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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (11,992 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Flanagan Narrator: John Keating Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Ranger’s Apprentice Series Release Date: January 2010 ISBN: 9781470338145
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Winner of the Australian Book of the Year Award for Older Children, John Flanagan has sold millions of his popular Ranger’s Apprentice series.

A fledgling Ranger, Will has walked along many a dangerous path—but none more treacherous than the one before him now. Following Araluen’s truce with the Skandians, a desert tribe captures the Skandian leader. The Rangers are sent to free him, but the searing desert has swallowed more than one brave adventurer whole. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Bringing together many favorite characters for a grand adventure, this book delivers both excitement and quiet good times.”

    Booklist

  • “Filled with twists and turns, impassioned negotiations between leaders, and vivid, bloody battles complete with the clang of weapons.”

    VOYA

  • “Readers of all ages...will enjoy the witty dialogue, rollicking adventures, and noble rescues that lead to the story’s heartwarming...conclusion.”

    Children’s Literature

  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alyssa | 2/20/2014

    " This book was meant to go in the middle of the series he has already written. Because it is a coming-of-age series, the book doesn't stand well on it's own like this. If I had read it where it was meant to go (if he'd written it in the right order) it would have been fine. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hudson O'haver | 2/13/2014

    " This is the 7th book in one of my favorite series where a young ranger must go through many challenges to save his family friends and land "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Queen | 1/28/2014

    " I quite enjoyed this jaunt into the desert and love the skandian friends. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annamarie | 1/23/2014

    " I recomend (for anyone reading the reviews before the books...) when you finish the fourth book, go onto this book, then back to the fith, sixth, eighth, and on... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannon | 1/18/2014

    " The events in this book take place between 4 and 5. Will is a few months away from earning his silver leaf and his own post. Halt marries Lady Pauline but is immidiately sent out on another mission when word comes that Erak is being held ransom in Arrida. Princess Cassandra is sent out on her first royal mission to negotiate the trade and is joined by Gilan, Halt, Will, Svengal, Horace and the crew of Erak's boat. They meet with the Wakir, Selethen, lord of the area and they discuss the ransom but when it comes time to release Erak they find out he has been sent to another town to be held. So the party and Selethen go to release Erak. During a sandstorm, Will loses Tug and leaves the party to search for him. Traveling alone in the unfamiliar desert he gets lost and is on deaths door when he is found by a group of nomads who restores him to health. They also find Tug wandering around the desert but refuse to give Tug back to Will, as the law of the desert says that if a horse is released, anyone who finds that horse can claim it as their own. But the nomads love a good gamble and Will wins him back in a horse race. Meanwhile, the others have been taken prisoner by the Tualaghi, and are about to be executed by order of their leader Yusal. The nomads offer to help rescue Will's friends and slip into the city. Halt is pulled forward to the chopping block, as the executioner bring his sword up, Will, from one of the towers on the town wall, shoots him with a well placed arrow. Fighting breaks out and while trying to escape Toshak, the Skandian who betrayed Erak, is challenged and dies in a fight with Erak. Back in Araluen, Will recieves his silver leaf and is renamed Will Treaty. And the book closes on his graduation party. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christine | 1/4/2014

    " In this installment of the Ranger's Apprentice series, Will is sent on a mission to rescue Erak who is being held for ransom by a desert dwelling people in a land we haven't visited yet in the books. As simple as this sounds, there are twists and turns in the plot that keep the book moving along at a good pace. I liked watching Will grow and mature. I liked the lands and people that the writer creates for us his readers. I did feel that Flanagan was a little less serious in writing this one - some of the depth of character was missing and he was a little too flip with some scenes in the book. But I did enjoy it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy | 12/30/2013

    " This book has the leader of the Skandia kidnapped and held for ransom in a desert country. The main characters- Halt, Will and Horace find him. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emmet O'Neal Library- Children's Department | 12/20/2013

    " Book 4 of the Ranger's Apprentice Series. Please look at book one, "The Ruins of Gorlan," for a spoiler free review of the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 7lesman_daniel | 12/13/2013

    " I liked this book because it had a lot of action and it also had a lot of humor. I also like this book because there were a lot of unexpected things that happen such as Will finding a powerful tribe of warriors, but at first they seem just like a regular tribe. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 julia | 12/11/2013

    " It was good to go a little back in time to see Wil as the Apprentice again. The author still has a tendency to shift POV without telling the reader, but I do love these characters now so I'll put up with it a little while longer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicolas | 11/24/2013

    " This is one of my favorite series and so I ha to read it. It was amazing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 William Smee | 11/18/2013

    " Very good plot but you have to have read the others. Hoarse, Will, Halt and Gillian along with their scandinavian friend Sevangal set of to rescue Erak. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leia Jones | 9/11/2013

    " Read after book 4. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica Duivenvoorden | 7/21/2013

    " I didn't enjoy this book much, the story wasn't very finetuned. A little bit scrambled up I think. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 7/8/2013

    " This is my second favorite in the series. The first book is my favorite. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rony Singh | 4/26/2013

    " A ranger has to rescue his old friend. Stops a civil war while he's at it. Amazing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kirsten | 4/16/2013

    " Slow at first, but really picks up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wendy | 1/14/2013

    " Ik vind ze alsmaar beter worden, de boeken van deze reeks. Ik kan haast niet stoppen met lezen. Ik voel zo erg mee met de personages, met Will die nu een echte jager geworden is, ... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mallory | 12/7/2012

    " This is my favorite so far, by far! I loved it from beginning to end. Very glad the author went back to write this one. "

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About the Author
Author John Flanagan

John A. Flanagan grew up in Sydney, Australia hoping to be a writer. It wasn’t until he wrote a highly uncomplimentary poem about a senior executive at the agency he worked, however, that his talent was revealed. It turned out one of the company directors agreed with John’s assessment of the executive, and happily agreed to train John in copywriting. After writing advertising copy for the next two decades, John teamed with an old friend to develop a television sitcom, Hey Dad!, which went on to air for eight years. John began writing the Ranger’s Apprentice series as a way to encourage his son, Michael, to enjoy reading. He currently lives in the suburb of Manly, Australia, with his wife.

About the Narrator

John Keating is an actor, voice talent, and the winner of eight Earphones Awards for audio narration. His numerous acting credits include Roundabout Theatre’s production of Juno and the Paycock and La Mama ETC’s production of Cat and the Moon, as well as various parts with the Irish Repertory Theater and the Irish Arts Center. He can also be seen in the HBO miniseries John Adams, starring Paul Giamatti and Laura Linney.