The Legend of Beka Cooper gives Tamora Pierce's fans exactly what they want - a smart and savvy heroine making a name for herself on the mean streets of Tortall's Lower City - while offering plenty of appeal for new readers as well.
©2011 Tamora Pierce (P)2011 Random House Audio
This is a great book! I love this series and I think that Tamora Pierce finished it up well. She is always throwing twists and surprises in her writing, so you aren't sure exactly what the outcome is going to be.
theses books are really great. as tamora pierce continues writing her style is really evolving. I love what an egalitarian society tortal is turning our to be. although, shouldn't there traditionally be a forth book??? I'm waiting lol.
What a wonderful trilogy! I've been listening to it all the way through from Terrier to Mastiff and I fell in love with Becca, Pounce, Achoo and everyone else too. If only there was more to her story. Sigh
I don't really review often, but this series is worth reading AND hearing! All of Tamora ' s books should be read, but this narrator is truly talented. I listen to this trilogy and Aly cooper's duo over and over. if you like beka cooper, be sure to give her descendent Aly a try as well.
The ending was difficult for me to buy, but I adore the characters and style. I'm willing to forgive a lot from my favorite childhood author. I especially love the way Susan Denaker does the voice of Pounce.
As always Tamora Pierce knows how to captivate you. You laugh you cry. It is a perfect ending to the book.
I love Susan Denaker and I personaly love the way she says Bekka's name. Thanks for bring her to life.
It made me do both laugh and cry.
Tough question. I read the first part of the book, but ended up buying the audio one simply because I don't have time to sit down and read. The writing for the story is outstanding, but the narrator brings a little something extra to it.
There was a part in the story where Pounce brakes the rules. No spoilers, but I cried a little bit at that part.
Her voices. It is easy to tell who the voices belong to. Some narrators just have male and female voices and don't change it up for each characters tone or personality. Susan did it was flare and it was a pleasure to listen to.
I loved this book. I am a huge fan of Tamora Peirce and this book has to be one of her best ones yet!
I discovered Tamora Pierce when my daughter was a tween and found her "sheroes" and story lines fresh and engaging. I especially appreciate the world she's created in such detail -- the language, geography, cultures, magic and its rules -- and how she's woven the various stories together over time. I had forgotten until the Epilogue of Mastiff how this series connects to her very first. Made me smile and made me want to go back to re-read Alanna.
I love all of Tamora Pierce's books, but the Beka Cooper books are my favorites because of the gritty atmosphere and Beka's ruthless practicality.
Pierce's use of slang in these books is realistic and highly entertaining. (After reading an interview with the author I bought the reference book she mentions, Slang Through the Ages.)
I had some quibbles about the plot twists in this book, but the style is, as always, highly enjoyable.
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