Arlo Finch in the Valley of Fire by John August audiobook

Arlo Finch in the Valley of Fire

By John August
Read by James Patrick Cronin

Blackstone Publishing 9781626728141

The Arlo Finch Series: Book 1

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Arlo Finch in the Valley of Fire is the first book in a spellbinding fantasy adventure series by screenwriter John August. Some trails lead to magic. Some lead to danger. “As Arlo looked around, the walls of his room began to vanish, revealing a moonlit forest. Only his bed remained, and the frame of his window, through which he saw the girl. The world on her side of the glass was sparkling with silver and gold, like a palace made of autumn leaves. She looked off to her right. Someone was coming. Her words came in an urgent whisper: “If I can see you, they can see you . . . Be careful, Arlo Finch.’” Arlo Finch thought becoming a Ranger meant learning wilderness skills, like camping and knots. But upon arriving in the tiny town of Pine Mountain, Colorado, Arlo soon learns there’s so much more. His new friends Indra and Wu teach him how to harness the wild magic seeping in from the mysterious Long Woods―a parallel realm of wonder and danger. First he must master the basics, including snap lights, thunderclaps and identifying supernatural creatures. But Arlo Finch is no ordinary Ranger, and this is no ordinary time. A dark and ancient force is sending threats into the real world . . . our world. Through perilous adventures and close calls, Arlo is awakened to his unique destiny―but the obstacles he faces will test the foundations of the Ranger’s Vow: loyalty, bravery, kindness, and truth.

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Summary

Summary

Arlo Finch in the Valley of Fire is the first book in a spellbinding fantasy adventure series by screenwriter John August.

Some trails lead to magic. Some lead to danger.

“As Arlo looked around, the walls of his room began to vanish, revealing a moonlit forest. Only his bed remained, and the frame of his window, through which he saw the girl. The world on her side of the glass was sparkling with silver and gold, like a palace made of autumn leaves.
She looked off to her right. Someone was coming. Her words came in an urgent whisper: “If I can see you, they can see you . . . Be careful, Arlo Finch.’”

Arlo Finch thought becoming a Ranger meant learning wilderness skills, like camping and knots. But upon arriving in the tiny town of Pine Mountain, Colorado, Arlo soon learns there’s so much more. His new friends Indra and Wu teach him how to harness the wild magic seeping in from the mysterious Long Woods―a parallel realm of wonder and danger.

First he must master the basics, including snap lights, thunderclaps and identifying supernatural creatures. But Arlo Finch is no ordinary Ranger, and this is no ordinary time. A dark and ancient force is sending threats into the real world . . . our world.

Through perilous adventures and close calls, Arlo is awakened to his unique destiny―but the obstacles he faces will test the foundations of the Ranger’s Vow: loyalty, bravery, kindness, and truth.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A fast, fun, and fearless tale. Arlo’s adventures feel both completely real and entirely magical. I loved it!” Ally Condie, New York Times bestselling author
“A masterful mix of mystery and adventure, set in a supernatural scouting troop.” Geoff Rodkey, New York Times bestselling author
“A thrilling adventure full of magic and wonder. John August is a master storyteller.” Ransom Riggs, New York Times bestselling author
“Cronin’s third-person narration perfectly captures the sarcasm and bravado of an adolescent faced with a world that is suddenly not what he thought it was. He uses subtle vocal differences to distinguish between characters, from the gruff and gravelly voice of Arlo’s uncle to the almost surfer-like speech of his friend Wu.” Booklist (audio review)
“Magic and realism are woven together…[in] an exciting fantasy novel grounded in reality with a strong emphasis on friendships and great characters…Will appeal to fans of mystery and adventure as well as reluctant readers.” School Library Journal
“The many magical forces and creatures in this book are intriguing, especially because August firmly establishes them within the magical parameters of Arlo’s world. Arlo, meanwhile, is a lovable, inquisitive character, and as he wittingly subdues the magical creatures, the plot only becomes more dynamic.” Booklist
“A masterful mix of mystery and adventure, set in a supernatural scouting troop. Reading this book made me wish I hadn’t dropped out of Cub Scouts.” Geoff Rodkey, author of the Tapper Twins series

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Author

Author Bio: John August

Author Bio: John August

John August is a screenwriter whose credits include Big Fish, Charlie’s Angels, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Corpse Bride, and Frankenweenie. He also created Writer Emergency Pack, an educational storytelling tool distributed to more than two thousand classrooms worldwide in partnership with nonprofit literacy groups. Born and raised in Boulder, Colorado, he earned a degree in journalism from Drake University and an MFA in film from the University of Southern California.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Action & Adventure
Runtime: 6.87
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English