The Burning Bridge : Ranger's Apprentice (chronological order)

  • by John Flanagan
  • Narrated by John Keating
  • Series: Ranger's Apprentice (chronological order)
  • 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Will, a promising Ranger apprentice, will need every ounce of his courage to thwart the evil lord Morgarath. With the help of his Battleschool friend, Horace, he pursues a desperate plan to save the Kingdom of Araluen.

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What the Critics Say

"More absorbing, straight-arrow adventure set in the medieval, alternate-world kingdom of Araluen." (Kirkus Reviews)

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Customer Reviews

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Sequel even better than the FIrst Installment

If you could sum up The Burning Bridge in three words, what would they be?

Exhilarating. Compelling characters.


What was one of the most memorable moments of The Burning Bridge?

Horace does something unexpected near the end. Don't want to spoil it!


What does John Keating bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

His narration is just amazing. The characters come to life, as well as the humor and poignancy. Halt and Gilan are especially good. I'd never heard this narrator before this series, and now I'm looking for his work.


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The ending. Again, don't want to spoil anything. If you enjoy the relationship between Halt and Will, it is very meaningful.


Any additional comments?

I thought this was even better than the original, and was not a formula sequel at all. The relationships between the characters are so well done in the writing and in the narration, especially Halt, Gilan, Will and Horace, but also Alyss as well.

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- Emily

For the boys

Book #2 of the series. I loved #1, The Ruins of Gorlan. Took a real interest in the young boys and the "careers" they would follow.
Book #2 has their careers decided and now how they are handling them. Unfortunately, this book is just about a lot of battles. I have no interest in war.
Didn't bother finishing.
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- Deborah Buskirk

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-13-2008
  • Publisher: Recorded Books