• The Caldera

  • The Brotherband Chronicles, Book 7
  • By: John Flanagan
  • Narrated by: John Keating
  • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (824 ratings)

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By: John Flanagan
Narrated by: John Keating
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Publisher's Summary

The Herons take to the high seas to fend off pirates and rescue the heir to an empire in the newest adventure from John Flanagan, author of the worldwide best-selling Ranger's Apprentice!

In Hallasholm, Stig is contesting the annual Maktig competition to decide Skandia's greatest warrior. But a late-night knock on the door brings someone Stig never expected to see again, along with a request the Herons are hard-pressed to refuse: a rescue mission of epic proportions. 

Across the ocean, the southern city-state of Byzantos is plagued by a crew of pirates who've kidnapped the son of Empress Justina. Slipping out of Hallasholm under the cover of darkness, the brotherband sets sail to recover the boy from his kidnappers, heading south to the island of Santorillos, where a near-impenetrable fortress stands atop a cliff, surrounded by a lagoon - a caldera - formed by the crater of a volcano. 

In this explosive seventh book in the action-packed Brotherband Chronicles, the Herons battle pirates amid stormy seas as the fate of an empire rests on their shoulders.

©2017 John Flanagan (P)2017 Listening Library

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love this author love this narrator outstanding

all of John Flanagan books are incredible and John keating's narration of them bring them to life so well I have loved every single book from Ranger's Apprentice to the Brotherband and it listen to them multiple times because they are so fun

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A short story

As always, John Keating does a great reading. This book fills in some back story and is interesting. It is shorter than usual and at the end there is another short story of Will and his apprentice.

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awesome book!

this was truly another great book by John Flanagan! I would recommend it to anyone!

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Byzantium Ahoy!

Another enjoyable story filled with adventures on land and sea, after an unusually long opening set in Skandia. Politcs! I enjoyed Thorn’s decisiveness at the council meeting.

As with the previous book, Stig continues to grow in character. Here he’s confronted with family problems and some uncomfortable truths from his past. This was handled quite well. Skipper Hal supported Stig’s decisions while still dealing with tricky navigation around volcanic islands in the Constant Sea near Byzantium and pirates on the Dan River. We see Captain Manok again, escorting a fleet of trade ships downriver. In this book, Hal makes some mistakes, allowing his able crew to shine.

Characterization for the key secondary character Olaf felt credible.

The short story at the end features Will and his apprentice Maddy of Ranger’s Apprentice. It lasted about 90 minutes.

Excellent narration by John Keating.

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awesome

I love listening to John keating's books.
they draw you in until it's finished.
give both the Rangers apprentice and the brotherband chronicles a listen, you'll be glad you did.

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Solid story and solid narration

The story is well written. This is a continuation of the Brotherband series. The narrator is amazing and lends a lot to the story.

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Excellent as always.

John Flanagan has a unique way of writing. He creates mind pictures without having to use bad language or inappropriate scenes. I've loved everything of his I've ever read.

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GREAT!

I loved it and the short story at the end about Will Treaty and his apprentice.

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Mind blowing, the author is talented, and I hope he writes more amazing books.. good job

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Love this book!!!!!!

I love this book! It is so funny and I love that it has the small story at the end about Will and Maddie. As ever my favorite person is Thorn. Overall I think this is a great book.