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The Caldera

The Brotherband Chronicles, Book 7
Written by: John Flanagan
Narrated by: John Keating
Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
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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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  • Gary Clyma
  • 2017-12-03

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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  • Lauri A Vanstone
  • 2017-11-26

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-09-14

best book series ever!!!

I love all the books made by john Flanagan and this one lived up to all the others. the story at the end was also a great decision of his!

I normally never Reed but when it comes to john Flanagan, it's impossible not to😆

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  • stickman
  • 2019-08-05

Love John flanagan books

This is my first review of any of the John flanagan books and I've listened/read all of them in the brotherband chronicles and the rangers apprentice series. Of the BBC series, I think this is my least favorite but I still like it. Gives more of a background about stig. It's a lot of fun and the ending... Geeez. No spoilers beyond that.

In the entire series of RA and BBC, John Keating has been the narrator in all but 2 and the 2 he didn't read are the ones that I dislike he most. I've gotten used to John's reading style and the voices. He has enough variation that I can usually tell who's speaking. I hope he continues to narrate the upcoming books. They're all fun to listen to and I've listened to each book of the BBC series at least twice. Just got through the RA series to book 12. About to circle back before moving on to the newest books of the royal ranger storyline. Can't wait.

Thanks John and John for making these books so enjoyable for me.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-05-04

It was awesome

I have listened to this book more then 8 times and it is still one of my favorite books

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  • Gretchen Ohar
  • 2018-11-22

Wrong narrator

I would have enjoyed this book a lot more with a different narrator. He reminded me too much of my nieces cartoon Dr. Doofenshmirtz from Perry the Platypus. For me, this book required a narrator with a stronger/gruffer voice.

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  • Eric Mort
  • 2018-10-16

Abrupt ending

I have noticed in the last few brother band and Rangers apprentice books from this author that the endings are just too abrupt. The stories are good, but the endings are just not of the same quality as the rest of the story.

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  • Michael P. Long
  • 2018-10-15

Almost...

Yet another great book in the Brotherband series, with plenty of action, creative solutions, and character interaction. The only drawback is this: Someone from Stig's past returns, but this character doesn't have a whole lot of depth, and the potential in this twist is mostly wasted. The short story at the end about Will and Maddy from Ranger's Apprentice was great, and I wished it was longer.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2018-07-13

Awesome book

This is an awesome book my favorite part is there's a mini book at the end with Maddie and will

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  • mckenzie wilson
  • 2018-05-05

again john never disappoints

I love all his rangers apprentice and brotherband books. can't wait for more to come out!