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Publisher's Summary

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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Great book

Deffintly read this book it is great for a nap and when your sick rachel is amazing at reading and voices deffintly read

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Why I think this is amazing book and everyone should read it

This book is amazing and everyone should read it at any age because Emily Rodda really describes thees characters and there a twist for the characters and surprising things that you would never know it I recommend it and I know if you read it You will never want to stop listening I know this because this is my second time reading that I read in class and then again and I will probably read it again and again and again we are also considering there are five of these books you will feel so comfortable and it will definitely encourage anyone to write and read more and Emily Rodda is an amazing spectacular and overall wonderful author I write this a 10 out of 10 from Meila

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Phenomenal!!

This series has always been a warm and happy part of my childhood as many Emily Rodda books have. As a young Australian these stories has always driven my dream to be an author. I may not be an author but they still hold an important place in who I became and I will always love them.

Additionally the performance was wonderful, the reader spoke with such softness and yet the danger, alarm and action of the story isn't lost within the breathy tones. Each character had a specific undertone that made it that I would recognise which character was speaking before the story revealed it. And it was reminiscent of when I used to read the stories to my younger siblings, making sure to give each character a different voice.

As a whole it was a beloved tale brought to life by wonderful story telling and I am sure to jump straight into the next book of the series.

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

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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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  • 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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  • 04-06-2018

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

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