• The Burning Bridge

  • Ranger's Apprentice, Book 2
  • By: John A. Flanagan
  • Narrated by: John Keating
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (2,228 ratings)

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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

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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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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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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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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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A sequel improving upon its foundation

Book 1 left us excited for a second, but Book 2 left us needing a third. The storyline has continued well, and obviously displays the possibility for advancement of the plot and world building. Great read; make sure you have Book 3 ready to go.

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Rotten love and I have to go back in a little while I’m in a good place

D I have to get back in the car so I’m not sure what I can get on my way home so I’m going back in a bit and I will get you the best of the book you can do to make me a better one more and I can do that with my kids so I’m going back in the house so I’m not sure what to the best of you and the best I have to get to know I know I’m so bad I’m so tired and I’m so good to get to the point of my heart love love and hope all of you love you so much love Andrew much more and love it so love it hope all of the love you have for this is so beautiful hope your day goes best with love love and hope all the good and hope you have better love you and hope you are

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Similar style to (The Hobbit) enjoyable series

This series has an age listing of 10 - 12. Im not sure why, coz I'm 50 and thoroughly enjoy it. 😋