Protector of the Small
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(4.6 based on 1100 ratings)
  • 1

    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
    (312)
    Performance
    (166)
    Story
    (168)

    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.

    Karen says: "Loved it"
    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

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Tamora Pierce
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (264)
    Performance
    (142)
    Story
    (147)

    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!

    Mary K. Carter says: "Book good, narrator not so good"
    Book good, narrator not so good

    The book is great on audio, but the narrator makes some characters way too old sounding. A little more information for the narrator so that she knew ..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 10 2010 by Mary K. Carter ()
  • 3

    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
    (261)
    Performance
    (141)
    Story
    (146)

    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.

    Leah F. says: "Great story, okay performance"
    Great story, okay performance

    Really awesome storyline.

    Reviewed on July 16 2012 by Leah F. (Natick, MA, United States)
  • 4

    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
    (263)
    Performance
    (149)
    Story
    (158)

    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.

    Gary R. Casebeer says: "Tamora Pierce creates active feminism."
    Tamora Pierce creates active feminism.

    I recommend this book to any adolescent teacher for classroom reading, or any young person who wants to feel impowered and liberated in a good way.

    Reviewed on December 01 2013 by Gary R. Casebeer (Portland, Oregon USA, EARTH)