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Download The Hound of Rowan: Book One of the Tapestry Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3.74 out of 53.74 out of 53.74 out of 53.74 out of 53.74 out of 5 3.74 (31 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Henry H. Neff Narrator: Jeff Woodman Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2009 ISBN:
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With The Hound of Rowan, Henry H. Neff launches a scintillating series featuring ancient lore and a young boy thrust into a world of unimaginable possibility.

Max McDaniels is visiting an art museum with his dad when he spies a mysterious Celtic tapestry - and is soon visited by a Recruiter who wants to whisk Max away to the fantastical Rowan Academy. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elisabeth | 2/19/2014

    " I know this book was kind of a rip off of Harry Potter, but it was really good! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Thomas | 2/15/2014

    " I felt that Henry H. Neff writes almost too much like J.K. Rowling The plot is almost the same accept with Irish mythology. If his next book is better, I will read the last book. If not, this is just another Harry Potter wannabe book:( "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 KBev | 2/9/2014

    " Enjoyed it, but it skipped over certain scenes that could have been very interesting and fun to read. I'm sure this was done to save space, but at the same time it was disappointing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carla | 2/4/2014

    " Many people have commented that The Hound of Rowan is a Harry Potter knock off and I certainly can't deny that there are many parallels. Most of the book takes place at a private school for "gifted" kids and has the good versus evil theme, magical creatures, etc. There are differences in Neff's story and HP and I feel as the story continues and the characters continue to grow and evolve I will enjoy it even more. The story did bounce around a bit and at times I found myself wondering why Neff went from point A to C without stopping at point B along the way. I read it because I enjoy this type of book and if at times it triggers memories of HP then that is okay, I miss him and his adventures and I didn't have any problems keeping the stories straight. I will read the next book in Neff's Tapestry series since I found this one enjoyable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Terri | 2/2/2014

    " the jury is still out on this one...i found myself doing a lot of comparisons to harry potter...almost all of the action came in the last 2 chapters...i'm going to read the next book to see how it goes...i don't know "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Trinidad Goldcrest | 1/27/2014

    " I liked it more than the other books in the series. It really held my attention. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Arwen | 1/9/2014

    " One of the most blatant Harry Potter rip-offs I've seen. Honestly, the resemblance haunted every chapter! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brittany Alonso | 12/27/2013

    " I loved this book, I found it hard to put down. I can't wait to read more of the series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karie | 12/23/2013

    " This was a good read. Definitely follows in the Harry Potter tradition--boy has untapped extraordinary skills and must go away to a special hidden school to train--but fun nonetheless. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shannon | 12/8/2013

    " Excellent quest story. Modern answer to Harry Potter. Did everyone really need to have ethnically-matching names, though? I look forward to reading more in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sonia | 12/3/2013

    " This was good, reminiscent of Harry Potter but then finds its own story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jdbf | 9/1/2013

    " This is a great book that you acnt put down "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nikii | 5/12/2013

    " Could use some polish, but overall an excellent first novel. Have high hopes for the next volume. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Morandia | 3/5/2013

    " Honestly, I thought as I began that this would be a Harry Potter knockoff, but it really was its own book. Great storyline. I really enjoyed it "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Toocrazycosmoyahoo.com | 2/2/2013

    " A poor man's "Harry Potter". Too many similarities to just be coincidence. Leaves you wanting the real thing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melanie | 2/1/2013

    " I really enjoyed reading this book. It was a bit like Harry Potter and slow to start. Once you got past the beginning it was a plesant surprise. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nina | 5/9/2012

    " It's a fun book. An American Harry Potter. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrew J | 2/14/2012

    " This book was very good. Completley terrifying in some parts, but it was not a Harry Potter spin off. It was similar, yet very different. Nbody waves wands around. The dorms are quite unique. And they have training couses, similar to a virtual realty video game. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pert | 12/3/2011

    " This is a creative series - really enjoying it! The age range seems low (8+) - this is more like a Harry Potter kind of story, where the good vs. evil battle forces the young hero to face intense challenges and make sacrifices. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Isabel Joyce | 10/5/2011

    " This is the BEST book ever! My all time favorite. I can't believe I didn't read it sooner. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dora | 8/31/2011

    " I got this one for my 8 year old, but I ended up reading it 1st. On the surface, another Harry Potter ripoff, but after a while it begins to set itself apart. Engaging characters and good story. The 2nd book is good, too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matthew Woodard | 6/25/2011

    " This is an amazing book. The imagery that Neff uses is vivid, clear, and wildly creative. It allowed a creatively stunted person like me to imagine Max's experience. Blows Harry Potter out of the water. Get this book when it comes out this fall. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marah | 5/22/2011

    " The American Harry Potter, but the characters and magic were different enough that it didn't feel like a copy cat (too much). And not as much character development. It's hard not to compare! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Glen | 5/11/2011

    " I liked it but it was very similar to Harry Potter. I hope the rest of the books in the series are a little more different. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pixiechic21 | 5/3/2011

    " Charming and unique. I flew through this book and can hardly wait to start the next. The Celtic influences captured my attention, and the charming, fun characters drew me in and made it impossible not to grow attached. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 B.B.Kitty | 3/25/2011

    " Was AAAMMMAAAZZING!!!!! When is the fourth book coming out??? I am honestly surprised this is a debut but this is what it takes to become a writer nowadays. It was one of the best books I ever read. I like his website too. NICK RULES!!!!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracy | 3/23/2011

    " This book gets a lot of comparisons to Harry Potter but I have to say, it's quite different. The main character does share some similarities but is still very different. I quite enjoyed the book and promptly bought the second one as soon as this one was done. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melanie | 3/21/2011

    " I really enjoyed reading this book. It was a bit like Harry Potter and slow to start. Once you got past the beginning it was a plesant surprise. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 The Lewis Family | 3/12/2011

    " Micah-I liked this book because it was exiting and mysterious.
    I also liked all the creatures and magic. I am really exited to
    read the next book to this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Catharine | 3/4/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book. The premise is a lot of fun and the characters are interesting. I'm excited to read the next one! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 2/22/2011

    " If I could I would probably give this book 3 1/2 stars. I liked it but not enough for 4 stars. "

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About the Author
Author Henry H. Neff

Henry H. Neff grew up outside Chicago but now lives in Montclair, New Jersey, with his wife and two children. Impyrium is the first book in Henry’s second fantasy series. His first series, the Tapestry, is a five-book epic that follows the life and adventures of Max McDaniels.

About the Narrator

Jeff Woodman originated the title role in Tennessee Williams’ The Notebook of Trigorin and won the S.F. Critics’ Circle Award for his performance in An Ideal Husband. In addition to numerous theater credits on and off Broadway, his television work includes Sex and the City, Law & Order, and Cosby. A six time Audie Award finalist (and a 2007 winner), he has received seventeen Earphones Awards and was named one of the Fifty Greatest Voices of the Century by AudioFile magazine.