Protector of the Small
Books in series4
UNABRIDGED
(4.7 based on 1880 ratings)
  • 1
    First Test: Book 1 of the Protector of the Small Quartet | Tamora Pierce

    First Test: Book 1 of the Protector of the Small Quartet

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Tamora Pierce
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
    (353)
    Story
    (354)

    In the medieval and fantastic realm of Tortall, Keladry of Mindelan (known as Kel) is the first girl to take advantage of the decree that permits females to train for knighthood. Up against the traditional hazing of pages and a grueling schedule, Kel faces only one real roadblock: Lord Wyldon, the training master of pages and squires. He is absolutely against girls becoming knights. But Kel is not a girl to underestimate.

    Loved it

    I loved all the charactors in the book. Found myself listening to it twice because I tend to miss areas while working. I purchased the second in the..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 23 2012 by Karen (Garrison, ND, USA)
  • 2
    Page: Book 2 of the Protector of the Small Quartet | Tamora Pierce

    Page: Book 2 of the Protector of the Small Quartet

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Tamora Pierce
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (450)
    Performance
    (318)
    Story
    (325)

    As the only female page in history to last beyond the first year of formal training, 11-year-old Keladry has a battle to fight. Kel's detractors do everything in their power to thwart her progress, from tormenting her friends to sabotaging the Midwinter Festivities to kidnapping her maid and dog on the day of final exams. The tide begins to turn during the summer, when she leads a team of pages in defensive maneuvers against renegade bandits - on the same day that she gets her first period!

    Two versions of the book intermingled

    This is not the fault of the narrator - I am not sure whether she read two different versions and someone did a bad blend, or she was given a mixed sc..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 08 2010 by Jean Reads (Arizona)
  • 3
    Squire: Book 3 of the Protector of the Small Quartet | Tamora Pierce

    Squire: Book 3 of the Protector of the Small Quartet

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Tamora Pierce
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (467)
    Performance
    (332)
    Story
    (339)

    When Keladry of Mindelan is chosen by the legendary Lord Raoul to be his squire, the conservatives of the realm hardly think she's up to the job. Kel quickly proves her ability as a jouster, warrior, and guardian of a fiery griffin, ultimately earning respect and admiration among the men, as well as the affection of a fellow squire.

    The narrator did it justice

    The entire Protector of the Small series was my very favorite growing up. I read and reread it - to this day I could remember the exact phrasing of mu..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 03 2015 by Mosquitohawk ()
  • 4
    Lady Knight: Book 4 of the Protector of the Small Quartet | Tamora Pierce

    Lady Knight: Book 4 of the Protector of the Small Quartet

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Tamora Pierce
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (452)
    Performance
    (331)
    Story
    (340)

    Kel has finally achieved her lifelong dream of being a knight. But it's not turning out as she imagined at all. She is torn between a duty she has sworn to uphold and a quest that she feels could turn the tide of war. Unrelentingly realistic in its depiction of the horrors of war, Pierce provides exquisite details of the weaponry, topography, and culture of her world, and her control of a voluminous cast of characters is masterful.

    Loved it! Has a few mispronounced words and names

    Great story, love Pierce 's stories based in Torttal. Narrator mispronounced a few things, but not too noticeable. If you like this series check out T..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 30 2016 by Sarah ()