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Download The Battle for Skandia: Ranger's Apprentice, Book 4 Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (25,423 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Flanagan Narrator: John Keating Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2009 ISBN:
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The New York Times best-selling author of the phenomenally popular Ranger's Apprentice series, John Flanagan is one of the biggest names in young adult fiction.

In the fourth book of this engrossing series, trouble besets Will and Evanlyn as they attempt to return to Araluen from the icebound land of Skandia. Evanlyn is taken captive, and two kingdoms fall into ultimate peril. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenni | 2/15/2014

    " I still love these books, don't let the 3 stars throw you, but the writing level of awesomeness has gone down a little. I don't know if the author is just really pushing to get these out, but they aren't as well written as the 1st. Don't get me wrong, the story is still excellent, but the descriptions are getting a little flat and predictable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kyle Perry | 2/4/2014

    " The fourth book in the series is a relief from the gloomy feel of the third book. But it is also fairly sad, a war in Skandia, where Will and the Princess were being held as slaves until escaping and living in the wilderness, brakes loose when invaders attempt to take Skandia to use their boats to attack Wills home Kingdom. Halt "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gabby | 2/1/2014

    " This is just my favorite book in the series because Will shows Tremendous courage in the face of danger and he helps the people who have unknowingly wronged him. Read this book! "

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

    " I loved it and can't wait to read the next one. So so good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrew | 1/19/2014

    " Best volume of the Ranger's Apprentice series yet. I am really getting to know and like these characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Monica | 1/19/2014

    " This book resumed the faster pace of the series, showing that Book 3 was an anomaly. Terrific battle scene, well-developed and anticipated. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Saskia Marijke Niehorster-Cook | 1/14/2014

    " Book four in the series of The Ranger's apprentice. This story is the continuation of the kidnapping of two children who are now in the throes of a war between two countries they do not share much love with. It is a fun read because it has lots of tongue in cheek humor, plus a never ending twist plot that has you rooting for one enemy only to change your mind and root for the other three pages later. It is a book that brings tactics of war into play in such a manner that has the reader thinking of ways to compensate for a lost campaign and desiring to change events in order to see a different strategy. I am not much for wars, and yet this book was like playing a chess game in which one must trust the known traits and personality of the opponent in order to ensure the rightful outcome. Having been lucky enough to travel through Sweden for eight Summers, I was happy to have a lot of imagery brought back so that between the fertile imagination of the writer and the insightful descriptions of the places, I had an accurate portrayal. 294 pgs. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michele | 1/11/2014

    " The Fourth in the Ranger Apprentice series. I liked this book better than The Icebound Lands. Do not read on if you don't want to know the plot. Will and Halt are reunited and help save Skandia from a terrible menace. I felt Halt's meeting with the King was a bit awkward and unlike his character and the romantic tension between Will and Cassandra is left for another book to resolve. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tabor Gilzinger | 1/9/2014

    " John Flanagan has dome it again. I've followed this series up to book four, and I have every intention to finish it all the way through. And it's all thanks to the perfectly paced way that the books Re written. I love the amount of detail that the author puts into these books. he could simply say "will saw the man get shot" but instead he says "a deep Turin came from somewhere behind him, then the air-splitting hiss of a heavy shaft traveling at incredible speed, with enormous force behind it. Finally, will heard the solid smack as it struck home." all of the books in the series I've read so far have been amazing. And each book it seems is just setting up the events for the next, making what seems to be an endless tale of courage, adventure, true heroism, and extreme loyalty. Five stars "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debby | 1/8/2014

    " This book will be on next year's Battle of the Books list. It is nominated for the Golden Archer Award next year. "

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

    " OHHH MY GOD the best book of all time by my opinion. this book was the best of them all. i loved the new force and how they had to gang up with the enemies. i could not put this book down it was so incredibly good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Minji | 12/22/2013

    " I thought that the rating should be about 4.21 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lire_magnifique | 12/14/2013

    " The book is almost indescribable but not completely.I'm still under the shock.Cause of the fight will directing the archers.WOW!UN...BE...LIEV...ABLE! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly | 11/6/2013

    " A little too slow, but still enjoyable. I have to remember that these are written for young people. Wait! I'm a young people... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 C Pawlak | 11/2/2013

    " I love the ranger's apprentice! John Flanagan writes battle scenes amazingly well! Better than any other authhor! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa (Bookworm Lisa) | 10/8/2013

    " These books are adventurous. For me they are a fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl | 8/26/2013

    " book 4 in the series, battle scenes, continues the story with Will and Evanlyn they meet up with their friends. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tiffany Garcia Oyler | 6/18/2013

    " I still love this series this book was full of danger and action, the ending was a little lame but it just sets you up for book 5 "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mr. Wiegel | 4/26/2013

    " Another quick, easy read. This book has an ending and a reader could end the series here if they chose to. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jamesheia Cosie | 7/20/2012

    " I'm reading it now it's a great book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Arham K | 5/6/2012

    " This is a very good book.Skandians vs. Temujai.Wgo will win the battle? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy Larson | 2/18/2012

    " A lot of adventure, this book has a lot of battle strategy in it. Starting to feel more YA than Juvenile fiction. Would be a good stopping point to the series. All of the problems are resolved. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angeline | 2/1/2012

    " So far I love them all! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meaghan | 11/27/2011

    " i liked book, but not as much as the others "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phleghm | 11/24/2011

    " Enjoyable. I do like me some Skandians! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 11/16/2011

    " Get Series, lots of adventure! never a dull moment. This is a must read series!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Niels V. | 6/16/2011

    " I think this book was a eally good book to read. i recommand you to read this book if u like fighting and adventure.I compae this book to hary ptter book 7 because it also takes part in a battle and their both fighting for something. "

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

    " much more like it! another action packed book filled with adventure and fun. a great read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristine | 5/16/2011

    " Great book. Everyone from age 10 up that likes fantasy should read this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 5/12/2011

    " Get Series, lots of adventure! never a dull moment. This is a must read series!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alan | 5/5/2011

    " the last 3rd of the book is a battle, and if you know John Flanagan, you know you will not want to put the book down during one of his battles. "

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

    " So far this delivers just as John had with the other three! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 No pain | 4/30/2011

    " I really liked it way better then the first 3 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meggie | 4/26/2011

    " This fourth book in this series was much better then third one in plotting. I liked how everything turned out and how the plot developed. I liked it a lot. Recommended book for others! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 KaRynn | 4/16/2011

    " I love this series. It's so well done. I'm reading them slower than I normally would because Bryan is in line ahead of me. ;D And he only reads these books in his reading time in class at school. Ahh! I'm going to have to wait another few weeks before I can read the 5th book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rob | 4/16/2011

    " Best one yet. The stories get better, it seems, as the author dials in his craft on this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daisy | 4/12/2011

    " Ahh its been so long and i still haven't read the 5th book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrew | 4/11/2011

    " Very enjoyable, nicely paced. One of my favorites in the series. "

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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.