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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,651 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: 9781455185313
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The second book in this enchanting series continues this classic hero mythology about the battle between good and evil and chronicles Soren’s quest for nobility.

It began as a dream, a quest for the Great Ga’Hoole Tree, a mythic place where each night an order of owls rises to perform noble deeds. There Soren, Gylfie, Twilight, and Digger hope to find inspiration to fight the evil that dwells in the owl kingdom.

The journey is long and harrowing. When Soren and his friends finally arrive at the Great Ga’Hoole Tree, they will be tested in ways they never dreamed of and face challenges they never imagined. If they can learn from their leaders and from one another, they will soon become true Ga’Hoolian owls: honest and brave, wise and true.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The world building is excellent, with a few intriguing hints that it might take place on a post-Holocaust Earth, and the characterization is solid. The owls are unique and complex, with conflicting feelings and just the right mix of seriousness and fun."

    VOYA, praise for the series

  • “Film fans will flock to libraries in search of Lasky’s Guardians of Ga’Hoole series, whether they have read the books previously or are discovering them for the first time.”

    School Library Journal, praise for the series

  • “Lasky's fully realized world is full of traditions based on the actual habits of owls, but this is still a world in which owls can read and write. Fantasy readers will enjoy the adventure.”

    School Library Journal, praise for the series

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 BRAYDEN | 2/19/2014

    " Book two of the books of gardians of ga'hoole. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jordan | 2/17/2014

    " After reading the first I still like the books but I'm Starting to lose Interest In the books and I don't know if I will finish the series "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lennie Grace | 2/11/2014

    " good, but not as good as the first. i felt like she put more effort into the first Ga'hoole book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tabitha Meinzer | 1/31/2014

    " It was a good, entertaining, quick read, for it being a kids book and all. Even so, I'm still excited to read the next one though :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sparrowkeeper | 1/13/2014

    " In the second installment of 'Guardians of Ga'hoole' comes an epic journey of epic proportions to find the Guardians and tell them of the academy for orphaned owls and the evilness that rules there. It was exciting and fast-paced, and I enjoyed every moment of it. I even learned more facts about owls - so I get to read an exciting book and advance in my research about birds. Talk about a win-win situation! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ryan Zarate | 1/12/2014

    " now they ar flying away friom the great ga.hole tree and making there sperat ways "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amber | 1/10/2014

    " the whole series is good read them all!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gregory | 1/6/2014

    " Another good one, I enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dana | 11/7/2013

    " this book was sooo cccooooolllll!!!!! i can't wait to see the movie! althought it is probabaly going to suck sompared to the book...... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Haley DeShone | 10/27/2013

    " This is a really exciting book for people who like fiction/fantasy. I think that the characters are funny and cool in some ways. I like all the adventures they had "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Achinthya | 9/29/2013

    " Even better than the first! Whot more need I say? Pray tell? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caroline Suzanne | 7/14/2013

    " Great book f you like owls this book is great "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 9/27/2012

    " If the first book in the Owl series was dark, the second is all light (well, mostly). The little band of owl orphans makes it to the Great Tree and begin their training to become noble Guardians. There's some imagery of soaring through a rainbow and the aurora borealis that is just lovely. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liam | 9/12/2012

    " not as exciting as the other books, but still really good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jacob Cruzan | 6/25/2012

    " This is a great series! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Saumya | 6/20/2012

    " i thought it was ok but not as great as the first book of the series "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mikek | 5/2/2012

    " I want to read this second book of "Guardians of Ga'hoole." This book cover shows Soren finally flying in the sky. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marlaina | 10/26/2011

    " I am reading this series because my five-year-old loves listening to them on CD or playaway. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brandi | 6/27/2011

    " Not my favorite in the series, but certainly a pretty good book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sam | 6/16/2011

    " i loved this book as much as the first, i couldn't put it down and i read it in less then a day "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharlene Yeo | 5/23/2011

    " Can't wait to find out what happens to this band of owls.... so fascinating! "

  • 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 is the Newbery Honor-winning author of over one hundred books for children and young adults. Her beloved Guardians of Ga’Hoole fantasy series has sold more than 4 million copies, and she is the author of the Daughters of the Sea series, the Wolves of the Beyond series, as well as A TIME FOR COURAGE and other Dear America titles. Kathryn has also written a number of critically acclaimed nonfiction titles, such as BEYOND THE BURNING TIME and TRUE NORTH. She lives with her husband in Cambridge, MA.
About the Narrator

Pamela Garelick was born in England. She worked in fringe theater there before coming to the United States, where she has worked in television and radio and as an audiobook narrator. She now lives in Greece, where she works as a narrator from a small studio in her Mediterranean garden.