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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (11,639 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kristen Britain Narrator: Ellen Archer Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Green Rider Series Release Date: February 2012 ISBN: 9780756407346
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Karigan G’ladheon, running away from school, is traveling through a deep forest when a galloping horse pounds up to her, its rider impaled by two black-shafted arrows. With his dying breath, he tells her he is a Green Rider, one of the magical messengers of the King. Before he dies, he makes Karigan swear to deliver the message he’s carrying, and gives her his green coat, with the symbolic brooch of his office. Pursued by unknown assassins, following a path only her horse seems to know, Karigan becomes a legendary Green Rider—for when given to the right person, a Rider’s brooch awakens the magic inside…. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • Green Rider is a wonderfully captivating heroic fantasy adventure.... Kristen Britain’s likable heroine and fast-paced plot kept me eagerly turning pages. This is the rarest of finds: a truly enjoyable read. Terry Goodkind, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The Sword of Truth series
  • Kristen Britain is one of the most astonishing fantasy writers working today. She has created a richly imagined world where magic is as real as courage, and where a young woman's heroism can change the course of history." ―Tess Gerritsen, author of The Apprentice
  • Britain keeps the excitement high from beginning to end, balancing epic magical battles with the humor and camaraderie of Karigan and her fellow riders." ―Publishers Weekly
  • Readers of epic fantasy and series followers will want this finely honed, skillfully crafted tale."―Library Journal
  • “The intermittent sense of foreboding is offset by a healthy dose of old-fashioned adventure—kidnappings, a noble thief, near drowning, divine visitations, ghosts, a visit to an upscale brothel, and some very bad knife throwing—that provides a satisfying temporary conclusion despite this being very much a middle novel with serious nastiness still looming. Locus 
  • “The gifted Ms. Britain writes with ease and grace as she creates a mesmerizing fantasy ambiance and an appealing heroine quite free of normal clichés. RT Reviews
    “This captivating fantasy is filled with adventure, action, and heroes. Karigan grows tremendously as a person and in the end finds her own place in this world. The characters, including minor ones, are well-developed and the plot is complex enough to get the reader thinking. This is a real page-turner.
  • Kristen Britain writes so beautifully that I never want to have to put her books down." ―Fantasy Book Review

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 K. Axel | 2/11/2014

    " This is just one weird book, and not good weird. I don't think I ever figured out what the fuss about, or even what the story was about. I'm certainly not going to read it again to remember, so this one will just have to rest in peace with the rest of the bad books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeanne | 2/7/2014

    " I found this book at the library. It looked interesting and different from much of what I've read and it sure was. I liked the heroine. Her adventures were exciting and not predictable at all. There still remains much mystery and unanswered questions so I look forward to continuing with this series. I believe there are 4 books written so far, I am not sure how many will be in this series. I especially like the strong female roles in this book. The quality of this first book for Kristen just makes me even more excited to keep reading her work as I know she will get better and better as she continues to write. This book is just the beginning of a great writing career for Ms. Britain. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebekah | 2/4/2014

    " Absolutely loved this book. The fantasy elements are awesome, and I like that the heroine is kick butt. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristi | 2/3/2014

    " As young Karigan ponders her future, she comes across a Green Rider, one of the legendary messengers of the King. When she must deliver the important message, she embarks on a dangerous journey that changes her life forever. The first book in a series, this is a fantastic read that takes you on a thrilling adventure. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth Rausch | 2/1/2014

    " I liked this book because I was looking for a new, refreshing fantasy. I loved the characters and setting and the believable motivations. Overall a very good read ;) "

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

    " This was a fun, fresh read. The story was not predictable, instead it was full of totally side-swiping plot turns. It was compelling, but I was able to put it down because it was like a series of short stories that the heroine had to maneuver. It's a story about a girl running away from school who stumbles upon a dying Green Rider. The king's messenger asks her to complete his delivery. When she grants his dying wish she is thrown into a world of magic, intrigue and evil. She is a realistic reluctant character that I easily relate to. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 J Wood | 1/20/2014

    " Great book if you are looking for something with a strong, young female character. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 'becca | 1/15/2014

    " I couldn't get very far into it before I gave up. The story was interesting, but the manner of storytelling was making me kind of crazy. The author seemed to be insulting my intelligence almost every paragraph. I'd love to know what happens, but I want someone else to tell it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elaine Morton | 1/8/2014

    " A real page turner. The action carries the story along at breakneck speed. Come to care for the characters. Stamina of Karigan is unbelievable, but suspend disbelief to learn what happens next. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lynne - The Book Squirrel | 12/29/2013

    " Sci Fi bookclub read for April. Couldn't finish this, it just didn't grip me to finish to the end, never mind read the rest of the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Madison | 11/16/2013

    " Great story that I could not put down. Author develops her characters and stettings insanely well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heidi | 11/9/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book. The lead character, Karigan, is everything I love in a strong female. I can't wait to read the rest of this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caroline | 10/23/2013

    " A great fantasy novel! Lots of excitement and adventure! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 C'Anne | 9/1/2013

    " Great book with a good mix of fantasy and real life. Good adventure. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Trimble | 8/8/2013

    " Excellent, clean read. Violent but it was necessary due to the nature of the book. Fantasy w/o a love story but it's a series so I think they were setting up a few things for the next book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dame | 5/9/2013

    " This book was a fun fresh story for me. These are the kind of books I devour. I love heroic stories set in a time with out age. I wish I was a green rider. I definitely have to make a rider costume. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brittany | 2/3/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book, it was a great adventure! I never got bored or bogged down, the plot was exciting and kept moving at a really good pace. Karrigan was a strong character with plenty of "spunk" to see her through. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tanja | 10/6/2012

    " I am having a hard time rating this one. I enjoyed it.it was a well thought out story line and high action, but I wasn't dying to pick it up. I will read the rest in the series. It just seemed a little superficial compared to the other fantasy I have been reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 8/26/2012

    " Second time around it's still just as good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca Saxton | 6/10/2012

    " I really enjoyed this book. I probably read it about 4 to 5 years ago , and immediately read every one her books that have come out since, now of course waiting for hopefully the last book to finish ther series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 2/23/2012

    " Love her books, but she takes so long to write them! "

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About the Author
Author Kristen Britain

Kristen Britain grew up in the Finger Lake region of New York State and published her first book, a cartoon collection called Horses and Horsepeople, at the age of thirteen. After graduating from Ithaca College with a degree in film production, travel beckoned and she began a career as a ranger with the National Park Service. This enabled her to work in a variety of natural and historical settings, from three hundred feet below the surface of the Earth to thirteen thousand feet above sea level on the Continental Divide; and from the textile mills of the American Industrial Revolution to the homes of Americans who changed the course of history. Currently she lives in an adobe house in the high desert of New Mexico among the hummingbirds and lizards.

About the Narrator

Ellen Archer has narrated numerous audiobooks and has won several AudioFile Earphones Awards, as well as the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. She is an actress, and singer with a degree in opera performance from the Boston Conservatory. She has performed extensively on the New York stage and in regional theaters.