Author: John Flanagan
Genre: Teen Fiction, Fantasy
Publication Date: June 8, 2006
ISBN-13 Book: 9780312641894
Publisher Audio CD: Recorded Books
ISBN CD:978-1-4193-9399-0 (Unabridged)
Length: 7 CDs (Approximately 7.75 hrs)
Narrator: John Keating
Disclosure: I checked out a copy of the audio book from my public library for review. This is my honest review!
The Ruins of Gorlan (Ranger's Apprentice, #1) by John Flanagan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
At his choosing ceremony Will knows he wants to be a warrior, but slight of build and short for his age, he knows his chances of becoming a knight are slim at best. He just hopes he won’t be assigned to work the farms. When he gets assigned to be the Ranger’s apprentice, Will isn’t sure what his future will hold.My husband had been trying for years to get me to read this book. He loved the series and eagerly awaited each new installment. While I never failed to get them for him, I never picked them up myself. I am sorry I waited so long.
This was a fantastic novel full of action and charming characters. I loved just about everyone I met in this novel—at least all of the main characters. They were so well developed and fun, that you couldn’t help but be invested in their stories.
I listened to this novel on audio. It was produced by recorded books and read by John Keating. It consisted of 7 CDs and ran for about 7.75 hrs. The narration at first seems a little slow, but as I adapted to it overtime I really began to enjoy it. Keating’s narration and the audio production is clear and free of flaws, which makes for an enjoyable listening experience.
Overall, this was a fine start to a series, and I am sorry I waited so long before I listened to it. This would be a great pick for middle school boys—lots of action and terrific characters. I look forward to reading others in this series.
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