Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole : Guardians of Ga'Hoole

  • by Kathryn Lasky
  • Narrated by Pamela Garelick
  • Series: Guardians of Ga'Hoole
  • 16 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This box set contains the first three books by Kathryn Lasky, which are the basis of the animated movie, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole.
The Capture, Book One
Soren is born in the forest of Tyto, a tranquil kingdom where the Barn Owls dwell. But evil lurks in the owl world, and Soren is captured and imprisoned in a dark canyon where there is a mysterious school. It’s called an orphanage, but Soren believes it’s something far worse. He and his new friend, the clever and scrappy Gylfie, know that the only way out is up. To escape, they will need to do something these fledglings have never done before - fly. Along the way, Soren and Gylfie meet Twilight and Digger. The four owls band together to seek the truth, be reunited with their families, and protect the owl world from a great danger.
The Journey, Book Two
It began as a dream, a quest for the Great Ga’Hoole Tree, a mythic place where an order of owls rises each night to perform noble deeds. There, Soren, Gylfie, Twilight, and Digger hope to find inspiration to fight the evil that dwells in the owl kingdom. When Soren and his friends finally arrive at the Great Ga’Hoole Tree, they face challenges they never imagined. If they can learn from their leaders and from one another, they will become true Ga’Hoolian owls: honest and brave, wise and true.
The Rescue, Book Three
Ever since Soren was kidnapped, he has longed to see his sister, Eglantine. Now, Eglantine is back in Soren’s life, but she’s been through an ordeal too terrible for words. At the same time, Soren’s mentor, Ezylryb, has mysteriously disappeared and may be in danger. Something deep within Soren tells him there is a connection between these mysterious events. To rescue Ezylryb, Soren must face a force more dangerous than anything that even the evil rulers of the owl orphanage could have devised.


What the Critics Say

“The story’s fast pace, menacing bad guys, and flashes of humor make this a good choice for reluctant readers, while the underlying message about the power of legends provides a unifying element and gives strong appeal for fantasy fans.” (School Library Journal)
“Broad themes related to the nature of personal choice, the need for fellowship based on love and trust, and sharing knowledge with one’s peers are presented compellingly and with swift grafting to the animal adventure story.” (Booklist)
“The fantasy’s strong believability and fascinating plot make this series a must-read for fantasy-lovers.” (Children’s Literature)


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Excellent new series

I would place this series in the same type of category as the Harry Potter series with the characters as owls instead of people. It pulls you into the story and carries you along as if you were an owl yourself. I listened to this 3 book set prior to watching the movie, big mistake! As usual, the movie did not do justice to the books and I was so distracted by the inconsistencies between the books and the movie that I couldn't enjoy the movie! I would say the movie was based on the books solely by using the book's name, some character names and the GaHoole tree! While listening to the books, my attention was captured from beginning to end and leaving me wanting more! That's the way you know you've just listened to a winner!!
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- Cheryl

The way of the Ga'Hoolian

I never regretted buying this audiobook. Since the first time I put this on our car's audio on our way to school each morning, my 10-year old son and 15-year old daughter look forward to our next drive. It's quite far where we live and it was an average of a little less than hour's drive. I have put it on three devices where my son, my daughter and I can leisurely listen whenever we have a time then we catch up with our reading during dinner or in our lesiure conversations during the weekend. Then we listen together and catch up with each other's reading.

The book gave us a secret world where we develop our words, expressions and languages all derived from the book. We feel so exclusive to each other and it developed a bond and a way to communicate our wants and desires.

I definitely recommend this if the family loves to read but may not have the time to do it due to hectic demands of our time. This audiobook is an excellent way to expand your children's vocabulary, learn everyday science and become inquisitive enough to ask so many relevant questions that affect our world today.

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- Joel

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-05-2010
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.