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3.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 5 3.50 (38 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: January 2006 ISBN: 9781455184590
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Soren is born in the forest of Tyto, a tranquil kingdom where the Barn Owls dwell. But evil lurks in the owl world, evil that threatens to change Soren’s life forever.

Soren is captured and taken to a dark and forbidding 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, find out that the orphanage is actually a training camp. Soren and 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 unimaginable danger.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “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.”

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  • “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.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin | 2/9/2014

    " It was an amazing book and I highly reccomend this to anyone, escpecially to animal-book lovers. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie Avila Renne | 2/7/2014

    " I really liked this book. Noah is starting it tonight. It is a series and is the movie that is currently out in theatres. I have the 2nd book on hold at the library. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 1/25/2014

    " Another Elena insisting I read this book. This one is pretty good, obviously a series book so no conclusion at the end. I do love owls, and am intrigued to know what the bad ones are up to. Oddly, the "flecks" are reminding me of "dust", hmmm.... "

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

    " It was the great book I've ever read. This book is "Guardians of Ga'hoole The Capture." And main character is Soren which is an owl, who's got fallen to deep ground from home when he was trying to fly when it's not time to fly. So someone captured him and got into the place that he doesn't know. It was actually scary place. At night owls who lost their parents had to do strange march. When you open your eyes while you're doing it, you will see full moon and suddenly get crazy. Soren trying to get out of there with his friends Gylfy, Mrs. P,............... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Monika M | 1/18/2014

    " AWESOME book. everyone should read it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cg G | 1/17/2014

    " Loved it. Learned a lot about the science of owls intertwined with a great story-would be great for teaching children. I'll continue to read this series and be on the look out for different types of owls and their habits. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tamara the Librarian | 1/12/2014

    " Makes me want to read the entire series even though I saw the movie so know how it all ends. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 1/8/2014

    " I thought this was a little violent and creepy for my taste. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 12/23/2013

    " I <3 owls so this was an interesting read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karijean31 | 12/20/2013

    " Kael introduced me to this series. I read some of them but I couldn't really get into it. "

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

    " I'm getting a feel for what story the movie may tell. It's getting more interesting as I read the individual books. Still reminds me of the Redwall series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Darren | 12/15/2013

    " Good introduction to the main characters. Seems like a very involved story. It really primes you for the rest of the series. Great personalities for all the different owls you meet. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katie Dredger | 12/2/2013

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 11/28/2013

    " It was really great! I look forward to reading the rest of the series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lesley | 10/19/2013

    " Not the greatest, perhaps a little bit juvenile, but intriguing enough to persuade me to read the 2nd book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janice | 9/18/2013

    " A book written for youngsters (9 year olds). I enjoyed the story. I like how the author includes real owl information in the story. Soren the main young owl is ripe for greatness! Will definitely keep reading the series (there are 15 books total!) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kimberly | 9/3/2013

    " reading to the Peanut "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 4/18/2013

    " Guardians of Ga'Hoole is a captivating, entrancing series that is well-written and really pulls you into the stories. Go Soren and Gylfie! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 G.R. Webster | 10/14/2012

    " ASOME. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stefanie | 10/3/2012

    " This was just sort of average to me, although I did like learning different things about the anatomy of owls. The end started to pick up though, so I suppose I was a bit bored reading it because everything had to be established. I'll continue reading these when I find the time. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michelle | 4/25/2012

    " I gave this book an honest effort, but I just can't like animal fantasy. I don't think it was bad, it's just not my thing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy | 4/13/2012

    " Cute for kids, ahs an interesting alternate meaning. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cristalle | 3/14/2012

    " The audio book of this is also spectacular! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Randi | 11/1/2011

    " This is a cute seires of books for 7-11 year olds. There are 15 books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rayna | 9/14/2011

    " A wonderful series, and thank God for the map in the front. Great characters portrayed through the four main owls. They touch your heart and pull you into their world. Definitely commit to reading the whole series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Zachary Gwyn | 9/5/2011

    " Stick with it. It gets better mid way through. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jayde S | 8/11/2011

    " This book is good. Not as good as 1 but not as bad as some books ive read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mrs. R Rhilinger | 8/3/2011

    " I really liked this book. I'd been avoiding it, since I don't tend to enjoy fantazy books, but I'd heard so many good things about the series, and I really like well researched books and this did not disappoint! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 5/18/2011

    " This was a fun and interesting book. It's always good to read a fully-realized imaginary world. These are my favorite escapes. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Linh-chi | 5/17/2011

    " I kind of like it well,I have to admit I didnt like it coold not get in to it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 5/15/2011

    " Well written, funny at times and always very interesting. I had trouble putting them down. Can't wait to see what comes next in the series! "

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

    " It is currently going very well.
    When i watched the movie they missed some important parts out.
    "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Michael | 4/12/2011

    " I hate this book because of who the badguy ends up being. I read the first three books in a few days just so I could have them read before I saw the movie. But I shouldn't have wasted my time. If the movie was going to be good then it wasn't because I read these books. Muah. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jon | 4/5/2011

    " Saw the movie. Decided to see how the books compared. I enjoined both. I liked the action better in the movie but I liked the character development and story better in the book. I recommend both. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Crystal | 4/2/2011

    " Only made it through book 1. Cute, but a bit too juvenile for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori | 1/31/2011

    " An enjoyable book to read. My only question is why owls? It's a bit violent and bloody for young children. There's also a bit of language. I can never understand why authors put language in books meant for children. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sue | 1/18/2011

    " This book was somewhat enjoyable. It seemed dark and depressing to me but the story and the writing were good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 S.J. Wist | 1/9/2011

    " Kids like it, I like it. Simple works. "

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About the Author
Author Kathryn Lasky

Kathryn Lasky has written many books. Among her works of fiction are The Night Journey, winner of the National Jewish Book Award, and Beyond the Burning Time, an American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults. Her nonfiction has won the Newbery Honor, among other awards. She and her husband (and frequent nonfiction collaborator), photographer Christopher Knight, live in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

About the Narrator

Pamela Garelick was born in England. She acted in fringe theater there before coming to the United States, where she has worked as a voice-over artist in television and radio and as an audiobook narrator. Now living and working in Greece, she records, translates, and edits voice-overs from all over the world as well as narrating audiobooks in a small studio in her Mediterranean garden. She also paints silk clothing, bakes for the local cafés, and teaches newcomers the Greek language.