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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (3,821 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Flanagan Narrator: John Keating Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Ranger’s Apprentice Series Release Date: October 2011 ISBN: 9781101564646
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Unconfirmed accounts of a group of Araluen warriors--tales of adventure, battle, and triumph over evil--have spread for centuries throughout the known world. Most notable is a clan shrouded in mystery, phantom warriors known as the Rangers. Only now, centuries after these men and women walked the earth, do we have confirmation of their existence. Behold The Lost Stories. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A most welcome postscript to a scintillating series.

    Barnes & Noble editorial review

  • “While those unfamiliar with the earlier books will enjoy the adventurous tales on their own merit, Lost Stories will [also] be...satisfying for diehard fans reluctant to say goodbye to the series.

    School Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dracolibris | 2/17/2014

    " This book brilliantly concludes The Ranger's Apprentice series by giving the readers the closure they never knew they needed, and answers to questions the author was often asked. It also have a clever way of setting up Flanagan's next series, which I hope will be just as good, if not better. I was sad to say goodbye to Will, Halt, Horace, Tug and the rest of the family we have come to love, but I thank John Flanagan for giving us this last parting gift. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maggie Felder | 2/10/2014

    " Loved it. It was a great way to wrap everything up without having a full-length novel for each story. I love you, John Flanagan!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linette | 2/8/2014

    " I'm technically done with this book...no scratch that I;m not really done but I just haven't read the story "The Hibernian" about Halt's mentor. But yeah, I just wanted to say I'm so so so happy that Will and Alyss get married!! Yay!! and Horace and Evanlyn do also!! Also, Jenny and Gilan are probably next! Whoopee!! But I really want to know what happened to George! Like he was in The Emperor of Nihon-Ja but now I don't know where he is! As usual, John Flanagan weaves humor, action, and drama into another book of his fabulous series. I am so happy I bought this book. But I'm kinda sad that I never gOt tO read about Alyss and Will's wedding dance because their two dances were interrupted-Pauline and Halt's and Horace and Evanlyn's...that's so sad. i want to know what it would've been like. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeffrey | 1/22/2014

    " I didn't really get into this book. The stories were too random and to flippiant, and I am not a fan of short stories in the first place. Oh well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Abigail | 1/17/2014

    " I am very glad John Flanagan wrote this book otherwise the end of the series would have felt inconclusive. I really think the story 'The Hibernian' really should be an entire book though. Oh and I love Flanagan used it as an opening for his next series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 KCW | 1/17/2014

    " Flanagan writes well, but this book replaces what could have been another trilogy or so. I finished off the stories. I found the Fall of Tug sad. You may want to skip this one, and let the characters ride off into the sunset in your mind. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vincent 11-12 | 1/17/2014

    " The things I like about this book is that 1: It is a great way to learn what happened after book 10. 2: I like the way the rangers can do all this cool stuff. 3: I like how Will got married. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marcie | 1/14/2014

    " I really enjoyed reading this stories. They filled in the gaps left by some of the books. Loved it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cameron | 1/8/2014

    " This series just can't go wrong. Write 11 more I don't care. They are awesome! I am anxious to read the next series called "The Outcasts" (Brotherband Chronicles). We have it on hold at the Library. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kenzie | 12/10/2013

    " Oh my word!! I loved this book!! It's so amazing!! It was intense and emotional and I just loved it!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kirsti | 12/9/2013

    " This book was a fantastic ending to the series. . .although I felt the last story was a little disappointment. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Future825 | 11/30/2013

    " awesome... a little unrelated, but it ties up loose ends nicely :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jean-Francois Amiot | 10/26/2013

    " Ah, a bit sad that I finished the whole serie. It was my go-to easy reading book of choice. There is something to be said about books that you can easily read in 3 days.... Not that I don't like more involved books - but easy reads are fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 10/16/2013

    " Such a fun book. If you're a RA fan, this is a must read, as it ties up a bunch of loose ends. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Priscilla | 10/14/2013

    " I was looking forward to this all summer, and once again, John Flanagan has pleased me. I cannot even begin to tell you how exciting this was; this collection of stories was absolutely fascinating. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shauna | 8/17/2013

    " Totally 4.5 stars! Loved the premise of how he went back filled in the stories. I was practically crying over the story of Tug myself! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen Desmond | 7/6/2013

    " I believe this is the last in series and what a good book to finish on. A collection of short stories covering the key characters - great read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melinda | 5/14/2013

    " Loved this book as it tied up some loose ends and filled in some details that really rounded out the other 10 books. Sad this was the last book of the series.... on to Brotherband Chronicles! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steve Goodgame | 2/27/2013

    " An excellent way to tidy up loose ends from the series. For those who have not yet started The Brotherband Chronicles, they are every bit as good as the Ranger's Apprentice books. I can't wait to share these books with my students this year. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Em7ar7 | 2/15/2013

    " I loved these stories. I felt like the one about Halt and Crowley meeting should be expanded into a book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David Culver | 7/17/2012

    " not as good as the others but ties it up nicely "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elias Azzi | 5/28/2012

    " This book definitely filled in the missing gaps that were evident as I read through the series. Some tragic endings, but life goes on. Awesome book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gary B | 4/6/2012

    " An OK way to finish a series. Some of the stories were interesting, others not so much. It was good that many of the primary characters featured in the different stories, and a number of loose ends were tied up. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel Nielsen | 3/16/2012

    " This was a book of short stories with the characters from the Ranger's Apprentice books. It reminded me how much I like this world John Flanagan has created. I liked the short stories. It kind of gave an idea of what the rangers might do when they're not off on a big adventure. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dolly | 3/15/2012

    " Interesting finish to the series. Liked the short-story format, and the Tug story especially. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cara | 2/27/2012

    " This book was masterfully told. By far, this was the best collection of short stories I've read, although I was very invested in the characters. I love the way the collection is framed, creating a story for the short stories to fit within. Bravo writer! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristine Johnson | 2/23/2012

    " I could have done without some of the stories in this collection. Some of them fill in gaps between books or answered questions and those were good but others were just extra. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tifani Fisher | 1/22/2012

    " You do need to turn on your memeory to enjoy this book. Afterall these are teh lost stories and they happen throughout the time line of the other nine books. This book gave a well rounded filling to the series itself. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda | 11/21/2011

    " Wonderful stories that fill in some of the gaps in and between the books in the series. The series is wrapped up in an agreeably satisfying way. Lord how I cried in the story about Tug! I loved reading this whole series and am delighted that he's remaining this this world for his next series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 11/8/2011

    " This is a collection of short stories where we get to see some small adventures from the various Ranger's Apprentice characters. I found them very enjoyable. I especially enjoyed seeing how Halt became a Ranger and a little more about Will's parentage. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marie | 11/3/2011

    " Short stories answering questions about the series. We get to see Horace and Cassandra's wedding as well as Will and Alyss'. We see Halt's first meeting with Crowley. Lots of fun. Enjoyable! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda | 10/27/2011

    " Wonderful stories that fill in some of the gaps in and between the books in the series. The series is wrapped up in an agreeably satisfying way. Lord how I cried in the story about Tug! I loved reading this whole series and am delighted that he's remaining this this world for his next series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thomas | 10/20/2011

    " I have read the first story in the book and it was really good. I cannot wait for the rest.

    Finished the book. it was great. it was a nice way to end the series and tie up loose ends. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alex | 10/18/2011

    " A welcome addition that provides missing details in the lives of Halt and Will and friends. And it sets up the new series too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 10/18/2011

    " A fun wrap up for the Ranger's Apprentice series. The author tells short stories to answer the most frequently asked questions that he received from fans over the years. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christine | 10/16/2011

    " This completely turned me into a fangirl. I loved Halt's character from the beginning and reading everything in the book reminded me why I decided I like the series in the first place. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hector | 10/15/2011

    " Great book! It fills in holes in the different stories and characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 04aletar | 10/14/2011

    " This was a great book! I love all the stories, expecialy the first one about Will's parents. If you haven't read the rest of the series, I suggest you do. Its absolutely amazing! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 10/13/2011

    " THis book was really good,like all of the books in the series. It is really exciting and you can't put it down. It was really good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Monika | 10/11/2011

    " Ah so amazing! It was like a bunch of little stories and it was a nice wrap up to a great series (if wrap ups can be nice since there's going to be no more :( sad) it was really cute too. :D "

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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.