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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (830 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jeff Stone Narrator: Kiki Barrera Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Five Ancestors Series Release Date: February 2007 ISBN: 9780739339558
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Hok, a crane-style Kung Fu master, is also a master at hiding. For the past 12 years, she has hidden the fact that she is a girl. Now her rogue brother, Ying, and his army have placed a huge price on her head. Fortunately, she manages to make it to Keifeng where she finds her mother and a "round-eye" with the very funny name of Charles. Together Hok and Charles start to make some sense of the magnitude of Ying's plans.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Breeona | 2/18/2014

    " I thought this book was an awesome book, because it has action! I think people should read this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sydney | 2/18/2014

    " probably one of the most amazing books i've ever read, i love this series "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 2/9/2014

    " Hok has been keeping several secrets, which certainly makes for interesting reading. We also (finally!) learn more about Tonglong. Good stuff. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anna Francesca | 2/6/2014

    " This is another book in the five ancestors series that has interesting plot development but which doesn't stand alone. (If I could, I would give it 3 1/2 stars, but this site doesn't allow for halves). The end clearly is an opening to the next book in the series as the fates of most of the main characters are up in the air. This is an active book with an intelligent female protagonist. However, some parts of the story were so dark and violent that it took me longer to get through this one than the others that preceded it in the series. Although I do feel for the characters and like getting to know Hok (the protagonist) and her family better, I would only recommend this book to people who want to read the rest of the series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 John | 2/1/2014

    " This was the worst Five ancestors book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tori | 1/29/2014

    " this book i would have to say was my favorit! i love the mistory and action i would recomed it to evry one!!! i loved it it keeps you wondering and yiou fell like you are part of the book it comes to life in your head!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 VeeDawn | 1/23/2014

    " This is a kids series, but I am really enjoying it. This book was the best of all so far. Hok is a girl, this fact is a big surprise to most of the brothers, but she is an amazing fighter using her Crane style attack. She has some very intense battles and helps Ying (her brother responsible for destroying their temple home) escape from prison! Interesting plot development! She is a great character. One thing I was not happy about--Seh (Snake) is blinded in this book. I really like his character so I hope he comes through this OK. At the end Ying saves Hok, Malao, and Fu, but he is not really a good guy--so the next book (from his point of view) should be interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allison | 1/17/2014

    " Hok is my favourite character so far, maybe it's because I'm a girl or something but she's amazing and I wish I had her skills! She's so compassionate and so smart with herbs! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurel | 1/14/2014

    " This volume was probably my favorite of the five so far. It also prompted more conversation from my friend and I. We talked for hours, and predicted so many different theories for this book and the next. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 James Foster | 12/7/2013

    " The series goes on... I'm getting impatient for an end but it's still a good book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ruben Ortiz | 12/5/2013

    " This book talks a lot about no hiding who you are. Just like the last one this one was also great I already know when I finish the series I will miss exploring the new adventure of these books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tanya | 11/23/2013

    " people who like kung fu and adventure... this is the book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Izaiah | 11/21/2013

    " i don't like this book very much but its got some good action.its pretty confusing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Parker | 11/21/2013

    " I liked this book and and the other books before in the series. It's exiting and I finished it in two nights! I found it interesting Hok was a girl all this time and the only brother that knew as Seh. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth | 9/8/2013

    " This book shows that girls can do anything. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniela | 9/3/2013

    " It's all about girl power! It's awesome, you won't get bored at all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenna | 1/1/2013

    " this book was pretty good i liked the fact that each book adds to the plot but showing it from a different POV "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 06ZachC | 10/7/2012

    " there are a lot of shockers in this book. Some great secrets come out and every thing is revealed. I thought that this book was the best one yet I guess that there could have been some better things in it but the whole book was great "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cassandra | 10/1/2012

    " It was an amazing book! It revealed all about Hok's past and her realtionships to her mother. She apparently has a good family. She is a logical person and has two people crushing on her. I recommend this book if you're into kung-fu and a girl. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 San | 6/27/2012

    " Girl power! Hok was drugged after her escape from Ying's attack on temple. But she manages to escape again and fights to save her brothers and an unexpected enemy.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fernando | 3/4/2012

    " 4th "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sean | 2/1/2012

    " lots of secrets revealed and actions "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lowden | 1/9/2012

    " this series is action packed and fun, but it is somewhat gorey, although clean in every other way. can get confusing... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erika | 9/8/2011

    " The fourth book in the Five Ancestors series - it is getting a little difficult to keep track of where everyone is which is why it only gets four stars. Waiting for the next one in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 emily | 7/15/2011

    " argh more? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nick | 6/30/2011

    " this book was very exciting. Awsome series can't wait until next one comes out "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peter | 6/24/2011

    " Great series focusing on martial arts. Looking forward to Stone's upcoming martial arts series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Roshni | 5/25/2011

    " The plot thickens as Tonglong and Ying separate as well as the development of the bandits' motives "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allison | 4/30/2011

    " Hok is my favourite character so far, maybe it's because I'm a girl or something but she's amazing and I wish I had her skills! She's so compassionate and so smart with herbs! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dakota | 3/8/2011

    " Crane is the 4th book in the same series as Tiger, Monkey, Snake, Mouse, Eagle, and Dragon. It was really good but the didn't have as big of a conclusion as Snake did. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cassandra | 1/21/2011

    " It was an amazing book! It revealed all about Hok's past and her realtionships to her mother. She apparently has a good family. She is a logical person and has two people crushing on her. I recommend this book if you're into kung-fu and a girl. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Colin | 11/15/2010

    " another book in the series that doestn seem like it can get any better. However this book is full of more suspence and much less action for example for those math lovers out there


    Suspence and drama > Action and fights :) isnt math fun? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Parker | 7/2/2010

    " I liked this book and and the other books before in the series. It's exiting and I finished it in two nights! I found it interesting Hok was a girl all this time and the only brother that knew as Seh. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenna | 3/28/2010

    " this book was pretty good i liked the fact that each book adds to the plot but showing it from a different POV "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 3/24/2010

    " Hok has been keeping several secrets, which certainly makes for interesting reading. We also (finally!) learn more about Tonglong. Good stuff. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nick | 11/25/2009

    " this book was very exciting. Awsome series can't wait until next one comes out "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bruce | 10/5/2009

    " This is adolescent reading but I enjoyed the story line (and the simplicity of the reading).

    I've read the series (waiting on book 7, Dragon) and have enjoyed them all. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 John | 8/25/2009

    " This was the worst Five ancestors book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joy | 8/22/2009

    " If I had any grandchildren I would be reading this series of books to them. A nice view for children into the world of kung fu and its moves based on animals. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sean | 8/3/2009

    " lots of secrets revealed and actions "

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About the Author
Author Jeff StoneJeff Stone practices martial arts daily. He has worked as a photographer, an editor, a maintenance man, a technical writer, a ballroom dance instructor, a concert promoter, and a marketing director for companies that design schools, libraries, and skateboard parks. Like the Five Ancestors, Mr. Stone was adopted as an infant. He began searching for his birth monther when he was eighteen and found her fifteen years later.
About the Narrator

Kiki Barrera is a narrator and voice-over artist. He has worked extensively in television, radio, and animation. Among his audiobook narrations are the Five Ancestors series by Jeff Stone.