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  • The Outcasts

  • The Brotherband Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: John Flanagan
  • Narrated by: John Keating
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 50

In Skandia, there is only one way to become a warrior. Boys are chosen for teams called brotherbands and must endure three months of gruelling training in seamanship, weapons and battle tactics. It's brotherband against brotherband, fighting it out in a series of challenges. There can be only one winner. When Hal Mikkelson finds himself the unwilling leader of a brotherband made up of outcasts, he must step up to the challenge.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • How to train a dragon minus the dragon

  • By Yogi on 07-08-2014

Distracted

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

Reviewed: 29-10-2017

John Flanagan once again gives us another thrilling story, however the narrative can be distracting at times. John Keating does a good job giving each character their individuality however he reads with so much attention to punctuation that it becomes distracting and at times stops were there is no punctuation. Because of this the story is lost a little.

  • Oh, Cherry Ripe

  • By: Claudy Conn
  • Narrated by: Valerie Gilbert
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

Cherry Elton was beside herself! Her own mother had arranged a marriage for her to a man she had never even met. She had no choice but to run away. Sky Westbrooke had no wish to marry, but his mischievous siblings sorely needed a firm maternal hand. Yet, how could he court his unseen bride, when into his employ had come the most remarkable, enchanting governess?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lighthearted read

  • By Zephyr Vega-chistie on 07-06-2017

Lighthearted read

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-06-2017

For a quick lighthearted read this book is really good . Don't read this book if you want something deep and meaningful.

  • The Sorcerer in the North

  • Ranger's Apprentice, Book 6
  • By: John Flanagan
  • Narrated by: William Zappa
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 59

Five years have passed since the Skandians and the Araluans made their treaty, and Will has finally become a Ranger, with his own fief to look after. He soon learns that even sleepy little islands have problems to keep him on his toes. Then he and his old friend Alyss are thrown into a terrifying new adventure, investigating the truth behind rumours of sorcery in a remote northern fief.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Favorite book in the seres

  • By Anonymous User on 25-08-2017

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 03-06-2017

Any additional comments?

Im not sure why but this book and 'the siege of Macindaw' are my favourite books in the rangers apprentice series. Considering the amount of times Will has received commendation it's nice to know he is still reasonably humble and unsure of himself. Will can still admit when he needs help and even alows someone else to take control of a situation he is unfaliliar with. I'm not really sure what to say without giving to much away but this book ends on a cliff hanger, leaving you wanting more. It's necessary break and stops at a good spot.

  • The Ruins of Gorlan

  • Ranger's Apprentice, Book 1
  • By: John Flanagan
  • Narrated by: William Zappa
  • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 146

Will is small for his age, but agile and energetic. All his life, he has dreamed of becoming a great knight like the father he never knew, so he is devastated when he is rejected as an apprentice to Castle Redmont's Battleschool. Instead he is apprenticed to Halt, the mysterious Ranger whose uncanny ability to move unseen is thought to be the result of black magic. Reluctantly, Will learns to use a Ranger's secret weapons: a bow and arrow, a mottled cloak and a stubborn little pony. It may not be what he longs for, but when he and Halt are sent out to prevention the assassination of the King....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ranger's Apprentice

  • By Zephyr Vega-chistie on 03-06-2017

Ranger's Apprentice

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

Reviewed: 03-06-2017

What did you like most about The Ruins of Gorlan?

No matter how many times I read this it draws me in. The story flows well. The characters are well developed. II's for a young audience but well written enough to grab anyone of any age.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Halt was an interesting character. He has more heart than he shows. Halt doesn't really say much and because of this when he does speack it means a lot. John Flanagan and William Zappa executed the emotions perfectly in my opinion.

What about William Zappa’s performance did you like?

William Zappa's performance was very good, very natural

Any additional comments?

The book starts slow, introducing all the characters, building the plot. You seem to land in the middle before you realise it.

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