This is definitely a different kind of book than the rest of Pierce's quartets set in Tortall. Good mystery and love that it takes place in a different part of a familiar world. Narrator was perfect. Beka is still a strong female character, but unlike Alana or Kel, Beka is not a noble. Cannot wait to listen to the next book in the series.
The narration was beautiful; the narrator did a great job of giving voices and personality to the main characters.
That author has woven a tale of growth and learning for the main character Beka
My favorite was the ending, where her family finally accepts her choices.
Yes, but that was impossible.
This is intended for a much younger audience, but as an adult, it was still enjoyable. It brought me back to the love I had for reading Tamora Pierce's author works as a young teen.
The Narrator was Very, Very Good. Especially with so many characters in the book.
The Book was very good. The narration exceptional. I did have to look-up what certain words meant so I could stay truly connected to the dialog. Looking forward to Book 2.
An avid reader and listener alike, High Fantasy , Alternate Fantasy and light Sci-fi are my thralls.
I loved this book as a good easy read and now a good easy listen. But I was absolutely taken by Mrs Denaker's performance. I could listen all day long and always be enthralled by her. Levity and gravity were given equal attention and I would recommend easily to both young and old alike.
I'm a twenty-something lit nerd who enjoys Romance, Fantasy and YA Fiction. I like strong female heroes and entertaining readers.
I love Beka Cooper. She is strong, brave but very shy. This is the beginning of her journey in making a mark on the world and it's one of my favorite Tamora Peirce Series. The books are told from the first person and limited view of a young woman's diary as she documents her first year of being a Provost's Dog. Beka came from the rawest pits of the streets and has risen up to guard those who have no one to speak for them. I loved it and hope that anyone looking for an action-oriented story will be just as excited to get through this series.
Susan Denaker has a range of voices and accents that really makes Beka's story come to life. Tamora Pierce's unique style for this series is engrossing. It's very hard to hit 'pause' when you have to go do something other than listen.
Admitted bibliophile and Harry Potter fanatic! I love listening to someone read me a story.
Susan Denaker did a wonderful job narrating! Her different accents and tones really drew me into a story I already loved! I would definitely listen to it again.
I always love how Tamora Pierce builds up her plot. It really draws you in.
Her voices for all the different characters was wonderful! I loved it.
I love this series & was excited to be able to listen to it! It is an excellent read, and Susan Denaker did a fantastic job giving the characters their own voices and making them come alive!
In this book, I do not know who my favorite character is because they all complement each other so well! Beka is a fabulous character, her Puppy friends are just as awesome, Rosto and his gang are hilarious, and I love Tunstall & Goodwin's partnership. Without them and their unique personalities, I think that the story would be severely lacking.
I don't know which was my favorite scene...too many to pick just one!
If I were to make a film of this book, I think the tag line would be something like: Rats may run, but they can't hide.
I have read many of Tamora Pierce's books, but I think that the Beka Cooper series is by far my favorite and I highly recommend them if you like her books. If you have never read them, then they are a good place to start!
Beka Cooper is an engaging character - a strong female character.
Her friends, animal friends, and colleagues are also an interesting bunch.
I enjoy all of Tamora Pierce's series.
This book is as strong as the rest.
Don't miss it.
Great book, Only thing I had to over look. Is an young girl. Beating up grown men <some of whom have large swords> with nothing more than a night stick.
But even with that said. It was well written and very enjoyable.