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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (4,072 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: 9781455187669
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Ever since Soren was kidnapped and taken to the St. Aegolius School for Orphaned Owls, he has longed to see his sister, Eglantine, again. Now Eglantine is back is Soren’s life, but she’s been through an ordeal too terrible for words. Deep within Soren’s gizzard, something more powerful than knowledge tells him there’s a connection between these mysterious events.

In order to rescue Ezylryb, Soren must embark upon a perilous quest. It will bring him face-to-face with a force more dangerous than anything the rulers of St. Aggie’s could have devised—and a truth that threatens to destroy the owl kingdom.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “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

  • “[Pamela Garelick] delivers the depth of personality Lasky has invested in her flock of owls and energetically leads us through the plot twists. Garelick’s distinguished yet likable voice is simply wonderful—her lively characterizations of little owls and maternally inclined snakes all delight. She’s also expert at recapping the owl’s complex history so that it’s clear to new listeners, yet fresh for the already familiar.”

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Listener Opinions

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

    " To simply put it, it was as good as the first two. Excited to read the fourth one! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sparks | 2/16/2014

    " The Rescue is the thired of the Guardians of Ga'hoole series and the last of the three books made into 'the leagrnds of the guardians' movie. The book takes place several weeks after Ezylryb went missing and Soren is getting more and more anchis every passing day. But even more menising is a new thret even whers than St.Aegolius. The Pure Ones have arived. My resonce fore reading this book are the same with the other ones I want to know what happens next and like the rest I think there a bit too short for my liking. I would recomend this book to any one who liked the other ones "

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

    " Although the story line is interesting, the writing in this series doesn't flow very well. . .I am enjoying learning about owls though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrew | 2/6/2014

    " This is also a very good book and probably my favorite of the first three. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Addison | 2/3/2014

    " This certainly frightened me but I loved it altogether! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dawn | 1/31/2014

    " The plot and characters in this series are amazing, but I do think the author's writing style could be improved. Often, her paragraphs only tell the reader what to think, instead of showing them aspects of the story and letting them determine their own conclusions. If not for the style, I would give these books four stars. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eeaemail | 1/27/2014

    " Soren's teacher disappers and he and his band, with his sister, are going to find him. They will have a dangerous journey ahead of them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah Nokleby | 1/23/2014

    " My son loves this series, and we listened to it together in the car. I haven't read the first two in the series, but saw snatches of the movie. Between that and my son filling me in, I got caught up easily. I didn't enjoy the reader- I have to say that. She made all the owls sound like sissies. The story was a little simple and melodramatic, but again, that may be my problem, coming into a series late in the game. "

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

    " I'm a sucker for owls......what can I say, I really enjoyed this whole series.....I can't wait to read #4. Tried to get the boys to read with me....but they just gave me a funny glare... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 King Hoole | 1/11/2014

    " This one was really good. Now we're introduced to a whole new team of evil-doers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Misty Morgan | 1/11/2014

    " Still rollin' through the Ga'Hoole series, trying to beat the movie. This one is my favorite so far! The suspense picked up, character backgrounds begin to come clear, and there was a slight moment of 'GASP! NO!' at the end. Twelve more books to go and this seriously just got interesting!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Valeria Flores | 1/9/2014

    " it was so cool beacouse is the most coolest books i read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 BJ | 12/25/2013

    " Metal Beak! What a great villan, if there is such a thing. The idea for the series is so fresh, I can never guess what is going to happen next. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tiffany | 8/28/2013

    " This was another amazing book by Kathryn Lasky! :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bunga Mawar | 6/18/2013

    " Buku ini udah selesai dibaca sejak Jumat (6/5). Tapi kok sulit di-up date statusnya yah? Apa yang salah? Padahal tidak ada apa pun yang bergolak di empedal saya... :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katie | 5/17/2013

    " LOVED this book, best one in the series so far. Lots of action, and the pieces of the puzzle are really starting to come together (but there's still a lot to learn, so the reader has to be in it for the long-haul). Eagerly started the next book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Darren | 12/24/2012

    " I thought it started slow and didn't expect much but it led up to a really exciting ending which made me want to go directly into the next book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meg - A Bookish Affair | 10/5/2012

    " In this story, Soren's teacher, Ezyryb, has gone missing. Soren and his friends decide that they must go to find him. They find him in the clutches of the ones called 'The Pure Ones', led by no other than Soren's evil older brother Kludd. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracy | 7/11/2012

    " I really enjoyed reading the first 3 books of The Legend of the Guardians in anticipation of the movie. It's full of friendship, adventure and the stories have a lot of heart. I will continue with the rest of series soon. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jani | 3/17/2012

    " These owls are superheroes in their world, unexpectedly defeating their enemy. Trying to save one of their own, Soren and the Band (as they are called) have to be careful not to be trapped themselves. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe | 3/12/2012

    " Great book series for the family. The children love to hear the stories, especially when Dad makes each character have wild voices. I'm gonna end up having to read the entire series at this rate! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 William Peng | 8/28/2011

    " this was a great book with a surprising twist "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tess | 5/12/2011

    " Loved this one just as much as the second one. It's hard to be specific about it, though. I'll try to put a decent review together once I've read book 4. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bunga Mawar | 5/5/2011

    " Buku ini udah selesai dibaca sejak Jumat (6/5). Tapi kok sulit di-up date statusnya yah? Apa yang salah? Padahal tidak ada apa pun yang bergolak di empedal saya... :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brittany | 4/17/2011

    " Better than the 2nd and 1st ones. I liked the surprising twist at the end but I think it was a little too convenient. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 4/11/2011

    " Not like the movie at all - better! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dwi | 3/30/2011

    " makin penasaran sama 'geng' Soren....:) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 3/28/2011

    " I definitely liked this one more than the 2nd book, although there are some elements to the writing that are starting to bug me. My 8-year-old gave this one a 4 as well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charlie | 3/8/2011

    " This was the real kickoff for the series. It sparks the action that lives inside the series while introducing a new group of antagonists. However, the movie for this series gets really messed up at this point. "

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

    " Getting a bit scary for kids. Dealing with all kinds of topics that are very grown-up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tiffany | 3/2/2011

    " This was another amazing book by Kathryn Lasky! :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 3/1/2011

    " Fun preteen series of an interesting owl kingdom. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Quincess | 2/27/2011

    " Thumbs Up ! Must Read :3 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susi | 2/27/2011

    " Have you watched the movie 'Legend of Ga'Hoole'? It is based on the first three books of the Gaurdians of Ga'Hoole series but this is the book that the movie focuses on. This is a MUST if you love war & birds! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heidi | 2/25/2011

    " A little more predictable than the first two, but still exciting. "

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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 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.