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.


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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The Burning Question

Flanagan does it again in this tidy little continuation to his Ranger's Apprentice sequence, begun in The Ruins of Gorlan. Once again, the need to get information back to the king leaves the young Ranger apprentice Will and his companions Horace, and a lady's maid named Evanlyn alone in their attempts to save the country of Aranluan from the deadly plans of Morgarath.

The final question, as always in a sequence of this energy and excitement: what will happen to Will next?

The Ranger's Apprentice sequence is a wonderful example of the best type of Apprentice stories - both grounded in adventure and also the ordinary details of practice and learning necessary to become masterful at a given craft. Readers who enjoy Flanagan may also enjoy the Spook's Apprentice series and the Skullduggery Pleasant books.
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- Nancy

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 "Estate planning lawyer and mom to two boys. My older son liked audiobooks as an infant, and I've listened to a lot since then."

Book Details

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