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Author: Kathryn Lasky Narrator: Pamela Garelick Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Audio Length: Series:The Guardians of Ga’Hoole Series Release Date: December 2008 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781481545013

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In the midst of war, Soren’s sister, Eglantine, unwittingly becomes a spy for Kludd, leader of the Pure Ones, a group of evil owls. She is brainwashed by an owl sent by the Pure Ones to infiltrate the Great Ga’Hoole Tree. Her odd behavior eventually attracts attention, and Soren and his friends vow to find out what has happened. They ultimately learn of her brainwashing and help her reverse the effects. Kludd continues to battle against the Guardians of Ga’Hoole for control of their tree. In the end, Kludd and his forces are defeated, but his conflict with Soren is not yet over.

With its fascinating look at the owl kingdom and its messages about courage and loyalty, this is a great series for families to listen to together.

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  • “Words take flight in this fifth installment in the Ga'Hoole series…Pamela Garelick captures the essential qualities of owls with fluttery, quavering tones. Balancing the high voices of the female owls, Garelick portrays Ezylryb in a craggy voice and Nyra with a terrifyingly cruel menace. One can imagine the echoing owl voices filling the night air with eerie sounds. Numerous characters and owl vocabulary create a challenging text, but Garelick compensates with a slow, explanatory pace…Scenes of action and the final battle scene make for a dramatic audiobook animated by an able narrator.”

    - AudioFile
  • “Suspenseful and full of unexpected twists and turns…Sure to please readers.”

    - Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Review
  • “The fantasy’s strong believability and fascinating plot make this series a must-read for fantasy-lovers.”

    - Children’s Literature

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This book got INTENSE! What with all the Eglantine and her "mom," I was absolutely glued to this book until it was done.I won't even try to describe these books anymore. There's simply too much that happens.Good book, though. (And I HATED Ginger.) "

    - Amy, 4/19/2011
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " My 8-year-old gives this 5 stars. I marked it down for some holes in the story. "

    - Karen, 4/1/2011
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Soren's sister Eglantine was caught in one of the Pure Ones' traps and now Soren and a chaw of Guardians must stop the Pure Ones while fighting against against the odds of size. That's the book in a nutshell, but said nutshell covers very little of the story. "

    - Charlie, 3/8/2011
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Another good book by Kathryn Lasky but this isn't the best. The book does get boring and I did not like the climax of the book at all. "

    - Susi, 2/27/2011
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This series is really starting to take off for me. It started out kind of slow, but now that the reader has so much more insight on the plot and the characters, it has become very exciting. "

    - Aaron, 1/9/2011
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

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

    - Jen, 1/9/2011
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I think that this book is very good considering that every other book of these series is good. I like the antagonist Kludd because he is so cool, he has a metal beak and mask because he lost his face, that is so cool "

    - slippers, 12/15/2010
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This book was also great. I love how in the ends, people are always fine hint, hint! I reccomend this book to anyone under 16 and over 5. This book is just like all the others in this series, action and they keep you turning the pages. These are the type of book that you would want to never end. "

    - Emma, 12/10/2010

About the Author

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.