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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,887 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: February 2009 ISBN: 9781455193417
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Nyroc has exiled himself from the wicked Pure Ones. He flies alone, feared and despised by those who know him as Kludd’s son, hunted by those whose despotism he has rejected, and haunted by ghostly creatures conjured by Nyra to lure him back to the Pure Ones. He yearns for a place he only half believes in—the great tree—and an uncle who might be a true father to him—the near-mythic Soren. Yet he cannot approach the tree while the rumor of evil still clings to him. To prove his worth, Nyroc will fly to Beyond the Beyond to seek the legendary Relic as a talisman of his own.

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  • “Pamela Garelick narrates a fascinating tale about the power that stories have to influence the world. Nyroc, a young barn owl, longs to be a Guardian of Ga'Hoole, but his tyrannical mother plots to bring down his legendary heroes. Finding a way to give owls, snakes, wolves, and spirits their own distinctive voices, Garelick leads the reader on a journey about free will, legendary powers, and the discovery of a king. Many of Lasky's characters speak with a thick Scottish burr, which Garelick handles well alongside the sibilant hissing of snakes. She brings to life the voice of young Nyroc as he questions his very existence and portrays his subsequent maturation into an owl named Coryn who is brimming with confidence and conviction. Lasky and Garelick have given listeners another winner.”

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  • “This is a dark fantasy story with elements of adventure and intrigue. It is exciting and well written.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessie | 2/2/2014

    " Nyroc flies to Beyond the Beyond and transforms into Coryn. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 1/26/2014

    " I didn't like that some owls died in the ga'hoole tree. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gabi H | 1/25/2014

    " This book is okay. The storyline continues on well from the other books and the characters are good but I think there'd should have been more scenes and backstory to Soren and his mate. Also more chapters on the chaw of chats would have fitted in well. I personally didn't like how Coryn became the King and think it should have been Soren becaus of the previous trials he's face. Also Boren and Barrens death chapter was very abrupt and had no previous refernences in the book whatsoever. All in all it was an ok book but the storyline could have been improved and it wasn't one of the best books in the series so far. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elise | 1/16/2014

    " I liked this one because it told of a different species that you had not heard of yet, and they were really interesting. The colliering in this one interested me too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ian | 1/16/2014

    " Not quite as brutal as the previous volume, but still startlingly violent, this volume of the "Ga'Hoole" novel builds on the foundation established in the first 7 books. Lasky does not pull punches in depicting animal predation and conflict, and one does wonder how it all makes it past the censors! Lasky's recovering from whatever authorial funk she was in when she wrote the previous volume; this entry's prose feels less clumsy and the characterization more even. What is more, she appears to have fully committed to this being a fantasy series! In the preceding six volumes there were elements of fantasy, most notably the "scrooms" (owl ghosts) and the visions which various characters had, but everything else could be written off as potentially natural phenomena which were simply seen as fantastic to the animals. I feel this commitment has actually improved the series and the setting, as it makes the whole less frustrating. Good stuff! "

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

    " love all the books in this series "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Darren | 11/26/2013

    " Really good and exciting and informative. But the happy ending was kind of sad to cause it seemed like an ending. I want to read on and find out more of these characters futures. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 BJ | 11/22/2013

    " What a world. I liked the adition of other animals, such as wolves in this story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan | 11/20/2013

    " Loved it couldn't stop turning the pages! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Monika M | 11/13/2013

    " awesome addition to the series!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Felicity/Rosestar | 11/6/2013

    " Sad. The poor owl has gone through so much and now there's more hardships... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kalessin | 11/5/2013

    " After reading 8 Ga'Hoole books pretty much in a row, I've decided to leave off here--besides, the opening pages of the next book in the series, The First Collier, were poorly written. Bummer, considering how much better The Hatchling and The Outcast were. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kimberly | 10/30/2013

    " AMAZING, LOVE THIS "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ceecee | 8/26/2013

    " I never wanted ro put this book down! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brittany | 7/12/2013

    " I'm a little disappointed. The books move a little to fast. I mean, suddenly the main character is out of the book while it explains the story of this other guy (who is important). Then, he's back in again and suddenly has a mate and eggs! What the heck? Where did that come from. But, it was ok. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mellodi Parks | 4/15/2013

    " Awesome continuation to the last book and a great addition to the bigger story. This series and book is geared towards younger readers. However, I can say as an adult I loved this book and this series thus far. If you're even the slightest bit curious, give this series a read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brandon | 2/17/2013

    " this is a very good book in which a young owl learns his place in the world "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 11/18/2012

    " This is probably my favorite so far. My 8-year-old gives it 5 stars. This one feels more genuine than the others in a lot of ways -- the emotions of the story and the sense of legend and heroism. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bill Tillman | 8/8/2012

    " What a turn of events! Great series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alex | 7/29/2012

    " this story doesn't seem as strong as books 1-6... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 5/26/2012

    " Love reading this series to my daughter. This has been one of the best books so far of the series. Looking forward to book 9! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jagatha | 9/23/2011

    " I AM OBSESSED WITH THIS SERIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tessa | 6/13/2011

    " wowwowwow!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brittany | 5/17/2011

    " I'm a little disappointed. The books move a little to fast. I mean, suddenly the main character is out of the book while it explains the story of this other guy (who is important). Then, he's back in again and suddenly has a mate and eggs! What the heck? Where did that come from. But, it was ok. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 4/13/2011

    " This is probably my favorite so far. My 8-year-old gives it 5 stars. This one feels more genuine than the others in a lot of ways -- the emotions of the story and the sense of legend and heroism. "

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

    " Getting a bit too moralistic at the end for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tama | 2/27/2011

    " The last book in the series was my favorite so far - can't wait to start this one!
    My new favorite book in the series! I couldn't stop reading - great story!

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

    " I didn't like that some owls died in the ga'hoole tree. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 May | 1/18/2011

    " still enjoying the guardians of ga'hoole! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan | 1/18/2011

    " Loved it couldn't stop turning the pages! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jen | 1/9/2011

    " I AM OBSESSED WITH THIS SERIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kirsten | 10/19/2010

    " This took the series to a really interesting place. I was a tad disappointed by the oh-so-brief glimpse we got of Soren near the end - oh yeah, this character used to be important, and all these things happened to him *off-stage*. Otherwise, very positive. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Monika | 10/7/2010

    " awesome addition to the series!!!! "

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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.