Protector of the Small
Books in series4
UNABRIDGED
(4.6 based on 1184 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
    (333)
    Performance
    (184)
    Story
    (184)

    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
    (283)
    Performance
    (158)
    Story
    (163)

    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
    (285)
    Performance
    (159)
    Story
    (165)

    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.

    Stephany Scucci says: "Love it ^_^"
    Love it ^_^

    I loved reading this book repeatedly when it first came out, and I look forward to listening to it again and again.

    Reviewed on October 02 2014 by Stephany Scucci ()
  • 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
    (283)
    Performance
    (165)
    Story
    (175)

    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.

    Stephany Scucci says: "Just as Good as the Last"
    Just as Good as the Last

    Yes, it's plot is well thought out and the character development is good. Also, it's just a good story to sit down with and relax

    Reviewed on October 21 2014 by Stephany Scucci ()