wind of fresh air.
    Our protagonist is cool and strong. But it never felt like a power fantasy: She can do all the amazing things she does because she gets a lot of help.
    Its just... its well balanced.
    And the bad-guys feel terrifying.
    Extremely terrifying!


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    Hmm.. I really lover everything that happens at the Seven chimneys - we get introduced to the magical side of the world.
    But i think i will have to say: When she is caught by the two renegate weapons.
    Because it made her not feel "too over powered" to me.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Be honest, be smart, and be kind.
    And if possible, also be proficient with a weapon.
    Cause the magic is coming back to this world.
    So giddy up.


    Any additional comments?

    We need the rest of the books pronto!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kirrily 10/01/2015
    Kirrily 10/01/2015 Member Since 2014

    I love Science fiction and Fantasy especially when listening to Audio books. I believe if you can't say something nice then stay silent.

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    "Please Audible can I have some more"

    I loved these stories as physical books, and this reading of it was true to my memory of them. The only thing that would make this story more enjoyable is if Audible would make available the rest of the stories in the series. As this is a true trilogy and only part one of the entire story. Even so this book will become I re-listen over and over again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Kate
    Adelaide, SA, Australia
    25/01/14
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    "Prepare for a wild ride!"

    The cover first caught my attention and once I read the blurb I was clicking the 'buy now' button. I was expecting the magic and detail of my childhood favourites, such as Tamora Pierce and Garth Nix, and I was not disappointed.
    The Green Rider is the story of Karigan G'ladheon, a suspended school girl marching her way home, is come upon by a dying Green Rider who gives her the responsibility of carrying his message to the King, suddenly her life is propelled into dangers, near-death, monsters and intrigue (all on the back of a horse).
    The story has been well read by Ellen Archer, and it was a joy to listen to her perform the narrative (her pace and accents suited the story so well).

    My only disappointment is that the rest of the series is not available to UK/Australian listeners, and I eagerly await the rest of the series audio release.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Maria
    Laindon, United Kingdom
    5/08/12
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    "Superb story of a young woman, riding an adventure"

    Karigan Gladheon has been expelled from school and runs away home to tell her father before anyone else does, to put her side of the story, but she meets a Green Rider who is dying from 2 black arrows in his back. She is sworn to take a message to the King of her own Sacoridia, dodging her evil chasers and tormentors to ride the wild ride.
    This is a lovely grown ups fairy tale/fantasy story that I first read 8+ years ago and have since read all other Green Rider books in the series because they are fabulously escapist and lifting, exciting and amazing.
    If you enjoyed The Hunger Games then you will like this better.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Kelly
    Paulton, United Kingdom
    23/12/12
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    "Green Rider... action and adventure"

    Green Rider has been a long time favorite book of mine, Karrigan tries to return home after a disagreement with the headmaster at school. Everything seems fine until a rider emerges from the forest with two black arrows in his back and she finds herself agreeing to help the dying man. Following a path only the horse seems to know Karrigan is off on an adventure.



    Ellen Archer does a great job of narrating this book. Would love to see the rest of these books on audible.



    Even my husband, a reluctant fantasy listener enjoyed this book.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Keith Fossey
    24/12/12
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    "Thrilling and well read"

    Right from the beginning this was a captivating story, fast paced and well crafted. I would recommend to anyone who likes adventure and fantasy

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs
    6/11/15
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    "young adventure"

    this is a fantastic adventure story and a good classic structure. strong young female lead which is well done performance

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Avid Reader
    21/09/15
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    "A good read"

    A fast paced story of great imagination it kept the interest up well. Some parts were predictable but overall enjoyable.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • T
    READING, United Kingdom
    16/07/15
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    "Supurb imagination"
    Where does Green Rider rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    In the top 10 for sure


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Green Rider?

    Meeting the Berry sisters


    Which character – as performed by Ellen Archer – was your favourite?

    Karigan has to be the favourite but all the character are extreemly well visulised and documented by a fantastic author.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Absolutely, although it was not possible.


    Any additional comments?

    I have read this book 3 times and although Ellen Archer is not my favourite narrator she was ok. A bit slow and monotone in some parts but overall I got into the story through someone else's voice and enjoyed it. Shame Audible have not got the other books in the series to download!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Nadina Vasileva
    15/05/14
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    "Boring"

    Flat flat flat. Utterly failing to engage. I couldn't summon interest in the characters or the events. I soldiered on until the middle of the book and then had to give it up due to sheer boredom. Above all it all sounded a bit fake and forced. Don't bother.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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