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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kathryn Lasky Narrator: Pamela Garelick Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Guardians of Ga’Hoole Series Release Date: July 2010 ISBN: 9781455199976
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This box set contains the first three books by Kathryn Lasky, which are the basis of the animated movie, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole.

The Capture, Book One. Soren is born in the forest of Tyto, a tranquil kingdom where the Barn Owls dwell. But evil lurks in the owl world, and Soren is captured and imprisoned in a dark 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, 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 a great danger.

The Journey, Book Two. It began as a dream, a quest for the Great Ga’Hoole Tree, a mythic place where an order of owls rises each night to perform noble deeds. There, Soren, Gylfie, Twilight, and Digger hope to find inspiration to fight the evil that dwells in the owl kingdom. The journey is long and harrowing. When Soren and his friends finally arrive at the Great Ga’Hoole Tree, they face challenges they never imagined. If they can learn from their leaders and from one another, they will become true Ga’Hoolian owls: honest and brave, wise and true.

The Rescue, Book Three. Ever since Soren was kidnapped, he has longed to see his sister, Eglantine. Now, Eglantine is back is Soren’s life, but she’s been through an ordeal too terrible for words. At the same time, Soren’s mentor, Ezylryb, has mysteriously disappeared and may be in danger. Something deep within Soren tells him there is a connection between these mysterious events. To rescue Ezylryb, Soren must face a force more dangerous than anything that even the evil rulers of the owl orphanage could have devised.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The fantasy’s strong believability and fascinating plot make this series a must-read for fantasy-lovers.”

    Children’s Literature

  • “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

  • “Film fans will flock to libraries in search of Lasky’s Guardians of Ga’Hoole series, whether they have read the books previously or are discovering them for the first time.”

    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

Listener Opinions

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

    " Better than I thought. Did I like it enough to read all the installments. No. Enough to see the movie? Yes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 S. | 2/3/2014

    " I quite enjoyed reading it, although I had bought it in the first place because I had to read some random book for Spanish at school. Didn't regret it. :) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Cynthia Van der Wielen | 2/1/2014

    " I really don't like animal stories where they talk like Erin hunter's books so I could not finish the book. Hopefully I don't get another one of these books from the library! I'm sticking to the books I like best!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 1/30/2014

    " Cute story, good beginning to a series. I am torn between 3 and 4 stars for this, but choosing 3 even though that may be because I am not in the right age group for this book. I am curious about the rest of the series and someday may pick up another one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jairin | 1/27/2014

    " This book isn't what you would expect when you think of talking owls. I loved it! It was a beautiful story of love and friendship. I'm glad I dont have to wait for the next book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maria | 1/27/2014

    " Great book for kids who love adventure and animals. Lots of facts about owls blended in with the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shawna | 1/16/2014

    " What a great story. I can't wait to get the second book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Inoli | 12/27/2013

    " This started out a little questionable. The writing was more like a read aloud for the youngest readers or preschoolers, which would be fine but not what I was expecting or hoping for in this case. That quickly changed though as soon as the author got into the story and it became a very fun, exciting adventure. Good characters and story and a very cool ending that set up the next book and had me all smiles and excitement. Maybe not four stars but in the range to round up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aaron G | 12/17/2013

    " This book was the start to a very good series. It's interesting but gets a little bit repetitive. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erika | 12/12/2013

    " Alright, I read this book about 3 years ago and I liked it. I started reading it with my boys and we stopped on page 178 out of 219. My boys liked it at first but lost complete interest in the end. So I am finally writing a review so it quits counting how many days I am still reading this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jaachi | 11/14/2013

    " it's a very fantastic book and if you read the series, in the third book, it gets really interesting "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 11/1/2013

    " Wow, Lasky's owl research really shows in the book. It was fast-paced, interesting, with really likable characters. Surprised by the themes - it's like an owl version of 1984, so cool! I'll be reading the next one in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caitlin | 9/2/2013

    " I wish this had been around when I was a kid, couldn't put it down, a great read. Highly recommended for 9 years plus. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Claudia Glazzard | 8/30/2013

    " For one of the very few times ever I have to say I enjoyed the film more! Didn't help that at least 30 pages of the book were printed twice by accident! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim Schwenk | 7/1/2013

    " Great beginning to a charming journey. Part Harry Potter and part Golden Compass, Book one, although a quick read, if you like animal adventures, I think you'll tolerate the basic reading level as an adult. The author has done her research on owls. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Slug824 | 4/17/2013

    " This book is for people that love adventure and exitement. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ashley | 9/4/2012

    " My daughter wanted to read these, so I picked them up to read before her. Liking them so far. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nenangs | 5/14/2012

    " terjemahannya sebenernya bagus, cuma susunan kalimat2nya kadang kebolak balik...agak berasa dialek melayu? atau mana ya??? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meg - A Bookish Affair | 5/6/2012

    " This book is an inventive children's series about owls. This first book covers as Soren and Gylfie, two young owls, are captured and are forced to live at St. Aggie's, a supposed orphanage for abandoned owls. St. Aggie's has a sinister secret though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Achinthya | 1/17/2012

    " Great fantasy book. A must-read series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Madison Kinney | 12/5/2011

    " Amazing! thats all i can say "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kerry | 9/9/2011

    " I liked this book, but it is written for a younger audience. I don't know that I would read all of the books in this series though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie Conner | 6/27/2011

    " A student recommended this and I love it. What a great series, it's engaging for 4th grade. It's about birds(owls)empowered to take charge of their destiny. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne Meester | 6/5/2011

    " My kids enjoyed this, but I just couldn't get into the owl world. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katie Dredger | 5/29/2011

    " It's dark. I can't say I like it. I am reading it with my 8 year old because she loved the Warriors series and I love Kathryn Lasky. I just think there is too much evil depicted in it, and while later books in the series may redeem this one, I just don't think I have the heart to stay with it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Teddy | 5/22/2011

    " Darker than I was expecting for a kids' book, though said kids will probably love that. I think I'll wait a while before reading it to the nephew though, my sis will take a dim view of tales of kidnap, cannibalism, and vampire bats. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sm17 | 5/17/2011

    " I think the book was amazing! The way the story was set up was made in a good way. I can't wait to read the rest of the series.
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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katie | 5/9/2011

    " It's dark. I can't say I like it. I am reading it with my 8 year old because she loved the Warriors series and I love Kathryn Lasky. I just think there is too much evil depicted in it, and while later books in the series may redeem this one, I just don't think I have the heart to stay with it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sue | 5/9/2011

    " wonderful, endearing characters, rich language, good vs. evil "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erik | 4/17/2011

    " This is anexciting adventure packed book. This is the bast book I've ever read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tyler | 4/15/2011

    " I thought this book was o.k.It was kinda hard to undrestand. I abandon The Journey which is the next book in the series. I don't think The Journey was very good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lex | 4/2/2011

    " I really liked this book. It was a lot different the the movie that was modeled after it. I learned a lot of interesting things about owls and I'm looking forward to exploring more books in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julia | 3/31/2011

    " Cute story so far, but definitely written for younger readers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patrick | 3/28/2011

    " Pretty good, if a little grim. My son loves owls, so we're plowing through this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diane | 3/27/2011

    " just finished this morning- great book- can't wait to pick up the next one in the series- no wonder the kids at school love this series "

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About the Author
Author Kathryn Lasky
Kathryn Lasky is the Newbery Honor-winning author of over one hundred books for children and young adults. Her beloved Guardians of Ga’Hoole fantasy series has sold more than 4 million copies, and she is the author of the Daughters of the Sea series, the Wolves of the Beyond series, as well as A TIME FOR COURAGE and other Dear America titles. Kathryn has also written a number of critically acclaimed nonfiction titles, such as BEYOND THE BURNING TIME and TRUE NORTH. She lives with her husband in Cambridge, MA.
About the Narrator

Pamela Garelick was born in England. She worked in fringe theater there before coming to the United States, where she has worked in television and radio and as an audiobook narrator. She now lives in Greece, where she works as a narrator from a small studio in her Mediterranean garden.