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Publisher's Summary

The international best-selling series with over five million copies sold in the US alone

For years, the Kingdom of Araluen has prospered, with the evil lord Morgarath safely behind the impassable mountains. For years, its people have felt secure. But the scheming hand of the dark lord has not been idle....

On a special mission for the rangers, Will and his friend Horace, an apprentice knight, travel to a neighboring village and discover the unsettling truth: All the villagers have either been slain or captured. Could it be that Morgarath has finally devised a plan to bring his legions over the supposedly insurmountable pass? If so, the king’s army is in imminent danger of being crushed in a fierce ambush. And Will and Horace are the only ones who can save them.

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 A. Flanagan (P)2017 Listening Library

Critic Reviews

"Will's vivid world will entice fantasy readers who are drawn by the line of high adventure." (Booklist

What listeners say about The Burning Bridge

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the ending.... oh my wheres book 3..

this is a gem even better than book 1 i l9ve an adventure. definately worth it

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Great Story, Poor Narration

I love these books, great story, but the narrator is terrible at putting the emphasis on the wrong words when reading character speech. I find myself getting distracted trying to re-speak the characters’ words how they should’ve been spoken. It’s as if the narrator is reading a teleprompter and doesn’t or can’t see the emphasis written into the dialog by the author.

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Awesome book

What did you love best about The Burning Bridge?

It was a fantastic book. It had a lot of action and suspense.

Which character – as performed by John Keating – was your favorite?

My favorite character was Will.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes!

Any additional comments?

This is my new favorite series.

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good

Good book but so short.. Wish they could combine them into 2 book packages. I'm going to listen to other books for now just because they last longer an give me more satisfaction for the money.

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Excellent story

The story throws you for a rollercoaster. You think it's going in one direction, then wham, completely different turn! Great narration, but could use a few more accents. Sometimes it is hard to distinguish characters. Great story!

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great book to read with your 9 year old!

im enjoying it just as much as he is, however! i couldn't put it down.

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why bother

don't bother wasting your time. most the series isn't available in US. why would you even bother paying these two books if you are not going to include the rest. 1 star until rest are available

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The reader and chapter don’t match he says chapter 5 when it says chapter 6

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Trilling Tale!

I read this book years ago and didn’t remember much of the story, but the narrator brings so much life to the story I fell in love with it again. Halt, Will and Horace’s journey though this series really begins here as they grew into their crafts and friendships. I will never get tired of this book or series. Never. As an adult this book and series is amazing.

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Excellent Story, mediocre narrator

i have nothing negative to say about the book itself. tons of suspense and action. the narrator was merely ok. I've heard worse, but I've heard far more better. He only has about 3 different inflections for all the different characters, which breaks the immersion sometimes. He talks normally when a character is supposed to be yelling. He talks normally when a character is fighting for breath in their dying moments. He simply got the job done. that is all.