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The Capture

Guardians of Ga'Hoole, Book One
Narrated by: Pamela Garelick
Series: Guardians of Ga'Hoole, Book 1
Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
Categories: Children, Ages 8-10
4.5 out of 5 stars (67 ratings)

Non-member price: $30.42

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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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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Fantastic Listen

I really enjoyed this story and the narration was perfect. Great individual characters, a very engaging story.

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OMG MAVOULESS

Hi this book are soo good I love the part when gilfi try’s to kill siffren but siffren overpower her bye




From Maddison I’m 10 years old bye

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Good story

I thought the reader was overdoing the funny voices but my 10yr old liked it.

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very good story

My son likes the story very much. The only thing that he didn't like was the narrator's squeaky voice in impersonate one of the characters. I find the story more age appropriate than a lot of the more recent books.

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Amazing

This book is amazing,I highly recommend it to any girl or boy who likes owls or not.

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cool book

love the baby owls story! I can't wait to listen to the next one. yeah!

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Whole family loved it

We were all hooked from the first chapter and are looking forward to next book already. Characters all ages could be interested in.

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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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 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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  • Anonymous User
  • 29-04-2020

grate book for a owl lover.

I've read it every year times but it gets better each time and every time.

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  • J.P.
  • 07-01-2020

loved these books when I was a kid. love em now

such a great story. so happy to hear them come to life on audible. thanks!

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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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  • 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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  • 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
  • 09-06-2017

outstanding

good read for me. for me into the book wish all the voices didn't mesh though

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  • Morgan
  • 22-10-2015

great book for kids I love the inspiration to kids

love to read the hole sirece I love the inspiration it brought my kids

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  • Julie
  • 24-04-2015

Good story, ok narrator.

The story is well worth the read either in audio or in binding. The only issue I take with the audio was that the voice given to Gylphy (?) was shrill and hard to listen to. I appreciate when a narrator has special voices for each character, but it was difficult to listen when Gylphy spoke.