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Publisher's Summary

Soren is born in the forest of Tyto, a tranquil kingdom where the Barn Owls dwell. But evil lurks in the owl world, evil that threatens to change Soren's life forever.

Soren is captured and taken to a dark and forbidding canyon where there is a mysterious school. It's called an orphanage, but Soren believes it's something far worse.

He and his new friend, the clever and scrappy Gylfie, find out that the orphanage is actually a training camp. Soren and Gylfie know that the only way out is up. To escape, they will need to do something these fledglings have never done before: fly. And so begins a magical journey. Along the way, Soren and Gylfie meet Twilight and Digger. The four owls band together to seek the truth, be reunited with their families, and protect the owl world from unimaginable danger.

©2003 Kathryn Lasky (P)2006 Blackstone Audiobooks

Critic Reviews

"The story's fast pace, menacing bad guys, and flashes of humor make this a good choice for reluctant readers, while the underlying message about the power of legends provides a unifying element and gives strong appeal for fantasy fans." (School Library Journal)
"Broad themes related to the nature of personal choice, the need for fellowship based on love and trust, and sharing knowledge with one's peers are presented compellingly and with swift grafting to the animal adventure story." (Booklist)

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was wonderful to listen too.

Really enjoyed the beginning of the journey. I am eager to listen to more 9f the story.

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Best book

I like how this is a kingdom of Animals. It’s interesting how there are no humans. One of the best books I’ve listened to. (Review by boy aged 8)

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Great imagination and strong storyline

A wonderful story for young minds.
It has some dark outcomes for some characters so would recommend for older children

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  • 15-08-2021

Great listen

the book the movie was based on. Great Science Fiction for pre teen plus (might be scary for younger listeners). Drama, war/communism, mild thriller, clean, good morals.

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🦉 OWLS RULE!!!!!!!

I love this story! I first read it at the beginning of the year on the first day back of school. That was the day I started book one. I love it and highly recommend it.

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6yr old daughter loved it!

She is very keen to read on and find out what happens next! Has already got me to purchase up to book 8!

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Extraordinary

This book was incredible!
The storyline was great. I really enjoyed how all the characters have completely diverse personality. Nothing is as it seems, and they always keep you guessing! I am definitely listening to the next audiobook. An unpredictable, wild adventure! This book had me hooked.

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Not for the very young.

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  • Wdockat
  • 19-11-2014

Sweet

Where does The Capture rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Very good, top one third.

What other book might you compare The Capture to and why?

Eragon.
Very imaginative fantasy world.

Have you listened to any of Pamela Garelick’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, but I loved the different voices she uses for each owl. The singing of the owl songs I found charming, Thankfully it was not highly produced. Who knows how an owl, especially a baby owl, would sing.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Owl Adventures

Any additional comments?

I needed to listen to something relaxing, which is why I choose a children's book. It took my mind off my worries and even made me laugh at times.

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  • Becker
  • 21-02-2018

guardians of ga'hoole rules the world, just saying.😈😈

This book is the best book I have ever listened to. I would immediately suggest it to adults as well as children. Do not try to guess what the storyline is and where the plot twists are, that is nearly impossible!!!!! (I'm a kid,by the way) all people should read it... And martians too!!!!!🌒

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  • Sarah Miller
  • 18-03-2021

Just as I Remembered

I read this book in 6th grade and really enjoyed reliving it through this audiobook. Great characters, world building, and a nail biting journey. Pamela Garelick takes the time to voice each character differently so you always know who is speaking. It wasn't exactly how I pictured them sounding, but that's okay.

The only cringey thing was her singing at parts, which broke my emersion. Hence the 4 stars.

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  • mathew thompson
  • 27-12-2020

The Capture

If you want suspense, adventure, friendship, betrayal, and perseverance, then you should read this book.

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  • Shay Fox
  • 03-11-2019

Nostalgia at its Finest

I was riveted everytime I turned it on! Much better (and darker) than the movie adaptation. I had originally finished the whole series in Middle School (I'm 23 now) and decided to give it another go once the plot had faded in my mind. Well worth the price and reminded me of why I was so enraptured by the series when I was younger. Brilliant narration! Lovely flow. The best way to listen (in my opinion) is to pull up images of the different species to better imagine them in your head. They are all North American species of owl. Something I did not realize when first reading the series 10 years ago.

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  • Jason Everett Hayes
  • 31-12-2017

A fun read

what I really love about this book is that it incorporated a social system without taking too much away from nature of their. I guess what I mean is that they weren't made to be too human. There is certainly, a lot of difference from the movie and the book. It could have very well been a miniseries. But this was still fun to listen to.

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  • Ebba Eriksson
  • 19-06-2017

Captivating

From the very start the simple yet immersive language, speaking from an older teen, was fantastic to listen to while biking to and from work. Will enjoy the continuation this summer.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-01-2022

Still love it

It's been a while since I've read this, and I still love the story and the characters.

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  • Jason
  • 28-09-2021

Horrible narration!

the story could be great, my kids wanted to listen to the next book but my wife and I couldn't handle the narration.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 27-08-2021

Really Great, Narration was Moderate

I would suggest this book to many family's children. Good narration; luv it a lot.

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