• The Battle for Skandia

  • Ranger's Apprentice, Book 4
  • By: John Flanagan
  • Narrated by: John Keating
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (1,930 ratings)

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By: John Flanagan
Narrated by: John Keating
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The international best-selling series with more than five million copies sold in the US alone!

Still far from their homeland after escaping slavery in the icebound land of Skandia, Will and Evanlyn's plans to return to Araluen are spoiled when Evanlyn is taken captive by a Temujai warrior. Though still weakened by the warmweed's toxic effects, Will employs his Ranger training to locate his friend, but an enemy scouting party has him fatally outnumbered. 

Will is certain death is close at hand, until Halt and Horace make a daring, last-minute rescue. The reunion is cut short, however, when Halt makes a horrifying discovery: Skandia's borders have been breached by the entire Temujai army. And Araluen is next in their sights. 

If two kingdoms are to be saved, an unlikely union must be made. Will it hold long enough to vanquish a ruthless new enemy? Or will past tensions spell doom for all?

The battles and drama are nonstop in audiobook four of this hugely popular epic. 

Perfect for fans of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, T.H. White’s The Sword in the Stone, Christopher Paolini’s Eragon series, and George R. R. Martin’s Game of Thrones/a Song of Ice and Fire series.

©2006 John Flanagan (P)2019 Listening Library

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great book

super good book, easy to read. I'm 18 and I enjoyed it. Great storyline and characters.

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Incredible series!!!

I’m loving this entire series so much!!
And John Keatings reading brings all these wonderful characters to life.
I highly recommend listening to this series. It’s very entertaining.

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Best of the series.

The Battle for Scandia is well written, well read, and full of resolved conflict. I fully enjoyed it for the third time. David Eisley

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I love Rangers Apprentice series!

Escambia was outstanding and John Keaton hits a home run with his creative interpretation of the story and the voices of the characters I love this and carried my speaker around with me as I did housework and working in the yard and with the chickens who also enjoy the story :D

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Awsum archery/battle scenes

My dad was a hippy from Michigan, who married an island girl back in the early 1960's,so I grew up on a small south Pacific island, deep in the rainforest, with no TV or telephone. Before bed, dad would read these type stories to me and my brothers... This type audio books bring back alot of fond memories.
A+ story Mr. Flanagan and A+ telling Mr Keating.

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Best book ever

This book is so good and the best part is the battle.its the best I love it and it will win the best book ever

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Amazing book and series

I loved this book,and the series is amazing.The end was bittersweet.Highly highly recommended series for all ages

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Never got bored

This was an amazing book. I never get bored of it and I've read and listened to it multiple times. I can easily listen to this book while doing the things I need around the house. This book is super funny and I love the characters. I also love how Flanagan can switch from serious to funny like the snap of a finger. All in all, I love this book and the rest of the series.

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Rollercoaster of emotions. read end of review!

This was another wonderful adventure! There was plenty of action,planning and emotions throughout the book! Make sure to bring tissues because near the end you'll need it! ⚠️For a chronological continuation read Book 7 "Erak's Randsom" next! then go back to book 5⚠️

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Great story of adventure and friendship

we loved this book from start to finish ... epic adventure and friendship where you least expect it. For our family read aloud times we couldn't put this away....well done!