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Download Silver on the Tree: Book 5 of The Dark Is Rising Sequence Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (14,504 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Susan Cooper Narrator: Alex Jennings Publisher: Listening Library Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2003 ISBN:
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The Dark is rising in its last and greatest bid to control the world. And Will Stanton, last-born of the immortal Old Ones, dedicated to keeping the world free, must join forces with his ageless master Merriman and Bran, the Welsh boy whose destiny ties him to the Light. Drawn in with them are the three Drew children, who are mortal, but have their own vital part in the story. These six fight fear and death in the darkly brooding Welsh hills, in a quest through time and space that touches the most ancient myths of the British Isles and that brings Susan Cooper's masterful sequence of novels, The Dark Is Rising, to a satisfying close. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becca R.G. | 2/13/2014

    " An amazing series, well-plotted and with great characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alysha DeShaé | 2/12/2014

    " I did not want to finish this one because now the series is over. *sigh* I loved every step along the way, though. :-) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lia | 2/5/2014

    " This has some great moments with Jane at the end, but again, too much plot in too few pages. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Becky | 2/4/2014

    " This was a bit slow and a lot confusing. I was a bit disappointed because most of the other books were quite enjoyable. It was a nice ending for the last chapter but I thought the search for the sword was a bit drawn out. It also seemed to jump rather quickly from place to place or from time to time. Still, if you read the other books in the series, you'll at least want to know what happens to everyone in the final book. "

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

    " Loved this series as a kid. Re-read in 2010 and still loved them, although this time I realized how many unanswered philosophical questions these books raise. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Meg | 1/24/2014

    " I like this series quite a bit, but a lot of what was great about the other four books was how well they stood up on their own. This last book tries to pull the overarching plot threads together and doesn't do it in a terribly satisfying manner. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca | 1/20/2014

    " A suitably epic ending to one of the greatest high fantasy series for children. This is how it's done. "

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

    " (Genre: teen fantasy) The final book in "The Dark is Rising" series, this book isn't as enjoyable as the first four. But if you have enjoyed the others, then this is a must read, just to bring the story to a conclusion. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 carrie | 12/30/2013

    " Beautifully written - I finally slowed down on this the last book of the series. Wish I had taken my time with the others - maybe I'll just have to reread them when Sophia is ready to read them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 12/24/2013

    " Not as cohesive as some of the other books--this one had to tie all the loose ends together. Great ending to this series--so fun to revisit some of the books that I loved as a child. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zigforas | 11/28/2013

    " Not a bad ending to the series, though it felt a little heavy-handed in parts. Also, I wish we'd discovered more about Jane. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 8/21/2013

    " So sad to be done with this series again. I reread it every couple of years. Love all the kids finally being together! Still some things I am confused about, but Love it anyway. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cassie | 8/19/2013

    " Disappointing. That's all I have to say. Disappointing. One of those end of the series books where half of the characters leave not remembering the adventures of the whole series. It's still a good series. Just not a good ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Darcy | 4/12/2013

    " Awesome. I really like it when the Drews are in these books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Russ | 1/5/2013

    " A bit random, I liked the Grey King the best out of this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Damon | 11/6/2012

    " Lots going on here, but in a rather sedate way. A fitting close to the series, overall good stuff. Some things I didn't like about the ending, but they're the same thing that I don't like about the ending to a lot of other stuff... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mandy | 9/27/2012

    " This was okay, but I think I was getting tired of the story line. Since it was the final book of a 5 book series, I wanted to wrap it up, otherwise I think I would not have finished this one. My least favorite of the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jekka Jones | 7/3/2012

    " Way good. It was an awesome conclusion to the whole series. So intense, and with every one there from the previous books. It was so good! This was one of those series that I was bummed that it ended only becuase it was so good! I looooved it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Senator John | 6/25/2012

    " almost twenty years after starting the series, i finally finished The Dark Is Rising set. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsey | 4/29/2012

    " Glad to finish the series. Fun to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bre | 1/5/2012

    " I loved these books! What was particularly striking to me was the historical/mythological allusion throughout the series. It seemed a reasonable and not overly far-fetched fantasy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 12/14/2011

    " In the final book, Will and Bran are united with Jane, Simon and Barney to stop the rise of the Dark. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christy | 9/22/2011

    " Corben gave this book 4 stars. I gave it 3. Sometimes it seems like the next thing that's going to happen is some crazy random thing the author just made up. Makes for a great adventure that you didn't see coming but sometimes it just doesn't flow. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth | 5/23/2011

    " I loved this series. The allusions to Celtic mythology were enjoyable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 4/29/2011

    " Another YA fantasy classic I reread on a regular basis. Susan Cooper's books are dark, lyrical, unforgettable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gabriel | 4/23/2011

    " I remember loving this series as a kid — dark, haunting, exciting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steven | 3/24/2011

    " One of my first favorite fantasy books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 3/20/2011

    " These are children's books, but still some of the best I have ever read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janice | 2/20/2011

    " I like this series, both for mysef and for students. It has the classic dilemma of good vs evil and ties in legends of King Arthur, and the Green Witch in an adventure that catches the reader's attention quickly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Johanna | 2/9/2011

    " A very good series. Loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hilary | 1/26/2011

    " I remember loving these as a child, and found them to be much darker than I had remembered upon reading them as an adult. Epic battle between good and evil. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 1/26/2011

    " A must for every fantasy library! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Qing | 1/14/2011

    " It draws on the King Arthur/Holy Grail thing. Pretty interesting "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Travis | 1/6/2011

    " Just as good as when I first read it. I hope some kids who saw the craptacular movie will check out the books and find out what they missed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kusanar | 1/4/2011

    " An AMAZING series! A must read! "

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About the Author
Author Susan CooperSusan Cooper is best known for her acclaimed sequence of fantasy novels known as The Dark is Rising. She has also written three books for younger children as well as the Broadway play Foxfire and the television film The Dollmaker. Born in Buckinghamshire, England, Susan Cooper moved to the United States in 1963 and now lives in Connecticut.
About the Narrator

Alex Jennings is an award-winning narrator and actor of stage and screen. He has won eight AudioFile Earphones Awards and has been named a finalist for the 2015 Audie Award for Best Literary Fiction Narration. As an actor, he enjoyed a highly successful run at the Old Vic in Too Clever by Half, for which he won an Olivier Award, the Drama Magazine Award, and the Plays and Players Award for Actor of the Year. He has also won the Olivier Award for Best Actor in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Peer Gynt. Among his numerous television credits are Inspector Alleyn, Hard Times, and the lead role in Bad Blood.