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Rowan of Rin

Rowan of Rin, Book 1
Narrated by: Rachael Blake
Series: Rowan of Rin, Book 1
Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
Categories: Children, Ages 8-10
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The first instalment in the award-winning Rowan of Rin fantasy series for children.

Bravest heart will carry on when sleep is death and hope is gone.

Rowan doesn't believe he has a brave heart. But when the river that supports his village of Rin runs dry, he must join a dangerous journey to its source in the forbidden Mountain.

To save Rin, Rowan and his companions must conquer not only the Mountain's many tricks but also the fierce dragon that lives at its peak.

©1993 Emily Rodda (P)2003 Australian Broadcasting Corporation
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Childhood favourite

Loved it. Listening to it took me back to my childhood days of reading this series after school.

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Favourite children's book

I first heard this story in 1994 when my 5th grade teacher read it to us. I've been in love with the series ever since, and continue to read Emily Rodda to this day.

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Short, Soothing and Sensational

This story was read to me when I was young, but I feel that as a classic story it holds up. Rachael Blake has a very soothing voice that made me relax almost instantly, and she is quite talented with differentiations between characters. A small criticism is that musical pieces in between took me out of the story as opposed to engaging. Otherwise really great

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Very quiet narrator

The narrator was extremely soft and quiet. even at volume max sometimes she was hard to hear.

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Review of “Roman of Rin”

I thoroughly enjoyed this audio book.

The Narrator did an excellent job of portraying the different characters with just the simplest of changes in tone. It means a lot to me because I lost someone very close to me at an early age and it was the first of many books to help me process feelings (escaping into the narrative). I searched high and low for the rest of the series and I was happy to spend what little money I made from my first job on them.

I will most definitely be attaining the rest of the series as audio books and I can only hope that they have been adapted as well as this has.

Thank you.
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Fantastic listen

Seriously great list, the performance is great; audio quality is great; and the story is amazing. It's very reminiscent of the classic hero's journey with some fantastic metaphors and details that makes it standout and have an impact. Highly recommended.

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  • Bruce
  • 08-02-2019

Not a page-turner series, but worth the time spent

Rowan's story begins slow in the first couple books. More contemplative, introspective filled with self-doubt. Quite unlike Deltora stories. Despite being hailed a hero by the end of book 1, he will continually face dismissal by the people. The series does not push us to a conclusion - we must hang on to find out where the story is going. Kinda like real-life growing up, except few of us are as insightful under pressure as young Rowan.

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  • Alex Thompson
  • 04-06-2018

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The story was great but the reader whispered way too much. overall serviceble perfermance, I thought