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4.26 out of 54.26 out of 54.26 out of 54.26 out of 54.26 out of 5 4.26 (39 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: September 2005 ISBN: 9780307280879
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The temple has been burned.
Grandmaster is dead.
The only five survivors have scattered like the wind.

Alone. For the first time. No brothers, no mentors, no teachers–just eleven-year-old Malao, the “monkey,” all by himself in the woods. Malao loves to make jokes and fool around, but now the only home he has ever known is burning and his four surviving temple brothers have disappeared. Suddenly nothing seems as funny as it used to.
Grandmaster told Malao to discover the secrets of his past, but for a monkey nothing is ever simple. He hasn’t traveled far when he stumbles into a battle between a group of bandits and an army of monkeys. One of the bandits looks strangely familiar, and the monkeys are led by a large, white, one-eyed male, who seems to know Malao.
In this second volume of the Five Ancestors series, Jeff Stone continues the exciting story of five youngsters destined for greatness–if they can only survive!


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  • “Stone has done a masterful job of managing an intricate plot, developing authentic characters, and writing well-described fight scenes. An easy and worthy sell to middle-grade readers.”

    School Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Moana | 2/12/2014

    " I chose to read this series--though out of order--because I wanted to find something kung fu-ish. It's not as captivating as I had hoped it would be, but I still want to try to read through the other books to see how it goes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna Chan | 1/31/2014

    " Took me longer to read the 1st book, but it's great! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dayna Smith | 1/31/2014

    " The second in The Five Ancestors saga continues the tale of the young Cangzhen monks as they struggle to escape the evil Ying and his soldiers and protect the four Dragon scrolls. This tale is told from the point of view of eleven-year-old Malao the master of the Monkey style of king fu. As each book in the series progresses you find out more about the characters' past and piece together the puzzle along with them. This tale is full of excitement, humor, the importance of family, good vs. evil, and of course kung fu. Boys will love this series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 James Foster | 1/27/2014

    " Nice Sequel, the plot thickens. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna Rebecca | 1/25/2014

    " The second book in Five Ancestors series doesn't disappoint. As the cover suggests, this book focuses on Malao's journey. As with Fu, there is self discovery and a coming to terms with the outside world. I enjoyed the book and don't want to give anything away by discussing details of the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Priya | 1/25/2014

    " Second book is also really good "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allison | 1/22/2014

    " This book was as good as the first and I think it was sweet when the monkeys came to the rescue! A thrilling sequel to Tiger! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara Balthazor | 1/17/2014

    " It intrigued me enough that I'd like to read the others. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Angie Drake | 1/15/2014

    " Oy, I can't believe how long it took me to finish this darn book! Seriously, for a youth book, I had the hardest time reading it. Cheese galore. Ridiculous dialogue and action scenes. I keep imagining everything is Anime. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 07ChaseS | 1/6/2014

    " I really liked this book. I loved how it only told about what maleo did when he left the burning grounds of changzan temple. The author of this book always put me in the situation of where i say just one more chapter, and then the book gets better!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mackenzie | 1/2/2014

    " Greet sequal to the last meet Mola one of the brother monks, who's trained each have trained in a animal martial arts and his is the monkey. How he must survive and save the others but witll he and his monkey friends be enogh! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lindsay | 12/27/2013

    " See the Eagle book of the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jose | 12/16/2013

    " This book continunes the series but this time based mainly aroung the second brother the monkey kung fu master malao. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 VeeDawn | 12/16/2013

    " The story continues of the 5 survivors from the destruction of Cangzhen Temple. Monkey has a totally different outlook and fighting style than his brothers and it is fun to read about his point of view. This series would especially appeal to young boys I think. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Avinashr | 12/9/2013

    " I liked the view of Malao a lot because he kept laughing and the way he acted. I also was interested to read this book to see how he got all the monkeys to free Fu. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniela | 12/9/2013

    " I started reading it because my son was reading it, and he wanted his parents to read it to, so I thought it would be a good bonding thing, but then I got into it, and now I want to read all the volumes. It's one of those books you can't put down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tamara | 12/9/2013

    " As I continue this series I am enjoying this (quick) read.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Antony | 11/28/2013

    " i think this was introduced by my sisters too. its about fighting and each person is skilled in different styles of fighting kung-fu. the people were orphaned and they have their own difficulties, but they are like brothers. its a great book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James Weisman | 4/27/2013

    " Just like the first one, this book is awesome! It ties in the storyline, going right on from the end of the first. I seriously recommend reading this book, and the whole series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tyler | 4/13/2013

    " Great sequel to Tiger. I really like how it went back in time to tell his side of the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniel B | 2/2/2013

    " Nice Description and Fast-paced action. This was a GREAT sequal to Tiger. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy Lewis | 12/8/2012

    " I stumbled upon this audio book at the library bookstore. It's aimed at tweens but I still enjoyed it. I'll have to see if I can find the other books in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sean | 11/26/2012

    " nicely done "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 10/12/2012

    " I'm loving the fun twists and turns that are constantly in the making in this series The Five Ancestors! These are very cleverly written. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurel | 8/8/2012

    " I bought this volume as soon as I had finished the first one. AH! I loved it! Read it (and the first one- plus the ones already out.) 'Nuff said- lol. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 6burrier_kyle | 5/19/2011

    " The first book was better. The book is almost the same as the first except experiencing a different conflict between Commander Ying and Malo (monkey). Other then that it was an ok book to read, but their is a shocking death that happens in this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniel B | 5/19/2011

    " Nice Description and Fast-paced action. This was a GREAT sequal to Tiger. "

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

    " This book was as good as the first and I think it was sweet when the monkeys came to the rescue! A thrilling sequel to Tiger! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 VeeDawn | 4/19/2011

    " The story continues of the 5 survivors from the destruction of Cangzhen Temple. Monkey has a totally different outlook and fighting style than his brothers and it is fun to read about his point of view. This series would especially appeal to young boys I think. "

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

    " This is the 2nd book in The Five Ancestors series and I liked it a lot but it wasn't my favorite in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rob | 2/28/2011

    " This is really more of a 3.5-star rating. Didn't enjoy it as much as the first, but it was a quick, fun read, well written for young readers. I do like how the overarching story slowly opens up to the reader as the 5 monks discover it themselves. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mie | 10/19/2010

    " Youth book, fun story, quick read. We are all reading the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ayinde | 10/18/2010

    " I could not stop reading! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aurora | 6/30/2010

    " The second book worked well in the series. I like the monkey character. The story has great dialog and action sequences. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrew | 5/10/2010

    " Malao and his brothers go thier seperate ways... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 2/24/2010

    " It intrigued me enough that I'd like to read the others. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 2/11/2010

    " It was interesting to see how Malau's story lines up with Fu's. Sometimes I didn't want the repetition, but really it made the story more complete to find out what else had been going on. I am excited to find out more about these boys and their past. "

  • 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jose | 9/16/2009

    " This book continunes the series but this time based mainly aroung the second brother the monkey kung fu master malao. "

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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.