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Title:
The Ruins of Gorlan (MP3)
Series:
Ranger's Apprentice #1
Written by:
John Flanagan 
Read by:
William Zappa 
Format:
Unabridged MP3 CD Audio Book 
Number of CDs:
Duration:
7 hours 15 minutes 
MP3 size:
316 MB 
Published:
January 01 2022 
Available Date:
January 01 2022 
Age Category:
Children (10+) 
ISBN:
9781867591061 
Genres:
Fiction; Australian Fiction; Children; Children's Fiction; Fantasy 
Publisher:
Bolinda audio 
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New York Times bestseller
Australian author

"The last few years have seen the publication of many fantasies, but few have the appeal of this original story. Readers will definitely look forward to the next adventure in the Ruins of Gorlan series."
Booklist

"The well-paced plot moves effortlessly toward the climax. A strong debut."
School Library Journal

In the fantasy adventure that launched the international bestselling series, the Ranger’s apprentice is about to learn that there is a large battle brewing.

The Rangers, with their shadowy ways, have always made him nervous. And now 15-year-old Will has been chosen as a Ranger’s apprentice. But what he doesn’t yet realize is that the Rangers are the protectors of the kingdom who will fight the battles before the battles reach the people. And there is a large battle brewing. The exiled Morgarath, Lord of the Mountains of Rain and Night, is gathering his forces for an attack on the kingdom. This time he will not be denied …

"Great adventure story for boys and girls which has been a bestseller in the US and Australia. It is the first in a series about Will, who dreams of becoming a great knight like the father he never knew but instead finds himself apprenticed to a mysterious ranger."
The Guardian

"A strong debut in a new fantasy series. Will hopes to become a knight; instead, he winds up as a Ranger's apprentice, joining the secretive corps that uses stealth, woodcraft, and courage to protect the kingdom. His aptitude and bravery gradually earn the respect of his gruff but good-hearted master. When the kingdom is attacked by evil magic forces, Will helps track down and defeat a couple of particularly nasty beasts. This closing episode sets the stage for a good-versus-evil war that will likely be at the heart of future volumes. In this opener, though, most of the story focuses on the learning process that Will goes through as an apprentice. Descriptions of Ranger craft are fascinating. Exciting confrontations with bullies and wild boars help to establish the boy's emerging character. Side stories involving a rival Battleschool apprentice and the identity of Will's father are woven in smoothly. The author occasionally spells things out more than is needed when actions demonstrate them clearly enough. However, the well-paced plot moves effortlessly toward the climax, letting readers get to know the world and the characters gradually as excitement builds."
School Library Journal

"Like the other 15-year-old wards of Castle Redmont, Will is nervous about Choosing Day, when each of them will be assigned to a different master for training. Though his dearest wish is to enter the Battleschool, his small stature prevents it. Instead, Will is apprenticed to the grim-faced, mysterious Ranger. Soon Will learns that becoming a ranger is more difficult, dangerous, and worthwhile than he had imagined. He earns the respect of his elders and the friendship of a former foe, but all this is prelude to the great adventure that follows, when his skills wielding a knife and keeping a heightened awareness of his surroundings become vital to the survival of his mentor and the safety of the kingdom. The last few years have seen the publication of many fantasies, but few have the appeal of this original story. Rather than creating a host of strange creatures and magical powers, Flanagan concentrates on character, offering readers a young protagonist they will care about and relationships that develop believably over time. Will's world is a colorful place, threatened by an evil warlord and his fierce minions, but it's the details of everyday living and the true-to-life emotions of the people that are memorable. Children will definitely look forward to the next adventure in the Ruins of Gorlan series."
Booklist